[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 245 (Thursday, December 20, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 75404-75405]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30591]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 79

[MB Docket No. 12-107; DA 12-1985]


Accessible Emergency Information, and Apparatus Requirements for 
Emergency Information and Video Description: Implementation of the 
Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of reply comment period.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission extends the deadline for 
filing reply comments on the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) in this proceeding, which was published in the Federal Register. 
The extension will facilitate the development of a full record given 
the importance of the issues in this proceeding.

DATES: The reply comment period for the proposed rule published 
November 28, 2012 (77 FR 70970) is extended. Submit reply comments on 
or before January 7, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit reply comments, identified by MB Docket No. 
12-107, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Federal Communications Commission's Electronic Comment 
Filing System (ECFS) Web site: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, 
by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. 
Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's 
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
     People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request 
reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language 
interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone (202) 418-
0530 or TTY: (202) 418-0432.
    For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional 
information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of the NPRM.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Sokolow, Diana.Sokolow@fcc.gov, 
or Maria Mullarkey, Maria.Mullarkey@fcc.gov, of the Policy Division, 
Media Bureau, (202) 418-2120.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Order 
in MB Docket No. 12-107, DA 12-1985, adopted and released on December 
7, 2012, which extends the reply comment filing deadline established in 
the NPRM published under FCC No. 12-142 at 77 FR 70970, November 28, 
2012. The full text of this document is available for inspection and 
copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center, 445 
12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. The complete text may be 
purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, Best Copy and 
Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 
20554. The full text may also be downloaded at: http://www.fcc.gov. 
Alternative formats are available to persons with disabilities by 
sending an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer & 
Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 
(TTY).

Background

    1. The NPRM in this proceeding established a comment deadline of 
December 18, 2012 and a reply comment deadline of December 28, 2012. On 
December 6, 2012, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and the National Cable & 
Telecommunications Association (NCTA) jointly requested that the reply 
comment deadline be extended by ten days, due to the expected volume of 
comments, discussion, and data on the complex issues raised in this 
proceeding, as well as the groundbreaking nature of those issues. We 
grant the requested extension.
    2. As set forth in Section 1.46 of the Commission's Rules, 47 CFR 
1.46, the Commission's policy is that extensions of time for filing 
comments in rulemaking proceedings shall not be routinely granted. 
Given the importance of the issues in this proceeding and in the 
interest of encouraging thoughtful consideration of these issues, 
however, we believe that granting the joint request is warranted to 
provide commenters with sufficient time to prepare reply comments in 
response to the NPRM and to facilitate the development of a more 
complete record.

Ordering Clauses

    Pursuant to Section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), and Sections

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0.61, 0.283, and 1.46 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 0.61, 0.283, 
and 1.46, the Joint Motion for Extension of Time filed by CEA, NAB, and 
NCTA is granted, and the deadline to file reply comments in this 
proceeding is extended to January 7, 2013.

Federal Communications Commission.
William T. Lake,
Chief, Media Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2012-30591 Filed 12-19-12; 8:45 am]
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