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Emergency Access Advisory Committee; Announcement of Date of Second Meeting

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Federal Communications Commission.




This document announces the date of the Emergency Access Advisory Committee's (“Committee or EAAC”) second meeting.


The Committee's second meeting will take place on Friday, February 11, 2011, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), at Commission Headquarters.


Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554.

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Cheryl King, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 202-418-2284 (voice) or 202-418-0416 (TTY), (e-mail) or Patrick Donovan, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 202-418-2413, (e-mail).

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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 (Communications Accessibility Act), 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 (“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 NG9-1-1 emergency services by individuals with disabilities. In order to fulfill this mission, the Communications Accessibility Act 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.

To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

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Federal Communications Commission.

Joel Gurin,

Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 2011-1932 Filed 1-27-11; 8:45 am]