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Released: January 14, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

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DA 13-43
Released: January 14, 2013

CONSUMER AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS BUREAU ACTION

REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION FROM COMMISSION’S CLOSED CAPTIONING RULES

Docket No. CG 06-181

CGB-CC-0799 DISMISSED

Pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 79.1 of the Commission’s rules, on June 15, 2012, Gospel Broadcasting Network
(GBN) filed a petition for exemption from the closed captioning requirements, based on the economically
burdensome standard, for its programming.1 GBN’s petition was placed on public notice on September 6,
2012.2 On October 26, 2012, GBN requested that its petition be withdrawn without prejudice. Based on
GBN’s request to withdraw, its petition is hereby dismissed without prejudice.
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), 202-418-0432 (TTY). This Public Notice can also be downloaded in Word and
Portable Document Format at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/economically-burdensome-exemption-closed-
captioning-requirements.
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Contacts: Roger Holberg (202) 418-2134 (voice), e-mail
roger.holberg@fcc.gov; or Traci Randolph (202) 418-0569 (voice), (202) 418-0537 (TTY), e-mail
traci.randolph@fcc.gov.
-FCC-

1 Supplement to Request for Exemption, Case Identifier: CGB-CC-0799, filed by GBN on June 15, 2012. See also,
Notice of Need to File Updated Information with Respect to Pending Petitions for Exemption from the Commission’s
Closed Captioning Rules Which Were Filed Prior to October 2010
, Public Notice, CG Docket No. 06-181, 27 FCC Rcd.
3106 (April 6, 2012).
2 Request for Comment, Request for Exemption from Commission’s Closed Captioning Rules, Public Notice, CG Docket
No. 06-181, 27 FCC Rcd. 10895 (Sept. 6, 2012).

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