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Comments due:                     December 8, 2016
Reply Comments due:          January 9, 2017

On September 29, 2016, the FCC released a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) to invite public comment on ways to improve Wireless Emergency Alerts, such as:

  • How to achieve the inclusion of thumbnail-sized photos and symbols in Public Safety Messages;
  • Whether to incorporate future technical advancements to improve WEA, such as multimedia and multilingual alert content, including American Sign Language (ASL); and
  • How to improve consumer choices and education about WEA. 

Comments may be filed by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings and inserting the following docket numbers:   PS Docket No. 15-91 and PS Docket No. 15-94.    

For more information, contact:  James Wiley, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at James.Wiley@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-1678.  For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275. 

Links:
For more information on Wireless Emergency Alerts, visit https://www.fcc.gov/guides/wireless-emergency-alerts-wea
Federal Register publication:  https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-08/pdf/2016-26901.pdf

WEA Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:
Word:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-16-127A1.docx
PDF:       https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-16-127A1.pdf

Updated: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016