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Effective Date Of IP Closed Captioning Rules Requiring OMB Approval

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Released: August 6, 2012
PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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DA 12-1271

August 6, 2012

NOTICE OF EFFECTIVE DATE OF IP CLOSED

CAPTIONING RULES REQUIRING OMB APPROVAL

MB Docket No. 11-154

On January 12, 2012, the Commission adopted the IP Closed Captioning Order, which adopted
rules governing the closed captioning requirements for the owners, providers, and distributors of video
programming delivered using Internet protocol (“IP”), as well as rules governing the closed captioning
capabilities of certain apparatus on which consumers view video programming.1 Those rules became
effective on April 30, 2012, except for the rules that require approval by the Office of Management and
Budget (“OMB”).2 The information collection was submitted to OMB for review under 47 U.S.C. §
3507(d) and was approved by OMB on July 24, 2012.3 The Commission in the IP Closed Captioning
Order
stated that these rules will become effective after the Commission publishes a notice in the Federal
Register
announcing OMB approval and the relevant effective date.4 The Commission has published this
notice in the Federal Register, announcing an effective date of today, August 6, 2012.5 Accordingly, the
rules that required OMB approval took effect on August 6, 2012.
For further information regarding this proceeding, contact Diana Sokolow (202-418-2120;
diana.sokolow@fcc.gov). Press contact: Janice Wise (202-418-8165; janice.wise@fcc.gov).
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1 Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First
Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
, Report and Order, 27 FCC Rcd 787 (2012) (“IP
Closed Captioning Order
”).
2 See Federal Communications Commission, 47 CFR Parts 15 and 79, Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-
Delivered Video Programming, 77 FR 19480 (Mar. 30, 2012). The rules that require OMB approval are Sections
79.4(c)(1)(ii), 79.4(c)(2)(ii)-(iii), 79.4(d)(1)-(4) and (6)-(9), 79.4(e)(1)-(6), and 79.103(b)(3)-(4).
3 See Notice of Office of Management and Budget Action for OMB Control No. 3060-1162 (approved July 24,
2012); http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201205-3060-020.
4 See IP Closed Captioning Order, 27 FCC Rcd 864, ¶ 131.
5 See Federal Communications Commission, 47 CFR Part 79, Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered
Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act
of 2010, 77 FR 46632 (Aug. 6, 2012).

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