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Subject: Re: [emergency] FCC reviews EAS, CAP

Thanks, Art,

This should prove interesting.


At 4:57 PM -0700 8/17/04, Art Botterell wrote:
>Friends -
>The FCC has released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) 
>regarding a "Review of the Emergency Alert System" (EB Docket No. 
>04-296).  The Common Alerting Protocol is described in paragraph 33, 
>which goes on to say, "We seek comment on whether the CAP could act 
>as an effective interface through which an emergency manager could 
>access multiple emergency notification services, including EAS."
>The text of the NPRM is online at 
>Anyone that wants to comment on any matter raised in the NPRM can do 
>so online or on paper (see paragraphs 49-52 for details.)  Initial 
>comments will be due within 60 days from the NPRM's publication in 
>the Federal Register (not sure exactly when that was/will be, but 
>the release date was August 12th) and reply comments within 90 days.
>- Art
>PS - A concept paper from last year on how CAP might be used to 
>create a new and more secure backbone for EAS, Weather Radio and 
>other systems is available online at 
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