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§ 61.49 Supporting information to be submitted with letters of transmittal
for tariffs of carriers subject to price cap regulation.
(a) Each price cap tariff filing must be accompanied by supporting
materials sufficient to calculate required adjustments to each PCI,
API, and SBI pursuant to the methodologies provided in § § 61.45, 61.46,
and 61.47, as applicable.
(b) Each price cap tariff filing that proposes rates that are within
applicable bands established pursuant to § 61.47, and that results in
an API value that is equal to or less than the applicable PCI value,
must be accompanied by supporting materials sufficient to establish
compliance with the applicable bands, and to calculate the necessary
adjustment to the affected APIs and SBIs pursuant to § § 61.46 and
(c) Each price cap tariff filing that proposes rates above the
applicable band limits established in § § 61.47 (e) must be accompanied
by supporting materials establishing substantial cause for the proposed
(d) Each price cap tariff filing that proposes rates that will result
in an API value that exceeds the applicable PCI value must be
(1) An explanation of the manner in which all costs have been allocated
among baskets; and
(2) Within the affected basket, a cost assignment slowing down to the
lowest possible level of disaggregation, including a detailed
explanation of the reasons for the prices of all rate elements to which
costs are not assigned.
(e) Each price cap tariff filing that proposes restructuring of
existing rates must be accompanied by supporting materials sufficient
to make the adjustments to each affected API and SBI required by
§ § 61.46(c) and 61.47(d), respectively.
(2) Each tariff filing submitted by a price cap local exchange carrier
that introduces a new loop-based service, as defined in § 61.3(pp) of
this part—including a restructured unbundled basic service element
(BSE), as defined in § 69.2(mm) of this chapter, that constitutes a new
loop-based service—that is or will later be included in a basket, must
be accompanied by cost data sufficient to establish that the new
loop-based service or unbundled BSE will not recover more than a just
and reasonable portion of the carrier's overhead costs.
(3) A price cap local exchange carrier may submit without cost data any
tariff filings that introduce new services, other than loop-based
(4) A price cap local exchange carrier that has removed its corridor or
interstate ntraLATA toll services from its interexchange basket
pursuant to § 61.42(d)(4)(ii), may submit its tariff filings for
corridor or interstate intraLATA toll services without cost data.
(g) Each tariff filing submitted by a price cap local exchange carrier
that introduces a new loop-based service or a restructured unbundled
basic service element (BSE), as defined in § 69.2(mm) of this chapter,
that is or will later be included in a basket, or that introduces or
changes the rates for connection charge subelements for expanded
interconnection, as defined in § 69.121 of this chapter, must also be
(1) The following, including complete explanations of the bases for the
(i) A study containing a projection of costs for a representative 12
month period; and
(ii) Estimates of the effect of the new tariff on the traffic and
revenues from the service to which the new tariff applies, the
carrier's other service classifications, and the carrier's overall
traffic and revenues. These estimates must include the projected
effects on the traffic and revenues for the same representative 12
month period used in paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this section.
(2) Working papers and statistical data. (i) Concurrently with the
filing of any tariff change or tariff filing for a service not
previously offered, the issuing carriers must file the working papers
containing the information underlying the data supplied in response to
paragraph (h)(1) of this section, and a clear explanation of how the
working papers relate to that information.
(ii) All statistical studies must be submitted and supported in the
form prescribed in § 1.363 of the Commission's rules.
(h) Each tariff filing submitted by a price cap local exchange carrier
that introduces or changes the rates for connection charge subelements
for expanded interconnection, as defined in § 69.121 of this chapter,
must be accompanied by cost data sufficient to establish that such
charges will not recover more than a just and reasonable portion of the
carrier's overhead costs.
(j) For a tariff that introduces a system of density pricing zones, as
described in § 69.123 of this chapter, the carrier must, before filing
its tariff, submit a density pricing zone plan including, inter alia,
documentation sufficient to establish that the system of zones
reasonably reflects cost-related characteristics, such as the density
of total interstate traffic in central offices located in the
respective zones, and receive approval of its proposed plan.
(k) In accordance with § § 61.41 through 61.49, price cap local exchange
carriers that elect to file their annual access tariff pursuant to
section 204(a)(3) of the Communications Act shall submit supporting
material for their interstate annual access tariffs, absent rate
information, 90 days prior to July 1 of each year.
(l) On each page of cost support material submitted pursuant to this
section, the issuing carrier shall indicate the transmittal number
under which that page was submitted.
[ 54 FR 19843 , May 8, 1989]
Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 61.49,
see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding
Aids section of the printed volume and at www.fdsys.gov .
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