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decisions and the Office of the General Counsel to assist the Commission and individual Commissioners in the disposition of matters arising in cases of adjudication (as defined in the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. note prec. 551)) that have been designated for hearings. There also is a corps of administrative law judges, qualified and appointed pursuant to the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, who conduct evidentiary adjudicatory hearings and write initial decisions.
Activities Mass Media The Mass Media Bureau administers the regulatory program for amplitude modulation (AM), frequency modulation (FM), television, low-power TV, translators, multipoint distribution service (MDS), instructional TV, and auxiliary services. The Bureau issues construction permits, operating licenses, and renewals or transfers of such broadcast licenses except for broadcast auxiliary services. It also oversees compliance by broadcasters with statutes and Commission policies. For further information, contact the Mass Media Bureau. Phone, 202-418–2600. Common Carrier Communications The Common Carrier Bureau administers the regulatory program for interstate common carrier communications by telephone. Common carriers include companies, organizations, or individuals providing communications services to the public for hire, who must serve all who wish to use them at established rates. In providing interstate communications services, common carriers may employ landline wire or electrical or optical cable facilities. For further information, contact the Common Carrier Bureau. Phone, 202-418-1500. Wireless Telecommunications The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau administers all domestic commercial and private wireless telecommunications programs and rules. The commercial wireless services include cellular, paging, personal communications,
specialized mobile radio, air-ground, and basic exchange telecommunications services. The private wireless services generally serve the specialized internal communications needs of eligible users, and include the public safety, microwave, aviation, and marine services. Additionally, the Bureau serves as FCC's principal policy and administrative resource with regard to all spectrum auctions. It also implements the compulsory provisions of laws and treaties covering the use of radio for the safety of life and property at sea and in the air. The commercial and amateur radio operator programs are also administered by the Bureau. For further information, contact the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Phone, 202-418 0600. International Bureau The International Bureau manages all FCC international telecommunications and satellite programs and policies, and has the principal representational role on behalf of the Commission at international conferences, meetings, and negotiations. The Bureau consists of three divisions: Telecommunications, Satellite and Radiocommunication, and Planning and Negotiations.
The Telecommunications Division develops and administers policy, rules, and procedures for the regulations of telecommunications facilities and services under section 214 of the Communications Act and Cable Landing License Act. In addition, the Division develops and administers regulatory assistance and training programs in conjunction with the administration's global information infrastructure (GII) initiative.
The Satellite and Radiocommunication Division develops and administers policy, rules, standards, and procedures for licensing and regulation of satellite and earth station facilities, both international and domestic, and oversight of Comsat as the U.S. Signatory to INTELSAT and Inmarsat.
The Planning and Negotiations Division represents the Commission in negotiations of international agreements with Mexico, Canada, and other
countries on the coordination and groups on cable television regulation notification of domestic radio frequency and related matters. assignments and resolution of
Engineering and Technology The international radio interference involving Office of Engineering and Technology U.S. licensees. The Division processes administers the Table of Frequency license applications and conducts
Allocations which specifies the international coordination for high frequency ranges that can be utilized by frequency (HF) international broadcast
various radio services. The Office also stations and acts on applications for
administers the Experimental Radio delivery of broadcast programs to foreign Service and the Equipment Authorization stations. In support of International
Program. The Experimental Radio Bureau policy planning, the Division
Service permits the public to experiment also maintains information databanks, with new uses of radio frequencies. This conducts special studies, and issues allows development of radio equipment reports on international developments in
and exploration of new radio techniques communications industry facilities, prior to licensing under other regulatory pricing and market structures, foreign
programs. The Equipment Authorization regulatory changes, and technology
Program includes several specific developments.
procedures by which the agency For further information, contact the International approves radio equipment as a Bureau. Phone, 202-418_0420.
prerequisite to importation, marketing, or Cable Services Communications The
use. The procedures range from Cable Services Bureau develops,
Commission testing of equipment recommends, and administers policies
samples for compliance with applicable and programs for the regulation of cable
standards, through FCC review of television systems. The Bureau advises
applications and accompanying test and recommends to the Commission, or
reports submitted by the applicants, to a acts for the Commission under delegated
self-authorization procedure whereby a authority, in matters pertaining to the
manufacturer certifies that the product regulation and development of cable
complies with the standards. television. The Bureau is responsible for: For further information, contact the Office of -investigating complaints and
Engineering and Technology. Phone, 202-418
2470. answering general inquiries from the public;
Compliance Much of the investigative -planing and developing proposed and enforcement work of the rulemakings and conducting
Commission is carried out by its field comprehensive studies and analyses staff. The Compliance and Information (legal, social, and economic) of various
Bureau has 3 regional offices and 35 petitions for policy or rule changes; field offices. It also operates a -processing applications for
nationwide fleet of mobile radio authorizations in the cable television
direction-finding vehicles for technical relay service;
enforcement purposes. The field staff, in -participating in hearings before
effect, are the Commission's "eyes and Administrative Law Judges, the Review ears" in detecting radio violations and Board, and the Commission;
enforcing rules and regulations. -conducting studies and compiling Continuous surveillance of the radio data relating to the cable industry for the spectrum is maintained to detect Commission to develop and maintain an unlicensed operation and activities or adequate regulatory program;
nonconforming transmissions, and to -collaborating and coordinating with furnish radio bearings on ships and State and local authorities in matters planes in distress. The Bureau also involving cable television systems, and administers public information programs
-advising and assisting the public, aimed at educating Commission other Government agencies, and industry licensees, industry, and the general
public to improve compliance with FCC For further information, contact the Compliance rules and regulations.
and Information Bureau. Phone, 202-418-1100. Regional and Field Offices-Federal Communications Commission
Compliance and Information Bureau
Kansas City, MO
Rm. 320. Brywood Office Twr., 8800 E. 630 St., 64133 Dennis P. Carlton
San Francisco, CA
P.O. Box 89, 49010-9437
James M. Roop
Sources of Information
Inquiries for information on the special subjects listed in the following paragraphs and those concerning licensing/grant requirements in the various services may be directed to the person or office specified or to the Chief of the Bureau or Office listed below as having responsibility for the service: Federal Communications Commission, 1919 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20554.
Bureau or Onice
broadcast auxiliary serv-
Technology Certification Type acceptance
Advisory Committee Management Direct inquiries to the Associate Managing Director for Program Analysis. Phone, 202-418-0442. Consumer Assistance Inquiries concerning general information on Commission operations and public participation in the decisionmaking process should be addressed to the Public Service Division, Room 254, 1919 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20554. Phone, 202-418–0200. Contracts and Procurement Direct inquiries to the Chief, Acquisitions Branch. Phone, 202-418-0930. Employment and Recruitment The Commission's programs require attorneys, electronics engineers, economists, accountants, administrative management and computer specialists, and clerical personnel. Requests for employment information should be directed to the Chief, Personnel Resources Division. Phone, 202-4180130. Equal Employment Practices by Industry Direct inquiries to the Chief, Public Service Division. Phone, 202-418-0200.
Internal Equal Employment Practices Direct Inquiries to the Director, Office of Workplace Diversity. Phone, 202-7761887. Ex-Parte Presentations Information concerning ex-parte presentations should be directed to the Commission's Office of General Counsel. Phone, 202-4181720. Fees Inquiries concerning the Commission's Fee Program should be addressed to the Public Service Division, Room 254, 1919 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20554. Phone, 202418-0192. Information Available for Public Inspection At the Commission's headquarters office in Washington, DC, dockets concerning rulemaking and adjudicatory matters, copies of applications for licenses and grants, and reports required to be filed by licensees and cable system operators are maintained in the public reference rooms (some reports are by law held confidential). General information is also available from the Commission's Internet site @ fcc.gov and through fax-ondemand, 202-418–2830. In addition to the information available at the Commission, each broadcasting station makes available for public reference certain information pertaining to the operation of the station, a current copy of the application filed for license, and nonconfidential reports filed with the Commission. Special requests for inspection of records at the Commission's offices should be directed to the Managing Director. Phone, 202418–1919. The Library has on file Commission rules and regulations. Phone, 202-418-0450. The Office of Public Affairs distributes publications, public notices, and press releases. Phone, 202-418_0500.
For further information, contact the Public Service Division, Federal Communications Commission, 1919 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20554. Phone, 202-418_0200.
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