Legislation/FCC Filings


National 9-1-1 Legislation and NENA FCC Filings

Rulings/legislation/filings below are Adobe PDF documents (Instructions).

FCC 9-1-1 Information: Click here for information on key FCC Public Notices, Orders and Reports, as well as other 9-1-1 related information.

FCC 9-1-1 Rules:  Title 47, Part 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations includes, among other things, the federal rules  associated with the FCC’s 9-1-1 responsibilities (specifically Section 20.18).  Those regulations can be found at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/47cfr20_03.html.

 9-1-1 Legislation Date Adopted  Summary
ENHANCE 911 Act of 2004 12/23/2004 Establishes a national 9-1-1 Implementation and Coordination office (ICO) jointly administered by NHTSA and NTIA; authorizes up to 250 million dollars per year in grants for 9-1-1 upgrades; requires entities requesting grant funding to demonstrate proper use of state/local 9-1-1 funding.
Wireless Communications & Public Safety Act of 1999 10/26/1999 Makes 9-1-1 the universal emergency phone number for wireline and wireless phones in the US. Provides for support and liability protection.
 NENA FCC Actions Date Filed  Summary
NENA, APCO & NASNA Comments re: Hatfield Report 11/15/2002 Comments of NENA, APCO and NASNA on the Hatfield Report to the FCC on Wireless E9-1-1.
Hatfield Report to the FCC on Wireless E9-1-1; Cover Letter 10/2002 Dale Hatfield, former FCC chief of engineering and technology, has released his independent inquiry (chartered by the FCC) into the technical and operational issues affecting the deployment of wireless E9-1-1 services. Many of the report’s conclusions and recommendations track with NENA’s concerns and efforts in this area, and should validate and add emphasis nationally to NENA work on wireless E9-1-1 technical and deployment issues.
NENA, APCO NASNA Joint Comments (9-21-2001) 9/21/2001 Regarding Revision of the Commission’s Rules To Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems; Requests for Waivers; and the Tragic Events of Sept. 11, 2001
NENA, APCO, NASNA Joint Comments (10-11-2000) 10/11/2000 Wireless E911 Phase I Implementation Issues; includes results of NENA’s survey of State Chapters
NENA Comments, re: VoiceStream Waiver (10-10-2000) 10/10/2000 Regarding Revision of the Commission’s Rules To Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems