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Revised as of October 1, 2016
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§ 54.416 Annual certifications by eligible telecommunications carriers.
(a) Eligible telecommunications carrier certifications. Eligible
telecommunications carriers are required to make and submit to the
Administrator the following annual certifications, under penalty of
perjury, relating to the Lifeline program:
(1) An officer of each eligible telecommunications carrier must certify
that the carrier has policies and procedures in place to ensure that
its Lifeline subscribers are eligible to receive Lifeline services.
Each eligible telecommunications carrier must make this certification
annually to the Administrator as part of the carrier's submission of
annual re-certification data pursuant to this section. In instances
where an eligible telecommunications carrier confirms consumer
eligibility by relying on income or eligibility databases, as defined
in § 54.410(b)(1)(i)(A) or (c)(1)(i)(A), the representative must attest
annually as to what specific data sources the eligible
telecommunications carrier used to confirm eligibility.
(2) An officer of the eligible telecommunications carrier must certify
that the carrier is in compliance with all federal Lifeline
certification procedures. Eligible telecommunications carriers must
make this certification annually to the Administrator as part of the
carrier's submission of re-certification data pursuant to this section.
(3) An officer of the eligible telecommunications carrier must certify
that the carrier is in compliance with the minimum service levels set
forth in § 54.408. Eligible telecommunications carriers must make this
certification annually to the Administrator as part of the carrier's
submission of re-certification data pursuant to this section.
(b) All eligible telecommunications carriers must annually provide the
results of their re-certification efforts, performed pursuant to
§ 54.410(f), to the Commission and the Administrator. Eligible
telecommunications carriers designated as such by one or more states
pursuant to § 54.201 must also provide, on an annual basis, the results
of their re-certification efforts to state commissions for subscribers
residing in those states where the state designated the eligible
telecommunications carrier. Eligible telecommunications carriers must
also provide their annual re-certification results for subscribers
residing on Tribal lands to the relevant Tribal governments.
(c) States that mandate Lifeline support may impose additional
standards on eligible telecommunications carriers operating in their
states to ensure compliance with state Lifeline programs.
[ 77 FR 12973 , Mar. 2, 2012, as amended at 77 FR 38534 , June 28, 2012;
81 FR 33094 , May 24, 2016]
Effective Date Note: At 81 FR 33094 , May 24, 2016, § 54.416 was amended
by adding paragraph (a)(3). This paragraph contains information
collection and recordkeeping requirements and will not become effective
until approval has been given by the Office of Management and Budget.
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