Communications Regulation Act 2002

58D

F120 [ Commission to conduct review of maximum call handling fee.

58D. (1) Not later than 2 months before the second anniversary of the date on which an ECAS contract was entered into, and not later than 2 months before each subsequent anniversary of that date while the contract remains in force, the Commission shall conduct a review of the maximum permitted call handling fee that the ECAS operator can charge for handling emergency calls.

(2) As soon as practicable after conducting a review in accordance with subsection (1) , the Commission shall determine the maximum call handling fee that the ECAS operator can charge for handling emergency calls during the period of 12 months beginning with the date of the relevant anniversary of the date on which the ECAS contract was entered into. In determining that fee, the Commission may either confirm the existing maximum call handling fee or, after consulting the ECAS operator, determine a higher or lower maximum fee.

(3) In making a determination under subsection (2) , the Commission shall have regard to

( a ) the need for the ECAS operator to cover the reasonable costs likely to be incurred by it in operating the service and, in particular, to recover a guaranteed rate of return for providing the ECAS, and

( b ) the cost likely to be incurred by the Commission in monitoring the ECAS. ]