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Released: November 28, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 12-1908

Released: November 28, 2012

MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCES COMMENT AND REPLY COMMENT DEADLINES

FOR THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING REGARDING ACCESSIBLE

EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND APPARATUS REQUIREMENTS FOR

EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND VIDEO DESCRIPTION

MB DOCKET NO. 12-107

NPRM Comment Deadline: December 18, 2012

NPRM Reply Comment Deadline: December 28, 2012

On November 19, 2012, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter
of Accessible Emergency Information, and Apparatus Requirements for Emergency Information and
Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility
Act of 2010
(the “NPRM”).1 In the NPRM, the Commission seeks comment on proposals to implement
certain provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
(“CVAA”) to make televised emergency information more accessible to individuals who are blind or
visually impaired and to ensure that television apparatus are able to make available video description and
accessible emergency information. The Commission set deadlines for filing comments and reply
comments at 20 and 30 days, respectively, after publication of the NPRM in the Federal Register.2
By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau announces that the NPRM was published in the Federal
Register today, November 28, 2012.3 Comments must be submitted no later than December 18, 2012.
Reply Comments must be submitted no later than December 28, 2012. Commenters should follow the
filing instructions provided in paragraph 41 of the NPRM.4 The NPRM is also available on the
Commission’s website.5


1 See Accessible Emergency Information, and Apparatus Requirements for Emergency Information and Video
Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
, MB
Docket No. 12-107, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 12-142 (rel. Nov. 19, 2012).
2 See NPRM at 1.
3 See Accessible Emergency Information, and Apparatus Requirements for Emergency Information and Video
Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
, 77
Fed. Reg. 70970 (Nov. 28, 2012).
4 See NPRM at 23-24, ¶ 41.
5 See http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-12-142A1.doc (Word),
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db1119/FCC-12-142A1.pdf (Acrobat).

For additional information on this proceeding, contact Diana Sokolow, Diana.Sokolow@fcc.gov,
or Maria Mullarkey, Maria.Mullarkey@fcc.gov, of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, (202) 418-2120.
Press inquiries should be directed to Janice Wise, (202) 418-8165. TTY: (202) 418-7172 or (888) 835-
5322.

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