The FCC has announced a tentative agenda for the Open Commission Meeting scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  At this meeting, the Commission will consider a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding emergency alerts through the Internet, including through streaming services.  In particular, the NOI would seek comment on presenting emergency alert system (EAS) alerts in an accessible manner for consumers with disabilities.

March 17 Meeting News Release:
URL:    https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-tentative-agenda-march-open-meeting-8   
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-370261A1.docx  
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-370261A1.pdf  
Text:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-370261A1.txt  

Public Draft of the Emergency Alerting NPRM and NOI:
URL:    https://www.fcc.gov/document/improving-emergency-alert-system-and-wireless-emergency-alerts  
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-370263A1.pdf
Text:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-370263A1.txt  

For more information about EAS, please visit: www.fcc.gov/general/emergency-alert-system-eas-0.  To learn more about the Commission’s accessibility requirements for EAS, please visit: www.fcc.gov/eas-faq-accessibility.  For specific questions, please contact James Wiley, Attorney Advisor, Public Safety and Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, at 202-418-1678 or james.wiley@fcc.gov.   

Updated: 
Friday, February 26, 2021