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Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 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
(d) Stage 2 support recipients shall use the Disaster Information
Reporting System for mandatory reporting. (See
Subpart P—Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Source: 86 FR 19560 , Apr. 13, 2021, unless otherwise noted.
Goto Section: 54.1514 | 54.1600
Goto Year: 2020 |
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