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Released: April 2, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission
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News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 14-447

Released: April 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. The
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
respond would result in dismissal of their petitions for failure to support their exemption requests with
adequate explanation and evidence. The 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 first two petitioners listed in the Appendix to this Notice requested and were granted
extended time to respond to the Bureau’s letter,3 but ultimately failed to provide the requested
supplemental information. Accordingly, their petitions are dismissed without prejudice as of April 2,
2014, the release date of this Notice.4 This Notice also reminds these two petitioners of their obligations
to comply with the FCC’s closed captioning requirements contained in Part 79 of the Commission’s rules

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 following extensions were granted: CGB-CC-0341 to March 4, 2014; and CGB-CC-1032 to February 26,
2014.
4 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 regard to the programming that was the subject of their petitions by July 1, 2014, which is 90 days
after the release of this Notice of dismissal.
Before providing the requested supplemental information to the Bureau, and before the
Commission determined whether to grant or deny the request for an exemption, the third petitioner listed
in the Appendix to this Notice, The Kiya Amajioyi Company (CGB-CC-1235), withdrew its petition,
thereby rendering the petition moot. This Notice serves to inform the general public that this petition has
been dismissed.
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) or 202-418-0432 (TTY). This Public Notice can also be down-
loaded in Word and Portable Document Format at https://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/economically-
burdensome-exemption-closed-captioning-requirements.
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Contacts: Caitlin Vogus, (202) 418-1264,
Caitlin.Vogus@fcc.gov; or Suzy Rosen Singleton, (202) 510-9446, Suzy.Singleton@fcc.gov.

APPENDIX

Petitions for Closed Captioning Exemptions Dismissed
April 2, 2014

Case Identifier Petitioner

Program Name

Mailing Address

CGB-CC-0341
Hunting Park
“Search for Direction”
Huntington Park Church of Christ
Church of Christ,
Attn: Michael England
Shreveport, LA
6161 West 70th
Shreveport, LA 71129
CGB-CC-1032
C&G Productions,
“DC Contigo”
C&G Productions, LLC
LLC
Attn: Gavin D. Marks
936 North Kenmore Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Petitions for Closed Captioning Exemptions
Withdrawn and Dismissed

Case Identifier Petitioner

Program Name

Withdrawal and

Mailing Address

Dismissal
Effective Date

CGB-CC-1235
The Kiya
“The Kiya
January 3, 2014
The Kiya Amajioyi Company
Amajioyi
Amajioyi Show”
Attn: Kiya Amajioyi
Company
504 Bailey Lane
Salisbury, MD 21801
-FCC-
.

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