N.J. Admin. Code § 14:18-7.5 - Written procedures for use of public, educational and governmental access channels

(a) All cable television operators which have managerial or operational control over an access channel shall develop written guidelines concerning the use of channel capacity designated as public, educational and/or governmental access channels. These guidelines shall contain information on the following:
1. The designation of and restrictions upon any channels available for such use;
2. The number of channels available for such use and the normal hours of operation of each channel;
3. The municipalities served by each channel;
4. The procedure by which persons arrange to use each channel;
5. The cost, if any, for use of each channel;
6. The method by which persons deliver programs for insertion on channel;
7. The studio and production equipment available, including costs and restrictions on use;
8. The method by which persons arrange to use any available studio or production equipment;
9. The training which is available in use of any studio or production equipment;
10. A written agreement between user groups, cable television operators, and companies which states the rights and responsibilities of each; and
11. A specified contact person to see that interested parties are accommodated.
(b) Each cable television operator who has managerial or operational control over an access channel shall keep a record of all users of access channels available for public inspection at the local business office of the cable television operator. This record shall contain the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of access users, and shall be kept for a period of one year.
(c) A cable television operator who has managerial or operational control over an access channel shall provide a copy of the revision to the OCTV and the municipality within 30 days of any revision to the procedural rules for the use of a channel. All parties affected by the revision shall be provided immediate written notice by the cable television operator.
(d) A prominent notice of the availability of these guidelines shall be posted and the guidelines shall be available for public inspection at local business offices and studios in the cable system.
(e) For any access channel not within the cable television operator's control or management, each cable television operator shall maintain a listing of the person or entity having such control and management authority.


N.J. Admin. Code § 14:18-7.5
New Rule: R.1991 d.83, effective 2/19/1991.
See: 22 N.J.R. 2894(b), 23 N.J.R. 618(a).
Amended by R.2000 d.155, effective 4/17/2000.
See: 31 N.J.R. 3061(a), 32 N.J.R. 1402(a).
In (a)2, added "and the normal hours of operation or each channel" at the end; in (a)10 and (c), substituted references to cable television operators for references to operators; and in (b), substituted a reference to one year for a reference to two years at the end.
Amended by R.2003 d.452, effective 11/17/2003.
See: 35 N.J.R. 100(a), 35 N.J.R. 5294(a).
Rewrote (d).
Amended by R.2007 d.154, effective 5/7/2007.
See: 38 N.J.R. 4822(b), 39 N.J.R. 1766(a).
In (e), inserted "channel".

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