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Released: October 26, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 12-1729

Released: October 26, 2012

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
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-B431.
* 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: 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.

ATTACHMENT A

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Case Identifier

Petitioner/Program Name

Address

CSR-6897

Healing Miracles Ministries
P.O. Box 795
Cornelius, NC 28031

CGB-CC-0011

Frank Leto / Zomboo’s House of
Wiley Rein LLP
Horror Movies
Attn: Joan Stewart
1776 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006

CGB-CC-0044

Joy Ministries / Joy in the Morning
P.O. Box 65036
Virginia Beach, VA 23467

CGB-CC-0142

Wildfire Global Church
3042 Primrose Circle
Abilene, TX 79606

CGB-CC-0182

Broadway Baptist Church
710 E. Third Street
Sweetwater, TX 79556

CGB-CC-0269

Los Angeles Unified School
Robert B. Jacobi
District
Cohn and Marks LLP
1920 N Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036-1622

CGB-CC-0413

The Church of God Evangelistic
908 Sycamore Street
Association / Mohawk Valley
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Living

CGB-CC-0448

Cruise’n with E-Rider
6378 Burkwood
Clayton, OH 45315

CGB-CC-0481

Move of God Ministries / Unity
Alfonza Whitaker, Esq.
With Pam Show
Whitaker & Whitaker, P.C.
644 Broadway
P.O. Box 2748
Columbus, GA 31902

CGB-CC-0584

Control Track, Inc. / Control Track
P.O. Box 560124
Orlando, FL 32856-0124

CGB-CC-0814

Dove Song Ministries / One-On-
100 Collins Crest
One
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609

CGB-CC-1009

First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 1306
Valdosta, GA 31603-1306

CGB-CC-1062

Faith at Work Ministry, Inc.
Wilkins & Bouton, LLC
Attn: Robert W. Wilkins, Esq.
15 Washington Park
P.O. Box 8373
Greenville, SC 29604

CGB-CC-1196

Digital Exposure / Open House
11421 Viridian Way
ATX
Austin, TX 78739

CGB-CC-1197

Digital Exposure / The Austin Real
11421 Viridian Way
Estate Experts
Austin, TX 78739

CGB-CC-1216

Casa Sobre la Roca Iglesia
2149 Orinoco Drive, Suite 1
Cristiana Integral / Hechos y
Orlando, FL 32837
Cronicas

Case Identifier Petitioner/Program Name

Address

CGB-CC-1222

Ghettothropic LLC / The Other
P.O. Box 303
Side
546 Pine Meadow Lane NE
Ada, MI 49301

CGB-CC-1235

The Kiya Amajioyi Company / The 504 Bailey Lane
Kiya Amajioyi Show
Salisbury, MD 21801

CGB-CC-1237

Berean Bible Study Association /
204 Tower Drive
Grace Believers Bible Study
Pensacola, FL 32534

CGB-CC-1239

Red Bradley / cook’n ak
P.O. Box 240244
Anchorage, AK 99524

CGB-CC-1249

Ken Hobbs / All the Way Live TV
P.O. Box 561
Monroe, LA 71210
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