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Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2007-18

  Ottawa, 12 October 2007

Establishment of a CISC ad hoc committee for area code relief planning in eastern Ontario area code 613

  Reference: 8698-C12-200714312
  In this Public Notice, the Commission announces the establishment of a CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee ad hoc committee to examine options for providing relief to area code 613 in eastern Ontario. The Commission invites the public and telecommunications service providers to participate in the activities of the ad hoc committee.



On 30 August 2007, the Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) informed the Commission that the results of the latest Relief Numbering Resource Utilization Forecast indicated that area code 613 in eastern Ontario was projected to exhaust in May 2012.



In Telecom Decision 2003-55, the Commission revised the Canadian NPA Relief Planning Guidelines (the Guidelines), which provide the framework for addressing area code exhaust in Canada. The Guidelines establish a step-by-step process to be followed by the CNA and relief planning committees (RPCs) and require relief planning activities to begin if code exhaust is projected to occur within the next 72 months.


The telecommunications industry conducts area code relief planning in a public manner through an ad hoc RPC within the CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC). Part of the role of an RPC is to encourage public awareness and participation. The CNA, in its role as area code relief planning coordinator, acts as the chair of the RPCs.

Area code 613 RPC


Since area code 613 is projected to exhaust in 66 months, the Commission considers that there is a need to begin the area code relief planning process. With this Public Notice, the Commission establishes the area code 613 Relief Planning Committee (the 613 RPC).


The scope of the relief planning activities of the 613 RPC is limited to the consideration of solutions for introducing new numbering resources within a geographical area. Since area code relief planning does not affect local and long distance calling areas or rates, these issues are outside the scope of this proceeding.


All relief options contemplated by the 613 RPC, as well as its recommendation, will be used by the Commission to render its decision on the relief option to be adopted.


The Commission notes that the 613 RPC may consider relief measures that would require some customers to change their telephone numbers. The Commission therefore encourages members of the public to participate in the activities of the 613 RPC.



The CNA will announce the location and time of the 613 RPC's meetings and will make available all related documentation. In addition, information concerning area code 613 relief planning activities will be available from the CNA on its website,, or by phone, at 613-563-7242.


Parties interested in participating in the activities of the 613 RPC must notify the Commission of their intention to do so by filling out the online form, or by writing to the Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, or by faxing at 819-994-0218 by 26 October 2007 (the registration date). Parties are to provide their email addresses, where available. If parties do not have access to the Internet, they are to indicate in their notice whether they wish to receive disk versions of hard copy filings.


The Commission will post on its website, as soon as possible after the registration date, a complete list of interested parties and their mailing addresses (including their email addresses, if available) identifying those parties who wish to receive disk versions.

Important notice


Note that all information that you provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, email or through the Commission's website at, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission's website. This information includes your personal information, such as your full name, email address, postal/street address, telephone and facsimile number(s), and any other personal information you provide.


The personal information you provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.


Documents received electronically or otherwise will be posted on the Commission's website in their entirety exactly as you send them, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.


Please note that the information you provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the webpage of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of our website with the help of either our own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information which was provided as part of this public process.

Location of CRTC offices


Submissions may be examined or will be made available promptly upon request at the Commission offices during normal business hours:
  Toll-free telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4B1
Tel: 819-997-2429
Fax: 819-994-0218
  Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
Tel: 902-426-7997
Fax: 902-426-2721
  205 Viger Avenue West, Suite 504
Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1G2
Tel: 514-283-6607
  55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: 416-952-9096
  Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue, Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: 204-983-6306 - TDD: 204-983-8274
Fax: 204-983-6317
  Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue, Suite 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: 306-780-3422
  10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: 780-495-3224
  580 Hornby Street, Suite 530
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: 604-666-2111 - TDD: 604-666-0778
Fax: 604-666-8322
  Secretary General

Related document

  • CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee - Consensus items, Telecom Decision CRTC 2003-55, 13 August 2003
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