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FCC 2.405
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  2.405   Operation during emergency.

   The licensee of any station (except amateur, standard broadcast, FM
   broadcast, noncommercial educational FM broadcast, or television
   broadcast) may, during a period of emergency in which normal
   communication facilities are disrupted as a result of hurricane, flood,
   earthquake, or similar disaster, utilize such station for emergency
   communication service in communicating in a manner other than that
   specified in the instrument of authorization: Provided:

   (a) That as soon as possible after the beginning of such emergency use,
   notice be sent to the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the
   Commission at Washington, D.C., stating the nature of the emergency and
   the use to which the station is being put, and

   (b) That the emergency use of the station shall be discontinued as soon
   as substantially normal communication facilities are again available,

   (c) That the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the
   Commission at Washington, D.C., shall be notified immediately when such
   special use of the station is terminated: Provided further,

   (d) That in no event shall any station engage in emergency transmission
   on frequencies other than, or with power in excess of, that specified
   in the instrument of authorization or as otherwise expressly provided
   by the Commission, or by law: And provided further,

   (e) That any such emergency communication undertaken under this section
   shall terminate upon order of the Commission.

   Note: Part 73 of this chapter contains provisions governing emergency
   operation of standard, FM, noncommercial educational FM, and television
   broadcast stations. Part 97 of this chapter contains such provisions
   for amateur stations.

   [ 28 FR 13785 , Dec. 18, 1963, as amended at  80 FR 53749 , Sept. 8, 2015]


Goto Section: 2.404 | 2.406

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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