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Emergency Access Advisory Committee; Announcement of Date of Next Meeting

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This document announces the date of the Emergency Access Advisory Committee's (Committee or EAAC) next meeting. The February meeting will review achievements from 2011 and consider plans for activities for 2012.

DATES:

The Committee's next meeting will take place on Friday, February 10, 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: Cheryl.King@fcc.gov and/or Patrick Donovan, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, (202) 418-2413, email: Patrick.Donovan@fcc.gov.

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 111-260, 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 9-1-1). The purpose of the EAAC is to determine the most effective and efficient technologies and methods by which to enable access to NG 9-1-1 emergency services by individuals with disabilities. In 2011, the EAAC conducted a nationwide survey of individuals with disabilities, prepared a report on the survey, and developed recommendations for achieving equal access to emergency services by individuals with disabilities as part of our nation's migration to the NG 9-1-1 system. The EAAC recommendations were submitted to the FCC, in compliance with the CVAA's statutory mandate, by December 7, 2011.

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: fcc504@fcc.gov 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 fcc504@fcc.gov 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. 2012-3018 Filed 2-10-12; 8:45 am]

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