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Released: February 28, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission
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News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 14-283

Released: February 28, 2014

NOTICE OF EXEMPTION PETITION WITHDRAWALS AND DISMISSALS AND

OBLIGATION TO BEGIN PROVIDING CLOSED CAPTIONING

CG Docket No. 06-181

By this Notice, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s or Commission’s) Consumer
and Governmental Affairs Bureau (Bureau) announces the dismissal of certain petitions for exemption
from the Commission’s closed captioning requirements listed herein.1
The Commission’s closed captioning rules allow video programming providers, producers, or
owners to obtain an exemption from the closed captioning requirements if they demonstrate that
providing captions on their programming would be “economically burdensome.”2 On various dates, the
petitioners listed in the Appendix filed petitions for closed captioning exemptions under these rules. The
Bureau then placed each of these petitions on public notice. After reviewing the comments received in
response to these petitions, the Bureau determined that it required additional and updated information to
evaluate whether the programming at issue should be exempted from the FCC’s closed captioning
requirements because captioning such programming would impose an economic burden on the
petitioners. The Bureau sent letters to these petitioners requesting the additional and updated information.
However, before providing supplemental information to the Bureau, and before the Commission
determined whether to grant or deny the requests for an exemption, these petitioners withdrew their
petitions, thereby rendering their petitions moot. Therefore, on varying dates, we notified each petitioner
listed in the Appendix that we would dismiss their petition without prejudice. This Notice serves to
inform the general public that these petitions have been dismissed.
This Notice also reminds the petitioners listed in the Appendix of their obligation to comply with
the FCC’s closed captioning requirements contained in Part 79 of the Commission’s rules with regard to
the programming that was the subject of their petitions.
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print,
electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental
Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice) or 202-418-0432 (TTY). This Public Notice can also be down-
loaded in Word and Portable Document Format at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/economically-
burdensome-exemption-closed-captioning-requirements.

1 47 C.F.R. § 79.1. The names of the petitioners are set forth in the Appendix to this Notice.
2 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(f).

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Contacts: Perlesta Hollingsworth, (202) 418-7383,
Perlesta.Hollingsworth@fcc.gov; or Suzy Rosen Singleton, (202) 510-9446, Suzy.Singleton@fcc.gov.

APPENDIX

Petitions for Closed Captioning Exemptions
Withdrawn and Dismissed

Case

Petitioner

Program Name

Withdrawal and

Mailing Address

Identifier

Dismissal Effective

CGB-CC-

Date

0004
Main Street
“Main Street
May 1, 20143
A.G. Te Slaa
Living Inc.
Living”
Main Street Living
1400 S. Duluth Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
0005
Anglers for Christ “The Christian
December 5, 2013
The Christian Anglers Outdoors
Ministries Inc.
Anglers Outdoors
Television Show
Television Show”
Attn: Charles S. “Tony” Sellars
2224 Fish Hatchery Road
Morristown, TN 37813
0009
Niagara
“Digging In With February 26, 2014
Niagara Ministries
Ministries
Joanne Bruce”
Attn: Charles G. Roberts, Sr.
2074 Lockport Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
0089
World Changes
“The Word is On” December 8, 2013
World Changes Tabernacle
Tabernacle
and “The Final
Attn: Sandy Powell
Word”
1241 Alta Vista Drive
Columbus, GA 31906
0119
NorthStar
“NorthStar
December 5, 2013
NorthStar Community
Community
Community”
c/o Bon Air Baptist Church
Attn: David Lyles
2531 Buford Road
Richmond, VA 23235
0135
First United
“Celebration of
October 23, 2013
Debra M. Walker
Methodist Church
Worship”
First United Methodist Church
201 Monroe Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
0182
Broadway Baptist
December 10, 2013
Broadway Baptist Church
Church
Attn: Rev. Chris Stephens
710 E. 3rd Street
Sweetwater, TX 79556
0257
Bull Street Baptist “Morning
December 13, 2013
Bull Street Baptist Church
Church
Worship Services
Attn: Pastor Calvin Fowler
of Bull Street
17 E. Anderson Street
Baptist Church”
Savannah, GA 31401

3 The FCC granted petitioner’s request to withdraw its petition and begin providing closed captioning on May 1, 2014.

0275
Diocese of Lake
“Glad Tidings”
December 16, 2013
Diocese of Lake Charles, LA
Charles
Attn: Morris LeBleu
411 Iris Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
0285
Calvary Baptist
December 13, 2013
Calvary Baptist Church
Church
Attn: Rev. Doug Spires
501 W. MainStreet
Tupelo, MS 38804
0302
Wayne Cochran
“Voice for Jesus
October 10, 2013
Wayne Cochran
with Pastor
Voice for Jesus
Wayne”
5931 NW 173 Drive, Unit 8
Hialeah, FL 33015
0314
First Assembly of “The Gospel of
December 13, 2013
First Assembly of God
God
Jesus Christ”
Attn: Matt Smith, Pastor
1404 Stone Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
0420
R C Boyd
“Honey Hole All
October 28, 2013
R C Boyd Enterprises, LLC
Enterprises, LLC
Outdoors”
Attn: Randall Boyd
1 Hunters Ridge Lane
Trophy Club, TX 76262
0525
Hillcrest Baptist
November 1, 2013
James L. Oyster
Church
Hillcrest Baptist Church
108 Oyster Lane
Castleton, VA 22716-9720
0709
The Congregation “Watch America”
December 17, 2013
The Congregation of God Seventh
of God Seventh
Day Association
Day Association
John A. Pinkston, Pastor/President
2751 S. Main Street
Kennesaw, GA 30244
0814
Dove Song
“One-On-One”
November 4, 2013
Veronica McGlothlin
Ministries
Dove Song Ministries
100 Collins Crest
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
0876
Opal Crews Word “Opal Crews
December 13, 2013
Opal Crews Word of Life
of Life
Word of Life”
Attn: Opal Crews
308 Dublin Circle
Madison, AL 35758
1009
First United
“Television
December 17, 2013
First United Methodist Church of
Methodist Church Ministry for First
Valdosta, GA
of Valdosta, GA
United Methodist
Attn: Dr. Bob Moon, Senior
Church of
Pastor
Valdosta, GA”
P.O. Box 1306
Valdosta, GA 31603-1306
1019
Iglesia de Cristo
“Cristo Viene”
December 18, 2013
Iglesia de Cristo Miel Longmont
Miel Longmont
Attn: Nestor Villalobos, Pastor
1602 9th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80150

1027
Pan American
“The Jimmy
September 30, 2013
Pan American Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Surgener
The Jimmy Surgener Television
Television
Broadcast
Broadcast”
7011 Koll Center Pkwy. Ste. 250
Pleasanton, CA 94566-3253
1132
The Cedar Street
December 17, 2013
The Cedar Street Baptist Church of
Baptist Church of
God
God
Attn: Lloyd A. Jones
2301 Cedar Street
Richmond, VA 23223
1163
Bay Shore
December 18, 2013
Bay Shore Community Church
Community
Attn: Joel Tice
Church
36759 Millsboro Hwy.
Millsboro, DE 19966-9440
1185
Jesus Inside
“Jesus Inside
December 18, 2013
Jesus Inside Prison Ministry, Inc.
Prison Ministry,
Prison Ministry”
Attn: William Bumphus
Inc.
P.O. Box 88489
Indianapolis, IN 46208
1239
Red Bradley
“cook’n ak”
December 18, 2013
Red Bradley
P.O. Box 240244
Anchorage, AK 99524
1241
Treasures from
“Treasures from
December 19, 2013
Treasures from the Heart
the Heart
the Heart with
Attn: Forshia Ross, Pastor
Forshia Ross”
P.O. Box 717
Glendale, RI 02826
-FCC-
.

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