TITLE 83: PUBLIC UTILITIES
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION
SUBCHAPTER f: TELEPHONE UTILITIES
PART 725 STANDARDS OF SERVICE APPLICABLE TO 9-1-1 EMERGENCY SYSTEMS
SECTION 725.210 FINAL PLANS
Section 725.210 Final Plans
a) Unless waived, the Commission shall hold hearings to review the final plan and shall either approve or disapprove the plan. The petitioner may request a waiver as described in subsection (b). The hearing shall be waived if requested by the petitioner and if neither Commission Staff nor any other party objects to the hearing waiver.
b) The following procedures must be taken in requesting a waiver of the Commission's hearing process:
1) The waiver request shall be stated in the cover letter to the Chief Clerk and in the petition. Replacement language to be inserted as (1) in the petition shall be:
Review the final (or modified) plan based on the information submitted in the application and allow the parties involved to waive a hearing on the matter.
2) Publish a notice in local newspapers of general circulation at least 10 days prior to filing the application with the Commission. The notice shall appear in newspapers whose circulation covers all municipalities within the proposed system and those adjacent to the proposed system. A proof of publication from the newspapers shall be enclosed with the application.
3) Notify all adjacent agencies of the intent to file a plan with the Commission for a 9-1-1 emergency telephone system. This letter shall state petitioner's address and telephone number and the Commission's 9-1-1 Program address and telephone number for purposes of additional information or objections to the plan. Copies of these letters shall be attached to the submitted plan.
4) An affidavit from the serving telecommunications carriers that all information contained in the application is correct. The affidavits must be signed and notarized and submitted with the petition.
c) Final plans submitted to the Commission shall have the concurrence of their participants.
d) Final plans shall consist of a narrative of the proposed system's operation and a completed "Application to Illinois Commerce Commission For the Provision of 9-1-1 Service" consisting of the following exhibits:
1) Exhibit 1: A map showing the boundaries of the proposed system;
2) Exhibit 2: A map or maps showing the jurisdictional boundary of each system participant and adjoining public agencies and public safety agencies;
3) Exhibit 3: A list of system participants, the land area in square miles and the estimated population served in their jurisdictions, including their addresses, telephone numbers and form of dispatch;
4) Exhibit 4: A list of the public agencies or public safety agencies adjacent to the proposed system boundaries, including their addresses and telephone numbers;
5) Exhibit 5: A list of the involved telecommunications carriers, their telephone service areas in the proposed system, area code, prefixes involved and type of 9-1-1 system as specified in Section 725.500(g);
6) Exhibit 6: Identification of the financial arrangements including revenues available for funding the 9-1-1 system;
7) Exhibit 7: A summary of the anticipated implementation cost and annual operating cost of the proposed system that are directly associated with the 9-1-1 call handling process. Copies of contractual agreements between System Management and any telecommunications carriers shall be included;
8) Exhibit 8: Call Handling Agreements: Copies of the signed agreements between the PSAP and the public agencies and/or public safety agencies in a single system. Copies of the signed agreements between PSAPs in adjacent systems or, in the absence of a PSAP, the public agencies or public safety agencies whose jurisdictional boundaries are contiguous. These agreements shall indicate the primary and secondary methods to be employed for notification of emergency calls received from requesting parties with their respective jurisdictions and shall include either direct dispatch, call referral, call relay, or call transfer;
9) Exhibit 9: Aid Outside Normal Jurisdiction Boundaries: A copy of the signed annual agreement between the PSAP management and all public agencies and/or public safety agencies in a single system and in different systems but whose jurisdictional boundaries are contiguous. This agreement shall provide that, once an emergency unit is dispatched in response to a request through the system by direct dispatch, call referral, call relay, or call transfer, this unit shall render its service to the requesting party without regard to whether the unit is operating outside its normal jurisdictional boundaries. A copy of both agreements shall be filed with the Chief Clerk of the Commission at the time the petition is filed; and
10) Exhibit 10: A completed checklist supplied by the Commission, a network diagram, and a test plan pursuant to Section 725.505(y).
e) Final plans shall be formally submitted to the Commission for approval no later than six months prior to the planned on-line date.
f) The Commission shall approve final plans when the petitioner has complied with the requirements of this Part and applicable laws.
(Source: Amended at 28 Ill. Reg. 15742, effective December 1, 2004)