Notice of Inquiry (NOI) Comments Due:  May 14, 2021
NOI Reply Comments Due:  June 14, 2021

On March 17, 2021, the Commission released an item which included a NOI seeking comment on presenting emergency alert system (EAS) alerts through the Internet, including streaming services, in an accessible manner for consumers with disabilities. 

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings.  All filings must reference PS Docket Nos. 15-91 and 15-94.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov

News Release:
URL:      https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-proposes-further-strengthen-emergency-alerting  
Word:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-370858A1.docx
PDF:       https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-370858A1.pdf  
Text:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-370858A1.txt  

Emergency Alerting NPRM and NOI:
URL:      https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-proposes-further-strengthen-emergency-alerting-0  
Word:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-36A1.docx  
PDF:       https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-36A1.pdf      
Text:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-36A1.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.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

Updated: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021