FCC 0.31 Revised as of October 1, 2014
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§ 0.31 Functions of the Office.
The Office of Engineering and Technology has the following duties and
(a) To evaluate evolving technology for interference potential and to
suggest ways to facilitate its introduction in response to Bureau
initiatives, and advise the Commission and staff offices in such
(b) Represent the Commission at various national conferences and
meetings (and, in consultation with the International Bureau, at
various international conferences and meetings) devoted to the progress
of communications and the development of technical and other
information and standards, and serve as Commission coordinator for the
various national conferences when appropriate.
(c) To conduct scientific and technical studies in advanced phases of
terrestrial and space communications, and special projects to obtain
theoretical and experimental data on new or improved techniques.
(d) To advise the Commission concerning engineering matters, including
(in consultation with the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
where appropriate) privacy and security of communications, involved in
making or implementing policy or in resolving specific cases.
(e) To develop and implement procedures to acquire, store, and retrieve
scientific and technical information useful in the engineering work of
(f) To advise and represent the Commission on frequency allocation and
spectrum usage matters.
(g) To render, in cooperation with the General Counsel and the Office
of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, advice to the Commission,
participate in and coordinate staff work with respect to general
frequency allocation proceedings and other proceedings not within the
jurisdiction of any single bureau, and render service and advice with
respect to rule making matters and proceedings affecting more than one
(h) To collaborate with and advise other Bureaus and Offices in the
formulation of technical requirements of the Rules.
(i) To administer parts 2, 5, 15, and 18 of this chapter, including
licensing, recordkeeping, and rule making.
(j) To perform all engineering and management functions of the
Commission with respect to formulating rules and regulations, technical
standards, and general policies for parts 15, 18 and § 63.100 of this
chapter, and for type approval and acceptance, and certification of
radio equipment for compliance with the Rules.
(k) To maintain liaison with other agencies of government, technical
experts representing foreign governments, and members of the public and
industry concerned with communications and frequency allocation and
(l) To calibrate and standardize technical equipment and installations
used by the Commission.
(m) To exercise authority as may be assigned or referred by the
Commission pursuant to section 5(c) of the Communications Act of 1934,
(n) To assist the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau on issues
involving informal consumer complaints and other general inquiries by
(Secs. 2, 3, 4, 5, 301, 303, 307, 308, 309, 315, 317, 48 Stat., as
amended, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1068, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1084, 1085, 1088,
1089; 47 U.S.C. 152, 153, 154, 155, 301, 303, 307, 308, 309, 315, 317)
[ 45 FR 28718 , Apr. 30, 1980, as amended at 46 FR 45342 , Sept. 11, 1981;
51 FR 12615 , Apr. 14, 1986; 60 FR 5323 , Jan. 27, 1995; 62 FR 4170 , Jan.
29, 1997; 63 FR 37499 , July 13, 1998; 64 FR 60716 , Nov. 8, 1999; 67 FR 13217 , Mar. 21, 2002; 68 FR 11747 , Mar. 12, 2003; 69 FR 70337 , Dec. 3,
2004; 71 FR 69034 , Nov. 29, 2006; 73 FR 9463 , Feb. 21, 2008]
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