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4334 Other Statutory Obligations of Agencies.

4335 Efforts Supplemental to Existing Authorizations.

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Title 44—Public Printing and Documents

(From: Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980)

3501 Purpose....

3502 Definitions...

3503 Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

3504 Authority and Functions of Director.

3505 Assignment of Tasks and Deadlines

3506 Federal Agency Responsibilities...

3507 Public Information Collection Activities–Submission to Director; Ap

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3508 Determination of Necessity for Information; Hearing

3509 Designation of Central Collection Agency.

3510 Cooperation of Agencies in Making Information Available.

3511 Establishment and Operation of Federal Information Locator System.

3512 Public Protection

3513 Director Review of Agency Activities; Reporting; Agency Response.

3514 Responsiveness to Congress

3515 Adminstrative Powers

3516 Rules and Regulations.

3517 Consultation with Other Agencies and the Public.

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COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934 AS AMENDED THROUGH

JANUARY 1, 1987

COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED AN ACT To provide for the regulation of interstate and foreign communication by

wire or radio, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

TITLE I-GENERAL PROVISIONS

PURPOSES OF ACT, CREATION OF FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS

COMMISSION

SECTION 1. [47 U.S.C. 151] For the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States a rapid, efficient, Nation-wide, and world-wide wire and radio communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges, for the purpose of the national defense, for the purpose of promoting safety of life and property through the use of wire and radio communication, and for the purpose of securing a more effective execution of this policy by centralizing authority heretofore granted by law to several agencies and by granting additional authority with respect to interstate and foreign commerce in wire and radio communication, there is hereby created a commission to be known as the "Federal Communications Commission," which shall be constituted as hereinafter provided, and which shall execute and enforce the provisions of this Act.2

APPLICATION OF ACT

SEC. 2. [47 U.S.C. 152] (a) The provisions of this act shall apply to all interstate and foreign communication by wire or radio and all interstate and foreign transmission of energy by radio, which originates and/or is received within the United States, and to all persons engaged within the United States in such communication or such transmission of energy by radio, and to the licensing and regulating of all radio stations as hereinafter provided; but it shall

1 The provision relating to the promotion of safety of life and property was added by “An Act to amend the Communications Act of 1934, etc.” Public Law 97, 75th Congress, approved and effective May 20, 1937, 50 Stat. 189.

2 Section 202 of Public Law 97-259, 96 Stat. 1087, 1099, Sept. 13, 1982, provides:

(a) The National Telecommunications and Information Administration shall conduct a comprehensive study of the long-range international telecommunications and information goals of the United States, the specific international telecommunications and information policies neces sary to promote those goals and the strategies that will ensure that the United States achieves them. The Administration shall further conduct a review of the structures, procedures, and mechanisms which are utilized by the United States to develop international telecommunications and information policy.

(b) In any study or review conducted pursuant to this section, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration shall not make public information regarding usage or traffic patterns which would damage United States commercial interests. Any such study or review shall be limited to international telecommunications policies or to domestic telecommunications issues which directly affect such policies.

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