FCC Record, Volume 15, No. 3, Pages 1205 to 1858, Supplement Page: 1,240
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Federal Communications Commiion
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
Connecticut Department of Public Utility
Control's Petition for Delegation of ) CC Docket No. 96-98
Additional Authority to Implement Area Code ) NSD File No. L-99-62
Adopted: November 30, 1999 Released: November 30, 1999
By the Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau:
1. This order responds to the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control's
(Department) July 28, 1999, Petition for Waiver of Section 52.19 (Petition) requesting additional
authority from the Commission to implement various area code conservation measures. We
herein conditionally grant the Department the authority to institute thousands-block pooling
trials; reclaim unused and reserved NXX codes, and portions of those codes; and audit number
assignment and utilization requirements.
2. Although the Petition is a petition for waiver of 47 C.F.R. 52.19(c)(3), because
that section refers only to the requirements for implementing an area code overlay, we will
interpret the Petition as a request for an additional delegation of authority, as paragraph 31 of the
Pennsylvania Numbering Order contemplates.' In order to grant the Department's request, we
must find that the Department's proposed number usage optimization plans do not negatively
impact consumers' ability to choose from competing telecommunications service providers in
the marketplace, and that the plans do not impair the functioning of the public switched
telephone network in Connecticut and nationwide.
3. Many of the measures proposed in the Department's Petition are also examined in
a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that the Commission released earlier this year.2 Although we
i Petition for Declaratory Ruling and Request for Expedited Action on the July 15, 1997 Order of the
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Regarding Area Codes 412, 610, 215, and 717, Memorandum Opinion
and Order and Order on Reconsideration, CC Docket No. 96-98, 13 FCC Rcd 19009, 19030, 1 31 (1998)
(Pennsylvania Numbering Order). The Petition specifies that the Connecticut Department of Public Utility
Control seeks "additional authority to implement various area code conservation measures." Petition at 2.
2 See Numbering Resource Optimization, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, CC Docket No. 99-200, FCC 99122
(rel. June 2, 1999) (Numbering Resource Optimization Notice).
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