FCC 1.1200 Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 1.1200 Introduction.
(a) Purpose. To ensure the fairness and integrity of its
decision-making, the Commission has prescribed rules to regulate ex
parte presentations in Commission proceedings. These rules specify
“exempt” proceedings, in which ex parte presentations may be made
freely (§ 1.1204(b)), “permit-but-disclose” proceedings, in which ex
parte presentations to Commission decision-making personnel are
permissible but subject to certain disclosure requirements (§ 1.1206),
and “restricted” proceedings in which ex parte presentations to and
from Commission decision-making personnel are generally prohibited
(§ 1.1208). In all proceedings, a certain period (”the Sunshine Agenda
period”) is designated in which all presentations to Commission
decision-making personnel are prohibited (§ 1.1203). The limitations on
ex parte presentations described in this section are subject to certain
general exceptions set forth in § 1.1204(a). Where the public interest
so requires in a particular proceeding, the Commission and its staff
retain the discretion to modify the applicable ex parte rules by order,
letter, or public notice. Joint Boards may modify the ex parte rules in
proceedings before them.
(b) Inquiries concerning the propriety of ex parte presentations should
be directed to the Office of General Counsel.
[ 62 FR 15853 , Apr. 3, 1997]
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