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§ 61.15 Letters of transmittal and cover letters.
(a) All tariff publications filed with the Commission electronically
must be accompanied by a letter of transmittal. All letters of
transmittal filed with the Commission must be numbered consecutively by
the issuing carrier beginning with Number 1. All letters of transmittal
(1) Concisely explain the nature and purpose of the filing;
(2) Specify whether supporting information is required for the new
tariff or tariff revision, and specify the Commission rule or rules
governing the supporting information requirements for that filing;
(3) Contain a statement indicating the date and method of filing of the
original of the transmittal as required by § 61.14(b);
(4) Include the FCC Registration Number (FRN) of the carrier(s) on
whose behalf the cover letter is submitted. See subpart W of part 1 of
(b) Local exchange carriers filing tariffs electronically pursuant to
the notice requirements of section 204(a)(3) of the Communications Act
shall display prominently, in the upper right hand corner of the letter
of transmittal, a statement that the filing is made pursuant to that
section and whether the tariff is filed on 7 or 15 days notice.
(c) Any carrier filing a new or revised tariff made on 15 days' notice
or less shall include in the letter of transmittal the name, room
number, street address, telephone number, and facsimile number of the
individual designated by the filing carrier to receive personal or
facsimile service of petitions against the filing as required under
§ 1.773(a)(4) of this chapter.
(d) International carriers must certify that they are authorized under
Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to provide
service, and reference the FCC file number of that authorization.
(e) In addition to the requirements set forth in paragraph (a) of this
section, any incumbent local exchange carrier choosing to file an
Access Tariff under § 61.39 must include in the transmittal:
(1) A summary of the filing's basic rates, terms and conditions;
(2) A statement concerning whether any prior Commission facility
authorization necessary to the implementation of the tariff has been
(3) A statement that the filing is made pursuant to § 61.39.
(f) In addition to the requirements set forth in paragraph (a) of this
section, any price cap local exchange carrier filing a price cap tariff
must include in the letter of transmittal a statement that the filing
is made pursuant to § 61.49.
(g) The letter of transmittal must specifically reference by number any
special permission necessary to implement the tariff publication.
Special permission must be granted prior to the filing of the tariff
publication and may not be requested in the transmittal letter.
(h)(1) The letter of transmittal must be substantially in the following
(Exact name of carrier in full)
(Post Office Address)
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission; Washington, DC 20554
Attention: Wireline Competition Bureau
The accompanying tariff (or other publication) issued by ____, and
bearing FCC No. ____, effective ____, 20_, is sent to you for filing in
compliance with the requirements of the Communications Act of 1934, as
amended. (Here give the additional information required.)
(Name of issuing officer or agent)
(2) A separate letter of transmittal may accompany each publication, or
the above format may be modified to provide for filing as many
publications as desired with one transmittal letter.
(i) All submissions of documents other than a new tariff or revisions
to an existing tariff, such as Base Documents or Tariff Review Plans,
must be accompanied by a cover letter that concisely explains the
nature and purpose of the filing. Publications submitted under this
paragraph are not required to submit a tariffing fee.
[ 76 FR 43210 , July 20, 2011]
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