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May 31, 2007
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement Regarding the Adoption of Emergency Alert System Initiatives by the FCC

WASHINGTON, DC – "We applaud the Commission for proactive leadership in improving public warning and the Emergency Alert System, including much-needed outreach with state and local officials to ensure a robust EAS system."

"NAB and our member stations will continue to work closely with the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and the Department of Homeland Security on credentialing standards for broadcast personnel to have access during emergencies, preparedness checklists and voluntary outage reporting. We look forward to discussions on how improved digital alerting technology can be deployed to ensure that all Americans, including non-English speakers and people with disabilities, have access to emergency information."

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