The FCC yesterday issued an Order announcing that it was extending the comment dates for its rulemaking to examine the effectiveness of its EEO rules. We summarized that rulemaking here. The new comment deadline is September 20, with reply comments now due by November 4. As we wrote here, this proceeding has already attracted the attention of a coalition of small broadcasters who have filed comments seeking relief from many of the paperwork obligations that are imposed on broadcasting companies with less than 50 employees. We expect other ideas as to how to make the rules more effective to be advanced in this proceeding – and now parties have more time in which to craft their comments.