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(a) An interexchange carrier shall submit to the commission, to each exchange access service provider, and to each association of exchange access service providers data necessary for the calculation of access charges in accordance with the Alaska Intrastate Interexchange Access Charge Manual, adopted by reference in 3 AAC 48.440, and the effective access charge tariffs.
(b) An interexchange carrier shall retain for a period of three years the records, including billing tapes, from which the data specified in (a) of this section is obtained.
(c) All information submitted by an interexchange carrier under (a) of this section is available for public inspection.
(d) An interexchange carrier may petition the commission to authorize an independent audit of the information provided by another interexchange carrier under (a) of this section. The interexchange carrier requesting an audit must pay for the cost of the audit. If the commission determines, based on the audit, that the information provided by the audited interexchange carrier is inaccurate by a margin exceeding 2 percent or by a margin that resulted in an underpayment of access charges by an amount exceeding $200,000 on an annual basis, the audited interexchange carrier shall reimburse the cost of the audit and shall be subject to civil penalties in accordance with AS 42.05.571 - 42.05.621. In addition, an interexchange carrier that is determined to have underpaid access charges shall correct that underpayment in accordance with the tariff of the Alaska Exchange Carriers Association.
(e) An interexchange carrier that owns or controls interexchange facilities in the state shall file annually with the commission a report identifying occurrences of the carrier's noncompliance with the state telecommunications modernization plan set out in 3 AAC 53.700 - 3 AAC 53.720. The carrier shall also identify progress toward compliance with the deadline requirements of 3 AAC 53.700 - 3 AAC 53.720.
(f) An interexchange carrier or alternate operator service provider shall annually submit calendar year traffic data, disaggregated by month, within 90 days after the end of each calendar year. The traffic data must be submitted in a format prescribed by the commission.
History: Eff. 3/16/91, Register 117; am 9/1/2002, Register 163; am 5/18/2003, Register 166; am 9/16/2005, Register 175
Authority: AS 42.05.141
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