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Executive Order 11490

Executive Order 11490

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Assigning emergency preparedness functions to Federal departments and agencies
Assigning emergency preparedness functions to Federal departments and agencies

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The Federal Communications Commission shall develop policies, plans, and procedures,
in consonance with national telecommunications plans and policies developed pursuant to
Executive Order No. 10705, Executive Order No. 10995, Executive Order No. 11051, the
Presidential Memorandum of August 21, 1963, "Establishment of the National
Communications System", and other appropriate authority, covering:

(1) Common carrier service.
(a) Extension, discontinuance, or reduction of common carrier facilities or services, and
issuance of appropriate authorizations for such facilities, services, and personnel in an
emergency; and control of all rates, charges, practices, classifications, and regulations for
service to Government and non-Government users during an emergency, in consonance
with overall national economic stabilization policies.
(b) Development and administration of priority systems for public correspondence and
for the use and resumption of leased inter-city private line service in an emergency.
(c) Use of common carrier facilities and services to overseas points to meet vital needs in
an emergency.
(2) Broadcasting service. Construction, activation, or deactivation of broadcasting
facilities and services, the continuation or suspension of broadcasting services and
facilities, and issuance of appropriate authorizations for such facilities, services, and

personnel in an emergency.
(3) Safety and special radio services. Authorization, opera- tion, and use of safety and
special radio services, facilities, and personnel in the national interest in an emergency.
(4) Radio frequency assignment. Assignment of radio frequencies to, and their use by,
Commission licensees in an emergency.
(5) Electromagnetic radiation. Closing of any radio station or any device capable of
emitting electro-magnetic radiation or suspension or amending any rules or regulations
applicable thereto, in any emergency, except for those belonging to, or operated by, any
department or agency of the United States Government.
(6) Investigation and enforcement. Investigation of viola- tions of pertinent law and
regulations in an emergency, and development of procedures designated to initiate,
recom- mend, or otherwise bring about appropriate enforcement actions required in the
interest of national security.
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