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FCC 0.181
Revised as of August 6, 2020
Goto Year:2019 | 2021
  § 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
   conditions.

   (d) To serve as a member of the Joint Telecommunications Resources
   Board (JTRB).

   (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
   response procedures.

   (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
   and property.

   (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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Goto Section: 0.151 | 0.185

Goto Year: 2019 | 2021
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