[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 20, 2011)]
[Pages 22102-22103]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9621]



[DA 11-677]

Emergency Access Advisory Committee; Announcement of Date of Next 

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This document announces the date of the Emergency Access 
Advisory Committee's (Committee or EAAC) next meeting. The meeting of 
the EAAC will focus on results from the national survey and planning 
for a written report on the data obtained from the survey.

DATES: The Committee's next meeting will take place on Friday, May 6, 
2011, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST), at the headquarters of the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC).

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., 1st 
Floor, 1-South Conference Room, Washington, DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl King, Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, 202-418-2284 (voice) or 202-418-0416 (TTY), e-mail: 
[email protected] and/or Patrick Donovan, Public Safety and Homeland 
Security Bureau, 202-418-

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2413, (e-mail): [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 7, 2010, in document DA 10-2318, 
Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the establishment, and 
appointment of members and Co-Chairpersons, of the EAAC, an advisory 
committee required by the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video 
Accessibility Act of 2010, Public Law 111-260 (CVAA), which directs 
that an advisory committee be established for the purpose of achieving 
equal access to emergency services by individuals with disabilities as 
part of our nation's migration to a national Internet protocol-enabled 
emergency network, also known as the next generation 9-1-1 system (``NG 
    The purpose of the EAAC is to determine the most effective and 
efficient technologies and methods by which to enable access to NG9-1-1 
emergency services by individuals with disabilities. In order to 
fulfill this mission, the CVAA directs that within one year after the 
EAAC's members are appointed, the Committee shall conduct a national 
survey, with the input of groups represented by the Committee's 
membership, after which the Committee shall develop and submit to the 
Commission recommendations to implement such technologies and methods. 
The meeting of the EAAC on May 6, 2011 will discuss the results of the 
national survey and focus on planning for a written report on the data 
obtained from the survey.
    The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or 
other mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open captioning, and 
assistive listening devices will be provided on site. Other reasonable 
accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. 
In your request, include a description of the accommodation you will 
need and a way we can contact you if we need more information. Last 
minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send 
an e-mail to: [email protected] or call the Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
    To request materials in accessible formats for people with 
disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), 
send an e-mail to [email protected] or call the Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

Federal Communications Commission.
Karen Peltz Strauss,
Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2011-9621 Filed 4-19-11; 8:45 am]