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FCC 0.261
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  0.261   Authority delegated.

   (a) Subject to the limitations set forth in paragraph (b) of this
   section, the Chief, International Bureau, is hereby delegated the
   authority to perform the functions and activities described in § 0.51,
   including without limitation the following:

   (1) To recommend rulemakings, studies, and analyses (legal,
   engineering, social, and economic) of various petitions for policy or
   rule changes submitted by industry or the public, and to assist the
   Commission in conducting the same;

   (2) To assume the principal representational role on behalf of the
   Commission in international conferences, meetings, and negotiations,
   and direct Commission preparation for such conferences, meetings, and
   negotiations with other bureaus and offices, as appropriate;

   (3) To act upon applications for international telecommunications and
   services pursuant to relevant portions of part 63 of this chapter, and
   coordinate with the Wireline Competition Bureau as appropriate;

   (4) To act upon applications for international and domestic satellite
   systems and earth stations pursuant to part 25 of this chapter;

   (5) To act upon applications for cable landing licenses pursuant to
   § 1.767 of this chapter;

   (6) To act upon requests for designation of Recognized Private
   Operating Agency (RPOA) status under part 63 of this chapter;

   (7) To act upon applications relating to international broadcast
   station operations, or for permission to deliver programming to foreign
   stations, under part 73 of this chapter;

   (8) To administer and enforce the policies and rules on international
   settlements under part 64 of this chapter;

   (9) To administer portions of part 2 of this chapter dealing with
   international treaties and call sign provisions, and to make call sign
   assignments, individually and in blocks, to U.S. Government agencies
   and FCC operating bureaus;

   (10) To act upon applications for closure of public coast stations in
   the maritime service under part 63 of this chapter and to coordinate
   its efforts with the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

   (11) To administer Commission participation in the International
   Telecommunication Union (ITU) Fellowship telecommunication training
   program for foreign officials offered through the U.S.
   Telecommunications Training Institute;

   (12) In consultation with the affected Bureaus and Offices, to
   recommend revision of Commission rules and procedures as appropriate to
   conform to the outcomes of international conferences, agreements, or

   (13) To notify the ITU of the United States' terrestrial and satellite
   assignments for inclusion in the Master International Frequency

   (14) To conduct studies and compile such data relating to international
   telecommunications as may be necessary for the Commission to develop
   and maintain an adequate regulatory program; and

   (15) To interpret and enforce rules and regulations pertaining to
   matters under its jurisdiction and not within the jurisdiction of the
   Enforcement Bureau.

   (16) To administer and make available on a public website, a
   standardized set of national security and law enforcement questions for
   the categories of information set forth in part 1, subpart CC, of this

   (b) Notwithstanding the authority delegated in paragraph (a) of this
   section, the Chief, International Bureau, shall not have authority:

   (1) To act on any application, petition, pleading, complaint,
   enforcement matter, or other request that:

   (i) Presents new or novel arguments not previously considered by the

   (ii) Presents facts or arguments which appear to justify a change in
   Commission policy; or

   (iii) Cannot be resolved under outstanding precedents and guidelines
   after consultation with appropriate Bureaus or Offices.

   (2) To issue notices of proposed rulemaking, notices of inquiry, or
   reports or orders arising from rulemaking or inquiry proceedings;

   (3) To act upon any application for review of actions taken by the
   Chief, International Bureau, pursuant to delegated authority, except
   that the Chief of the International Bureau may dismiss any such
   application that does not contain any statement required under
   § 1.115(a) or (b) of this chapter, or does not comply with the filing
   requirements of § 1.115(d) or (f) of this chapter;

   (4) To act upon any formal or informal radio application or section 214
   application for common carrier services which is in hearing status;

   (5) To designate for hearing any applications except:

   (i) Mutually exclusive applications for radio facilities filed pursuant
   to parts 23, 25, or 73 of this chapter; and

   (ii) Applications for facilities where the issues presented relate
   solely to whether the applicant has complied with outstanding
   precedents and guidelines; or

   (6) To impose, reduce, or cancel forfeitures pursuant to section 203 or
   section 503(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, in
   amounts of more than $80,000 for common carrier providers and $20,000
   for non-common carrier providers.

   [ 60 FR 5324 , Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at  60 FR 35506 , July 10, 1995;
    64 FR 60721 , Nov. 8, 1999;  67 FR 13220 , Mar. 21, 2002;  75 FR 7972 , Feb.
   23, 2010;  76 FR 70907 , Nov. 16, 2011;  85 FR 76381 , Nov. 27, 2020;  86 FR 12546 , Mar. 4, 2021]


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