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FCC 2.405
Revised as of
Goto Year:1996 | 1998
Sec. 2.405  Operation during emergency.

    The licensee of any station (except amateur, standard broadcast, FM 
broadcast, noncommercial educational FM broadcast, or television 
broadcast) may, during a period of emergency in which normal 
communication facilities are disrupted as a result of hurricane, flood, 
earthquake, or similar disaster, utilize such station for emergency 
communication service in communicating in a manner other than that 
specified in the instrument of authorization: Provided:
    (a) That as soon as possible after the beginning of such emergency 
use, notice be sent to the Commission at Washington, D.C., and to the 
Engineer in Charge of the district in which the station is located, 
stating the nature of the emergency and the use to which the station is 
being put, and

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    (b) That the emergency use of the station shall be discontinued as 
soon as substantially normal communication facilities are again 
available, and
    (c) That the Commission at Washington, D.C., and the Engineer in 
Charge shall be notified immediately when such special use of the 
station is terminated: Provided further,
    (d) That in no event shall any station engage in emergency 
transmission on frequencies other than, or with power in excess of, that 
specified in the instrument of authorization or as otherwise expressly 
provided by the Commission, or by law: And provided further,
    (e) That any such emergency communication undertaken under this 
section shall terminate upon order of the Commission.

    Note: Part 73 of this chapter contains provisions governing 
emergency operation of standard, FM, noncommercial educational FM, and 
television broadcast stations. Part 97 of this chapter contains such 
provisions for amateur stations.

[ 28 FR 13785 , Dec. 18, 1963]

Goto Section: 2.404 | 2.406

Goto Year: 1996 | 1998
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