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§ 11.35 Equipment operational readiness.
(a) EAS Participants are responsible for ensuring that EAS Encoders,
EAS Decoders and Attention Signal generating and receiving equipment
used as part of the EAS 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 (a)(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 the EAS Encoder or EAS Decoder 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 rule, 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 District
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 District 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]
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