Goto Section: 11.43 | 11.45 | Table of Contents

FCC 11.44
Revised as of October 1, 2010
Goto Year:2009 | 2011
  §  11.44   EAS message priorities.

   (a) A national activation of the EAS for a Presidential message with
   the Event code EAN as specified in § 11.31 must take priority over any
   other message and preempt it if it is in progress.

   (b) EAS participants should transmit other EAS messages in the
   following order: first, Local Area Messages; second, State Messages;
   and third, National Information Center (NIC) Messages.

   (c) Key EAS sources (NP, LP, SP and SR) and Participating National (PN)
   sources that remain on the air during a National emergency must carry
   Presidential Messages "live" at the time of transmission or immediately
   upon receipt. Activation of the National level EAS must preempt State
   and Local Area EAS operation.

   (d) During a national emergency, the facilities of all EAS Participants
   must be reserved exclusively for distribution of Presidential Messages.
   NIC messages received from national networks which are not broadcast at
   the time of original transmission must be recorded locally by LP
   sources for transmission at the earliest opportunity consistent with
   the message priorities in paragraph (b) of this section.

   [ 59 FR 67092 , Dec. 28, 1994, as amended by  70 FR 71034 , Nov. 25, 2005]

Goto Section: 11.43 | 11.45

Goto Year: 2009 | 2011
CiteFind - See documents on FCC website that cite this rule

Want to support this service?

Report errors in this rule. Since these rules are converted to HTML by machine, it's possible errors have been made. Please help us improve these rules by clicking the Report FCC Rule Errors link to report an error.
Helping make public information public