FCC seeks comment on adding Blue Alerts to Emergency Alert System
The FCC last week adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to add a new blue alert code "BLU" to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to announce threats to law enforcement officers. The NPRM seeks to promote the development of compatible and integrated Blue Alert plans throughout the United States, consistent with the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 (Blue Alert Act). A copy of the NPRM is linked HERE. Comments and reply comments will be due 30 days and 60 days, respectively, after the NPRM is published in the Federal Register.