[Rev. 3/27/2014 9:55:02 PM]

 

This chapter of NAC has changes which have been adopted but have not been codified; you can see those changes by viewing the following regulation(s) on the Nevada Register of Administrative Regulations: R059-13, R071-13

[NAC-707 Revised Date: 12-04]

CHAPTER 707 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

707.010              Definitions.

707.020              Surcharge for program to provide devices for telecommunication to persons with impaired speech or hearing.

707.030              Submission of report and money collected as surcharge.

707.040              Interest earned on surcharges.

707.050              Review by Commission of program to provide devices for telecommunication to persons with impaired speech or hearing.

 

 

 

      NAC 707.010  Definitions. (NRS 426.295, 703.025)  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

     1.  “Carrier” means:

     (a) An intraexchange carrier; and

     (b) A provider of commercial mobile radio service.

     2.  “Commercial mobile radio service” has the meaning ascribed to it in NAC 704.786.

     3.  “Commission” means the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada.

     4.  “Customer” means a person who:

     (a) Subscribes to the service of a carrier;

     (b) Is subject to a fee for the service charged for each line of access per month; and

     (c) Is not a carrier.

     5.  “Intraexchange carrier” has the meaning ascribed to it in NAC 704.00864.

     6.  “Line of access” means any connection between a customer and a carrier that provides the customer with access to telecommunications in Nevada.

     (Added to NAC by Pub. Service Comm’n, eff. 1-6-86; A by Pub. Utilities Comm’n by R010-04, 6-28-2004)

      NAC 707.020  Surcharge for program to provide devices for telecommunication to persons with impaired speech or hearing. (NRS 426.295, 703.025)

     1.  On or before June 1 of each year, the Commission, after an investigation and hearing, will notify each carrier of the amount of the surcharge to be assessed and collected for the period from July 1 of that year to June 30 of the next year from each of its customers for the program developed pursuant to NRS 426.295 by the Office of Disability Services within the Department of Health and Human Services. The surcharge will be assessed for each line of access and will be either a percentage of the basic charge for service to the customer or an equal amount for each customer in a class of customers. An intraexchange carrier may not list the surcharge as a separate item on the customer’s bill unless the intraexchange carrier demonstrates to the Commission that it would be unduly burdensome to comply with this provision.

     2.  The Commission, upon its own motion or upon the petition of an interested person for good cause shown, will conduct a hearing to evaluate the reasonableness of the surcharge currently in effect.

     3.  The surcharge must be billed by each carrier to its customers on a monthly basis.

     (Added to NAC by Pub. Service Comm’n, eff. 1-6-86; A by Pub. Utilities Comm’n by R010-04, 6-28-2004)

      NAC 707.030  Submission of report and money collected as surcharge. (NRS 426.295, 703.025)  No later than January 31 and July 31 of each year, each carrier shall submit to the Commission, for the 6 full months immediately preceding that date, the money collected as the surcharge and a report containing the following information:

     1.  The name and address of the carrier;

     2.  The amount of the surcharge for each line of access;

     3.  The total number of lines of access;

     4.  The amount of the surcharge collected; and

     5.  The amount of the surcharge to be submitted to the Commission.

Ê Each carrier may submit the money collected with an appropriate report more frequently than twice a year.

     (Added to NAC by Pub. Service Comm’n, eff. 1-6-86; A by Pub. Utilities Comm’n by R010-04, 6-28-2004)

      NAC 707.040  Interest earned on surcharges. (NRS 426.295, 703.025)  Each carrier shall keep account of any interest earned on surcharges collected before they are remitted to the Commission. If the interest revenue is not sufficient to reimburse the carrier for costs associated with the collection of the surcharge, the amount of the interest must be deducted in computing the reimbursement claimed.

     (Added to NAC by Pub. Service Comm’n, eff. 1-6-86; A by Pub. Utilities Comm’n by R010-04, 6-28-2004)

      NAC 707.050  Review by Commission of program to provide devices for telecommunication to persons with impaired speech or hearing. (NRS 426.295, 703.025)  The Commission will review and approve or disapprove the program developed pursuant to NRS 426.295 by the Office of Disability Services within the Department of Health and Human Services at the hearing held by the Commission each year to determine the amount of surcharge for an upcoming period.

     (Added to NAC by Pub. Service Comm’n, eff. 1-6-86; A by Pub. Utilities Comm’n by R010-04, 6-28-2004)