DESCRIPTION OF TECHNICAL CONTROL FACILITY
Section I. GENERAL
f. Exercise technical direction, coordination and su-
pervision over activation, deactivation and rearrange-
ment of transmission facilities in accordance with di-
g. Activate and deactivate traffic overload circuits.
h. Report to DOCC and Operation and Maintenance
elements the status of transmission facilities for oper-
ational direction and management.
i. Substitute equipment or circuits for maintenance
purposes or to isolate communications faults.
j. Performs required administration and record
2-3. General TCF Responsibilities
Each Technical Control Facility is responsible for
t restoration purposes, and
maintaining continuity of service through effective
from service for mainte-
operation and maintenance of the DCS facilities with-
one of the tools available
in its operational area. This includes Patch and Test
Facilities, and attended and unattended facilities.
General functional responsibilities of TCF personnel
2-2. Functions of a TCf
include but are not limited to the following:
a. Restore or reroute disrupted circuits over avail-
The major functions of personnel assigned to a DCS
able facilities in accordance with the predetermined
Station TCF are summarized as follows:
a. Coordinate with the DCA Operations Control
restoration priority. The technical control that first
becomes aware of the outage is responsible for initiat-
ing the restoration and follow through actions con-
cerning the restoration, until such time as service is re-
b. Report all information pertinent to an outage.
transmission facilities and inter-
c. When a disrupted segment of a circuit is on a dis-
pearing at the TCF, as well as the
rupted multiplexed group, coordinate with the Facility
extension of communications facilities provided by or
Control Office (FCO) for that segment to determine if
users of the DCS.
that segment of the multiplexed group is being re-
priori& and estab-
d. Direct localization of troubles found or reported,
when necessary refer troubles to the responsible office.
e. Provide progress reports, as required, in restora-
the DCS station.
f. Carry out technical control functions in locating
and clearing trouble in outside plant cable and facili-
g. Conduct in-service quality control tests and assist
in out-of-service testing and/or circuit realignment.
A. When a failure occurs on a multipoint circuit, de-
termine and remove the affected segment. Restore the
circuit in accordance with priority assignment.
i. Review the temporary path change record regu