Notice Of Dismissals Of Closed Captioning Exemption Petitions
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: July 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.
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.
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 July 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 30, 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.
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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.
Petitions for Closed Captioning Exemptions Dismissed
July 2, 2014
“Faces of Abortion”
The Justice Foundation
Attn: Allan E. Parker, Jr., President
7210 Louis Pasteur Drive, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78229
“Seeking the Lost”
Healing Miracles TV Ministry
Attn: Joan Amabile
P.O. Box 795
Cornelius, NC 28031
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