Goto Section: 202.0 | 202.1 | Table of Contents

FCC 202.0
Revised as of
Goto Year:1996 | 1998
Sec. 202.0  Objectives.

    (a) During, or in anticipation of, a non-wartime emergency or 
natural disaster, a telecommunications capacity must exist to provide 
temporary telecommunications service to State and local government 
officials and other

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persons deemed appropriate by the President.
    (b) In the event of a general war and attack upon the Nation, a 
national telecommunications capability must exist that will support 
telecommunications requirements with respect to national security, 
survival and recovery. The development of survivable telecommunications 
to support essential functions (including an emergency broadcasting 
system), and technical compatibility of signaling methods, transmission 
modes, switching facilities, and terminal devices to permit exchange of 
communications over the surviving media of all systems, government or 
commercial, are crucial elements of such a national capability. In 
addition, a survivable national telecommunications management structure 
is necessary to manage initiation, coordination and restoration of 
telecommunications services. The management structure must include the 
    (1) Legal authority for telecommunications management.
    (2) A control mechanism to manage the initiation, coordination and 
restoration of telecommunications services.
    (3) Procedures to ensure timely damage assessment and allocation of 
residual resources and controlled restoration of services based on 
national policy/direction.
    (4) The capability to execute a telecommunications recovery plan 
based on national policy/guidance.
    (c) Notwithstanding any provision regarding NS/EP Planning and 
Execution, nothing in this part shall be deemed to affect the 
authorities or responsibilities of the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget, or any Office or official thereof; or reassign 
any function assigned any agency under the Federal Property and 
Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, or under any other law, 
or any function vested by law in the Federal Communications Commission.

Goto Section: 202.0 | 202.1

Goto Year: 1996 | 1998
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