Goto Section: 64.613 | 64.619 | Table of Contents
Revised as of January 16, 2020
Goto Year:2019 |
§ 64.615 TRS User Registration Database and administrator.
(a) TRS User Registration Database.
(1) VRS users call validation. VRS providers shall validate the
eligibility of the party on the video side of each call by querying the
TRS User Registration Database or the TRS Numbering Directory, as
directed by the Commission, the TRS Fund administrator, or the TRS
Numbering Administrator, on a per-call basis. Emergency 911 calls are
excepted from the requirement in this paragraph (a)(1).
(i) Validation shall occur during the call setup process, prior to the
placement of the call.
(ii) If the eligibility of at least one party to the call is not
validated using the TRS User Registration Database, the call shall not
be completed, and the VRS provider shall either terminate the call or,
if appropriate, offer to register the user if they are able to
(iii) Calls that VRS providers are prohibited from completing because
the user's eligibility cannot be validated shall not be included in
speed of answer calculations and shall not be eligible for compensation
from the TRS Fund.
(2) Enterprise and public videophone call validation. (i) VRS providers
shall validate the registration of an enterprise or public videophone
used for a VRS call by querying the designated database in accordance
with paragraph (a)(1) of this section.
(iii) VRS providers shall require their CAs to terminate any call which
does not include a registered enterprise or public videophone or,
pursuant to the provider's policies, the call does not appear to be a
legitimate VRS call, and VRS providers may not seek compensation for
such calls from the TRS Fund.
(iv) Emergency 911 calls from enterprise and public videophones shall
be exempt from the videophone validation requirements of paragraph
(a)(2)(i) of this section.
(3) The administrator of the TRS User Registration Database shall
assign a unique identifier to each user in the TRS User Registration
(4) Data integrity. (i) Each VRS and IP CTS provider shall request that
the administrator of the TRS User Registration Database remove from the
TRS User Registration Database user information for any registered user
or hearing point-to-point user:
(A) Who informs its default VRS provider or its IP CTS provider that it
no longer wants use of a ten-digit number for TRS or (in the case of a
hearing point-to-point video user) for point-to-point video service; or
(B) For whom the provider obtains information that the user is not
eligible to use the service.
(ii) The administrator of the TRS User Registration Database shall
remove the data of:
(A) Any VRS user that has neither placed nor received a VRS or
point-to-point call in a one-year period; and
(B) Any user for which a VRS or IP CTS provider makes a request under
paragraph (a)(3)(i) of this section.
(5) A VRS or IP CTS provider may query the TRS User Registration
Database only for the purposes provided in this subpart, and to
determine whether information with respect to its registered users
already in the database is correct and complete.
(6) User verification. (i) The TRS User Registration Database shall
have the capability of performing an identification verification check
when a VRS provider, IP CTS provider, or other party submits a query to
the database about an existing or potential user or an enterprise or
(ii) VRS and IP CTS providers shall not register individuals or
enterprise or public videophones that do not pass the identification
verification check conducted through the TRS User Registration
(iii) VRS providers shall not seek compensation for calls placed by
individuals or for calls placed to or from enterprise or public
videophones that do not pass the identification verification check
conducted through the TRS User Registration Database.
(iv) IP CTS providers shall not seek compensation for calls placed to
or from individuals that do not pass the identification verification
check conducted through the TRS User Registration Database.
(b) Administration—(1) Terms of administration. The administrator of
the TRS User Registration Database shall administer the TRS User
Registration Database pursuant to the terms of its contract.
(2) Compensation. The TRS Fund, as defined by § 64.604(a)(5)(iii) of
this subpart, may be used to compensate the administrator of the TRS
User Registration Database for the reasonable costs of administration
pursuant to the terms of its contract.
(c) Compliance date. Paragraphs (a)(3) and (a)(5) of this section
contain new or modified information-collection and recordkeeping
requirements adopted in FCC 19-11. Compliance with these
information-collection and recordkeeping requirements will not be
required until after approval by the Office of Management and Budget.
The Commission will publish a document in the Federal Register
announcing that compliance date and revising this paragraph
[ 78 FR 40609 , July 5, 2013, as amended at 82 FR 17764 , Apr. 13, 2017;
84 FR 8463 , Mar. 8, 2019; 84 FR 26372 , June 6, 2019]
Effective Date Note: At 84 FR 26372 , June 6, 2019, § 64.615 was amended
by revising paragraph (a)(1) introductory text, redesignating
paragraphs (a)(2) through (5) as paragraphs (a)(3) through (6), adding
new paragraph (a)(2), and revising newly redesignated paragraph (a)(6).
These paragraphs contain 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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