Effective Date and Comment Cycle for Updating TRS Rules

Comment Due Date: January 30, 2020

Reply Comment Due Date: February 13, 2020


On September 20, 2019, the FCC released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update the definition of telecommunications relay services (TRS) and to seek comment on eliminating certain TRS requirements.  On January 13, 2020, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the FCC released a public notice announcing February 10, 2020 as the effective date of the Report and Order, and establishing the comment dates for the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings.  All filings must reference CG Docket No. 03-123.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings may request assistance by email to FCC504 [at] fcc [dot] gov.


Public Notice:

URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/trs-rules-update-effective-date-and-comment...

Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-48A1.docx

PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-48A1.pdf

Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-48A1.txt


Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:

URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-revises-trs-definition-proposes-rule-re...

Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-19-90A1.docx

PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-19-90A1.pdf

Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-19-90A1.txt


General information about TRS is available at https://www.fcc.gov/general/telecommunications-relay-services-trs.  For further information, please contact Michael Scott, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office, CGB, at (202) 418-1264 or Michael [dot] Scott [at] fcc [dot] gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC's ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).  TTY users may call the FCC's TTY number at (888) 835-5322.