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Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010

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Released: March 23, 2011

Federal Communications Commission

DA 11-538

Before the

Federal Communications Commission


In the Matter of

Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-
First Century Communications and Video
MB Docket No. 11-43
Accessibility Act of 2010


Extended Comment Date:

April 28, 2011

Extended Reply Comment Date: May 27, 2011

Adopted: March 22, 2011

Released: March 23, 2011

By the Chief, Media Bureau:
1. On March 18, 2011, the Federal Register published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
("NPRM") in the above-captioned proceeding.1 That NPRM established a comment deadline of April 18,
2011 and a reply comment deadline of May 17, 2011. On March 21, 2011, the National Association of
Broadcasters ("NAB") requested that the deadlines be extended by 10 days, due to a coinciding comment
deadline in another television-related proceeding, and the loss of comment preparation time for many
potential commenters attending the 2011 NAB Show.2 We grant NAB's request.
2. As set forth in Section 1.46(a) of the Commission's Rules,3 the Commission's policy is that
extensions of time shall not be routinely granted. Given the importance of the issues in this proceeding
and in the interest of encouraging public dialogue regarding these issues, however, we believe that
granting NAB's request is necessary to facilitate the development of a full record.
3. Accordingly,


that, pursuant to Section 4(i) of the Communications Act of
1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), and Sections 0.61, 0.283, and 1.46 of the Commission's rules, 47
C.F.R. 0.61, 0.283, and 1.46, the Motion for Extension of Time filed by NAB


, and the
deadlines to file comments and reply comments in this proceeding are extended to April 28, 2011, and
May 27, 2011, respectively.
William Lake
Chief, Media Bureau

1 Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of
, MB Docket No. 11-43, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 11-36 (rel. March 3, 2011).
2 Motion for Extension of Time of the National Association of Broadcasters (filed March 21, 2011).
3 47 C.F.R. 1.46.

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