FCC 73.1226 Revised as of December 4, 2012
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§ 73.1226 Availability to FCC of station logs and records.
The following shall be made available to any authorized representative
of the FCC upon request:
(a) Station records and logs shall be made available for inspection or
duplication at the request of the FCC or its representative. Such logs
or records may be removed from the licensee's possession by an FCC
representative or, upon request, shall be mailed by the licensee to the
FCC by either registered mail, return receipt requested, or certified
mail, return receipt requested. The return receipt shall be retained by
the licensee as part of the station records until such records or logs
are returned to the licensee. A receipt shall be furnished when the
logs or records are removed from the licensee's possession by an FCC
representative and this receipt shall be retained by the licensee as
part of the station records until such records or logs are returned to
the licensee. When the FCC has no further need for such records or
logs, they shall be returned to the licensee. The provisions of this
rule shall apply solely to those station logs and records which are
required to be maintained by the provisions of this chapter.
(1) Logs and records stored on microfilm, microfiche or other
data-storage systems are subject to the requirements pertaining thereto
found in § 73.1840(b).
(b) Where records or logs are maintained as the official records of a
recognized law enforcement agency and the removal of the records from
the possession of the law enforcement agency will hinder its law
enforcement activities, such records will not be removed pursuant to
this section if the chief of the law enforcement agency promptly
certifies in writing to the FCC that removal of the logs or records
will hinder law enforcement activities of the agency, stating insofar
as feasible the basis for his decision and the date when it can
reasonably be expected that such records will be released to the FCC.
(c) The following contracts, agreements, or understandings, which need
not be filed with the FCC (per § 73.3613, Filing of contracts), must be
kept at the station and made available for inspection by any authorized
representative of the FCC upon request:
(1) Contracts relating to the sale of broadcast time to “time brokers”
(2) FM subchannel leasing agreements for subsidiary communications.
(3) Time sales contracts with the same sponsor for 4 or more hours per
day, except where the length of the events (such as athletic contests,
musical programs, and special events) broadcast pursuant to the
contract is not under control of the station.
(4) Contracts with chief operators or other engineering personnel.
[ 43 FR 45847 , Oct. 4, 1978; 43 FR 50683 , Oct. 31, 1978, as amended at
45 FR 41151 , June 18, 1980; 48 FR 28457 , June 22, 1983]
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