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changes are published In the Federal Register, which la published dally except on legal holidays. Notices of proposed rule making, other rule making documents, statements of general policy, interpretations of general applicability, and other Commission documents having general applicability and legal effect are also published in the Federal Register. Summaries of the full Notices of proposed rule making and other rule making decisions adopted by the Commission constitute rulemaking documents for purposes of FedEral Register publication. The FedEral Register is fully indexed and contains numerous findings aids.

[33 FR 1057;. July 19, 1967, as amended at 44 PR 39180. July 6.1979; SI FR 7444. Mar. 4. 1986]

$0.413 The Commission's printed publications.

The Commission's printed publications are described in §§0.414-0.420. These publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office. Washington, D.C. 20402. The Commission does not furnish copies of these publications but will furnish a price list (Administration Bulletin No. 1) upon request. Requests for copies of that list should be directed to the office of Public Affairs, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C. 20564.

[33 FR 10671. July 19. 1967. ai amended at 44 FR 39180. July 5,1979]

50.414 The Communications Act and other statutory material*.

This publication, with packets of revised pages, contains the Communications Act of 1934. with amendments through 1964; the Administrative Procedure Act, with amendments through 1964; the Judicial Review Act; the Communications Satellite Act of 1962; and selected sections of the Criminal Code pertaining to communications. It also contains Indexes to the Communications Act and the Administrative Procedure Act. Persons who do not have ready access to the United States Code, or who refer frequently to these materials, may find this volume to be usefol.

[33 PR 10671. July 19. 1967]

{0.415 The rules and regulations

(looseleaf service).

(a) In this service, the rules are divided into 10 volumes, each containing several related parts. Each volume may be purchased separately from the Superintendent of Documents. The purchase price for a volume Includes a subscription to replacement pages reflecting changes in the rules contained therein until such time as the volume is revised. Each volume Is revised periodically, depending primarily on the frequency with which the rules it contains have been amended. When a volume is revised, the revised volume and replacement pages therefor will be furnished to those who renew their subscriptions.

(b) [Reserved]

[41 FR 21449. May 26. 1976. as amended at 45 FR 49935. July 28. I960: 51 FR 31304. Sept. 3. 1986]

10.416 The Federal Communications Commission Record.

Texts adopted by the Commission or a member of its staff on delegated authority and made available to the public through the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs are published In the FCC Record. The FCC Record is published biweekly in pamphlet form. The pamphlets are available on a subscription basis from the Superintendent of Documents. Each biweekly pamphlet contains a table of contents and current index. A consolidated index is published on a periodic basis.

[51 FR 45889. Dec 23. 1966]

$ 0.417 The Annual Reports.

At the end of each fiscal year, the Commission publishes an Annual Report containing general information concerning the Commission and the history of regulation, a summary of developments during the year, and selected industry statistics.

[32 FR 10571. July 19.1967]

i 0.420 Other Commimion publication*.

The following additional Commission publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents:

(a) Statistics of Communications Common Carriers.

(b) Figure M-3, Estimated AM Ground Conductivity of the United States (set of two maps).

(c) Television Network Program Procurement Report, 2d Interim Report, Part 2, by the Office of Network Study.

[32 FR 10571, July 19, 1967, as amended at 44 FR 39180. July 5.1979]

Forms And Documents Available
Upon Request

(0.421 Application forms.

All forms for use in submitting applications for radio authorization, together with instructions and information as to filing such forms, may be obtained at the Washington offices of the Commission or at any of the field offices listed in §0.121. For Information concerning the forms to be used and filing requirements, see subparts D, E, F, and G, of part 1 of this chapter and the appropriate substantive rules.

[40 FR 17264. Apr. 18, 1975]

§ 0.422 Current action documents and public notices.

A limited number of copies of the text of documents adopted by the Commission, public notices of Commission actions, and other public releases is made available at the Press and News Media Division when they are issued. Back issues of public releases are available for Inspection in this office.

(47 U.S.C. 154, 155. 303)

[36 FR 15121, Aug. 13, 1971. as amended at 44

FR 12425. Mar. 7, 1979; 44 FR 70471, Dec. 7,

1979]

i 0.423 Information bulletins.

A number of bulletins containing information about communications and the Federal Communications Commission have been prepared by the Commission for distribution to the public. A listing of these bulletins is included in ED Bulletin No. 1, "FCC Publications". Requests for bulletins should be directed to the Press and News Media Division.

(47 U.8.C. 164. 155. 303)

[36 FR 16121, Aug. 13. 1971. as amended at 44

FR 12428. Mar. 7, 1979; 44 FR 70471, Deo. 7,

1979]

Lists Containing Information
Compiled By The Commission

§0.431 The FCC service frequency lists.

Lists of frequency assignments to radio stations authorized by the Commission are recapitulated periodically by means of an automated record system. All stations licensed by the Commission are included, except the following: Aircraft, amateur, personal (except General Mobile Radio Service), Civil Air Patrol, and disaster. The resulting documents, the FCC service frequency lists, consist of several volumes arranged by nature of service, in frequency order, including station locations, call signs and other technical particulars of each assignment. These documents are available for public inspection at each of the Commission's Field Operations Bureau field offices (see §0.121) and, in Washington, DC, in the Office of Engineering and Technology. Copies may be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor. See §0.465(a).

[42 FR 8326, Feb. 9, 1977. as amended at 44 FR 39180, July 5, 1979; 51 FR 12616, Apr. 14, 1986]

§0.433 The radio equipment lists.

Lists of type approved and type accepted equipment (the radio equipment lists) are prepared periodically by the Commission. These documents are available for public inspection at each of the Commission's Field Operations Bureau field offices (see §0.121) and in the Office of Engineering and Technology. Copies may be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor. See §0.465(a).

[40 FR 17266, Apr. 18, 1975, as amended at 44 FR 39180, July 5, 1979; 51 FR 12615, Apr. 14. 1986]

§0.434 Data bases and lists of authorized broadcast stations and pending broadcast applications.

Periodically the FCC makes available copies of its data bases and lists containing Information about authorized broadcast stations, pending applications for such stations, and rulemaking proceedings involving amendments to the TV and FM Table of Allotments. The data bases, and the lists prepared from the data bases, contain frequencies, station locations, and other particulars. The lists are available for public inspection at the FCC's Public Reference Room, Washington, DC. Paper copies of the lists may be purchased from the FCC's duplicating contractor; see S0.465(a). Microfiche copies of the lists and the data bases themselves may be obtained from:

National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161.

(703) 487-4763 for data bases on magnetic tape.

(708) 487-4808 for data bases on diskette.

(703) 487-4630 for monthly subscription to microfiche lists.

(703) 487-4650 for one-time purchases of microfiche lists.

(a) For AM broadcast:

(1) Lists available only on paper from the Commission's duplicating contractor:

(1) Pending construction permit applications for new stations and changes in existing facilities in order by frequency.

(II) Pending construction permit applications for new stations and changes In existing facilities in order by state and city.

(III) Pending construction permit applications for new stations and changes in existing facilities in order by file number.

Complete lists are prepared approximately once each month, with updates at least once each week.

(2) Lists available only on microfiche from NTIS:

(I) AM stations In order by state (U.S. only); summary listing.

(II) AM stations In order by frequency (U.S. only); summary listing.

(III) AM stations in order by country and state; complete listing Including all countries In Region 2. tower information, etc.

Complete lists are prepared approximately once each month; there are no updates.

(3) Copies of the AM Engineering Data Base are supplied to NTIS approximately once each month. NTIS refers to this as the "Broadcast AM Date Bam."

(b) For FM Broadcast:

(I) Lists available only on paper from the Commission's duplicating contractor:

(1) FM stations (Including translators) in order by state; complete lists available monthly, with updates at least once each week.

(II) FM stations (including translators) in order by frequency: complete lists available monthly, with updates at least once each week.

(III) Vacant FM channels and applications therefor in order by state; complete lists are available monthly; there are no updates.

(2) Lists available only on microfiche from NTIS:

(i) FM stations (Including translators) in order by state.

(il) FM stations (including translators) in order by frequency. Complete lists are prepared approximately once each month; there are no updates.

(3) Copies of the FM Engineering Data Base are supplied to NTIS approximately once each month. NTIS refers to this as the "Broadcast FM Data Base."

(c) For TV stations, the lists are arranged as follows:

(1) Authorized stations, pending construction permit applications, proposed rule-makings, and vacant channels in order of state and city. A complete list is prepared approximately once a month, with updates approximately each week.

(2) Vacant assignments and applications therefor. The list is In order by state and city. Complete lists are prepared approximately once a month; there are no updates.

(d) For TV broadcast translator stations, the lists contain authorized stations and pending construction permit applications for new stations and changes in existing facilities. There is one list arranged In order by state, city, and channel; and another list arranged in order by state, channel, and call. Complete lists are prepared approximately once a month, with updates each week.

(e) Users of the data bases and the lists prepared from the data bases are cautioned that the data bases and the lists are unofficial. They have been prepared for the convenience of the FCC's staff, and should not be relied on by the public because in some instances the data bases and the lists may not agree with the primary sources of information (e.g., official license documents, international notifications, actual applications, and the like). Action by the public, such as the filing of applications, should be based on the primary sources of information and not on the data bases or lists. If there are discrepancies between the primary sources of information and the data bases or lists, the former control, (f) The United States and its officers, agents, and employees shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, expense, or damage arising from or incident to the use of either the data bases or the lists by the public.

[45 FR 41151, June 18, 1980, as amended at 53 FR4412, Feb. 16,1988]

Public Information And Inspection Of Records

$0.441 General,

Any person desiring to obtain information may do so by writing or coming in person to any of the Commission's offices. A broader range of information and more comprehensive information facilities are available at the Commission's main office in Washington, D.C., however, and inquiries of a general nature should ordinarily be submitted to that office.

[32 FR 10573. July 19. 1967]

§0.442 Disclosure to other Federal government agencies of information submitted to the Commission in confidence.

(a) The disclosure of records to other federal government agencies is generally governed by 44 U.S.C. 3512 and 3508ia) rather than the Freedom of Information Act. The acceptance of materials in confidence under §0.457 or §0.459 does not provide assurance against their disclosure to other agencies.

(b) Information submitted to the Commission in confidence pursuant to §o 457(e) (2) and (3), (d) and (g) or {0.459 will be disclosed to other agencies of the federal government upon request: Provided (1) Specific Commission assurances against such disclosure have not

been given, (2) the other agency has established a legitimate need for the information, (3) disclosure is made subject to the provisions of 44 U.S.C. 3508(a), and (4) disclosure is not prohibited by the Privacy Act or other provisions of law.

(c) The Commission's staff may give assurances against disclosure of information to other federal agencies only with the prior written approval of the General Counsel. In no event will assurance against disclosure to other agencies be given in advance of submission of the information to the Commission if submission is required by statute or by the provisions of this chapter; but the notice provisions of paragraph (d) of this section will apply to such information.

(d)(l) Except as provided in paragraph (d)(2) of this section a party who furnished records to the Commission in confidence will be notified at the time that the request for disclosure is submitted and will be afforded 10 days in which to oppose disclosure.

(2) If the agency requesting the records states to the satisfaction of the Commission that notice to the party who furnished the records to the Commission will interfere unduly with Its law enforcement activities and further states that it will notify that party of the Commission's disclosure once the potential for such interference is eliminated, the Commission will not give notice of disclosure.

(3) If notice is given to the party who furnished the records to the Commission in confidence and disclosure is not opposed, the staff is authorized to make the records available to the agency which requested them.

(4) If disclosure is opposed and the Commission decides to make the records available to the other agency, the party who furnished the records to the Commission will be afforded ten (10) working days from the date of the ruling in which to move for a judicial stay of the Commission's action. If he does not move for stay within this period, the records will be disclosed.

(e) Nothing in this section Is intended to govern disclosure of information to Congress.

[44 FR 55573, Sept. 27, 1979; 44 FR 57096. Oct. 4, 1979]

5 0.443 General information office.

The Press and News Media Division is located at 1919 M Street NW., Washington. D.C. Here the public may obtain copies of public notices of Commission actions, formal documents adopted by the Commission and other public releases as they are Issued. Back issues of public releases are available for inspection In this office. Copies of fact sheets which answer general questions about the Commission may be obtained from this office.

[36 PR 15121, Aug. 13, 1971, as amended at 44 PR U42S. Mar. 7. 1979; 44 FR 70471. Dec. 7. 1J78)

tO. 445 Publication, availability and U*e of opinion*, order*, policy statements, interpretation*, administrative manual*, and *taff instructions.

(a) Adjudlcatory opinions and orders of the Commission, or its staff acting on delegated authority, are mailed to the parties, and as part of the record, are available for Inspection in accordance with §0.453 and §0.455.

(b) Texts adopted by the Commission or a member of its staff on delegated authority and made available to the public through the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs are published In the FCC Record. Older materials of this nature are available in the FCC Reports. In the event that such older materials are not published in the FCC Reports, reference should be made to the Federal Register or Pike and Fischer Radio Regulation.

(c) All rulemaking documents are published in the Federal Register. Summaries of the full Notices of proposed rule making and other rule making decisions adopted by the Commission constitute rulemaking documents for purposes of Federal Register publication. See §l.4l2(a)(l). The complete text of the Commission decision also is released by the Commission and is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Dockets Branch (Room 230), 1919 M Street, NW.. Washington. DC. or as otherwise specified in the rulemaking document published in the Federal Register. The complete texts of rulemaking decisions may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor.

(d) Formal policy statements and Interpretations designed to have general applicability and legal effect are published in the Federal Register, the FCC Record, FCC Reports, or Pike and Fischer. Commission decisions and other Commission documents not entitled formal policy statements or interpretations may contain substantive Interpretations and statements regarding policy, and these are published as part of the document in the FCC Record, FCC Reports or Pike and Fischer. General statements regarding policy and Interpretations furnished to Individuals, in correspondence or otherwise, are not ordinarily published.

(e) If the documents described in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section are published In the Federal RegIster, the FCC Record. FCC Reports, or Pike and Fischer Radio Regulation, they may be relied upon, used or cited as precedent by the Commission or private parties In any manner. If they are not so published, they may not be relied upon, used or cited as precedent, except against persons who have actual notice of the document in question or by such persons against the Commission. No person is expected to comply with any requirement or policy of the Commission unless he has actual notice of that requirement or policy or a document stating it has been published as provided In this paragraph. Nothing in this paragraph, however, shall be construed as precluding a reference to the rationale set forth in a recent document that is pending publication if the requirment or policy to which the rationale relates Is contained in a published document or if actual notice of that requirement or policy has been given.

(f) The Federal Register, the FCC Record. FCC Reports and Pike and Fischer Radio Regulation are Indexed. If the documents described In paragraphs (aHd) of this section are not published, they are neither Indexed nor relied upon, except as provided in paragraph (e) of this section.

(g) There are two Commission staff manuals, the FCC Administrative Manual and the FOB Manual. The FCC Administrative Manual (excepting Part DC, concerning Civil Defense, which contains materials classified under

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