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Released: December 26, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

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Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 13-2475

Released: December 26, 2013

REQUEST FOR COMMENT

REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION FROM COMMISSION’S CLOSED CAPTIONING RULES

CG Docket No. 06-181

Several entities have filed petitions for exemption from the closed captioning requirements, pursuant to
Section 79.1 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 79.1, for the television programs they produce.1
Petitioners claim that compliance would be “economically burdensome,” as defined in Section 79.1(f) of the
Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(f).
Comments and oppositions are due within 30 days from the date of this public notice. The case identifier and
CG Docket Number 06-181 must be placed on all filings. Comments and oppositions sent via e-mail to the
Commission will be considered informal and are not part of the official record.
Filing Instructions
An original and two (2) copies of all comments, oppositions, and replies must be filed with the Commission.
Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, commercial overnight courier, or by first class or
overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (although we continue to experience delays in receiving U.S. Postal
Service mail). All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal
Communications Commission, Attn: CGB Room 3-C438.
* Hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings must be delivered to: Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, Office of the Secretary, 445 12th Street, SW, Room
TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours at this location are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All
hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be
disposed of before entering the building.
* Commercial overnight courier mail (other than U.S. Postal Service, Express Mail and Priority
Mail) must be sent to: Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, Attention:
Disability Rights Office, Room 3-B431, 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
* U.S. Postal Service mail (including first-class, Express, and Priority Mail) should be addressed to:
Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, Attention: Disability Rights Office,
Room 3-B431, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.


1 The names of the Petitioners are set forth in Attachment A.

All comments and oppositions must be served on the petitioner. In addition, comments and oppositions
filed must indicate that they have been served on the petitioner.

An original and two (2) copies of the petitioner’s reply to the comments in the record are due 20 days after the
comment deadline. Electronic filing is not available at this time. In addition, replies to comments or
oppositions shall be served on the commenting or opposing party and shall include a certification that the
commenter was served with a copy.
All comments, oppositions, and replies must contain a detailed, full showing, supported by affidavit or signed
under penalty of perjury, of any facts or considerations relied on.
The petitions, comments, oppositions and replies will be available for public inspection in the Commission’s
Reference Information Center:
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
202-418-7094
The petitions, public notice, and decisions (when issued) can also be found at
http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/economically-burdensome-exemption-closed-captioning-requirements.
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 & 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 & Governmental Affairs Bureau Contact: Perlesta Hollingsworth (202) 418-7383; email
Perlesta.Hollingsworth@fcc.gov or Suzy Rosen Singleton (202) 810-1503; email
Suzanne.Singleton@fcc.gov.

ATTACHMENT A

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Case Identifier

Petitioner/Program Name

Address

CGB-CC-0001

Curtis Baptist Church
1326 Broad Street
Augusta, GA 30901

CGB-CC-0024

Gerald Bryant TV
c/o Robinson Curley & Clayton, P.C.
300 South Wacker Drive, Ste. 1700
Chicago, IL 60606

CGB-CC-0143

First Lutheran Church
301 West Clark
Albert Lea, MN 56007

CGB-CC-0144

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
1114 Oxmoor Road
Birmingham, AL 35209

CGB-CC-0287

Gray Publishing, Inc.
35555 Kenai Spur Highway, PMB 232
Soldotna, AK 99669

CGB-CC-0303

First Baptist Church
701 South Main Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
-FCC-

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