Sec. 61.49 Supporting information to be submitted with letters of
transmittal for tariffs of carriers subject to price cap
(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 Secs. 61.44, 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 Sec. 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 Secs. 61.46 and
(c) Each price cap tariff filing that proposes rates above the
applicable band limits established in Sec. 61.47 (e), (f)(1), (g), and
(h) or above the limit on composite average residential rates
established in Sec. 61.47(f)(2), must be accompanied by supporting
materials establishing substantial cause for the proposed rates.
(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
Secs. 61.46(c) and 61.47(d), respectively.
(f)(1) Each tariff filing by a dominant interexchange carrier, as
specified by Commission order, that introduces a new service that will
later be included in a basket must be accompanied by cost data
sufficient to establish that the new service, and each unbundled
element thereof, will generate a net revenue increase--measured against
revenues generated from all services subject to price cap regulation,
and calculated based upon present value--within the lesser of a 24-month
period after an annual price cap tariff including the new service takes
effect, or 36 months from the date the new service becomes effective.
Each carrier making such a tariff filing must, at the time the new
service is incorporated into the price cap index, submit data sufficient
to make the API and PCI calculations required by Secs. 61.46(b) and
61.44(c) of this part, and, as necessary, to make the SBI calculations
provided in Sec. 61.47 (b) or (c) of this part.
(2) Each tariff filing submitted by a local exchange carrier
specified in Sec. 61.41(a) (2) or (3) of this part that introduces a new
service or a restructured unbundled basic service element (BSE) (as BSE
is defined in Sec. 69.2 (mm)) that is or will later be included in a
basket must be accompanied by cost data sufficient to establish that the
new service or unbundled BSE will not recover more than a reasonable
portion of the carrier's overhead costs.
(g) Each tariff filing by a local exchange carrier subject to price
cap regulation that introduces a new service or a restructured unbundled
basis service element (BSE), as defined in Sec. 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 subelments for
expanded interconnection, as defined in Sec. 69.121 of this chapter,
must also be accompanied by:
(1) The following, including complete explanations of the bases for
(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 (h)(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 Chief, Tariff Review Branch must be provided two
sets of 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 Sec. 1.363 of the Commission's rules.
(h) Each tariff filing submitted by a local exchange carrier subject
to price cap regulation that introduces or changes the rates for
connection charge subelements for expanded interconnection, as defined
in Sec. 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.
(i) For a tariff filing that introduces or changes a contribution
charge for special access and expanded interconnection, as defined in
Sec. 69.122 of this chapter, the carrier must submit information
sufficient to establish that the charge has been calculated in a manner
that complies with the Commission order authorizing the contribution
(j) For a tariff that introduces a system of density pricing zones,
as described in Sec. 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 Secs. 61.41 through 61.49, local exchange
carriers subject to price cap regulation 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.
[ 54 FR 19843 , May 8, 1989, as amended at 55 FR 42384 , Oct. 19, 1990; 56 FR 5956 , Feb. 14, 1991; 56 FR 21617 , May 10, 1991; 56 FR 33880 , July 24,
1991; 57 FR 37730 , Aug. 20, 1992; 57 FR 54331 , Nov. 18, 1992; 58 FR 17167 , Apr. 1, 1993; 58 FR 38536 , July 19, 1993; 58 FR 48762 , Sept. 17,
1993; 59 FR 10304 , Mar. 4, 1994; 62 FR 4659 , Jan. 31, 1997; 62 FR 5778 ,
Feb. 7, 1997; 62 FR 42218 , Aug. 6, 1997]
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