FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 4,939
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these revisions. The completion of the TRPs will partially fulfill the requirements established in section
61.38 of the Commission's rules. Carriers that voluntarily file this year may use the TRP specified last
4. Based on the Bureau's experience in reviewing TRPs in prior years, the submission by
price cap ILECs of the short form TRP on May 17, 2011, together with comments and reply comments by
interested parties, will aid the Bureau in analyzing the annual demand and rate revisions to be filed in
June 2011. Section II, below, details modifications to the price cap TRP.
5. Last year, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) granted a waiver to all price cap
ILECs from the requirement that they submit PC-I and IND-l forms as part of the short form TRP, and
for price cap ILECs that have reached their Average Traffic Sensitive (ATS) rate target, from the
requirement that they submit the TGT-1 and TGT-2 forms as part of the short form TRP." On March 1,
2011, the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) filed a request for the same waiver granted
last year to be granted for the 2011 filing.12 As they explained last year, the USTelecom Petition states
that all price cap ILECs would continue to file the EXG-1 form and their exogenous work papers and
price cap ILECs that have not reached their ATS target would also continue to file the TGT-I and TGT-2
forms." By Public Notice issued March 14, 2011, we sought comment on the USTelecom Petition, and
no comments were filed.'4 Accordingly, we grant the USTelecom Petition waiver for this year only. We
conclude that a waiver is justified because no circumstances have changed from last year, and we believe
that the Commission and interested parties will continue to have the necessary information to review the
annual access tariff filings because the carriers will submit the waived information as part of their long
form TRPs. Accordingly, price cap ILECs in 2011 will not be required to file the PC-1 and IND-l forms
as part of the short form TRP, and price cap ILECs that have reached their ATS rate target are not
required to submit the TGT-1 and TGT-2 forms as part of their short form TRP. However, all price cap
ILECs are still required to file the EXG-1 form and their exogenous work papers and price cap ILECs that
have not reached their ATS target must also file the TGT-I and TGT-2 forms.
6. In addition, we provide notice that the 2011 annual access tariff filing will be the last
tariff filing period for which the Commission will accept TRP filings submitted in a Lotus format.
Because of technological changes and lack of vendor support for the Lotus program, it has become
increasingly difficult for the Commission to continue to accept and work with Lotus files. Therefore,
beginning with the 2012 annual access tariff filing, the Commission will require that TRPs be submitted
in a Microsoft Excel format.
'o See Material to be Filed in Support of 2010 AnnualAccess Tariff Filings, WCB/Pricing File No. 10-04, Order, 25
FCC Rcd 2872 (Wireline Comp. Bur., 2010).
" Id. at 2.
2 See Petition of the United States Telecom Association for Waiver of Rule 61.49(k)'s Non-exogenous Cost Data
Requirements for the Short Form Tariff Review Plan and for Waiver of Rule 61.49(k)'s Deadline for Filing the
Exogenous Cost Data Requirements of the Short Form Tariff Review Plan, WC Docket No. 10-46 at 2 (filed March
II, 2011) (USTelecom Petition).
'" United States Telecom Association Petition for Waiver of Requirements in Section 61.49(k) of the Commission's
Rules for the Slhort Form Tariff Review Plan, WC Docket No. 10-46, Public Notice, DA 11-492 (Pricing Pol. Div.,
rel. Mar. 14, 2011).
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