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FCC RIN: 3060-AK41 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: New Part 4 of the Commission's Rules Concerning Disruptions to Communications; ET Docket No. 04-35 

The proceeding creates a new part 4 in title 47, and amends part 63.100. The proceeding updates the Commission’s communication disruptions reporting rules for wireline providers formerly found in 47 CFR 63.100, and extends these rules to other non-wireline providers. Through this proceeding, the Commission streamlines the reporting process through an electronic template. The Report and Order received several petitions for reconsideration, of which two were eventually withdrawn, and in 2015, seven are addressed in an Order on Reconsideration. Two petitions remain pending regarding NORS database sharing with states and communication disruptions at airports. The former is addressed in a separate proceeding, PS Docket 15-80. To the extent the communication disruption rules cover VoIP, the Commission studies and addresses these questions in a separate docket, PS Docket 11-82.


In May 2016, the Commission released a Report and Order, FNPRM, and Order on Reconsideration (see dockets 11-82 & 15-80). The Order on Reconsideration addressed outage reporting for events at airports, and the FNPRM sought comment on database sharing.  

Agency: Federal Communications Commission(FCC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 47 CFR 0    47 CFR 63.100   
Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154 to 155    47 U.S.C. 201    47 U.S.C. 251    47 U.S.C. 307    47 U.S.C. 316   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/26/2004  69 FR 15761   
R&O  11/26/2004  69 FR 68859   
Denial for Petition for Partial Stay  12/02/2004 
Seek Comment on Petition for Recon  02/02/2010 
Reply Period End  03/19/2010 
Seek Comment on Broadband and Interconnected VOIP Service Providers  07/02/2010 
Reply Period End  08/16/2012 
R&O and Order on Recon  06/16/2015  80 FR 34321   
FNPRM  07/12/2016  81 FR 45095   
R&O  07/12/2016  81 FR 45055   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Local 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Brenda Villanueva
Attorney Advisor
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW.,
Washington, DC 20554
Phone:202 418-7005