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FCC 54.1515
Revised as of January 16, 2020
Goto Year:2019 | 2021
  § 54.1515   Disaster preparation and response measures.

   (a) Each recipient of fixed and mobile support from Stage 2 of the
   Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and the Connect USVI Fund shall create,
   maintain, and submit to the Wireline Competition Bureau for its review
   and approval a detailed Disaster Preparation and Response Plan document
   that describes and commits to the methods and procedures that it will
   use, during the period in which it receives Stage 2 support, to prepare
   for and respond to disasters in the Territories, including detailed
   descriptions of methods and processes to strengthen infrastructure; to
   ensure network diversity; to ensure backup power; to monitor its
   network; and to prepare for emergencies.

   (b) Each Stage 2 support recipient shall submit the Disaster
   Preparation and Response Plan to the Bureau for its review and approval
   prior to receiving Stage 2 support. The Bureau shall approve submitted
   Disaster Preparation and Response Plans that are complete and
   thoroughly address the criteria enumerated in paragraph (a) of this
   section. The Bureau shall notify the support recipient of deficiencies
   identified in the Disaster Preparation and Response Plan and withhold
   authorization to receive funding until the support recipient has cured
   the deficiencies. Recipients shall materially comply with the
   representations in the document, once approved.

   (c) Recipients shall amend their Disaster Preparation and Response Plan
   following any material change(s) to internal processes and
   responsibilities and provide the updated Disaster Preparation and
   Response Plan to the Bureau within 10 business days following the
   material change(s).

   (d) Stage 2 support recipients shall use the Disaster Information
   Reporting System for mandatory reporting. (See
   www.fcc.gov/general/disaster-information-reporting-system-dirs-0 for
   more information.)

   Effective Date Note: At  84 FR 59963 , Nov. 7, 2019, § 54.1515 was added.
   This section contains information collection and recordkeeping
   requirements and will not become effective until approval has been
   given by the Office of Management and Budget.

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