(a)Authority to Accept Equipment.—
Subject to subsection (c), the Secretary concerned—
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.