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§ 61.54 Composition of tariffs.
(a) Tariffs must contain in consecutive order: A title page; check
sheet; table of contents; list of concurring, connecting, and other
participating carriers; explanation of symbols and abbreviations;
application of tariff; general rules (including definitions),
regulations, exceptions and conditions; and rates. If the issuing
carrier elects to add a section assisting in the use of the tariff, it
should be placed immediately after the table of contents.
(b) The title page of every tarif_f and supplement must show:
(1) FCC number, indication of cancellations. In the upper right-hand
corner, the designation of the tariff or supplement as “FCC No. ____,”
or “Supplement No. ____ to FCC No. ____,” and immediately below, the
FCC number or numbers of tariffs or supplements cancelled thereby.
(2) Name of carrier, class of service, geographical application, means
of transmission. The exact name of the carrier, and such other
information as may be necessary to identify the carrier issuing the
tariff publication; a brief statement showing each class of service
provided; the geographical application; and the type of facilities used
to provide service.
(3) Expiration date. Subject to § 61.59, when the entire tariff or
supplement is to expire with a fixed date, the expiration date must be
shown in connection with the effective date in the following manner.
Changes in expiration date must be made pursuant to the notice
requirements of § 61.58, unless otherwise authorized by the Commission.
Expires at the end of __ (date) unless sooner canceled, changed, or
(4) Title and address of issuing officer. The title and street address
of the officer issuing the tariff or supplement in the format specified
in § 61.52.
(5) Revised title page. When a revised title page is issued, the
following notation must be shown in connection with its effective date:
Original tariff _effective __________ (here show the effective date of
the original tariff).
(c)(1)(i) The page immediately following the title page must be
designated as “Original page 1” and captioned “Check Sheet.” When the
original tariff is filed, the check sheet must show the number of pages
contained in the tariff. For example, “Page 1 to 150, inclusive, of
this tariff are effective as of the date shown.” When new pages are
added, they must be numbered in continuing sequence, and designated as
“Original page ____ .” For example, when the original tariff filed has
150 pages, the first page added after page 150 is to be designated as
“Original page 151,” and the foregoing notation must be revised to
include the added pages.
(ii) Alternatively, the carrier is permitted to number its tariff
pages, other than the check sheet, to reflect the section number of the
tariff as well as the page. For example, under this system, pages in
section 1 of the tariff would be numbered 1-1, 1-2, etc., and pages in
section 2 of the tariff would be numbered 2-1, 2-2, etc. Issuing
carriers shall utilize only one page numbering system throughout its
(2) If pages are to be inserted between numbered pages, each such page
must be designated as an original page and must bear the number of the
immediately preceding page followed by an alpha or numeric suffix. For
example, when two new pages are to be inserted between pages 44 and 45
of the tariff, the first inserted page must be designated as Original
page 44A or 44.1 and the second inserted page as Original page 44B or
44.2. Issuing carriers may not utilize both the alpha and numeric
systems in the same publication.
(3)(i) When pages are revised, when new pages (including pages with
letter or numeric suffix as set forth above) are added to the tariff,
or when supplements are issued, the check sheet must be revised
accordingly. Revised check sheets must indicate with an asterisk the
specific pages added or revised. In addition to the notation in (1),
the check sheet must list, under the heading “The original and revised
pages named below (and Supplement No. ____) contain all changes from
the original tariff that are in effect on the date shown,” all original
pages in numerical order that have been added to the tariff and the
pages which have been revised, including the revision number. For
Page Number of revision except as indicated
*New or Revised page.
(ii) On each page, the carrier shall indicate the transmittal number
under which that page was submitted.
(4) Changes in, and additions to tariffs must be made by reprinting the
page upon which a change or addition is made. Such changed page is to
be designated as a revised page, cancelling the page which it amends.
For example, “First revised page 1 cancels original page 1,” or “Second
revised page 2 cancels first revised page 2,” etc. When a revised page
omits rates or regulations previously published on the page which it
cancels, but such rates or regulations are published on another page,
the revised page must make specific reference to the page on which the
rates or regulations will be found. This reference must be accomplished
by inserting a sentence at the bottom of the revised page that states
“Certain rates (or regulations) previously found on this page can now
be found on page ___.” In addition, the page on which the omitted
material now appears must bear the appropriate symbol opposite such
material, and make specific reference to the page from which the rates
or regulations were transferred. This reference must be accomplished by
inserting a sentence at the bottom of the other page that states
“Certain rates (or regulations) on this page formerly appeared on page
(5) Rejected pages must be treated as indicated in § 61.69.
(d) Table of contents. The table of contents must contain a full and
complete statement showing the exact location and specifying the page
or section and page numbers, where information by subjects under
general headings will be found. If a tariff contains so small a volume
of matter that its title page or its interior arrangement plainly
discloses its contents, the table of contents may be omitted.
(e) Tariff User's guide. At its option, a carrier may include a section
explaining how to use the tariff.
(f) List of concurring carriers. This list must contain the exact name
or names of carriers concurring in the tariff, alphabetically arranged,
and the name of the city or town in which the principal office of every
such carrier is located. If there are no concurring carriers, then the
statement “no concurring carriers” must be made at the place where the
names of the concurring carriers would otherwise appear. If the
concurring carriers are numerous, their names may be stated in
alphabetical order in a separate tariff filed with the Commission by
the issuing carrier. Specific reference to such separate tariff by FCC
number must be made in the tariff at the place where such names would
(g) List of connecting carriers. This list must contain the exact name
or names of connecting carriers, alphabetically arranged, for which
rates or regulations are published in the tariff, and the name of the
city or town in which the principal office of every such carrier is
located. If there are no connecting carriers, then the statement “no
connecting carriers” must be made at the place where their names would
otherwise appear. If connecting carriers are numerous, their names may
be stated in alphabetical order in a separate tariff filed with the
Commission by the issuing carrier. Specific reference to such separate
tariff by FCC number must be made in the tariff at the place where such
names would otherwise appear.
(h) List of other participating carriers. This list must contain the
exact name of every other carrier subject to the Act engaging or
participating in the communication service to which the tariff or
supplement applies, together with the name of the city or town in which
the principal office of such carrier is located. If there is no such
other carrier, then the statement “no participating carriers” must be
made at the place where the names of such other carriers would
otherwise appear. If such other carriers are numerous, their names may
be stated in alphabetical order in a separate tariff filed with the
Commission by the issuing carrier. Specific reference must be made in
the tariff at the place where such names would otherwise appear. The
names of concurring and connecting carriers properly listed in a tariff
published by any other participating carrier need not be repeated in
(i)(1) Symbols, reference marks, abbreviations. The tariff must contain
an explanation of symbols, reference marks, and abbreviations of
technical terms used. The following symbols used in tariffs are
reserved for the purposes indicated below:
R to signify reduction.
I to signify increase.
C to signify changed regulation.
T to signify a change in text but no change in rate or regulation.
S to signify reissued matter.
M to signify matter relocated without change.
N to signify new rate or regulation.
D to signify discontinued rate or regulation.
Z to signify a correction.
(2) The uniform symbols must be used as follows.
(i) When a change of the same character is made in all or in
substantially all matter in a tariff, it may be indicated at the top of
the title page of the tariff or at the top of each affected page, in
the following manner: “All rates in this tariff are increases,” or,
“All rates on this page are reductions, except as otherwise indicated.”
(ii) When a change of the same character is made in all or
substantially all matters on a page or supplement, it may be indiated
at the top of the page or supplement in the following manner: All rates
on this page (or supplement) are increases,” or, “All rates on this
page (or supplement) are reductions except as otherwise indicated.”
(3) Items which have not been in effect 30 days when brought forward on
revised pages must be shown as reissued, in the manner prescribed in
§ 61.54(i)(1). The number and original effective date of the tariff
publication in which the matter was originally published must be
associated with the reissued matter. Items which have been in effect 30
days or more and are brought forward without change on revised pages
must not be shown as reissued items.
(j) Rates and general rules, regulations, exceptions and conditions.
The general rules (including definitions), regulations, exceptions, and
conditions which govern the tariff must be stated clearly and
definitely. All general rules, regulations, exceptions or conditions
which in any way affect the rates named in the tariff must be
specified. A special rule, regulation, exception or condition affecting
a particular item or rate must be specifically referred to in
connection with such item or rate. Rates must be expressed in United
States currency, per chargeable unit of service for all communication
services, together with a list of all points of service to and from
which the rates apply. They must be arranged in a simple and systematic
manner. Complicated or ambiguous terminology may not be used, and no
rate, rule, regulation, exception or condition shall be included which
in any way attempts to substitute a rate, rule, regulation, exception
or condition named in any other tariff.
(k) References to other tariffs. Notwithstanding any other provisions
in this section, tariff publications filed by a carrier may reference
other tariff publications filed by that carrier or its affiliates.
[ 49 FR 40869 , Oct. 18, 1984, as amended at 64 FR 46591 , Aug. 26, 1999;
84 FR 65016 , Nov. 26, 2019]
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