Contents of applications to dismantle or remove a trunk line.
The application shall contain:
(a) The name and address of each applicant;
(b) The name, title, and post office address of the officer to whom correspondence concerning the application is to be addressed;
(c) Nature of proposed discontinuance, reduction, or impairment;
(d) Identification of community or part of community involved and date on which applicant desires to make proposed discontinuance, reduction, or impairment effective; if for a temporary period only, indicate the approximate period for which authorization is desired;
(e) Proposed new tariff listing, if any, and difference, if any, between present charges to the public and charges for the service to be substituted;
(f) Description of the service area affected including population and general character of business of the community;
(g) Name of any other carrier or carriers providing telegraph or telephone service to the community;
(h) Statement of the reasons for proposed discontinuance, reduction, or impairment;
(i) Statement of the factors showing that neither present nor future public convenience and necessity would be adversely affected by the granting of the application;
(j) Description of any previous discontinuance, reduction, or impairment of service to the community affected by the application, which has been made by the applicant during the 12 months preceding filing of application, and statement of any present plans for future discontinuance, reduction, or impairment of service to such community;
(k) A map or sketch showing:
(1) Routes of line proposed to be removed from service and of alternate lines, if any, to be retained;
(2) Type and ownership of structures (open wire, aerial cable, underground cable, carrier systems, etc.);
(3) Cities and towns along routes with approximate population of each, and route kilometers between the principal points;
(4) Location of important operating centers and repeater or relay points;
(5) State boundary lines through which the facilities extend;
(l) A wire chart showing, for both the line proposed to be removed and the alternate lines to be retained, the regular and normal assignment of each wire, its method of operation, the number of channels and normal assignment of each;
(m) The number of wires or cables to be removed and the kind, size, and length of each;
(n) A complete statement showing how the traffic load on the line proposed to be removed will be diverted to other lines and the adequacy of such other lines to handle the increased load.
[28 FR 13229, Dec. 5, 1963, as amended at 58 FR 44907, Aug. 25, 1993]
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