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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities and Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 421. Rules Governing Exemption from Providing Physical Collocation Pursuant to §251(C)(6) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
9/24/2020

20VAC5-421-20. Contents of Exemption Request.

A. A request submitted by an ILEC for an exemption from physical collocation shall specifically identify the premises (including exchange, wire center, CLLI code, brief description, V&H coordinates, and address) where the exemption is requested, the expected duration of the exemption, and the criteria for which the request is being made, i.e., space limitation and/or technical reason.

B. The ILEC shall submit current, clearly labeled floor plans/diagrams of the premises of at least a 1/8"=1' scale which, at a minimum, identifies the following:

1. Equipment that is in use and its function, i.e., mechanical, power, switching, transmission, etc.

2. Equipment that is being phased out, is not in use, or is being stored.

3. Space reserved by the ILEC for future use as of the preparation date of the floor plan/diagram.

a. Within six months (imminent equipment placement).

b. After six months but within two years.

c. After two years.

4. Physical collocation space.

5. Administrative and other nonequipment space.

C. For equipment identified in subdivision B 2 of this section, the ILEC shall provide the expected retirement and removal date or dates.

D. For space reserved in subdivision B 3 of this section, the ILEC shall include the specific use or uses for which it is planned. In addition, for space reserved for more than two years, the ILEC shall specify the timeframes reserved and provide a detailed explanation of why alternative space (i.e., building additions, expected retirements, rearrangements) would not accommodate future space needs.

E. For collocation space identified in subdivision B 4 of this section, the ILEC shall identify the amount of space utilized by each available type of collocation arrangement. In addition, the ILEC shall identify the amount of space utilized and/or reserved by each carrier.

F. The ILEC shall submit a detailed description and analysis of all equipment rearrangements, administrative space relocation, and building expansion plans, including timelines of each project for the premises in which the exemption is requested.

G. The ILEC shall provide a detailed description of efforts or plans to avoid space exhaustion in the premises for which the exemption is requested. Such description should include the proposed timeline of these plans and estimation of the duration of the exemption.

H. To the extent that an ILEC claims that space is unavailable due to security or access constraints, an explanation of efforts the ILEC has undertaken to overcome such constraints shall be submitted.

Statutory Authority

§ 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 18, Issue 04, eff. October 17, 2001.

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