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§ 11.56 Obligation to process CAP-formatted EAS messages.
(a) On or by June 30, 2012, EAS Participants must have deployed
operational equipment that is capable of the following:
(1) Acquiring EAS alert messages in accordance with the monitoring
requirements in § 11.52(d)(2);
(2) Converting EAS alert messages that have been formatted pursuant to
the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information
Standards (OASIS) Common Alerting Protocol Version 1.2 (July 1, 2010),
and Common Alerting Protocol, v. 1.2 USA Integrated Public Alert and
Warning System Profile Version 1.0 (Oct. 13, 2009), into EAS alert
messages that comply with the EAS Protocol, such that the Preamble and
EAS Header Codes, audio Attention Signal, audio message, and Preamble
and EAS End of Message (EOM) Codes of such messages are rendered
equivalent to the EAS Protocol (set forth in § 11.31), in accordance
with the technical specifications governing such conversion process set
forth in the EAS-CAP Industry Group's (ECIG) Recommendations for a CAP
EAS Implementation Guide, Version 1.0 (May 17, 2010) (except that any
and all specifications set forth therein related to gubernatorial “must
carry” shall not be followed, and that EAS Participants may adhere to
the specifications related to text-to-speech on a voluntary basis).
(3) Processing such converted messages in accordance with the other
sections of this part.
(b) EAS Participants may comply with the requirements of this section
by deploying an Intermediary Device. If an EAS Participant elects to
meet the requirements of this section by deploying an Intermediary
Device, it shall be required to construct visual messages from
CAP-formatted EAS messages in accordance with § 3.6 of the “ECIG
Recommendations for a CAP EAS Implementation Guide, Version 1.0” (May
17, 2010), as set forth in § § 11.51(d), (g)(3), (h)(3), and (j)(2) of
this part, on or by June 30, 2015.
(c) EAS Participants shall configure their systems to reject all
CAP-formatted EAS messages that include an invalid digital signature.
(d) The standards required in this section are incorporated by
reference into this section with the approval of the Director of the
Federal Register under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To enforce
any edition other than that specified in this section, the Federal
Communications Commission must publish notice of change in the Federal
Register and the material must be available to the public. All approved
material is available for inspection at the Federal Communications
Commission, located at the address indicated in 47 CFR 0.401(a)
(Reference Information Center), and is available from the sources
indicated in this paragraph (d). It is also available for inspection at
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For
information on the availability of this material at NARA, call
202-741-6030 or go to
(1) The following standard is available from the EAS-CAP Industry Group
(ECIG), 21010 Southbank Street, #365, Sterling, VA 20165, or go to
(i) “ECIG Recommendations for a CAP EAS Implementation Guide, Version
1.0” (May 17, 2010).
(2) The following standards are available from Organization for the
Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), 25 Corporate
Drive, Suite 103, Burlington, MA 01803-4238, call 781-425-5073, or go
(i) “Common Alerting Protocol Version 1.2” (July 1, 2010).
(ii) “Common Alerting Protocol, v. 1.2 USA Integrated Public Alert and
Warning System Profile Version 1.0” (Oct. 13, 2009).
[ 77 FR 16706 , Mar. 22, 2012, as amended at 77 FR 26703 , May 7, 2012; 83 FR 39621 , Aug. 10, 2018; 85 FR 64406 , Oct. 13, 2020]
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