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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities And Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 417. Rules Governing the Certification and Regulation of Competitive Local Exchange Carriers

20VAC5-417-70. Name changes and use of assumed and fictitious names by a new entrant.

A. A new entrant shall comply with all provisions of Virginia law that regulate the change of name of a business entity. Within 30 days of the acceptance by the Clerk of the Commission of all documents required for the change of name of a business entity not related to the merger or reorganization of a new entrant, the new entrant shall file with the Clerk of the Commission an application to amend and reissue its certificate of public convenience and necessity to provide local exchange telecommunications services in its new name. The application shall conform to the commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 5VAC5-20.

B. A new entrant shall, before using an assumed or fictitious name in Virginia, comply with §§ 59.1-69 and 59.1-70 of Chapter 5 (§ 59.1-69 et seq.) of Title 59.1 of the Code of Virginia, Transacting Business Under Assumed Name. In addition, a new entrant shall:

1. File with the Division of Communications a copy of all certificates and related correspondence required by §§ 59.1-69 and 59.1-70 of the Code of Virginia. A new entrant shall identify all its fictitious and assumed names in any tariffs on file with the Division of Communications.

2. File with the Division of Public Service Taxation a copy of all certificates and related correspondence required by §§ 59.1-69 and 59.1-70 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 17, eff. April 10, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 12, eff. February 1, 2012.

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