TCPA Rulings and Orders

The Federal Communications Commission is the agency responsible for implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  In this role, the FCC may issue a Declaratory Ruling in response to a petition requesting clarification of an issue of regulatory uncertainty regarding application of the TCPA. The FCC may also engage in rulemaking efforts to seek public comment on TCPA-related proposals and/or questions.  After considering comments and reply comments to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the FCC may issue a Report & Order.  Below is a list of TCPA rulings and orders relevant to the debt collection industry, as well as recent rulemaking efforts.