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CHAPTER FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
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Annual Reports of the FCC to Congress.
Communications Act of 1934 (with amendments and index thereto), Recap. Version to May 1989. Study Guide and Reference Material for Commercial Radio Operator Eraminations, May 1987 edi
CHIEF, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU
telephone terminal equipment.
COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATION BUREAU
OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES
0.161 Functions of the Board.
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
NATIONAL SECURITY AND EMERGENCY
gency preparedness delegations; cross
Subpart C-General Information
PUBLIC INFORMATION AND INSPECTION OF
ment agencies of information submitted
to the Commission in confidence.
opinions, orders, policy statements, in-
and staff instructions.
tion submitted to the Commission be
withheld from public inspection.
which are routinely available for public
not routinely available for public inspec-
the production of documents or testi-
are available, or made available, for pub
QUESTS, FOR FILING APPLICATIONS, AND FOR
cial radio operator licenses.
ant to the Paperwork Reduction Act.
0.484 Amateur radio operator examinations. 0.485 Commercial radio operator examina
tions. 0.489 Applications for ship radio inspection
and periodical survey. 0.491 Applications for exemption from com
pulsory ship radio requirements. 0.493 Non-radio common carrier applica
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 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. 0.556 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 chie 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.
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.
(32 FR 10569, July 19, 1967)
80.5 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. (10) Mass Media Bureau. (11) Common Carrier Bureau. (12) Wireless Telecommunications Bu
reau. (13) International Bureau. (14) Cable Services Bureau.
(b) Staff responsibilities and functions. The organization and functions of these major staff units are described in detail in $$ 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 & 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 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)(I), Communications Act of 1934, as amended; 47 CFR 0.61 and 0.283) (32 FR 10569, July 19, 1967)
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
80.11 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