The FCC’s Pricing Policy Division has released an Order establishing procedures for the 2014 filing of annual access charge tariffs and Tariff Review Plans (TRPs) for incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) subject to price cap regulation and rate of return ILECs. In addition to setting the tariff filing schedule, the Order establishes the dates for filing petitions to suspend or reject an ILEC tariff filing and replies to such petitions, and addresses service of the petitions and replies. The 2014 tariff filing schedule is as follows:
- May 19, 2014 – Deadline for Price Cap ILECs to File Short Form TRPs
- June 16, 2014 – 15-Day Tariff Filings Due
- June 24, 2014 – 7-DAY Tariff Filings Due
- July 1, 2014 – Effective Date for July 2014 Annual Access Charge Tariff Filings
All ILECs must use the FCC’s Electronic Tariff Filing System (ETFS) to file all of their tariff material. The FCC recommends ILECs file as early in the day as possible to avoid any complications in meeting the May 19, 2014, June 16, 2014 and June 24, 2014, pre-7:00 p.m. Eastern Time deadlines for filing in the ETFS.