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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

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winning bids. The word ‘‘cash’’ is Competition Policy Division, Wireline Hearing Aid Compatibility Order, which
defined as ‘‘money or its equivalent;’’ or Competition Bureau, at (202) 418–1686. lifted the blanket exemption for digital
‘‘ready money’’ and ‘‘proceeds’’ is For additional information concerning wireless telephones under the Hearing
defined as ‘‘the money obtained from a the Paperwork Reduction Act Aid Compatibility Act of 1988 (HAC
commercial or fund-raising venture: information collection requirements, Act). The Commission’s actions, as
yield.’’ contact Judith B. Herman at (202) 418– reflected in this document, further
3. In addition to the language of the 0214, or via the Internet at Judith- ensure that every American has access
statute, the purpose underlying the B.Herman@fcc.gov. to the benefits of digital wireless
revenue requirement of CSEA supports SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A telecommunications, including
a determination that ‘‘total cash summary of the IP-Enabled Services individuals with hearing disabilities.
proceeds’’ is based on winning bids net First Report and Order was published in DATES: Effective August 26, 2005.
of bidding credits. Given that Congress’s the Federal Register on June 29, 2005, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
purpose was to provide a mechanism for 70 FR 37273. The IP-Enabled Services Andra Cunningham,
making sufficient funds available to First Report and Order adopted rules Andra.Cunningham@fcc.gov, Public
relocating Federal agencies, it is requiring providers of interconnected Safety and Critical Infrastructure
reasonable to assume that Congress did voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Division, Wireless Telecommunications
not intend the Commission, in service—meaning VoIP service that Bureau, (202) 418–1630 or TTY (202)
determining whether the ‘‘total cash allows a user generally to receive calls 418–7233.
proceeds’’ requirement has been met, to originating from and to terminate calls SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a
count those portions of winning bids for to the public switched telephone summary of the Federal
which the bidder would receive credit network—to supply enhanced 911 Communications Commission’s Order
and not have to pay. Accordingly, the capabilities to all of their customers as on Reconsideration FCC 05–122,
Commission does not read CSEA to a standard feature of the service, rather adopted on June 9, 2005 and released on
equate the amount of the gross winning than as an optional enhancement. The June 21, 2005. The full text of this
bids with the total cash proceeds of the summary stated that with the exception document is available for inspection
auction. of rules requiring Office of Management and copying during normal business
Federal Communications Commission. and Budget (OMB) approval, the rules hours in the FCC Reference Information
Marlene H. Dortch, adopted in the IP-Enabled Services First Center, 445 12th Street, SW.,
Secretary. Report and Order would become Washington, DC 20554. The complete
[FR Doc. 05–14841 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] effective July 29, 2005. With regard to text may be purchased from the
rules requiring OMB approval, the Commission’s copy contractor, Best
Commission stated that it would Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street,
publish a document in the Federal SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS Register announcing the effective date 20554. To request materials in
COMMISSION of these rules. The information accessible formats for people with
collection requirements in § 9.5 have disabilities (braille, large print,
47 CFR Part 9 been approved by OMB. In a separate electronic files, audio format), send an
[WC Docket No. 04–36; FCC 05–116]
document published in this issue, the e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the
Commission has announced that OMB Consumer & Governmental Affairs
E911 Requirements for IP-Enabled has approved the information collection Bureau at 202–418–0530 (voice), 202–
Services requirements adopted in the IP-Enabled 418–0432 (tty).
Services First Report and Order. With 1. On August 14, 2003, the
AGENCY: Federal Communications publication of the instant document in Commission released the Hearing Aid
Commission. the Federal Register, all rules adopted Compatibility Order, finding, among
ACTION: Final rule; announcement of in the IP-Enabled Services First Report other things, that the statutory criteria to
effective date. and Order are effective July 29, 2005. lift the exemption for wireless
Federal Communications Commission. telephones had been met. Specifically,
SUMMARY: This document announces the Commission determined that
that the information collection Marlene H. Dortch,
continuation of Congress’ exemption for
requirements adopted in the IP-Enabled Secretary.
wireless telephones would have an
Services First Report and Order (Order) [FR Doc. 05–14842 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] adverse effect on individuals with
were approved in OMB No. 3060–1085 BILLING CODE 6712–01–P hearing disabilities, and that revoking
and will become effective on July 29, the exemption was technologically
2005, in 47 CFR 9.5. feasible and in the public interest. The
Commission further determined that
published at 70 FR 37273, June 29, 2005 COMMISSION
compliance with hearing aid
is effective July 29, 2005. compatibility requirements ‘‘would not
Compliance Date: Compliance with 47 CFR Part 20
increase the costs of [wireless] phones
the customer notification requirements [WT Docket No. 01–309; FCC 05–122] to such an extent that they could not be
in § 9.5(e) is required by July 29, 2005. successfully marketed.’’
The compliance letter required by Hearing Aid-Compatible Telephones 2. Based upon these findings, the
§ 9.5(f) must be submitted to the AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission established requirements
Commission no later than November 28, Commission. for hearing aid compatibility of digital
2005. Compliance with the wireless phones. First, the Commission
ACTION: Final rule.
requirements in § 9.5(b) through (d) is adopted the ANSI C63.19 performance
not required until November 28, 2005. SUMMARY: In this document the levels as the applicable technical
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commission grants in part and denies in standard. Second, the Commission
Christi Shewman, Attorney-Advisor, part petitions for reconsideration of the established specific, phased-in

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