FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 5, Pages 3728 to 4696, April 9 - April 27, 2012 Page: 3,762
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occur. Nonetheless, to the extent it will reduce burdens for affected small entities, we encourage them to
consider modeling their disclosures on language proposed by groups representing the interest of
consumers with hearing loss.'0
34. Finally, we adopt a transition period before the deployment benchmark rules set forth in
paragraphs (c) and (d) of Section 20.19 begin to apply to handset operations over newly covered
frequency bands and air interfaces.'05 We sought comment on several alternatives in order to
appropriately balance the design, engineering, and marketing requirements of manufacturers and service
providers with the needs of consumers with hearing loss for compatible handsets that operate over the
newest network technologies. While we adopt a 24-month transition period for manufacturers and Tier I
service providers, we afford non-Tier I service providers, including small entities, an additional three
months before the expanded benchmark requirements become applicable to them. We take this step in
order to ease the burden of compliance on these entities that often have difficulty obtaining the newest
35. Report to Congress: The Commission will send a copy of the Third Report and Order,
including this FRFA, in a report to be sent to Congress pursuant to the Congressional Review Act.'07 In
addition, the Commission will send a copy of the Third Report and Order, including this FRFA, to the
Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the SBA. A copy of the Third Report and Order and FRFA (or
summaries thereof) will also be published in the Federal Register.18
'4 See Consumer Groups Comments at 3.
105 47 C.F.R. 20.19(c), (d).
I06 See RCA Reply Comments at 2.
107 See 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(l)(A).
1on See 5 U.S.C. 604(b).
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