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Released: June 2, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St., S.W.

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 14-762

Released: June 2, 2014

NOTICE OF DISMISSALS OF CLOSED CAPTIONING EXEMPTION PETITIONS 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 the 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 this supplemental information within
30 days of the date of each letter. In these letters, the Bureau advised these petitioners that failure to
provide all of the updated information and documentation requested would result in dismissal of their
petitions for failure to support their exemption requests with adequate explanation and evidence. The
Bureau further advised petitioners that, in the event of such dismissal, petitioners would be required to
begin providing closed captioning on the programming at issue within 90 days of the date of the Bureau’s
notification of dismissal.
The petitioners listed in the Appendix to this Notice responded to the Bureau’s request for
supplemental information, but failed to provide in full the requested supplemental information.
Accordingly, the petitions listed in the Appendix are dismissed without prejudice as of June 2, 2014, the
release date of this Notice.3 This Notice also reminds these petitioners of their obligations 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 by September 2, 2014, which is 90 days after the
release of this Notice of dismissal.

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).
3 The release of this Notice serves as the Bureau’s notification of dismissal to these petitioners. The Bureau will also
mail a copy of this Notice to each of the petitioners listed in the Appendix, with a description of the supplemental
information that each individual petitioner did not provide to the Commission.

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
downloaded in Word and Portable Document Format at:
http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/economicallyburdensome-exemption-closed-captioning-requirements.
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Contacts: E. Elaine Gardner, (202) 418-0581,
Elaine.Gardner@fcc.gov; or Suzy Rosen Singleton, (202) 510-9446, Suzanne.Singleton@fcc.gov.
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APPENDIX

Petitions for Closed Captioning Exemptions Dismissed
June 2, 2014

Case Identifier Petitioner

Program Name

Mailing Address

CGB-CC-

0011
Frank Leto
“Zomboo’s House of
Frank Leto
Horror Movies”
Zomboo, Inc.
5200 Summit Ridge Drive, #4312
Reno, NV 89523
0046
Dilworth Church of “Seeking the Lost”
Earl Barnett
Christ
Seeking the Lost Ministries
Dilworth Church of Christ
1404 Drummond Cemetery Road
Jasper, AL 35504
0103
Christian
“The Bridge”
Brandon Farr
Fellowship Church
Christian Fellowship Church
P.O. Box 530158
Harlington, TX 78553
0197
Unionville
“Unionville
Dr. I. Edwin Mack, Pastor
Missionary Baptist
Missionary Baptist
Unionville Missionary Baptist Church
Church
Church Services”
3837 Houston Avenue
Macon, GA 31206
0239
First United
“Ten O’Clock
Steve Rascoe, Senior Pastor
Methodist Church
Worship Service”
First United Methodist Church
903 East Fourth Street
Panama City, FL 32401
0258
Christ for the Crisis “Christ for the Crisis”
Kenny Digby
Ministries
Christ for the Crisis Ministry
P.O. Box 6
Fulton, MS 38843
0397
Adventist
“The Revelation of
Pastor Stephen Carlile
Fellowship
Jesus Christ”
South Tulsa Adventist Fellowship
15303 East 21st Street
Tulsa, OK 74134
0454
Thirteenth Street
“Thirteenth Street
Pastor Bill Parker
Baptist Church
Baptist Church”
Thirteenth Street Baptist Church
P.O. Box 1700
Ashland, KY 41105-1700
0481
Move of God
“Unity With Pam
Move of God Ministries
Ministries
Show”
c/o Alfonza Whitaker
Whitaker & Whitaker, P.C.
644 Broadway
P.O. Box 2748
Columbus, GA 31902
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Case Identifier Petitioner

Program Name

Mailing Address

CGB-CC-

1157
Norm Prouty
“The Norm Prouty
Norm Prouty
Real Estate Show”
The Norm Prouty Real Estate Show
57 Mayo Road
Hampden, ME 04444
1176
Message For Today “Message For Today”
Dale Morrison
Message For Today
P.O. Box 10253
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410
1196
Digital Exposure
“Open House ATX”
Ronald A. Yakerson
Digital Exposure
11421 Viridian Way
Austin, TX 78739
1197
Digital Exposure
“The Austin Real
Ronald A. Yakerson
Estate Experts”
Digital Exposure
11421 Viridian Way
Austin, TX 78739
1228
Delaware
“Post Time”
Salvatore DiMario
Standardbred
Delaware Standardbred Owners
Owners
Association
Association, Inc.
830 Walker Square, Suite 11-2
Dover, DE 19904
1253
Sharing Faith
“Your Sunday
The Reverend Dr. Cecelia GreeneBarr
Ministries
Worship”
Sharing Faith Ministries
P.O. Box 714
Walled Lake, MI 48390
1256
Ocala First United
“Sunday Morning
Tim M. Gude
Methodist Church
Service”
Ocala First United Methodist Church
40 South East 11th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471
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