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Part 0 | Commission Organization

October 1982


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0.540 Fees and charges.


0.421 Application forms.

sion, 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 Privacy Act Regulations 0.551 Purpose and scope; definitions. 0.552 Notice identifying Commission systems 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 individuals. 0.556 Request to correct or amend records. 0.557 Administrative review of an initial decision 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.

80.4 Standing committees of Commissioners.

There are 2 standing committees of Commissioners, the Telecommunications Committee and the Subscription Television Committee. These committees are delegated authority to act or study and report on certain common carrier and subscription television matters. (41 FR 33272, Aug. 9, 1976)

Subpart F-Meeting Procedures

0.601 Definitions. 0.602 Open meetings. 0.603 Bases for closing a meeting to the public. 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: Secs. 4, 303, 48 Stat. 1066, 1082, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, unless otherwise noted. Implement; 5 U.S.C. 552.

Subpart A-Organization

AUTHORITY: Sec. 5, 48 Stat. 1068, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 155. SOURCE: 28 FR 12392. Nov. 22, 1963, unless otherwise noted. NOMENCLATURE CHANGES: 37 FR 19372, Sept. 20, 1972.


8 0.1 The Commission.

The Federal Communications Commission is composed of 7 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 7 years. (32 FR 10569, July 19, 1967)

8 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 Commis

8 0.5 General description of Commission 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 Executive Director.
(2) Office of Science and Technology.
(3) Office of General Counsel.
(4) Office of Plans and Policy.
(5) Broadcast Bureau.
(6) Common Carrier Bureau.
(7) Private Radio Bureau.
(8) Field Operations Bureau.'
(9) Cable Television Bureau.
(10) Office of Administrative Law Judges.
(11) Review Board.
(12) Office of Opinions and Review.
(13) Network inquiry special staff.
(14) Office of Public Affairs.

(b) Staff responsibilities and functions. The organization and functions of these major staff units are described in detail in $$ 0.11-0.176. 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 these 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.) So that the public may more readily inform itself concerning the operations of the Commission as a whole, concerning the staff officials who exercise responsibility over matters in which they are interested and concerning the relationship between the several staff units in such matters, however, a brief overall description of staff functions and responsibilities is set forth in this paragraph.

(1) The Executive Director. The Executive Director is directly responsible to the Commission,

'Field Engineering Bureau renamed Field Operations Bureau, 38 FR 31298, Nov. 13, 1973.

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