Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC). Public Law 111-260 Section 106 . EAAC Purpose.
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Public Law 111-260
For the purpose of achieving equal access to emergency services by individuals with disabilities, as a part of the migration to a national Internet protocol-enabled emergency network…the Chairman of the Commission shall establish an advisory committee, to be known as the Emergency Access Advisory Committee.
Membership must include:
FCC has the authority to promulgate regulations to implement the recommendations proposed by the EAAC, as well as any other regulations, technical standards, protocols, and procedures as are necessary to achieve reliable, interoperable communication that ensures access by individuals with disabilities to an Internet protocol-enabled emergency network, where achievable and technically feasible.
Cheryl King, Disability Rights Office (DRO), FCC
Patrick Donovan, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB)
Karen Peltz Strauss, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB)