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CHAPTER FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS

COMMISSION

SUBCHAPTER A-GENERAL

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Commission organization
Practice and procedure
Frequency allocations and radio treaty matters;

general rules and regulations
Experimental radio services (other than broadcast)
Commercial radio operators .......
Radio frequency devices
Construction, marking, and lighting of antenna

structures ...
Industrial, scientific, and medical equipment
Employee responsibilities and conduct ...

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SUPPLEMENTAL PUBLICATIONS:

Annual Reports of the FCC to Congress.
FCC Record of Orders and Decisions.

Communications Act of 1934 (with amendments and inder thereto), Recap. Version to May 1989.
Study Guide and Reference Material for Commercial Radio Operator Examinations, May 1987 edi-

tion.

SUBCHAPTER A-GENERAL

PART 0-COMMISSION

ORGANIZATION

Subpart A-Organization

GENERAL

Sec.
0.1 The Commission.
0.3 The Chairman.
0.5 General description of Commission orga-
nization and operations.

OFFICE OF MANAGING DIRECTOR
0.11 Functions of the Office.

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
0.13 Functions of the Office.

OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
0.15 Functions of the Office.

OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
0.17 Functions of the Office.

OFFICE OF PLANS AND POLICY
0.21 Functions of the Office.

OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
0.31 Functions of the Office.

OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL
0.41 Functions of the Office.

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
0.51 Functions of the Office.

MASS MEDIA BUREAU
0.61 Functions of the Bureau.

COMMON CARRIER BUREAU
0.91 Functions of the Bureau.

FIELD OPERATIONS BUREAU
0.111 Functions of the Bureau.
0.121 Location of field installations.

PRIVATE RADIO BUREAU
0.131 Functions of the Bureau.

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES
0.151 Functions of the Office.

REVIEW BOARD
0.161 Functions of the Board.
DEFENSE AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

FUNCTIONS
0.181 The Defense Commissioner.

0.182 Managing Director.
0.183 Emergency Communications Adminis-

tration.
0.185 Responsibilities of the bureaus and

staff offices.
0.186 Emergency Relocation Board.
Subpart B-Delegations of Authority

GENERAL
0.201 General provisions.
0.203 Authority of person, panel, or board to

which functions are delegated.
0.204 The exercise of delegated authority.

COMMISSIONERS
0.211 Chairman.
0.212 Board of Commissioners.
0.218 Authority of, and delegated to, an in-

dividual Commissioner or Commis-
sioners.

MANAGING DIRECTOR
0.231 Authority delegated.

CHIEF ENGINEER
0.241 Authority delegated.
0.247 Record of actions taken.

GENERAL COUNSEL
0.251 Authority delegated.

OFFICE OF PLANS AND POLICY
0.271 Authority delegated.

CHIEF, MASS MEDIA BUREAU
0.283 Authority delegated.
0.284 Actions taken under delegated author-

ity.
0.285 Record of actions taken.

CHIEF, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU
0.291 Authority delegated.
0.301 Authority delegated jointly to Chiefs

of Common Carrier and Private Radio

Bureaus.
0.302 Record of actions taken.
0.303 Authority concerning registration of
telephone terminal equipment.

FIELD OPERATIONS BUREAU
0.311 Authority delegated.
0.314 Additional authority delegated.
0.317 Record of action taken.

CHIEF, PRIVATE RADIO BUREAU
0.331 Authority delegated.
0.332 Actions taken under delegated author-

ity.

0.333 Authority delegated jointly to the

Chief of the Common Carrier and Private

Radio Bureaus.
0.335 Authority delegated jointly to the

Chief of the Private Radio Bureau and

the Chief Engineer.
0.337 Record of actions taken.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES
0.341 Authority of administrative law judge.
0.347 Record of actions taken.

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
0.351 Authority delegated.
0.357 Record of actions taken.

REVIEW BOARD
0.361 General authority.
0.362 Action on initial decisions.
0.363 Certification of matters to the Com-

mission.
0.365 Authority delegated.
0.367 Record of actions taken.
NATIONAL SECURITY AND EMERGENCY

PREPAREDNESS DELEGATIONS
0.381 Defense Commissioner.
0.383 Emergency Relocation Board, author-

ity delegated.
0.387 Other national security and emer-

gency preparedness delegations; cross
reference.
Subpart C-General Information

GENERAL
0.401 Location of Commission offices.
0.403 Office hours.
0.405 Statutory provisions.
0.406 The rules and regulations.
0.408 OMB control numbers assigned pursu-

ant to the Paperwork Reduction Act.
0.409 Communication policy on private
printing of FCC forms.

PRINTED PUBLICATIONS
0.411 General reference materials.
0.413 The Commission's printed publica-

tions.
0.414 The Communications Act and other

statutory materials.
0.415 The rules and regulations (looseleaf

service).
0.416 The Federal Communications Commis-

sion Record.
0.417 The Annual Reports.
0.420 Other Commission publications.
FORMS AND DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE UPON

REQUEST
0.421 Application forms.
0.422 Current action documents and public

LISTS CONTAINING INFORMATION COMPILED BY

THE COMMISSION
0.431 The FCC service frequency lists.
0.433 The radio equipment lists.
0.434 Data bases and lists of authorized

broadcast stations and pending broadcast
applications.
PUBLIC INFORMATION AND INSPECTION OF

RECORDS
0.441 General.
0.442 Disclosure to other Federal govern-

ment agencies of information submitted

to the Commission in confidence.
0.443 General information office.
0.445 Publication, availability and use of

opinions, orders, policy statements, in-
terpretations, administrative manuals,

and staff instructions.
0.451 Inspection of records: Generally.
0.453 Public reference rooms.
0.455 Other locations at which records may

be inspected.
0.457 Records not routinely available for

public inspection.
0.459 Requests that materials or informa-

tion submitted to the Commission be

withheld from public inspection.
0.460 Requests for inspection of records

which are routinely available for public

inspection.
0.461 Requests for inspection of materials

not routinely available for public inspec-

tion.
0.463 Demand by competent authority for

the production of documents or testi-
mony concerning information contained

therein.
0.465 Request for copies of materials which

are available, or made available, for pub-

lic inspection.
0.466 Definitions.
0.467 Search fee.
0.468 Interest.
0.469 Advance payments.
0.470 Assessment of fees.

PLACES FOR MAKING SUBMITTALS OR RE-

QUESTS, FOR FILING APPLICATIONS, AND FOR

TAKING EXAMINATIONS
0.471 Miscellaneous submittals or requests.
0.473 Reports of violations.
0.475 Applications for employment.
0.481 Place of filing applications for radio

authorizations.
0.482 Application for waiver of private radio
0.491 Applications for exemption from com

notices.
0.423 Information bulletins.

rules.
0.483 Applications for amateur or commer-

cial radio operator licenses.
0.484 Amateur radio operator examinations.
0.485 Commercial radio operator examina-

tions.
0.486 Application for amateur service club

or military recreation station license.
0.489 Applications for ship radio inspection

and periodical survey.

pulsory ship radio requirements. 0.493 Non-radio common carrier applica

tions.

appointed or reappointed each year, for a term of five (5) years. (53 FR 29054, Aug. 2, 1988)

Subpart D-Mandatory Doclassification of

National Security Information

0.501 General. 0.502 Purpose. 0.503 Submission of requests for mandatory

declassification review. 0.504 Processing requests for declassifica

tion. 0.505 Fees and charges. 0.506 FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

Subpart E-Privacy Act Regulations 0.551 Purpose and scope; definitions. 0.552 Notice identifying Commission sys

tems of records. 0.553 New uses of information. 0.554 Procedures for requests pertaining to

individual records in a system of records. 0.555 Disclosure of record information to in

dividuals. 0.556 Request to correct or amend records. 0.557 Administrative review of an initial de

cision not to amend a record. 0.558 Advice and assistance. 0.559 Disclosure of disputed information to

persons other than the individual to

whom it pertains. 0.560 Penalty for false representation of

identity. 0.561 Exemptions.

80.3 The Chairman.

(a) One of the members of the Commission is designated by the President to serve as Chairman, or chief executive officer, of the Commission. As Chairman, he has the following duties and responsibilities:

(1) To preside at all meetings and sessions of the Commission.

(2) To represent the Commission in all matters relating to legislation and legislative reports; however, any other Commissioner may present his own or minority views or supplemental reports.

(3) To represent the Commission in all matters requiring conferences or communications with other governmental officers, departments or agencies.

(4) To coordinate and organize the work of the Commission in such a manner as to promote prompt and efficient disposition of all matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission.

(b) The Commission will, in the case of a vacancy in the Office of the Chairman of the Commission, or in the absence or inability of the Chairman to serve, temporarily designate one of its members to act as Chairman until the cause or circumstance requiring such designation has been eliminated or corrected. (32 FR 10569, July 19, 1967)

Subpart F-Meeting Procedures 0.601 Definitions. 0.602 Open meetings. 0.603 Bases for closing a meeting to the pub

lic. 0.605 Procedures for announcing meetings. 0.606 Procedures for closing a meeting to

the public. 0.607 Transcript, recording or minutes;

availability to the public. AUTHORITY: Sec. 5, 48 Stat. 1068, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 155, 225, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A-Organization

AUTHORITY: Secs. 5, 48 Stat. 1068, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 155.

$ 0.5 General description of Commis

sion organization and operations. (a) Principal staff units. The Commission is assisted in the performance of its responsibilities by its staff, which is divided into the following principal units: (1) Office of Managing Director. (2) Office of Engineering and Tech

nology. (3) Office of General Counsel. (4) Office of Plans and Policy. (5) Office of Public Affairs. (6) Office of Legislative Affairs. (7) Office of Administrative Law

Judges. (8) Review Board. (9) Office of Inspector General.

GENERAL 80.1 The Commission.

The Federal Communications Commission is composed of five (5) members who are appointed by the president subject to confirmation by the Senate. Normally, one Commissioner is

its consideration, are dealt with by the Commission at regular monthly meetings, or at special meetings called to consider a particular matter. Meetings are normally held at the principal offices of the Commission in the District of Columbia, but may be held elsewhere in the United States. In appropriate circumstances, Commission action may be taken between meetings "by circulation", which involves the submission of a document to each of the Commissioners for his approval. (Secs. 4(1), 303(r) and 5(c)(1), Communications Act of 1934, as amended; 47 CFR 0.61 and 0.283) (32 FR 10569, July 19, 1967; as amended at 55 FR 1676, Jan. 18, 1990; 55 FR 6797, Feb. 27, 1990)

EDITORIAL NOTE: For FEDERAL REGISTER citations affecting $0.5, see the List of CFR Sections Affected in the Finding Aids section of this volume.

OFFICE OF MANAGING DIRECTOR

(10) Mass Media Bureau. (11) Common Carrier Bureau. (12) Private Radio Bureau. (13) Office of International Commu

nications.

(b) Staff responsibilities and functions. The organization and functions of these major staff units are described in detail in SS 0.11 through 0.161. The defense and emergency preparedness functions of the Commission are set forth separately, beginning at $0.181. For a complete description of staff functions, reference should be made to those provisions. (See also the U.S. Government Organization Manual, which contains a chart showing the Commission's organization, the names of the members and principal staff officers of the Commission, and other information concerning the Commission.)

(c) Delegations of authority to the staff. Pursuant to section 5(d) of the Communications Act, the Commission has delegated authority to its staff to act on matters which are minor or routine or settled in nature and those in which immediate action may be necessary. See subpart B of this part. Actions taken under delegated authority are subject to review by the Commission, on its own motion or on an application for review filed by a person aggrieved by the action. Except for the possibility of review, actions taken under delegated authority have the same force and effect as actions taken by the Commission. The delegation of authority to a staff officer, however, does not mean that he will exercise that authority in all matters subject to the delegation. In non-hearing matters, the staff is at liberty to refer any matter at any stage to the Commission for action, upon concluding that it involves matters warranting the Commission's consideration, and the Commission may instruct the staff to do so. In like manner, in hearing cases, pursuant to $0.361(b) and (c), the Commission may direct that matters pending before the Review Board be certified to the Commission for decision, and the Board may itself certify such matters to the Commission, with a request that they be acted upon by the Commission.

(d) Commission action. Matters requiring Commission action, or warranting

80.11 Functions of the Office.

(a) The Managing Director is appointed by the Chairman with the ap proval of the Commission. Under the supervision and direction of the Chairman, the Managing Director shall serve as the Commission's chief operating and executive official with the following duties and responsibilities:

(1) Provide managerial leadership to and exercise supervision and direction over the Commission's Bureaus and Offices with respect to management and administrative matters but not substantive regulatory matters such as regulatory policy and rule making, authorization of service, administration of sanctions, and adjudication.

(2) Formulate and administer all management and administrative policies, programs, and directives for the Commission consistent with authority delegated by the Commission and the Chairman and recommend to the Chairman and the Commission major changes in such policies and programs.

(3) Assist the Chairman in carrying out the administrative and executive responsibilities delegated to the Chairman as the administrative head of the agency.

(4) Advise the Chairman and Commission on management, administrative,

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