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In the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will suspend most operations in the middle of the day on Thursday, January 3, 2019.  

Numerous FCC systems will not be available, including the Consumer Complaint Center and the American Sign Language Consumer Support Video Line.  The Disability Rights Office will suspend its day-to-day activities.  Telecommunication Relay Services, however, will continue to be provided during the shutdown.

Emergencies:  While the FCC is not open for normal operations during a shutdown, it may be contacted in the case of an emergency affecting the safety of life or the protection of property through the FCC Operations Center at 202-418-1122.

Links to the Public Notice:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/impact-potential-lapse-funding-commission-operations
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-10A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-10A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-10A1.txt

Wednesday, October 23, 2019