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Released: April 30, 2012

Federal Communications Commission

DA 12-682

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Media Bureau and Consumer and Governmental
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MB Docket No. 12-107
Affairs Bureau Seek Comment on Second VPAAC
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Report: Video Description and Access to
Emergency Information
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Media Bureau and Consumer and Governmental
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MB Docket No. 12-108
Affairs Bureau Seek Comment on Second VPAAC
)
Report: User Interfaces, and Video Programming
Guides and Menus
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ORDER

Adopted: April 30, 2012

Released: April 30, 2012

Comment Date: June 4, 2012
Reply Comment Date: June 19, 2012

By the Chief, Media Bureau and Acting Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau:
1. This Order extends the deadlines for filing comments and reply comments for the above
captioned proceedings. Comments are now due on June 4, 2012, and reply comments are due on June 19,
2012.
2. On April 24, 2012, the Media and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureaus released two
Public Notices seeking comment on the Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee’s
(“VPAAC”) Second Report on the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of
2010. One Public Notice sought comment on the portions of the report that address Video Description
and Access to Emergency Information,1 and the other Public Notice sought comment on the portion of the
report that addresses User Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and Menus.2 Each Public Notice
provided that comments would be due on May 24, 2012, and reply comments would be due on June 8,
2012.
3. It has come to our attention that the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, the
national trade association representing the cable industry, will hold its annual Cable Show from May 21-
23, 2012, and many interested parties will attend that show during the week leading up to our original
comment deadline. Consequently, we understand that it will be difficult for interested parties to submit
their views on the Second VPAAC Report by the original comment date. In this case we believe that an


1 Media Bureau and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Seek Comment on Second VPAAC Report: Video
Description and Access to Emergency Information
, DA 12-636 (PN rel. April 24, 2012).
2 Media Bureau and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Seek Comment on Second VPAAC Report: User
Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and Menus
, DA 12-635 (PN rel. April 24, 2012).

Federal Communications Commission

DA 12-682

extension is necessary to afford all interested parties an opportunity to comment on a topic that will affect
them. Therefore, we extend the deadline for all comments and reply comments to June 4, and June 19,
2012, respectively.
4. This action is taken under delegated authority pursuant to Sections 0.61, 0.141, 0.283, and
0.361 of the Commission’s Rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.61, 0.141, 0.283, 0.361.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
William T. Lake,
Chief, Media Bureau
Kris Monteith,
Acting Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
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