In a previous alert, we informed you that, on September 30, 2010, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officially adopted Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) as the new standard for emergency alert system (EAS) messages. This action by FEMA triggered the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) requirement that EAS Participants must be able to accept CAP-based alerts by March 29, 2011. On November 23, 2010, the FCC announced that it is extending this date until September 30, 2011. In the same order, the FCC also indicated that it would be releasing a notice of proposed rule making (i) undertaking a comprehensive review of the impact of CAP on the FCC's existing EAS rules, and (ii) clarifying the FCC's and FEMA's certification and testing procedures for EAS devices. We will notify you when this notice is released.