Goto Section: 64.1201 | 64.1203 | Table of Contents
Revised as of November 24, 2020
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 64.1202 Public safety answering point do-not-call registry.
(a) As used in this section, the following terms are defined as:
(1) Operators of automatic dialing or robocall equipment. Any person or
entity who uses an automatic telephone dialing system, as defined in
section 227(a)(1) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to
make telephone calls with such equipment.
(2) Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). A facility that has been
designated to receive emergency calls and route them to emergency
service personnel pursuant to section 222(h)(4) of the Communications
Act of 1934, as amended. As used in this section, this term includes
both primary and secondary PSAPs.
(3) Emergency purpose. A call made necessary in any situation affecting
the health and safety of any person.
(b) PSAP numbers and registration. Each PSAP may designate a
representative who shall be required to file a certification with the
administrator of the PSAP registry, under penalty of law, that they are
authorized and eligible to place numbers onto the PSAP Do-Not-Call
registry on behalf of that PSAP. The designated PSAP representative
shall provide contact information, including the PSAP represented,
contact name, title, address, telephone number, and email address.
Verified PSAPs shall be permitted to upload to the registry any PSAP
telephone numbers associated with the provision of emergency services
or communications with other public safety agencies. On an annual basis
designated PSAP representatives shall access the registry, review their
numbers placed on the registry to ensure that they remain eligible for
inclusion on the registry, and remove ineligible numbers.
(c) Prohibiting the use of autodialers to contact registered PSAP
numbers. An operator of automatic dialing or robocall equipment is
prohibited from using such equipment to contact any telephone number
registered on the PSAP Do-Not-Call registry other than for an emergency
purpose. This prohibition encompasses both voice and text calls.
(d) Granting and tracking access to the PSAP registry. An operator of
automatic dialing or robocall equipment may not obtain access or use
the PSAP Do-Not-Call registry until it provides to the designated
registry administrator contact information that includes the operator's
name and all alternative names under which the registrant operates, a
business address, a contact person, the contact person's telephone
number, the operator's email address, and all outbound telephone
numbers used to place autodialed calls, including both actual
originating numbers and numbers that are displayed on caller
identification services, and thereafter obtains a unique identification
number or password from the designated registry administrator. All such
contact information provided to the designated registry administrator
must be updated within 30 days of any change to such information. In
addition, an operator of automatic dialing equipment must certify when
it accesses the registry, under penalty of law, that it is accessing
the registry solely to prevent autodialed calls to numbers on the
(e) Accessing the registry. An operator of automatic dialing equipment
or robocall equipment shall, to prevent such calls to any telephone
number on the registry, access and employ a version of the PSAP
Do-Not-Call registry obtained from the registry administrator no more
than 31 days prior to the date any call is made, and shall maintain
records documenting this process. It shall not be a violation of
paragraph (c) of this section to contact a number added to the registry
subsequent to the last required access to the registry by operators of
automatic dialing or robocall equipment.
(f) Restrictions on disclosing or dissemination of the PSAP registry.
No person or entity, including an operator of automatic dialing
equipment or robocall equipment, may sell, rent, lease, purchase,
share, or use the PSAP Do-Not-Call registry, or any part thereof, for
any purpose except to comply with this section and any such state or
Federal law enacted to prevent autodialed calls to telephone numbers in
the PSAP registry.
[ 77 FR 71137 , Nov. 29, 2012]
Goto Section: 64.1201 | 64.1203
Goto Year: 2020 |
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