WSR 03-10-014

PERMANENT RULES

MILITARY DEPARTMENT


[ Filed April 25, 2003, 2:10 p.m. , effective July 1, 2003 ]

Date of Adoption: April 21, 2003.

Purpose: RCW 38.52.540 establishes the enhanced 9-1-1 account in the state treasury. The purpose of new chapter 118-66 WAC is to specify purposes for which moneys collected under the new wireless enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax may be expended as enacted by the 2002 legislature, chapter 341, Laws of 2002, and incorporates existing language in chapter 118-65 WAC in the new chapter 118-66 WAC that currently applies to the existing enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax collected on switched access lines.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing chapter 118-65 WAC; and new chapter 118-66 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 38.52.540.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-04-108 on February 5, 2003.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The following changes were made for clarification to WAC 118-66-030 Definitions:

In definition (15) changed the phrase "E9-1-1 Service Provider's" to "RCSC's."

In definitions (44) and (54) added the phrase "or county."

In definition (48) deleted the phrase "additions or changes to their" and added after "Service" the phrase "affecting additions or changes to their networks."

In definitions (15), (42), and (53) changed the word "customer" to "end user."

In definitions (40), (49), and (50) changed the word "customer" to "wireless end user."

Added definition (76) for "Wireless End User."

In WAC 118-66-040(3) deleted the typographical error "32."

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 8, Amended 0, Repealed 9.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 3, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2003.

April 25, 2003

Robert G. Oenning

E 9-1-1 Coordinator

Chapter 118-66 WAC

ENHANCED 9-1-1 FUNDING


NEW SECTION
WAC 118-66-010   Authority.   This chapter is promulgated pursuant to the authority granted in RCW 38.52.540 and 38.52.545.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 118-66-020   Purpose and priorities.   (1) RCW 38.52.540 authorizes the establishment of an enhanced 9-1-1 account in the state treasury and specifies that the funds shall be used only

(a) To support the statewide coordination and management of the enhanced 9-1-1 system,

(b) For the implementation of wireless enhanced 9-1-1 statewide, and

(c) To help supplement, within available funds, the operational costs of the system, including:

(i) Adequate funding of counties to enable implementation of wireless enhanced 9-1-1 service, and

(ii) Reimbursement of radio communications service companies for costs incurred in providing wireless enhanced 9-1-1 service pursuant to negotiated contracts between counties or their agents and the radio communications service companies.

(2) RCW 38.52.545 provides that the rules defining the purposes for which available enhanced 9-1-1 funds may be expended shall consider the base needs of individual counties for specific assistance, and establishes the following expenditure priorities for such funds:

(a) To assure that 9-1-1 dialing is operational statewide;

(b) To assist counties as necessary to assure they can achieve a basic service level for 9-1-1 operations; and

(c) To assist counties as practicable to acquire items of a capital nature appropriate to increasing 9-1-1 effectiveness.

(3) The state enhanced 9-1-1 coordinator, with the advice and assistance of the enhanced 9-1-1 advisory committee, is authorized to enter into statewide agreements to improve the efficiency of enhanced 9-1-1 services for all counties and to specify by rule the operational purposes for which funds, if available, may be expended from the enhanced 9-1-1 account.

(4) The purpose of these rules is to define the criteria and priority for enhanced 9-1-1 fundable items and requirements for eligible entities to receive enhanced 9-1-1 assistance from the state enhanced 9-1-1 account.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 118-66-030   Definitions.   (1) "9-1-1 Management Information System" shall mean equipment that collects, stores and collates 9-1-1 call data into reports and statistics.

(2) "9-1-1 Voice Network" shall mean switching systems and circuits which provide the connection between the caller's switching office and the public safety answering point (PSAP).

(3) "Address" shall mean the identification of a unique physical location by street name, number, and postal community, latitude, longitude (and, when available, altitude). When applicable, the address may contain the identification of separately-occupied subunits, such as apartment or suite numbers, and where appropriate, other information such as building name or floor number which defines a unique physical location.

(4) "Advisory Committee" shall mean the enhanced 9-1-1 advisory committee as established by RCW 38.52.530.

(5) "Alternate Routing" shall mean a method of routing 9-1-1 calls to a designated alternate PSAP location when all 9-1-1 lines are busy at the primary PSAP location.

(6) "ANI/ALI Controllers" shall mean the stand-alone components that provide control functions for retrieving and interpreting information in the ANI and ALI databases.

(7) "ANI/ALI Display Equipment" shall mean the equipment at the PSAP call answering position necessary for the display of Automatic Number Identification and Automatic Location Identification.

(8) "Automatic Location Identification (ALI)" shall mean a feature of the enhanced 9-1-1 system by which the name and address associated with the calling party's telephone number (identified by ANI feature) is forwarded to the PSAP for display.

(9) "Automatic Location Identification (ALI) Database" shall mean the set of ALI records residing on a computer system at an E9-1-1 Service Provider

(10) "Automatic Location Identification/Data Management System (ALI/DMS)" shall mean a system of manual procedures and computer programs used to create, store, and update the data required for automatic location identification in support of enhanced 9-1-1.

(11) "Automatic Number Identification (ANI)" shall mean a feature of the enhanced 9-1-1 system that allows for the automatic display of the telephone number used to place a 9-1-1 call.

(12) "B.01/P.01 Grade of Service" shall mean a level of service where the probability that one call out of one hundred (one percent) will be blocked during the average busy hour.

(13) "Call Detail Recorder" shall mean equipment used to store, record and print ANI/ALI information for 9-1-1 calls.

(14) "Cell Sector" shall mean an area, geographically defined according to an RCSC's radio frequency coverage data, consisting of a certain portion or all of the total coverage area of a Cell Site.

(15) "Cell Site" shall mean an RCSC's radio frequency base station that receives calls from wireless end users.

(16) "Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)" shall mean equipment capable of receiving and disseminating detailed information related to emergency services call taking and dispatching.

(17) "Department" shall mean the Military Department.

(18) "E9-1-1 Mapping Administration" shall mean personnel, hardware, and software necessary to create and maintain map data necessary to interpret Phase II E9-1-1 latitude and longitude (and, when available, altitude), and to display the data on a PSAP call answering position.

(19) "E9-1-1 Service Provider" shall mean a LEC providing the Selective Routing services for county wireline E9-1-1 service.

(20) "Electronic Mail" shall mean a means of delivering text, data, graphics and other electronic media via a private computer network or the internet.

(21) "Emergency Service Number (ESN)" shall mean a number representing an emergency service zone, used to facilitate the selective routing and selective transfer of 9-1-1 calls to the appropriate PSAP.

(22) "Emergency Service Zone (ESZ)" shall mean a geographical area with a combination of designated police, fire, and emergency medical service providers.

(23) "Instant Call Check" shall mean equipment which records 9-1-1 call conversations for immediate playback on demand.

(24) "Language Line Service" shall mean language interpreter services for 9-1-1 calls.

(25) "Local Exchange Company (LEC)" shall mean every corporation, company, association, joint stock association, partnership, and person, their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by any court, and every city or town making available facilities to provide telephone exchange service or exchange access. Such term does not include the provision of radio communications service.

(26) "Location" has the same definition as "Address" in this section.

(27) "Location Determination Technology (LDT)" shall mean the technology used exclusively to determine position or geographic location using latitude and longitude (and, when available, altitude) of a wireless E9-1-1 caller when the Mobile Switching Center (MSC) starts a call or while the MSC is engaged in a call.

(28) "Logging Recorder" shall mean a device that is capable of time stamping, recording and replaying 9-1-1 call conversations.

(29) "Mapping Display" shall mean equipment capable of displaying 9-1-1 call locations on a map.

(30) "Master Street Address Guide (MSAG)" shall mean a database of street names and address ranges within their associated postal communities defining emergency service zones for 9-1-1 purposes.

(31) "Mobile Directory Number (MDN)" shall mean the telephone number of the mobile handset used to originate the 9-1-1 call.

(32) "Mobile Positioning Center (MPC)" shall mean a point of interface to a wireless network for the Emergency Service Network. The Gateway Mobile Location Center (GMLC) serves as the point of interface to the Global Standard for Mobile Communications (GSM) wireless network. The MPC and GMLC serve as the entity that retrieves, forwards, stores and controls position data within the location network. The MPC/GMLC entity receives position information from the wireless network, forwards it to the Emergency Services Network upon request and coordinates requests for position update.

(33) "Mobile Switching Center (MSC)" shall mean the wireless equivalent of a Switching Office that provides switching functions for wireless calls.

(34) "MSC Phase I Software Capabilities" shall mean software at an MSC that is necessary for the provision of Phase I E9-1-1 Service and is used exclusively this purpose.

(35) "MSC Phase II Software Capabilities" shall mean software at the MSC that is necessary for the provision of Phase II E9-1-1 Service, and is exclusively used for this purpose.

(36) "Multicounty Region" shall mean two or more counties served by a regional PSAP.

(37) "Night Service" shall mean a feature that forwards all 9-1-1 calls routed to a designated PSAP to an alternate directory number preassigned for that PSAP. The alternate directory number may be associated with another PSAP or other alternate destination.

(38) "Phase I 9-1-1 Voice Network" shall mean the dedicated 9-1-1 trunks between an MSC and a Selective Router, and between a Selective Router and PSAPs.

(39) "Phase I Address" shall mean the identification of a Cell Site and Cell Sector from which a 9-1-1 call originates, and includes identification of a Cell Site address, Cell Sector orientation, and/or a text description of the area.

(40) "Phase I ALI Database" shall mean a computer database used to update the MDN information of wireless end user and Cell Site and Cell Sector Information.

(41) "Phase I ALI Data Circuit" shall mean a dedicated 9-1-1 data circuit between an MSC and a Service Control Point (SCP), and between an SCP and an ALI Database.

(42) "Phase I Automatic Location Identification (ALI)" shall mean the MDN information of wireless end users and the Cell Site and Cell Sector Information.

(43) "Phase I E9-1-1 Service" shall mean service that facilitates the selective routing of wireless 9-1-1 Calls and the display of Phase I ALI at the PSAPs.

(44) "Phase I Implementation Plan" shall mean a plan of an RCSC or county for implementation of Phase I E9-1-1 Service in a county or counties in Washington State, including, but not limited to: Phase I E9-1-1 Service activation date; network flowchart (including the Company's relevant MSCs); specification of the technology used for interface to the Selective Router and the ALI/Data Management System (DMS) and a 9-1-1 Call flow description; procedures for updating Cell Site and Cell Sector Information; default and diverse routing plans; and an outline of Phase I E9-1-1 Service testing procedures.

(45) "Phase I Interface to ALI Database" shall mean the physical connection of Phase I ALI Data Circuits from a Service Control Point (SCP) or Selective Router to the ALI Database, and the ALI feature enabling of the Circuits.

(46) "Phase I Interface to Selective Router" shall mean the physical connection of the Phase I 9-1-1 Voice Network from an MSC of an RCSC to a Selective Router, and the Selective Router feature enabling of the 9-1-1 trunks.

(47) "Phase I Master Street Address Guide (MSAG)" shall mean records in a Master Street Address Guide associated with each Cell Sector that provide Cell Site and Cell Sector identification, address, coverage information, service provider name, and PSAP of the Cell Sector for automatic display at the PSAP when a wireless 9-1-1 call is processed by that Cell Sector.

(48) "Phase I Testing" shall mean testing conducted by an RCSC when Phase I E9-1-1 Service is implemented to ensure the service is working correctly and testing after a Company makes Phase I E9-1-1 Service affecting additions or changes to their networks.

(49) "Phase II Address" shall mean the latitude and longitude (and, when available, altitude) of the wireless end user.

(50) "Phase II ALI" shall mean the latitude and longitude (and, when available, altitude) of the wireless end user, in addition to the MDN information. When the latitude and longitude are not available the Phase II ALI defaults to Phase I ALI as defined in this chapter.

(51) "Phase II ALI Data Stream" shall mean the location information and formatting required for data collected by the LDT and transmitted to the PSAP.

(52) "Phase II Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System Upgrades" shall mean upgrades to the PSAP CAD system necessary to interpret the Phase II ALI DataStream or to provide output to display Phase II location.

(53) "Phase II E9-1-1 Service" shall mean service provided by an RCSC that delivers Phase I E9-1-1 Service and latitude and longitude (and, when available, altitude) of the wireless end user.

(54) "Phase II Implementation Plan" shall mean a plan of an RCSC or county for implementation of Phase II E9-1-1 Service in a county or counties in Washington state, including, but not limited to: Phase II E9-1-1 Service activation date; network flowchart (including specification of the technology used for Phase II); and an outline of Phase II E9-1-1 Service testing procedures.

(55) "Phase II Testing" shall mean testing conducted by an RCSC when Phase II E9-1-1 Service is implemented to ensure the service is working correctly, and periodic testing necessary for the maintenance of the service.

(56) "Position Determining Entity (PDE)" is used interchangeably with and shall mean "Location Determination Technology (LDT)" as defined herein.

(57) "PSAP Mapping" shall mean a system capable of converting Phase II latitude and longitude (and, when available, altitude) to a map display at the 9-1-1 call answering positions at the PSAPs.

(58) "Pseudo-ANI (P-ANI)" shall mean a telephone number used to support routing of wireless 9-1-1 calls that may identify a wireless cell, cell sector, or PSAP to which the call should be routed.

(59) "Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP)" shall mean the public safety answering location for 9-1-1 calls originating in a given area. PSAPs are designated as primary or secondary, which refers to the order in which calls are directed for answering.

(60) "Radio Communications Service Company (RCSC)" shall mean every corporation, company, association, joint stock association, partnership, and person, their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by any court, and every city or town making available facilities to provide commercial mobile radio communications services, or cellular communications service for hire, sale, and both facilities-based and nonfacilities-based resellers, and does not include radio-paging providers.

(61) "Regional PSAP" shall mean a single facility answering 9-1-1 calls for multiple counties (two or more) on a twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week basis and operated under a single management and fiscal structure.

(62) "Reverse ALI Search" shall mean the ability to electronically query the ALI database to obtain an address associated with a known telephone number.

(63) "Route Diversity" shall mean a method of assuring continuity of service by using multiple transmission routes to deliver a particular service between two points on a network.

(64) "Selective Router" shall mean a Switching Office that provides tandem switching of 9-1-1 calls and controls delivery of a voice call with ANI to the PSAP and provides selective routing, speed calling, selective transfer, fixed transfer, and certain maintenance functions for each PSAP.

(65) "Selective Routing" shall mean a feature that permits a 9-1-1 call to be routed to a pre-designated PSAP based upon the address and/or location associated with the originating telephone number.

(66) "Service Control Point (SCP)" (also referred to as "signal control point") shall mean a remote database within the Signaling System 7 (SS7) signaling network that supplies the translation and routing data needed to deliver advanced network services.

(67) "Service Control Point (SCP) Phase I Capabilities" shall mean database and routing translations necessary for interpretation of data provided by the MSC on wireless 9-1-1 calls to allow 9-1-1 calls to be routed to the correct PSAP and display the correct MDN of the wireless phone and the correct Cell Site and Cell Sector information.

(68) "Service Control Point (SCP) Phase II Capabilities" shall mean specific functions and features necessary for interpretation of Phase II data provided by the MPC on wireless 9-1-1 calls to allow 9-1-1 calls to be routed to the correct PSAP and display the latitude and longitude (and, when available, altitude) of the caller.

(69) "Signaling System 7 (SS7)" shall mean an out of band signaling system used to provide basic routing information, call set-up and other call termination functions in which signaling is removed from the voice channel itself and put on a separate data network.

(70) "Switching Office" shall mean a telecommunications provider facility that houses the switching and trunking equipment serving telephones in a defined area.

(71) "Switching Office Enabling" shall mean the technology that allows the public network telephone Switching Office to recognize and accept the digits 9-1-1.

(72) "Telecommunications Provider" shall mean a telecommunications company as defined in RCW 80.04.010, a RCSC as defined herein, and a commercial mobile radio service provider as defined in 47 CFR, section 20.3.

(73) "TTY" shall mean a telecommunications device that permits typed telephone conversations with or between deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired people with a machine at their location.

(74) "Traffic Studies" shall mean 9-1-1 call studies performed by a telecommunications provider.

(75) "Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)" shall mean a system designed to provide power, without delay or electrical transients, during a period when the normal power supply is incapable of performing acceptably.

(76) "Wireless End User" shall mean any person or entity placing a 9-1-1 call on an RCSC's network.

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Reviser's note: The unnecessary underscoring in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
NEW SECTION
WAC 118-66-040   County eligibility for funding.   (1) As required by RCW 38.52.510, each county shall provide funding for the enhanced 9-1-1 communication system in the county or district in an amount equal to the amount the maximum taxes under RCW 82.14B.030(1) would generate in the county or district or the amount necessary to provide full funding of the system in the county or district, whichever is less.

(2) A county in the state of Washington may be eligible to receive available wireline funds from the enhanced 9-1-1 account for certain eligible wireline enhanced 9-1-1 expenses as described in this chapter only if the county has imposed the maximum county wireline enhanced 9-1-1 tax allowed under RCW 82.14B.030(1).

(3) A county in the state of Washington may be eligible to receive available wireless funds from the enhanced 9-1-1 account for certain eligible wireless enhanced 9-1-1 expenses as described in this chapter related to implementation and operation of the enhanced wireless communication system only if the county has imposed the maximum county wireless enhanced 9-1-1 tax allowed under RCW 82.14B.030(2).

(4) Funds for wireless enhanced 9-1-1 service shall not be distributed to any county that has not negotiated or in good faith attempted to negotiate a wireless enhanced 9-1-1 Phase I or Phase II service agreement with the applicable RCSC(s).

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NEW SECTION
WAC 118-66-042   Radio communications service company (RCSC) eligibility for wireless funding.   (1) The state enhanced E9-1-1 coordinator is authorized to enter into statewide agreements to improve the efficiency of enhanced 9-1-1 services for all counties, and may do so through execution of statewide agreements with RCSC(s).

(2) Funds for wireless enhanced 9-1-1 service shall not be distributed to any Radio Communications Service Company that has not negotiated or in good faith attempted to negotiate a wireless enhanced 9-1-1 Phase I or Phase II service agreement with the applicable county(ies).

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NEW SECTION
WAC 118-66-045   Washington state patrol (WSP) eligibility for wireless funding.   Upon designation by a county as a Public Safety Answering Point for wireless 9-1-1 calls, Washington State Patrol communications centers may be eligible to receive available wireless funds from the enhanced 9-1-1 account for ANI/ALI controllers and necessary interfaces to send data to other PSAP equipment, Phase I E9-1-1 voice network, PSAP mapping, Phase II CAD upgrades, and for ANI/ALI display equipment. Such eligibility shall be based on the portion of wireless 9-1-1 calls initially received by the_regional Washington State Patrol communications center serving the designating county.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
NEW SECTION
WAC 118-66-050   Eligible expenses.   Enhanced 9-1-1 communications systems are comprised of multiple components. Subject to available funds, expenses for implementation, operation, and maintenance costs of these components may be eligible for reimbursement if incurred by eligible entities. The components listed below may be eligible for reimbursement to eligible entities from the enhanced 9-1-1 account based on a reasonable prioritization by the state E9-1-1 coordinator with the advice and assistance of the enhanced 9-1-1 advisory committee and in accordance with the purposes and priorities established by statute and regulation, including WAC 118-66-020.

(1) Expenses for the following wireline components may be eligible for reimbursement from the enhanced 9-1-1 account from funds generated under the state wireline enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax (RCW 82.14B.030(3)):

(a) Statewide dialing items:

(i) Switching Office Enabling;

(ii) Automatic Number Identification (ANI);

(iii) 9-1-1 Voice Network (B.01/P.01 Grade of Service level required);

(iv) Traffic Studies between Switching Offices and the Selective Router;

(v) MSAG coordination and maintenance;

(vi) ALI/DMS service;

(vii) Reverse ALI Search capability;

(b) Basic service items:

(i) Route Diversity between Switching Offices and Selective Router;

(2) Expenses for the following wireless components may be eligible for reimbursement from enhanced 9-1-1 account funds generated under the state wireless enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax (RCW 82.14B.030(4)):

(a) Wireless Phase I E9-1-1 service components:

(i) Phase I Automatic Location Identification (ALI);

(ii) Phase I Address;

(iii) Service Control Point Phase I Capabilities;

(iv) Phase I ALI Database;

(v) Phase I MSAG coordination;

(vi) Phase I Interface to Selective Router;

(vii) Phase I Interface to ALI Database;

(viii) Phase I Testing;

(ix) Phase I Implementation Plans;

(x) Phase I Implementation Agreements;

(xi) Pseudo-ANI (P-ANI);

(xii) Phase I 9-1-1 Voice Network;

(xiii) MSC Phase I Software Capabilities;

(xiv) Traffic Studies between the MSC and Selective Router;

(xv) Phase I ALI Data Circuits;

(b) Wireless E9-1-1 Phase II service components (including all Phase I components):

(i) PSAP Mapping;

(ii) Phase II CAD System Upgrades;

(iii) Location Determination Technology;

(iv) Phase II Implementation Plan;

(v) Phase II Testing;

(vi) MSC Phase II Software Capabilities;

(vii) Service Control Point Phase II Capabilities; and

(viii) Mobile Positioning Center.

(3) Expenses for the following components are shared with wireline and wireless enhanced 9-1-1 services and may be eligible for reimbursement from enhanced 9-1-1 account funds generated under the state wireline enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax (RCW 82.14B.030(3)) and from enhanced 9-1-1 account funds generated under the statewide wireless enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax (RCW 82.14B.030(4)):

(a) Statewide dialing items:

(i) Selective Routing;

(ii) Automatic Location Identification (ALI) Database;

(iii) Traffic Studies between Selective Router and PSAP;

(iv) ANI/ALI Controllers and necessary interfaces to send data to other PSAP equipment;

(v) ANI/ALI Display Equipment for primary PSAPs;

(vi) That portion of a telephone system compatible with enhanced 9-1-1 that is used to answer 9-1-1 calls;

(vii) TTY required for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA);

(viii) County 9-1-1 coordinator duties;

(b) Basic service items:

(i) Call Detail Recorder and/or printer;

(ii) E9-1-1 Mapping Administration;

(iii) Mapping display for call answering positions that are ANI/ALI equipped.

(iv) Instant Call Check equipment (one per 9-1-1 call answering position);

(v) Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for PSAP enhanced 9-1-1 equipment;

(vi) 9-1-1 Management Information System;

(vii) Headsets for 9-1-1 call takers;

(viii) 9-1-1 call receiver salaries and benefits;

(ix) Language Line Service;

(x) Call receiver training;

(xi) Enhanced 9-1-1 document retention and destruction;

(xii) 9-1-1 coordinator Electronic Mail;

(xiii) Route Diversity between selective router and PSAP;

(xiv) Alternate Routing and/or Night Service;

(c) Capital:

(i) Auxiliary generator to support 9-1-1 emergency telephone service for backup;

(ii) Logging Recorder for 9-1-1 call;

(iii) Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system hardware and software; and

(iv) Clock synchronizer.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 118-66-080   Allocation of funds.   (1) Within available funds and consistent with statutory and regulatory purposes and priorities, the state enhanced 9-1-1 coordinator (with the advice and assistance of the enhanced 9-1-1 advisory committee) has the discretion to allocate enhanced 9-1-1 account funds to eligible entities as reimbursement for wireline and wireless enhanced 9-1-1 eligible expenses.

(2) Eligible expenses for wireline components established in WAC 118-66-050(1) may only be eligible for reimbursement from enhanced 9-1-1 account funds generated under the state wireline enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax (RCW 82.14B.030(3)). Such funds shall be allocated based on statutory and regulatory purposes and priorities and WAC 118-66-020.

(3) Eligible expenses for wireless components established in WAC 118-66-050(2) may only be eligible for reimbursement from enhanced 9-1-1 account funds generated under the state wireless enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax (RCW 82.14B.030(4)). Such funds shall be allocated based on statutory and regulatory purposes and priorities and WAC 118-66-020.

(4) Eligible expenses for components established in WAC 118-66-050(3) may be eligible for reimbursement from enhanced 9-1-1 account funds generated under the state wireline enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax (RCW 82.14B.030(3)) and enhanced 9-1-1 account funds generated under the state wireless enhanced 9-1-1 excise tax (RCW 82.14B.030(4)). The amount allocated from each tax source will be based on an equitable distribution determined by the state E9-1-1 coordinator with the advice and assistance of the enhanced 9-1-1 advisory committee. Such funds shall be allocated based on statutory and regulatory purposes and priorities and WAC 118-66-020.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 118-66-081   Funding applications.   Requests for funding shall be submitted in accordance with application formats developed by the state E9-1-1 coordinator and shall include plans and budget information justifying the funding request, an annual schedule of eligible items, funding levels, and funding priority. The state E9-1-1 coordinator will establish a schedule of annual application dates.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 118-66-085   Reporting requirements for radio communications service companies (RCSCs).   In addition to other reports that may be required as a condition of funding, RCSCs shall report to the state E9-1-1 office, on a per county basis, the total number of customers, including customers that are using resold services from that company, based on the customer's place of primary use. These numbers shall reflect the total number of customers at the end of each calendar year and shall be furnished to the respective county enhanced 9-1-1 coordinator by March 1 of the following year. RCSCs shall conduct Traffic Studies on 9-1-1 call volumes between their MSC and each Selective Router in the state as requested by the state E9-1-1 coordinator. Up to four studies may be requested by the state E9-1-1 coordinator during any calendar year.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 118-66-090   Other rules.   Through other state agencies, such as, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, rules have and will be adopted which will impact the statewide operation of enhanced 9-1-1. By this reference, this rule is intended to be consistent with and complementary to these other rules.

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REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 118-65-010 Authority.
WAC 118-65-020 Purpose.
WAC 118-65-030 Definitions.
WAC 118-65-040 Eligible jurisdictions.
WAC 118-65-050 Fundable items.
WAC 118-65-060 Local plan requirements.
WAC 118-65-070 Funding priorities.
WAC 118-65-081 Application procedures.
WAC 118-65-090 Other rules.

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