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Released: December 17, 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 12-2028

Released: December 17, 2012

MEDIA BUREAU ESTABLISHES SCHEDULE FOR EX PARTE

MEETINGS

REGARDING ACCESSIBLE EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND APPARATUS

REQUIREMENTS FOR EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND VIDEO DESCRIPTION

MB DOCKET NO. 12-107

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 Pursuant to certain provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications
and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (“CVAA”), the Commission seeks comment in the NPRM on
proposals 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. Comments are due on December 18, 2012, and reply comments are
due on January 7, 2013.2 Specific filing instructions are detailed in the NPRM.3
As described in the NPRM, this matter shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in
accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules.4 Given the April 9, 2013 statutory deadline for
completing the emergency information proceeding, we have determined it would be more efficient for
Commission staff to set aside a few days for ex parte meetings. Staff from the Media Bureau’s Policy
Division, as well as staff from the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, will be available for
meetings with interested parties to discuss issues raised in comments and reply comments on January 14,
16 and 17, 2013. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. To
schedule meetings pursuant to this Notice, please contact Diana Sokolow, Diana.Sokolow@fcc.gov, or
Maria Mullarkey, Maria.Mullarkey@fcc.gov, of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, (202) 418-2120.


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 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); 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, Order, DA 12-1985 (rel. Dec. 7, 2012) (extending the reply
comment period).
3 NPRM at 23-24, ¶ 41.
4 See 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.; NPRM at 23, ¶ 40.

Press inquiries should be directed to Janice Wise, (202) 418-8165. TTY: (202) 418-7172 or (888) 835-
5322.
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