Ballot 21 – Phone Number at Place of Business (Passed Unanimously)
Ken Bretschneider made the following motion, and Nick Hales and Bruce Morton endorsed it.
The Guidelines should be amended in accordance with the following erratum.
Delete Section 16b and replace it with the following.
(b) Telephone Number for Applicant’s Place of Business
(1) Verification Requirements To further verify Applicant’s physical existence and business presence, as well as to assist in confirming other verification requirements, the CA MUST verify that the telephone number provided by Applicant is a main phone number for Applicant’s Place of Business.
(2) Acceptable Methods of Verification To verify Applicant’s telephone number, the CA MUST perform A and either B or C as listed below:
(A) Confirm Applicant’s telephone number by calling it and obtaining an affirmative response sufficient to enable a reasonable person to conclude that Applicant is reachable by telephone at the number dialed;
(B) Confirm that the telephone number provided by Applicant is listed as Applicant’s or Parent/Subsidiary Company’s telephone number for the verified address of its Place of Business in records provided by the applicable phone company, or, alternatively, in either at least one Qualified Independent Information Source or Qualified Governmental Information Source, or in a Qualified Governmental Tax Information Source;
(C) Rely on a Verified Legal Opinion or a Verified Accountant Letter to the effect that Applicant’s telephone number, as provided, is a main phone number for Applicant’s Place of Business.
The ballot review period comes into effect at 1700 EDT on (Thursday) 20 Nov 2008, and will close at 1700 EDT on (Thursday) 27 Nov 2008. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at 1700 EDT on (Thursday) 4 Dec 2008.
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