Goto Section: 63.62 | 63.65 | Table of Contents

FCC 63.63
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  63.63   Emergency discontinuance, reduction, or impairment of service.

   (a) Application for authority for emergency discontinuance, reduction,
   or impairment of service shall be made by electronically filing an
   informal request through the “Submit a Non-Docketed Filing” module of
   the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. Such requests shall
   be made as soon as practicable but not later than 15 days in the case
   of public coast stations, or 65 days in all other cases, after the
   occurrence of the conditions which have occasioned the discontinuance,
   reduction, or impairment. The request shall make reference to this
   section and show the following:

   (1) The effective date of such discontinuance, reduction, or
   impairment, and the identification of the service area affected;

   (2) The nature and estimated duration of the conditions causing the
   discontinuance, reduction, or impairment;

   (3) The facts showing that such conditions could not reasonably have
   been foreseen by the carrier in sufficient time to prevent such
   discontinuance, reduction, or impairment;

   (4) A description of the service involved;

   (5) The nature of service which will be available or substituted;

   (6) The effect upon rates to any person in the community;

   (7) The efforts made and to be made by applicant to restore the
   original service or establish comparable service as expeditiously as

   (b) Authority for the emergency discontinuance, reduction, or
   impairment of service for a period of 60 days shall be deemed to have
   been granted by the Commission effective as of the date of the filing
   of the request unless, on or before the 15th day after the date of
   filing, the Commission shall notify the carrier to the contrary.
   Renewal of such authority may be requested by letter or telegram, filed
   with the Commission not later than 10 days prior to the expiration of
   such 60-day period, making reference to this section and showing that
   such conditions may reasonably be expected to continue for a further
   period and what efforts the applicant has made to restore the original
   or establish comparable service. If the same or comparable service is
   reestablished before the termination of the emergency authorization,
   the carrier shall notify the Commission promptly. However, the
   Commission may, upon specific request of the carrier and upon a proper
   showing, contained in such informal request, authorize such
   discontinuance, reduction, or impairment of service for an indefinite
   period or permanently.

   [ 28 FR 13229 , Dec. 5, 1963, as amended at  45 FR 6585 , Jan. 29, 1980;  80 FR 1588 , Jan. 13, 2015]


Goto Section: 63.62 | 63.65

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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