DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC GROWTH  
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION  
TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES - LICENSE TRANSFER  
PROCEDURES  
(By authority conferred on the public service commission by sections 202 and 213 of  
1991 PA 179, MCL 484.2202 and MCL 484.2213, and section 303(4) of 2005 PA 235,  
MCL 484.2303(4).)  
R 484.601 Transfer of Bankrupt Provider's License.  
Rule 1. (1) Any licensed provider that files for bankruptcy protection shall notify  
the commission within 10 days of such filing, and shall provide the commission with a  
copy of any application filed with the bankruptcy court requesting transfer of the  
bankrupt provider's license.  
(2) If the bankruptcy court orders that the bankrupt provider's license be transferred  
to another provider licensed in the State of Michigan, and the transferred license will  
not result in the expansion of the territory covered by the license recipient, the bankrupt  
provider and the license recipient shall so notify the commission within 10 days of the  
issuance of the order. The transfer shall be effective upon filing of the notice. The  
license recipient shall comply with all applicable state and federal customer  
notification and tariff requirements.  
(3) If the bankruptcy court orders that the bankrupt provider's license be transferred  
to another provider licensed in the State of Michigan, and the transferred license will  
result in the expansion of the territory covered by the license recipient, then the  
following shall apply:  
(a) The bankrupt provider and the license recipient shall so notify the commission  
within 10 days of the issuance of the order.  
(b) The license recipient shall file an application under MCL 484.2301 and  
484.2302 to temporarily and permanently expand its license within 30 days of the  
issuance of the order.  
(c) The license recipient shall comply with all applicable state and federal  
customer notification and tariff requirements.  
(4) If the bankruptcy court orders that the bankrupt provider's license be transferred  
to a provider that is not licensed in the State of Michigan, then the following shall apply:  
(a) The bankrupt provider and the license recipient shall so notify the commission  
within 10 days of the issuance of the order.  
(b) The license recipient shall file an application under MCL 484.2301 and  
484.2302 for a temporary and permanent license to provide basic local exchange  
service within 30 days of the issuance of the order.  
(c) The license recipient shall comply with all applicable state and federal  
customer notification and tariff requirements.  
History: 2008 AACS.  
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