On September 23, 2013, the Commission issued a Public Notice seeking comment on various equipment and operational issues that were identified following the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) conducted by the FCC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on November 9, 2011. With this Public Notice, the Commission now initiates a dialogue with EAS stakeholders to develop recommendations for Commission action to address these issues.
The Commission welcomes public comment regarding how the EAS can be improved in order to be fully accessible for individuals with disabilities.
Comments due: October 23, 2013
Reply Comments due: November 7, 2013
For further information, contact Gregory M. Cooke, Associate Chief, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at (202) 418-2351, or by email: Gregory.Cooke@fcc.gov.
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