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FCC 80.1
Revised as of October 1, 2020
Goto Year:2019 | 2021
  §  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
   Satellite Act).

   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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Goto Year: 2019 | 2021
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