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General Order 95

 

Appendix H

 

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AMONG AT&T CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA CABLE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, CLEARLINX NETWORK CORPORATION, COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA DISTRICT 9, CONSUMER PROTECTION AND SAFETY DIVISION, CROWN CASTLE USA INC., INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 1245,  NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC, NEXTG NETWORKS OF CALIFORNIA INC., OMNIPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC., dba T-MOBILE, PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY,  SPRINT NEXTEL, VERIZON CALIFORNIA INC., VERIZON WIRELESS AND WILLIAM ADAMS

 

EXHIBIT C

 

PROTOCOL FOR DE-ENERGIZING ANTENNAS IN EMERGENCY WORKING CONDITIONS

 

In the event an Antenna subject to Section 2 needs to be de-energized in emergency working conditions, i.e., in a situation where there is an imminent or actual danger to public or worker safety necessitating immediate and non-routine work on the pole, for example in direct response to a fire, explosion, lightning, storm, earthquake, vehicular accident, terrorism, or some other unanticipated and catastrophic event, the following shall apply:

 

a.    The utility or company shall make a good faith effort to contact the Antenna Owner/Operator (in the case of a wireless carrier they shall contact the carrierís Network Operations Center).   The following information shall be provided:

 

(i)

identity of the utility/company representative and call back number

(ii)

the unique identifier of the Antenna

(iii)

the site address and/or location, if available

(iv)

state nature of the emergency and/or site condition.

 

b.    The Antenna Owner/Operator shall de-energize the Antenna upon request in emergency working conditions.

 

c.    If the requesting utility or company is unable to contact the Antenna Owner/Operator, the requesting utility or company shall de-energize the subject antenna pursuant to mutually agreed upon procedures for that particular type of equipment or by using any necessary means available.  The procedures for de-energizing the subject Antenna referred to above shall provide the requesting utility or company with a satisfactory on-site means to de-energize the Antenna that is verifiable.

 

d.    Upon the completion of any necessary work to address the emergency, the utility or company  shall notify the Antenna Owner/Operator (in the case of a wireless carrier, its Network Operations Center shall be contacted) that all work has been completed so that the Antenna Owner/Operator can take any necessary actions to re-energize the site.

 

e.    The Antenna shall not be re-energized by the Antenna Owner/Operator without confirmation from the utility or company.

 

f.    The requesting utility or company will only re-energize the Antenna with the Antenna Owner/Operatorís prior written consent.