(a) Authority to Accept Equipment.—
may accept communications equipment for use in coordinating joint response and recovery operations with public safety agencies in the event of a disaster; and
The authority under subsection (a) shall be exercised under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.
Equipment may be accepted under subsection (a)(1) only to the extent that communications equipment under the control of the Secretary concerned at the potential disaster response site is inadequate to meet military requirements for communicating with public safety agencies during the period of response to the disaster.
A person providing services accepted under this section may not be considered, by reason of the provision of such services, to be an officer, employee, or agent of the United States for any purpose.
(Added Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title X, § 1051(a), Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 2053, § 2613; renumbered § 2614 and amended Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title X, § 1071(a)(19)(A), Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2399.)