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§ 52.16 Billing and Collection Agent.
The B&C Agent shall:
(a) Calculate, assess, bill and collect payments for all numbering
administration functions and distribute funds to the NANPA, or other
agent designated by the Common Carrier Bureau that performs functions
related to numbering administration, on a monthly basis;
(b) Distribute to carriers the "Telecommunications Reporting
Worksheet," described in § 52.17(b).
(c) Keep confidential all data obtained from carriers and not disclose
such data in company-specific form unless authorized by the Commission.
Subject to any restrictions imposed by the Chief of the Wireline
Competition Bureau, the B & C Agent may share data obtained from
carriers with the administrators of the universal service support
mechanism (See 47 CFR 54.701 of this chapter), the TRS Fund (See 47 CFR
64.604(c)(4)(iii)(H) of this chapter), and the local number portability
cost recovery (See 47 CFR 52.32). The B & C Agent shall keep
confidential all data obtained from other administrators. The B & C
Agent shall use such data, from carriers or administrators, only for
calculating, collecting and verifying payments. The Commission shall
have access to all data reported to the Administrator. Contributors may
make requests for Commission nondisclosure of company-specific revenue
information under § 0.459 of this chapter by so indicating on the
Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet at the time that the subject
data are submitted. The Commission shall make all decisions regarding
nondisclosure of company-specific information.
(d) Develop procedures to monitor industry compliance with reporting
requirements and propose specific procedures to address reporting
failures and late payments;
(e) File annual reports with the appropriate regulatory authorities of
the NANP member countries as requested; and
(f) Obtain an audit from an independent auditor after the first year of
operations and annually thereafter, which shall evaluate the validity
of calculated payments. The B&C Agent shall submit the audit report to
the Commission for appropriate review and action.
(g) For the purposes of this rule, the term "carrier(s)" shall include
interconnected VoIP providers as that term is defined in § 52.21(h).
[ 62 FR 55183 , Oct. 23, 1997, as amended at 64 FR 41330 , July 30, 1999;
66 FR 9532 , Feb. 8, 2001; 67 FR 13226 , Mar. 21, 2002; 73 FR 9481 , Feb.
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