Last week, the FCC issued an Order on Reconsideration clarifying aspects of the 911 reliability rules  adopted in December 2013.  The rules require covered 911 service providers to audit, tag, and monitor all critical 911 circuits to mitigate the risk of 911 call failure and to file a certification every October confirming their compliance.   The Commission’s Order clarified that covered providers may take reasonable alternative measures in lieu of auditing, tagging, and monitoring 911 circuits.  The Commission indicated, however, that it will scrutinize any alternative measures to ensure they will satisfactorily mitigate the risk of a 911 network failure.