As part of its review of EAS and transitioning the alerts to the digital age, the commission said earlier this year it would treat the issue of how to get emergency alerts to non-English-speaking listeners and viewers separately.
The agency released a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in June, which we reported on. The commission is now asking for comments to EB Docket No. 04-296 by Dec. 3.
On Nov. 2, the new EAS rules were published in the Federal Register; they become effective Dec. 3. Under the new rules, stations that participate in EAS would need to use a Common Alerting Protocol to accept alerts 180 days after FEMA adopts standards.