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§ 11.35 Equipment operational readiness.
(a) EAS Participants are responsible for ensuring that EAS Encoders,
EAS Decoders, Attention Signal generating and receiving equipment, and
Intermediate Devices used as part of the EAS to decode and/or encode
messages formatted in the EAS Protocol and/or the Common Alerting
Protocol are installed so that the monitoring and transmitting
functions are available during the times the stations and systems are
in operation. Additionally, EAS Participants must determine the cause
of any failure to receive the required tests or activations specified
in § 11.61(a)(1) and (2). Appropriate entries indicating reasons why any
tests were not received must be made in the broadcast station log as
specified in § § 73.1820 and 73.1840 of this chapter for all broadcast
streams and cable system records as specified in § § 76.1700, 76.1708,
and 76.1711 of this chapter. All other EAS Participants must also keep
records indicating reasons why any tests were not received and these
records must be retained for two years, maintained at the EAS
Participant's headquarters, and made available for public inspection
upon reasonable request.
(b) If an EAS Encoder, EAS Decoder or Intermediary Device used as part
of the EAS to decode and/or encode messages formatted in the EAS
Protocol and/or the Common Alerting Protocol becomes defective, the EAS
Participant may operate without the defective equipment pending its
repair or replacement for 60 days without further FCC authority.
Entries shall be made in the broadcast station log, cable system
records, and records of other EAS Participants, as specified in
paragraph (a) of this section, showing the date and time the equipment
was removed and restored to service. For personnel training purposes,
the required monthly test script must still be transmitted even though
the equipment for generating the EAS message codes, Attention Signal
and EOM code is not functioning.
(c) If repair or replacement of defective equipment is not completed
within 60 days, an informal request shall be submitted to the Regional
Director of the FCC field office serving the area in which the EAS
Participant is located, or in the case of DBS and SDARS providers to
the Regional Director of the FCC field office serving the area where
their headquarters is located, for additional time to repair the
defective equipment. This request must explain what steps have been
taken to repair or replace the defective equipment, the alternative
procedures being used while the defective equipment is out of service,
and when the defective equipment will be repaired or replaced.
[ 70 FR 71034 , Nov. 25, 2005, as amended at 77 FR 16704 , Mar. 22, 2012;
80 FR 53750 , Sept. 8, 2015]
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