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Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions

Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions in the Telecommunications Act of 1996

DA 96-753

Before the
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of

Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 -- CC Docket No. 96-98

Allocation of Costs Associated with Local Exchange Carrier Provision of Video Programming Services -- CC Docket No. 96-112

ORDER

Adopted: May 13, 1996
Released: May 13, 1996

By the Chief, Common Carrier Bureau

On April 19, 1996, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in CC Docket No. 96-98 to implement the local competition provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 96-182 (Local Competition NPRM). Parties are hereby invited to submit, in conjunction with their comments or reply comments, proposed text for rules that the Commission could adopt in this proceeding. Specific rule proposals should be filed as an appendix to a party's comments or reply comments, and will not be counted against the page limits set forth in paragraph 291 of the Local Competition NPRM or the Order released May 7, 1996, modifying those page limits. Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Order, DA 96-700. Such appendices may include only proposed text for rules that would implement proposals set forth in the parties' comments and reply comments in this proceeding, and may not include any comments or arguments. Proposed rules should be provided in the format used for rules in the Code of Federal Regulations, and should otherwise conform to the Comment Filing Procedures set forth in the Local Competition NPRM.

On May 10, 1996, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in CC Docket No. 96-112. Allocation of Costs Associated with Local Exchange Carrier Provision of Video Programming Services, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 96-214 (LEC Video Programming NPRM). Parties are hereby invited, in conjunction with their comments or reply comments, to submit proposed text for rules that the Commission could adopt in this proceeding. Specific rule proposals should be attached as an appendix to a party's comments or reply comments, and will not be counted against the page limits set forth in paragraph 66 of the LEC Video Programming NPRM. Such appendices may include only proposed text for rules that would implement proposals set forth in the parties' comments and reply comments in this proceeding, and may not include any comments or arguments. Proposed rules should be provided in the format used for rules in the Code of Federal Regulations, and should otherwise conform to the Comment Filing Procedures set forth in the LEC Video Programming NPRM.

Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that parties may file proposed language for rules in these proceedings consistent with the procedures set forth above.

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Regina M. Keeney
Chief, Common Carrier Bureau

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