Public Utilities Commission accepts petition to improve 911 rules

 

DENVER (June 2, 2017) — A Petition to streamline, update and improve 9-1-1 rules filed by the 9-1-1 Advisory Task Force of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was accepted on May 31, 2017 by PUC Commissioners.

The Petition and its attached draft revision of the Commission’s 9-1-1 rules represents four months of consensus-based workshops with industry, local 9-1-1 governing bodies, public safety answering points, and other interested stakeholders to draft revised rules. The full list of participants was included as Exhibit C to the Petition.

The 9-1-1 Advisory Task Force, a body created by the PUC charged with providing oversight of the statewide implementation of basic emergency service, makes recommendations and reports to the Commission concerning the implementation of 9-1-1 services in Colorado.

In its Petition, filed on May 24, 2017, the Task Force requests that the Commission initiate a rulemaking to remove, revise or update unnecessary, redundant, or outdated language to rules 723-2-2130 through 2159 and 2008(a), and to make other significant changes to the rules, including a revision of the Commission’s rules regarding 9-1-1 network diversity and resiliency and contingency planning.

On May 31, 2017, the Commission accepted the Petition and set a 30-day comment period for all interested stakeholders to provide input to the Commission on whether it should proceed to rulemaking on these issues. Any person desiring to review the Petition and its attachments and/or file comments, may do so on or before June 30, 2017. Written comments should be addressed to the Public Utilities Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 250, Denver, Colorado 80202, or submitted through the Commission’s e-filing system at:  https://www.dora.state.co.us/pls/efi/EFI.homepage, using Proceeding No. 17M-0319T.

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