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Released: April 22, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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DA 14-531

April 22, 2014

NOTICE OF EFFECTIVE DATE OF ACCESSIBLE EMERGENCY INFORMATION
RULES AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION/VIDEO DESCRIPTION APPARATUS

RULES REQUIRING OMB APPROVAL

MB Docket No. 12-107

On April 9, 2013, the Commission released the Emergency Information Order, which
adopted rules requiring that emergency information provided in video programming be made
accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired and that certain apparatus be capable
of delivering video description and emergency information to those individuals.1 Those rules
became effective on June 24, 2013, 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 44 U.S.C. § 3507(d) and was approved by OMB on April 9, 2014.3 The
Commission in the Emergency Information Order stated that these rules will become effective
upon announcement in the Federal Register of OMB approval and an effective date of the rules.4
The Commission has published this notice in the Federal Register, announcing an effective date


1 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; Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video
Accessibility Act of 2010
, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 28 FCC Rcd
4871 (2013) (“Emergency Information Order”).
2 See Federal Communications Commission, 47 CFR Part 79, Accessible Emergency Information;
Apparatus Requirements for Emergency Information and Video Description: Implementation of the
Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Final Rule, 78 FR 31770
(May 24, 2013). See also Public Notice, Notice of Effective Date of New Emergency Information Rules
and Emergency Information/Video Description Apparatus Rules and Announcement of Comment and
Reply Comment Deadlines for Related Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
, 28 FCC Rcd 7971
(2013). The rules that require OMB approval are Sections 79.105(a), 79.105(b)(3), and 79.105(b)(4), and
revised Section 79.2(c).
3 See Notice of Office of Management and Budget Action for OMB Control No. 3060-0967 (approved
Apr. 9, 2014), available at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/DownloadNOA?requestID=256372.
4 Emergency Information Order, 28 FCC Rcd at 4932, ¶ 97.

of April 16, 2014.5 Accordingly, the rules that required OMB approval took effect on April 16,
2014.
For further information regarding this proceeding, contact Diana Sokolow (202-418-2120;
diana.sokolow@fcc.gov) or Maria Mullarkey (202-418-2120; maria.mullarkey@fcc.gov). Press
contact: Janice Wise (202-418-8165; janice.wise@fcc.gov).
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5 See Federal Communications Commission, 47 CFR Part 79, 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, Final Rule; Announcement
of Effective Date, 79 FR 21399 (Apr. 16, 2014).

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