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§ 11.52 EAS code and Attention Signal Monitoring requirements.
(a) EAS Participants must be capable of receiving the Attention Signal
required by § 11.32(a)(9) and emergency messages of other broadcast
stations during their hours of operation. EAS Participants must install
and operate during their hours of operation, equipment capable of
receiving and decoding, either automatically or manually, the EAS
header codes, emergency messages and EOM code. EAS Participants must
comply with these requirements by the dates set forth in § 11.11.
Note to Paragraph (a): The two-tone Attention Signal will not be used
to actuate two-tone decoders but will be used as an aural alert signal.
(b) If manual interrupt is used as authorized in § 11.51(m)(2),
decoders must be located so that operators at their normal duty
stations can be alerted immediately when EAS messages are received.
(c) EAS Participants that are co-owned and co-located with a combined
studio or control facility (such as an AM and FM licensed to the same
entity and at the same location or a cable headend serving more than
one system) may comply with the EAS monitoring requirements contained
in this section for the combined station or system with one EAS
Decoder. The requirements of § 11.33 must be met by the combined
(d) EAS Participants must monitor two EAS sources. The monitoring
assignments of each broadcast station and cable system and wireless
cable system are specified in the State EAS Plan and FCC Mapbook. They
are developed in accordance with FCC monitoring priorities.
(1) If the required EAS sources cannot be received, alternate
arrangements or a waiver may be obtained by written request to the
FCC's EAS office. In an emergency, a waiver may be issued over the
telephone with a follow up letter to confirm temporary or permanent
(2) The management of EAS Participants shall determine which header
codes will automatically interrupt their programming for State and
Local Area emergency situations affecting their audiences.
(e) EAS Participants are required to interrupt normal programming
either automatically or manually when they receive an EAS message in
which the header code contains the Event codes for Emergency Action
Notification (EAN), Emergency Action Termination (EAT), and Required
Monthly Test (RMT) for their State or State/county location.
(1) Automatic interrupt of programming is required when facilities are
unattended. Automatic operation must provide a permanent record of the
EAS message that contains at a minimum the following information:
Originator, Event, Location and valid time period of the message.
(2) Manual interrupt of programming and transmission of EAS messages
may be used. EAS messages with the EAN Event code must be transmitted
immediately and Monthly EAS test messages within 60 minutes. All
actions must be logged and recorded as specified in § § 11.35(a) and
11.54(b)(13). Decoders must be programmed for the EAN and EAT Event
header codes for National level emergencies and the RMT and RWT Event
header codes for required monthly and weekly tests, with the
appropriate accompanying State and State/county location codes.
[ 70 FR 71036 , Nov. 25, 2005]
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