Rhode Island E 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System Rules and Regulations


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Title 270 Department of Public Safety
Chapter 20 E 9-1-1 Operations
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 1 Rhode Island E 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System Rules and Regulations
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Inactive View Active Rule
Effective 02/28/2011 to 02/28/2011

Regulation Authority :

R.I.G.L. 39-21-11

Purpose and Reason :

The purpose of this filing is to revise the rules and regulations governing the E 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System. As a result of comments received, the following changes were made that were not originally part of the proposed text: 1. Part One, Sections (A) – (D): the sentence “ This section does not apply to the E 9-1-1 surcharges related to prepaid wireless services, as those surcharges are regulated by R.I.G.L. § 39-21.2-1 to clarify the purposes of those sections; 2. Part One, Section (B): the first sentence was removed to avoid confusion amongst third party resellers; in the second sentence the word “through” was replaced with the word “to” and “the” was replaced with “that” before the first “reseller” for clarity purposes; the word “telecommunications services provider” was added to the second sentence to ensure that all types of providers are included and so that reporting obligations be placed on the appropriate entity; the last sentence of the section in the proposed rules and regulations was removed for clarity purposes; 3. Part One, Section (D): the second sentence that was proposed for deletion has been reinserted into the section because it is the language contained in the statute, R.I.G.L. § 39-21.1-14 (a); 4. Part Two, Section (F): the language “to the extent permitted by R.I.G.L. § 39-21.1-4” was added to the end of the first sentence due to concerns that the proposed language would expand the purposes for which E 9-1-1 databases could be used beyond those uses authorized by the legislature 5. Part Two, section (F) (2): the term “industry” was added before the word “standard” in the first sentence to provide parameters for the type of standard providers are expected to follow, but without making it too restrictive for E 9-1-1 by including the specific standard in the rules and regulations; 6. Part Three, section (B) (1) (a): the language “or another industry standard authorized by RI E 9-1-1” was added after “Feature Group D signaling” to provided flexibility within the regulation for when industry standards change; 7. Part Five, Section A: the language “and in the absence of an agreement to the contrary” was added after the language about King County to clarify that the requirement applies only when the wireless provider and RI E 9-1-1 are unable to reach an agreement on demarcation point. 8. Appendix, Definitions: the terms “GIS Liaison” and “Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) Liaison” were added to the list of definitions; the term “wireless services provider” was moved to different place in the definition for “Telecommunication Services Provider” for clarity purposes.

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