Petition for Exemption from Captioning Rules Dismissed
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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 DISMISSEDPursuant 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2012.2 On October 26, 2012, GBN requested that its petition be withdrawn without prejudice.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.
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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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