FCC 0.181 Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 |
§ 0.181 The Defense Commissioner.
The Defense Commissioner is designated by the Commission. The Defense
Commissioner directs the homeland security, national security and
emergency preparedness, and defense activities of the Commission and
has the following duties and responsibilities:
(a) To keep the Commission informed as to significant developments in
the field of homeland security, emergency preparedness, defense, and
any related activities that involve formulation or revision of
Commission policy in any area of responsibility of the Commission.
(b) To represent the Commission in public safety, homeland security,
national security, emergency preparedness, disaster management, defense
and related matters requiring conferences or communications with other
governmental officers, departments, or agencies.
(c) To act as the Homeland Security and Defense Coordinator in
representations with other agencies with respect to planning for the
continuity of the essential functions of the Commission under emergency
(d) To serve as a member of the Joint Telecommunications Resources
(e) To serve as the principal point of contact for the Commission on
all matters pertaining to the Department of Homeland Security.
(f) To take such measures as will assure continuity of the Commission's
functions under any foreseeable circumstances with a minimum of
interruption. In the event of an emergency, the Defense Commissioner,
in consultation with the Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security
Bureau, will decide whether to activate the Commission's Continuity of
Operations (COOP) plan and/or initiate the Commission's emergency
(g) In the event of enemy attack, or the imminent threat thereof, or
other disaster resulting in the inability of the Commission to function
at its offices in Washington, D.C., to assume all of the duties and
responsibilities of the Commission and the Chairman, until relieved or
augmented by other Commissioners or members of the staff, as set forth
in § § 0.186 and 0.383.
(h) To approve national emergency plans and develop preparedness
programs covering: provision of service by common carriers;
broadcasting and cable facilities, satellite and the wireless radio
services; radio frequency assignment; electromagnetic radiation;
investigation and enforcement.
(i) To perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities
related to the Commission's defense activities as may be necessary for
the continuity of functions and the protection of Commission personnel
(j) The Commission may designate an Alternate Defense Commissioner who
is authorized to perform the functions of the Defense Commissioner if
he or she is not available.
[ 29 FR 14664 , Oct. 28, 1964, as amended at 41 FR 31209 , July 27, 1976;
64 FR 60720 , Nov. 8, 1999; 69 FR 32033 , May 27, 2004; 71 FR 69035 , Nov.
29, 2006; 72 FR 48842 , Aug. 24, 2007; 77 FR 62462 , Oct. 15, 2012]
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