Iowa Admin. Code r. 605-10.14 - Minimum operational and technical standards

(1) Each 911 system, supplemented with 911 surcharge moneys, shall, at a minimum, employ the following features:
a. ALI (automatic location identification).
b. ANI (automatic number identification).
c. Policy routing function.
d. Each PSAP shall provide two emergency seven-digit numbers arranged in rollover configuration for use by telephone company operators for transferring a calling party to the PSAP over the wireline network. Wireless calls must be transferred to PSAPs that are capable of accepting ANI and ALI.
e. ANI and ALI information shall be maintained and updated in such a manner as to allow for 95 percent or greater degree of accuracy.
(2) 911 public safety answering points shall adhere to the following minimum standards:
a. The PSAP shall operate 7 days per week, 24 hours per day, with operators on duty at all times.
b. The primary published emergency number in the 911 service area shall be 911.
c. All PSAPs will maintain interagency communications capabilities for emergency coordination purposes, to include radio as well as land line direct or dial line.
d. Each PSAP shall develop and maintain a PSAP standard operating procedure for receiving and dispatching emergency calls.
e. The date and time of each 911 emergency call shall be documented using an automated call detail recording device or other communications center log. Such logs shall be maintained for a period of not less than one year.
f. Access control and security of PSAPs and associated dispatch centers shall be designed to prevent disruption of operations and provide a safe and secure environment of communication operations.
g. PSAP supervision shall ensure that all vendors whose normal activities may involve contact with facilities associated with the 911 service are familiar with safeguarding of facilities' procedures.
h. Emergency electrical power shall be provided for the PSAP environment that will ensure continuous operations and communications during a power outage. Such power should start automatically in the event of power failure and shall have the ability to be sustained for a minimum of 48 hours.
i. The PSAP shall make every attempt to disallow the intrusion by automatic dialers, alarm systems, or automatic dialing and announcing devices on a 911 trunk. If intrusion by one of these devices should occur, those responsible for PSAP operations shall make every attempt to contact the responsible party to ensure there is no such further occurrence by notifying the party that knowing and intentional interference with emergency telephone calls constitutes a crime under Iowa Code section 727.5. Those responsible for PSAP operations shall report persons who repeatedly use automatic dialers, alarm systems, or automatic announcing devices on 911 trunk lines to the county attorney for investigation of possible violations of Iowa Code section 727.5.
j. Each PSAP shall be equipped with an appropriate telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) in accordance with 28 CFR § 35.162, July 26, 1991.
k. PSAPs will have the capability to access translation services to help process 911 calls from non-English speakers.
l. Each PSAP shall adhere to NENA STA-020.1-2020 or its subsequently updated equivalent.
(3) Originating service providers shall adhere to the following minimum requirements:
a. The PSAP and the 911 program manager shall be notified of all service interruptions in accordance with 47 CFR Part 4.
b. The originating service provider shall respond, within a reasonable length of time, to all appropriate requests for information from the director, the department of public safety, a joint 911 service board or operating authority and shall expressly comply with the provisions of Iowa Code section 34A.8.
c. Originating service providers and MLTSs must update and maintain the state ALI database with accurate information. When delivering 911 calls, caller location must be provided in compliance with 47 CFR § 9.8, 47 CFR § 9.10, and 47 CFR § 9.15.
d. Access to the 911 entry point and next generation 911 network shall be approved by the 911 program manager. Originating service providers must provide the company name, address and point of contact with their request. If the originating service provider utilizes a third-party vendor, the vendor must provide this information listing the vendor's customer's requested information.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 605-10.14
Amended by IAB July 9, 2014/Volume XXXVII, Number 1, effective 8/13/2014 Amended by IAB August 2, 2017/Volume XL, Number 3, effective 9/6/2017 Amended by IAB January 25, 2023/Volume XLV, Number 15, effective 3/1/2023

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