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FCC 0.51
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 0.51   Functions of the Bureau.

   The International Bureau has the following duties and responsibilities:

   (a) To initiate and direct the development and articulation of
   international telecommunications policies, consistent with the
   priorities of the Commission;

   (b) To advise the Chairman and Commissioners on matters of
   international telecommunications policy, and on the adequacy of the
   Commission's actions to promote the vital interests of the American
   public in international commerce, national defense, and foreign policy;

   (c) To develop, recommend, and administer policies, rules, standards,
   and procedures for the authorization and regulation of international
   telecommunications facilities and services, domestic and international
   satellite systems, and international broadcast services;

   (d) To monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of
   authorizations and licenses granted by the Bureau, and to pursue
   enforcement actions in conjunction with appropriate bureaus and

   (e) To represent the Commission on international telecommunications
   matters at both domestic and international conferences and meetings,
   and to direct and coordinate the Commission's preparation for such
   conferences and meetings;

   (f) To serve as the single focal point within the Commission for
   cooperation and consultation on international telecommunications
   matters with other Federal agencies, international or foreign
   organizations, and appropriate regulatory bodies and officials of
   foreign governments;

   (g) To develop, coordinate with other Federal agencies, and administer
   the regulatory assistance and training programs for foreign
   administrations to promote telecommunications development;

   (h) To provide advice and technical assistance to U.S. trade officials
   in the negotiation and implementation of telecommunications trade
   agreements, and consult with other bureaus and offices as appropriate;

   (i) To conduct economic, legal, technical, statistical, and other
   appropriate studies, surveys, and analyses in support of international
   telecommunications policies and programs.

   (j) To collect and disseminate within the Commission information and
   data on international telecommunications policies, regulatory and
   market developments in other countries, and international

   (k) To work with the Office of Legislative Affairs to coordinate the
   Commission's activities on significant matters of international policy
   with appropriate Congressional offices;

   (l) To promote the international coordination of spectrum allocations
   and frequency and orbital assignments so as to minimize cases of
   international radio interference involving U.S. licensees;

   (m) To direct and coordinate, in consultation with other bureaus and
   offices as appropriate, negotiation of international agreements to
   provide for arrangements and procedures for coordination of radio
   frequency assignments to prevent or resolve international radio
   interference involving U.S. licensees;

   (n) To ensure fulfillment of the Commission's responsibilities under
   international agreements and treaty obligations, and, consistent with
   Commission policy, to ensure that the Commission's regulations,
   procedures, and frequency allocations comply with the mandatory
   requirements of all applicable international and bilateral agreements;

   (o) To oversee and, as appropriate, administer activities pertaining to
   the international consultation, coordination, and notification of U.S.
   frequency and orbital assignments, including activities required by
   bilateral agreements, the international Radio Regulations, and other
   international agreements;

   (p) To advise the Chairman on priorities for international travel and
   develop, coordinate, and administer the international travel plan;

   (q) To exercise authority to issue non-hearing related subpoenas for
   the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books,
   papers, correspondence, memoranda, schedules of charges, contracts,
   agreements, and any other records deemed relevant to the investigation
   of matters within the jurisdiction of the International Bureau. Before
   issuing a subpoena, the International Bureau shall obtain the approval
   of the Office of General Counsel.

   (r) To assist the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau on issues
   involving informal consumer complaints and other general inquiries by

   (s) To coordinate with the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
   on all matters affecting public safety, homeland security, national
   security, emergency management, disaster management, and related

   [ 60 FR 5323 , Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at  60 FR 35504 , July 10, 1995;
    64 FR 60716 , Nov. 8, 1999;  67 FR 13217 , Mar. 21, 2002;  71 FR 69034 ,
   Nov. 29, 2006]

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