Indecency Comment Deadline Extended Again
More than 100,000 filed
July 15, 2013
—The public and the broadcast industry has more time to add to the
more than 100,000 comments filed at the FCC in its docket devoted to
This is the second extension; the commission already extended
deadlines for filing comments on whether the agency should develop an
“egregious cases” policy and focus on those, rather than on fleeting,
inadvertent indecent utterances. Comments were due June 19 and replies
on July 18.
Citing the scope and complexity of the notice, the massive amount of
remarks already filed, plus budget constraints and limited summer staff
time, College Broadcasters, Inc. asked for 15 more days to file reply
comments, precipitating the extension.
In “the interest of the public in having sufficient time for review
and consideration of the various positions and concerns,” the FCC said
in a notice it has OK'ed the request.
Now reply comments to GN Docket 13-86 are due Aug. 2.