FCC 80.231 Revised as of October 1, 2014
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§ 80.231 Technical Requirements for Class B Automatic Identification System
(a) Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS) equipment must meet
the technical requirements of IEC 62287-1 (incorporated by reference,
see § 80.7).
(b) In addition to the labels or other identifying information required
under § § 2.925 and 2.926 of this chapter, each Class B AIS device
shall include a conspicuous label that includes: Instructions on how to
accurately enter into the device and confirm static data pertaining to
the vessel in which the device is or will be installed; and the
following statement: "WARNING: It is a violation of the rules of the
Federal Communications Commission to input an MMSI that has not been
properly assigned to the end user, or to otherwise input any inaccurate
data in this device." Instructions on how to accurately enter and
confirm static data in the device shall also be included in the user's
manual for the device. The entry of static data into a Class B AIS
device shall be performed by the vendor of the device or by an
appropriately qualified person in the business of installing marine
communications equipment on board vessels. In no event shall the entry
of static data into a Class B AIS device be performed by the user of
the device or the licensee of a ship station using the device.
Knowingly programming a Class B AIS device with inaccurate static data,
or causing a Class B AIS device to be programmed with inaccurate static
data, is prohibited.
(c) Prior to submitting a certification application for a Class B AIS
device, the following information must be submitted in duplicate to the
Commandant (CG-521), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street, SW.,
Washington, DC 20593-0001:
(1) The name of the manufacturer or grantee and the model number of the
AIS device; and
(2) Copies of the test report and test data obtained from the test
facility showing that the device complies with the environmental and
operational requirements identified in IEC 62287-1.
(d) After reviewing the information described in paragraph (c) of this
section, the U.S. Coast Guard will issue a letter stating whether the
AIS device satisfies all of the requirements specified in IEC 62287-1.
(e) A certification application for an AIS device submitted to the
Commission must contain a copy of the U.S. Coast Guard letter stating
that the device satisfies all of the requirements specified in IEC
62287-1, a copy of the technical test data, and the instruction
[ 74 FR 5124 , Jan. 29, 2009, as amended at 76 FR 67612 , Nov. 2, 2011]
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