Numerous commentators have addressed the need for beefed up FCC regulation to assure that disabled and non-English-speaking individuals receive adequate notice of emergency situations via the Emergency Alert System (EAS), and a notice of proposed rulemaking, filed in EB Docket No. 04-296, was released 6/12/07. It has just now been published in the Federal Register, triggering another opportunity for public comment. Primary comments are due 12/3/07 and reply comments are due two weeks thereafter, on 12/17/07. The proceeding was initiated by filings from the Independent Spanish Broadcasters Association, the Office of Communications of the United Church of Christ and the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council.
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