Posted here for public review is a draft of the revised CLF Guidance Document 2.0 which includes the new specifications for Wireless Public Alerting (WPA). The CLF is referenced in the CRTC’s 2017-91 (para. 44) decision as being responsible for setting out specifications, policy decisions, and recommended practices associated with the National Public Alerting System (NPAS).

Work started in May 2017 and the resulting version 2 was developed in broad consultation with broadcasters, wireless service providers, Public Safety-Canada, various emergency management organizations and others. These changes were in response to the CRTC’s request for the CLF group to consider various issues prior to WPA being implemented nationally.

To encourage public review and feedback before final publication, draft version 2.0 of the CLF Guidance document has been posted here for a 11-day review period, ending 5:00 p.m. EDT March 26, 2018 : https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/mrgnc-prprdnss/npas/clf-en.aspx

Any comments, or proposed edits, should be emailed to ps.interoperability-interoperabilite.sp@canada.ca and will be subsequently considered by the CLF Working Group.

Following this process, and final approval of the document by Federal/Provincial/Territorial Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management (SOREM), the final version of the CLF Guidance Version 2.0 will be made available to the stakeholder community via publication at the same location. Decisions regarding implementation of any components of the recommendations found in the CLF Guidance will fall to the various governance bodies responsible for public alerting.