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0.131 Functions of the Bureau.

0.291 Authority delegated.
0.301 (Reserved)
0.302 Record of actions taken.
0.303 Authority concerning registration of

telephone terminal equipment.
0.304 Authority for determinations of ex-

empt telecommunications company sta-

0.141 Functions of the Bureau.

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0.341 Authority of administrative law judge.
0.347 Record of actions taken.


0.351 Authority delegated.
0.357 Record of actions taken.

0.361 Authority delegated.


0.381 Defense Commissioner.
0.383 Emergency Relocation Board, author-

ity delegated.
0.387 Other national security and emer-

gency preparedness delegations; cross

0.441 General.
0.442 Disclosure to other Federal govern-

ment agencies of information submitted

to the Commission in confidence.
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.
0.458 Nonpublic information.
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

0.461 Requests for inspection of materials

not routinely available for public inspec-

0.463 Demand by competent authority for

the production of documents or testi-
mony concerning information contained

0.465 Request for copies of materials which

are available, or made available, for pub-

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

0.391 Authority delegated.

Subpart C-General Information



0.471 Miscellaneous submittals or requests.
0.473 Reports of violations.
0.475 Applications for employment.
0.481 Place of filing applications for radio
0.485 Commercial radio operator examina


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 and expiration

dates assigned pursuant to the Paper-

work Reduction Act of 1995.
0.409 Commission policy on private printing

of FCC forms.

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

0.414 The Communications Act and other

statutory materials.
0.415 The rules and regulations (looseleaf

0.416 The Federal Communications Commis-

sion Record.
0.417 The Annual Reports.
0.420 Other Commission publications.

0.482 Application for waiver of wireless

radio service rules.
0.483 Applications for amateur or commer-

cial radio operator licenses.
0.484 Amateur radio operator examinations.

tions. 0.489 Applications for ship radio inspection

and periodical survey. 0.491 Application for exemption from com

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


GENERAL $0.1 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 appointed or reappointed each year, for a term of five (5) years. (53 FR 29054, Aug. 2, 1988]

Subpart D-Mandatory Declassification 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. 0.562 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.

$0.3 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) $ 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 Technology.

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sideration, and the Commission may instruct the staff to do so.

(d) Commission action. Matters requiring Commission action, or warranting 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(i), 303(r) and 5(c)(i), Communications Act of 1934, as amended; 47 CFR 0.61 and 0.283) [32 FR 10569, July 19, 1967, as amended at 62 FR 4170, Jan. 29, 1997)

EDITORIAL NOTE: For FEDERAL REGISTER citations affecting $0.5, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and on GPO Access.


(3) Office of General Counsel.
(4) Office of Plans and Policy.
(5) Office of Media Relations.
(6) Office of Legislative Affairs.
(7) Office of Inspector General.

(8) Office of Communications Business Opportunities.

(9) Office of Administrative Law Judges.

(10) Common Carrier Bureau.

(11) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

(12) International Bureau.
(13) Cable Services Bureau.
(14) Mass Media Bureau.
(15) Enforcement Bureau.
(16) Consumer Information Bureau.

(b) Staff responsibilities and functions. The organization and functions of these major staff units are described in detail in $80.11 through 0.151. 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(c) 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 con

$ 0.11 Functions of the Office.

(a) The Managing Director is appointed by the Chairman with the approval 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 Chair

and the Commission major changes in such policies and programs.

(3) Assist the Chairman in carrying out the administrative and executive


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