FCC Publishes Robocall Order on Reconsideration, Sixth FNPRM, and Waiver Order in Fed. Reg.

On December 30, 2021, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Order on Reconsideration, Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Waiver Order in the Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Robocalls matter, thereby setting the effective date and comment dates.

The Order on Reconsideration and Waiver Order are effective January 31, 2022, except for Section 64.1200(k)(10); Section 64.1200(k)(9)(i) (which mandates use of SIP Codes 607 and 608) is waived from January 1, 2022 until January 31, 2022, to permit providers to utilize SIP Code 603 in addition to Codes 607 and 608 beginning January 1, 2022.  The effective date of Section 64.1200(k)(10), which requires a terminating provider that blocks calls pursuant to an analytics program to provide, upon request of the consumer, within 3 business days a list of calls blocked to their number, is delayed indefinitely.

Comments on the Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking are due on or before January 31, 2022.

Reply Comments are due on or before February 14, 2022.

For additional information please see previous blog post FCC Releases Robocall Order on Reconsideration, Sixth FNPRM, and Waiver Order.

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