Washington State E911 – October 1, 1993

     Chapter 365-300 WAC     ENHANCED 911 FUNDINGNEW SECTION WAC 365-300-010 Authority. This chapter is promulgated pursuant to theauthority granted in RCW 38.52.540.[]NEW SECTION WAC 365-300-020 Purpose. RCW 38.52.540 establishes the enhanced 911account in the state treasury and specifies that moneys in the account shall beused only to help implement and operate enhanced 911 state-wide. The purpose ofthis chapter is to specify by rule the purposes for which moneys may be expendedfrom the enhanced 911 account.[]NEW SECTION WAC 365-300-030 Definitions.  (1) "9-1-1 voice network" means all switches and circuits which provide the connection between the caller's central office andthe public safety answering point. (2) "Address" means an identification of a unique physical location bystreet name, number, and postal community. If applicable it also includes theidentification of separately-occupied subunits, such as apartment or suitenumbers, and where appropriate, other information such as building name or floornumber which defines a unique physical location. (3) "Advisory committee" means the E911 advisory committee established byRCW 38.52.530. (4) "ALI/DMS (data management system)" means a system of manual proceduresand computer programs used to create, store, and update the data required forALI (automatic location identification) in support of enhanced 9-1-1. (5) "Alternate routing" means a method by which 9-1-1 calls are routed toa designated alternate location if all E9-1-1 lines to a PSAP are busy. (6) "Automatic location identification (ALI)" means a feature by which thename and address associated with the calling party's telephone number (identifiedby ANI feature) is forwarded to the PSAP for display. (7) "Automatic number identification (ANI)" means a feature that allows forthe automatic display of the seven-digit number used to place a 9-1-1 call. (8) "Central office" means a telephone company facility that houses theswitching and trunking equipment serving telephones in a defined area. (9) "Central office enabling" means the technology that allows the publicnetwork telephone switch(s) to recognize and accept the digits 9-1-1. (10) "Department" means the department of community development. (11) "Diversity" means a method of assuring continuity of service by usingmultiple transmission routes to deliver a particular service between two pointson a network. (12) "Master street address guide (MSAG)" means a data base of street namesand address ranges within their associated postal communities defining emergencyservice zones for 9-1-1 purposes. (13) "Network performance level monitoring" means steps taken by atelephone company to determine that the network is operating properly. (14) "Night service" means a feature that automatically forwards all 911calls to a PSAP to an alternate directory number assigned for that PSAP. Thealternate directory number may be associated with a secondary PSAP or anotheralternate destination. (15) "Public safety answering point (PSAP)" means an answering location for9-1-1 calls originating in a given area. PSAPs are designated as primary orsecondary, which refers to the order in which calls are directed for answering. (16) "Reverse ALI search capability" means the ability to query the ALIdata base to electronically obtain the ALI data associated with a known telephonenumber for purposes of handling an emergency. (17) "Selective routing" means a feature that permits a 9-1-1 call to berouted to a predesignated public safety answering point (PSAP) based upon theidentified telephone number of the calling party and an address associated withthat telephone number. (18) "TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf)" means atelecommunications device that permits typed telephone conversations with orbetween deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired people with a machine at theirlocation. (19) "Telephone system management information system (TSMIS)" means theequipment that records call volume and usage data that is helpful to a PSAP intheir staffing and coverage decisions. (20) "Traffic studies" means studies performed by a telephone company orothers that measure the volume of calls made over the 9-1-1 network. (21) "Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)" means a system designed toprovide power, without delay or transients, during a period when the normal powersupply is incapable of performing acceptably. UPS must allow operation for atleast thirty minutes after loss of commercial power.[]NEW SECTION WAC 365-300-040 Eligible jurisdictions. The counties of the state ofWashington shall be eligible to receive funds from the enhanced 911 account.[]NEW SECTION WAC 365-300-050 Fundable items. Enhanced 9-1-1 systems are made up offour main components: Network, data base, customer premise equipment (CPE), andoperational items. Both the implementation and maintenance costs of thesecomponents will be eligible for funding. The following subcomponents within eachof these major components will be eligible for funding from the enhanced 911account. (1) NETWORK: (a) Central office enabling; (b) Automatic number identification (ANI) provisioning; (c) Selective routing (hardware, software, data base); (d) 9-1-1 voice network (B.01/P.01 service level required); (e) Automatic location identification (ALI) data link; (f) Noncompatible central office switch upgrades; (g) Diversity; (h) Network performance level monitoring; (i) Traffic studies; (j) Alternate routing or night service. (2) DATA BASE: (a) County or regional provided: (i) Addressing (house number, street, postal community) exclusive of housenumbering and street signs; (ii) MSAG development and maintenance. (b) Telephone company provided: (i) ALI data base: MSAG development and maintenance; Subscriber record purification. (ii) ALI DMS equipment (for the storage and retrieval of ALI) may beprovided by several vendors but the equipment must conform to the interfacingtelephone companies standards. (3) CUSTOMER PREMISE EQUIPMENT: (a) ANI/ALI display equipment for both primary and secondary PSAPs; (b) Telephone system if existing is incompatible with enhanced 911; (c) ALI controller; (d) ANI controller; (e) ALI/DMS equipment (must conform to interfacing telephone company'sstandards); (f) Call detail interface and printer; (g) Telephone system management information system; (h) Radio communications equipment (if necessary as part of a regional orconsolidated E9-1-1 system); (i) Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for telephone system and 9-1-1equipment; (j) Auxiliary generator to support 911 emergency telephone service forbackup; (k) TDD if existing is incompatible with enhanced 911; (l) Recording equipment if existing is incompatible with enhanced 911; (m) Reverse ALI search capability. (4) OPERATIONAL ITEMS: (a) Funding necessary to develop the detailed E9-1-1 implementation andbudget plan required by the state E9-1-1 office; (b) Call receiver training; (c) Increased PSAP staffing needs directly attributable and documentableas being required for E9-1-1 implementation. (5) ADDITIONAL ITEMS: Additional equipment and local requirements will be considered for fundingif they are an element in a regional or consolidated E911 system.[]NEW SECTION WAC 365-300-060 Local plan requirements. Prior to the allocation of fundsto a local jurisdiction, other than the allocation of funds to develop localimplementation plans and budgets, the local jurisdiction must develop an approvedimplementation plan and budget. The plans shall detail how each jurisdiction(s)will implement enhanced 911 in the most efficient and effective manner and shallinclude a proposed implementation schedule and estimate of required state andlocal resources. Such documents shall be submitted on forms developed by thedepartment and shall be subject to review and approval by the state enhanced 911coordinator with the advice of the advisory committee.[]NEW SECTION WAC 365-300-070 Funding priorities. Within available revenues, funds willbe allocated in the manner best calculated, at the discretion of the stateenhanced 911 coordinator, with the advice and assistance of the state enhanced911 advisory committee, to facilitate the state-wide implementation and operationof enhanced 911. This discretion shall be guided by the following factors: (1) The nature of existing and planned services in the local jurisdiction. Funds will generally be allocated first to those counties without 911, then tothose counties which have some 911 capability, and then to counties which havefully enhanced 911; (2) Priority will be given to those counties proposing to developconsolidated or regional enhanced 911 systems; (3) The difference between locally generated revenue and revenue needed tofund services in accordance with the approved local plan and budget; (4) Funding required in a particular time period for planning purposes; (5) The differential impacts on local jurisdictions due to the costs andservices of enhanced 911 as provided in tariffs approved by the Washingtonutilities and transportation commission; and (6) Such additional factors directly related to implementation andoperation of enhanced 911 state-wide as may be identified within the localjurisdiction's application for funding and are otherwise consistent with theserules.[]NEW SECTION WAC 365-300-081 Application procedures. The department shall develop anapplication format and applications shall be made in accordance with this format. The department shall further establish a schedule of annual application dates. Funding awards will be made by the department with the advice and assistance ofthe advisory committee.[]NEW SECTION WAC 365-300-090 Other rules. Through other state agencies, including theWashington utilities and transportation commission, rules have and will beadopted which will direct the state-wide implementation and operation of enhanced911. By this reference, this rule is intended to be consistent with andcomplementary to these other rules.[]

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