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Released: February 10, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

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Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 14-174

Released: February 10, 2014

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, comments, oppositions and replies are also available through the Commission’s electronic
comment filing system (ECFS) at http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment_search/ (“Proceeding Number” 06-181).
Public notices, decisions (when issued), and related information are available at
https://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) or 202-418-0432 (TTY). This Public Notice can also be downloaded in Word and
Portable Document Format at https://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/economically-burdensome-exemption-closed-
captioning-requirements.
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau Contacts: Perlesta Hollingsworth (202) 418-7383,
Perlesta.Hollingsworth@fcc.gov; or Suzy Rosen Singleton, (202) 810-1503, Suzanne.Singleton@fcc.gov.

ATTACHMENT A

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Case Identifier

Petitioner/Program Name

Address

CGB-CC-0269

Los Angeles Unified School
LAUSD
District (KLCS-TV)/Multiple
c/o Robert B. Jacobi
Programs
Cohn and Marks LLP
1920 N Street, NW, Ste. 300
Washington, DC 20036-1622

CGB-CC-0493

River of Life Christian
Marvin A. Jackson, Senior Pastor
Center/Chosen Generation
River of Life Christian Center of Orlando
P.O. Box 608162
Orlando, FL 32860

CGB-CC-0639

Outdoorsmen
Gary E. Howey
Productions/Outdoorsmen
405 N. Broadway, Box 354
Adventures
Hartington, NE 68739-0354

CGB-CC-0731

Faith Center of Paducah,
John Aitken, Pastor/President
Inc./Awaken The Heart
Faith Center of Paducah, Inc.
5121 Charter Oak Drive
Paducah, KY 42001

CGB-CC-1224

First United Methodist
David Dillard
Church/Sunday Worship Services
P.O. Box 854
of First United Methodist Church of Tupelo, MS 38802
Tupelo

CGB-CC-1226

SJTV LLC dba CNY’s Open House
Scot D. Hayes
SJTV LLC
349 Oriskany Boulevard
Whitesboro, NY 13492

CGB-CC-1295

Peace is Possible, NC, Inc./Words
Richard A. Clemenzi
of Peace
Peace is Possible NC, Inc.
P.O. Box 7331
Asheville, NC 28802
-FCC-

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