[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 175 (Monday, September 10, 2012)]
[Page 55473]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22133]



[DA 12-1372]

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 September 
meeting will receive reports from seven subcommittees continuing work 
from 2011, and will consider activities for 2012. The seven 
subcommittees cover: Text-to-911 Solutions, Interim to NG911; 
Interoperability Testing; PSAP Sign Language and other Communication 
Assistance; Detailed Report Sections from 2011; NENA i3 compared to 
EAAC Recommendations; TTY Transition/Roadmap; and, Timeline Alignment 
for Phasing into NG911 PSAPs.

DATES: The Committee's next meeting will take place on Friday, 
September 14, 2012, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST), at the headquarters 
of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, in the Commission Meeting Room.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl King, Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, (202) 418-2284 (voice) or (202) 418-0416 (TTY), email: 
[email protected] and/or Patrick Donovan, Public Safety and Homeland 
Security Bureau, (202) 418-2413, email: [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 (CVAA), Public Law 11-260, 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 (NG9-1-1). The purpose of the EAAC is to determine the 
most effective and efficient technologies and methods by which to 
enable access to Next Generation 911 (NG 9-1-1) emergency services by 
individuals with disabilities, and to make recommendations to the 
Commission on how to achieve those effective and efficient technologies 
and methods. During the spring of 2011, the EAAC conducted a nationwide 
survey of individuals with disabilities and released a report on that 
survey on June 21, 2011. Following release of the survey report, the 
EAAC developed recommendations, which it submitted to the Commission on 
December 7, 2011, as required by the CVAA. At the September 2012 EAAC 
meeting, the seven subcommittees of the EAAC will present reports and 
consider activities for 2012.
    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 email 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 email 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. 2012-22133 Filed 9-7-12; 8:45 am]