403.08 Plans submitted; changes; waivers.
Subdivision 1. Tentative plans. (a) Before December 15, 1978, each county shall submit tentative plans for the establishment of a 911 system to the public utility or utilities providing public telephone service within the county, to the department of administration and to the public utilities commission.
(b) The department of administration shall review the plan for consistency with the standards adopted pursuant to section 403.07 and report its findings to the county within six months of receipt of the plan.
(c) The public utilities commission shall review the plan and comment to the county within six months of the receipt of the plan.
(d) Each public utility providing telephone service within the county shall review the plan and transmit to the county good faith estimates of local system implementation expenses within six months of the receipt of the plan.
Subd. 2. Final plans. (a) Before December 15, 1979, each county shall submit final plans for the establishment of a 911 system to the public utility or utilities providing public telephone service within the county, to the department of administration and to the public utilities commission. The final plan shall include a description of all capital and recurring costs for the proposed 911 system.
(b) The department of administration shall review the final plan for consistency with the standards adopted pursuant to section 403.07 and approve or disapprove the plan within six months of receipt.
(c) The public utilities commission shall review the final plan and determine that portion of plan implementation capital costs which may be applied to the utility company rate base and report findings to the county within six months of receipt of the plan.
Subd. 3. Implementation contracts. After department of administration approval of design and public utilities commission report of findings, each county, together with the department of administration and the local governmental units or public agencies operating public safety answering points, shall contract with the appropriate public utility or utilities for the implementation of the approved 911 system plan.
Subd. 4. Exception. Each county implementing a 911 system before December 15, 1978, shall submit to the department of administration and the public utilities commission in lieu of the required plan a report describing the system and stating its operational date.
Subd. 5. System changes after December 14, 1978. Any subsequent changes to 911 systems described in subdivision 4 shall conform to standards established by the department of administration pursuant to section 403.07.
Subd. 6. Waivers. After adoption of final 911 system plans, any county or utility may petition the department of administration for a waiver of all or portions of the requirements or time limits of sections 403.01 to 403.08. Waivers shall be granted upon a demonstration by petitioner that the requirement is economically infeasible in the sense that federal or state funding for the initial capital investment required of the county to implement a 911 system is not available.
Subd. 7. Cellular and other nonwire providers. (a) Each cellular and other wireless access service provider shall cooperate in planning and implementing integration with enhanced 911 systems operating in their service territories to meet Federal Communications Commission-enhanced 911 standards. By August 1, 1997, each 911 emergency telephone service provider operating enhanced 911 systems, in cooperation with each involved cellular or other wireless access service provider, shall develop and provide to the commissioner good-faith estimates of installation and recurring expenses to integrate cellular 911 service into the enhanced 911 networks to meet Federal Communications Commission phase one wireless enhanced 911 standards. The commissioner shall coordinate with counties and affected public safety agency representatives in developing a statewide design and plan for implementation.
(b) Planning shall be completed by October 1, 1997, for the metropolitan area and shall be completed by December 1, 1997, for the areas outside of the metropolitan area.
(c) Planning considerations must include cost, degree of integration into existing 911 systems, the retention of existing 911 infrastructure, and the potential implications of phase 2 of the Federal Communications Commission wireless enhanced 911 standards.
(d) Counties shall incorporate the statewide design when modifying county 911 plans to provide for integrating wireless 911 service into existing county 911 systems. The commissioner shall contract with the involved wireless service providers and 911 service providers to integrate cellular and other wireless services into existing 911 systems where feasible.
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