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(A) In accordance with and at the time required by the provisions of Federal Communications Commission regulations part 11, subpart D, § 11.51(h)(1), and as such provisions may from time to time be amended, the grantee shall install, if it has not already done so, and maintain an emergency alert system (EAS) for use in transmitting emergency act notifications (EAN) and emergency act terminations (EAT) in local and statewide situations as may be designated to be an emergency by the local primary (LP), the state primary (SP) and/or the state emergency operations center (SEOC), as those authorities are identified and defined within Federal Communications Commission regulations § 11.51.
(B) The franchising authority shall permit only appropriately trained and authorized persons to operate the EAS equipment and shall take reasonable precautions to prevent any use of the grantee’s cable system in any manner that results in inappropriate use thereof or any loss or damage to the cable system. Except to the extent expressly prohibited by law, the franchising authority shall hold the grantee, its employees, officers and assigns harmless from any claims arising out of the emergency use of its facilities by the franchising authority, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.
(2013 Code, § 8-4.1) (Ord. 14586, passed 4-13-1998)