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On December 22, 2017, the FCC released a public notice announcing December 22, 2017 as the effective date for certain rules adopted in the Closed Captioning Second Report and Order implementing:

  • revised procedures for closed captioning complaints; and
  • a compliance ladder for the closed captioning quality requirements.

Rules requiring video programmer registration and certification compliance will become effective at a later date after the FCC publishes another notice in the Federal Register.    

Links to the Public Notice:
Word:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-1239A1.docx
PDF:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-1239A1.pdf
Text:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-1239A1.txt

Link to the Federal Register publication:
https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2017-27556

Links to the Closed Captioning Second Report and Order:
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-16-17A1.docx
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-16-17A1.pdf
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-16-17A1.txt

For more information about this topic, visit:  https://www.fcc.gov/general/closed-captioning-video-programming-television.  For further information about the item, please contact Eliot Greenwald, CGB, (202) 418-2235, email Eliot.Greenwald@fcc.gov.  For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at 844-432-2275 (videophone).

Updated: 
Monday, October 7, 2019