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Released: April 1, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE
Federal Communications Commission

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DA 13-589

April 1, 2013

PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES COMMENT DATES

TO RESPOND TO PUBLIC NOTICE SEEKING TO REFRESH THE RECORD REGARDING

OPTIONS FOR ADDRESSING NON-EMERGENCY CALLS TO 911 FROM NON-SERVICE

INITIALIZED HANDSETS

PS Docket No. 08-51

Comment Date: May 16, 2013
Reply Comment Date: May 31, 2013

On March 14, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission) Public Safety
and Homeland Security Bureau released a public notice seeking to refresh the record regarding options
for addressing non-emergency calls to 911 from non-service initialized (NSI) handsets (Public Notice).1
Specifically, the Public Notice seeks comment on whether the Commission should consider phasing out
the 911 call-forwarding requirement as it applies to NSI devices, and more generally, on relevant changes
in industry, technology, regulation, public practice, or otherwise that may have occurred since the earlier
filing of comments in this proceeding.2
The Public Notice sets deadlines for filing comments and reply comments at 45 and 60 days
after publication of the Public Notice in the Federal Register. On April 1, 2013, a summary of the Public
Notice
was published in the Federal Register.3 Accordingly, comments must be filed on or before May
16, 2013, and reply comments must be filed on or before May 31, 2013. Comment filing instructions are
set forth in the Public Notice.4 The Public Notice is available at http://www.fcc.gov/document/pshsb-
seeks-refresh-non-emergency-911-calls-nsi-handset-record.
For further information regarding this proceeding, contact Eric Ehrenreich, Policy and Licensing
Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, (202) 418-1726 or Eric.Ehrenreich@fcc.gov.
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1 Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Seeks to Refresh the Record Regarding Options for Addressing
Non-Emergency Calls to 911 from Non-Service Initialized Handsets, PS Docket No. 08-51, Public Notice, DA 13-
430 (PSHSB rel. Mar. 14, 2013) (Public Notice).
2 Public Notice at 3.
3 78 Fed. Reg. 19,442 (April 1, 2013).
4 See Public Notice at 3-4.

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