FCC 80.1 Revised as of December 4, 2012
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§ 80.1 Basis and purpose.
This section contains the statutory basis for this part of the rules
and provides the purpose for which this part is issued.
(a) Basis. The rules for the maritime services in this part are
promulgated under the provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, as
amended, which vests authority in the Federal Communications Commission
to regulate radio transmission and to issue licenses for radio
stations. The rules in this part are in accordance wtih applicable
statutes, international treaties, agreements and recommendations to
which the United States is a party. The most significant of these
documents are listed below with the short title appearing in
Communications Act of 1934, as amended—(Communications Act).
Communications Satellite Act of 1962, as amended—(Communications
International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations, in force for
the United States—(Radio Regulations).
Agreement Between the United States of America and Canada for the
Promotion of Safety on the Great Lakes by Means of Radio, as amended,
and the Technical Regulations annexed thereto—(Great Lakes Radio
International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended,
and the Annex thereto—(Safety Convention).
Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act—(Bridge-to-Bridge Act).
(b) Purpose. This part states the conditions under which radio may be
licensed and used in the maritime services. These rules do not govern
radio stations operated by agencies of the U.S. Government.
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