FCC agenda includes online public files, EAS test


The FCC’s four remaining commissioners are scheduled to meet before the public on Thursday 10/27/11 at 10:30, and for once, the agenda includes a couple of items affecting members of the broadcast community. One will look at posting public file info online, and the other will be an update on plans for the national EAS test.

Here are the details on the television plank:
TITLE: Standardized and Enhanced Disclosure Requirements for Television Broadcast Licensee Public Interest Obligations (MM Docket No. 00-168); Extension of the Filing Requirement For Children’s Television Programming Report (FCC Form 398) (MM Docket No. 00-44)

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration of the 2007 Enhanced Disclosure Report and Order and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to replace television broadcast stations’ public files with online public files to be hosted by the Commission.

Here’s what the Commission said about the EAS test:
The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will provide a brief update on the status of preparations for the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System to be held on November 9, 2011, at 2 p.m. EST.
There is one other plank on the schedule. It concerns the Connect America fund.