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its obligations and carry out its functions under this Act and the Communications Act of 1934.

(b) The Commission shall transmit a report to the Congress not later than 18 months after the effective date of this title relating to the study of the corporation conducted under subsection (a). Such report shall contain a detailed statement of the findings and conclusions of such study, any action taken by the Commission related to such findings and conclusions, and any recommendations of the Commission for such legislative or other action as the Commission considers necessary or appropriate.

STUDY OF PUBLIC MARITIME COAST STATION SERVICES

SEC. 506. [47 U.S.C. 755] (a) The Commission shall conduct a study of public maritime coast station services, with particular emphasis on high seas services, with a view toward determining whether the rules and regulations of the Commission and the assignment of licenses and radio frequencies in effect on the effective date of this title should be subject to any alteration in order to establish a systematic approach for the provision of modern and effective maritime telecommunications systems.

(b) The Commission shall transmit a report to the Congress not later than 12 months after the effective date of this title relating to the study of public maritime coast station services conducted under subsection (a). Such report shall contain a detailed statement of the findings and conclusions of such study, any action taken by the Commission related to such findings and conclusions, and any recommendations of the Commission for such legislative or other action as the Commission considers necessary or appropriate.

STUDY OF RADIO NAVIGATION SYSTEMS Sec. 507. [47 U.S.C. 756] (a) The President, in conjuction with Government agencies which will or may be affected by the develop ment of a Government-wide radio navigation plan, shall conduct a study of all Government radio navigation systems to determine the most effective manner of reducing the proliferation and overlap of such systems. The objective of such study shall be the development of such a plan.

(b) The President shall transmit a report to the Congress no later than 12 months after the effective date of this title relating to the study conducted under subsection (a) of this section. Such report shall contain a detailed statement of the findings and conclusions of such study, any action taken by the President related to such findings and conclusions, and any recommendations of the President for such legislation or other action as the President considers necessary or appropriate for implementation of a Government-wide radio navigation plan.

DEFINITIONS
Sec. 508. [47 U.S.C. 757] For purposes of this title-

(1) the term “person" includes an individual, partnership, association, joint stock company, trust, or corporation;

(2) the term "satellite earth terminal station" means a complex of communications equipment located on land, operation

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ally interconnected with one or more terrestrial communications systems, and capable of transmitting telecommunications to, or receiving telecommunications from, the space segment;

(3) the term "space segment” means any satellite (or capacity on a satellite) maintained under the authority of INMARSAT, for the purpose of providing international maritime telecommunications services, and the tracking, telemetry, command, control, monitoring, and related facilities and equip ment required to support the operations of such satellite; and

(4) the term “State” means the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States.

SELECTED PROVISIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES CODE

SELECTED PROVISIONS FROM THE UNITED

STATES CODE

TITLE 5-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES

PART I-THE AGENCIES GENERALLY

CHAPTER 5-ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE

(8$ 500-576)

SUBCHAPTER 11-ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE 1

Sec. 551. Definitions. 552. Public information; agency rules, opinions, orders, records, and proceedings. 552a. Records maintained on individuals. 552b. Open Meetings. 553. Rule making. 554. Adjudications. 555. Ancillary matters. 556. Hearings; presiding employees; powers and duties; burden of proof; evidence;

record as basis of decision. 557. Initial decisions; conclusiveness; review by agency; submissions by parties;

contents of decisions; record. 558. Imposition of sanctions; determination of applications for licenses; suspension,

revocation, and expiration of licenses. 559. Effect on other laws; effect of subsequent statute.

SUBCHAPTER II-ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE 8 551. Definitions For the purpose of this subchapter

(1) "agency" means each authority of the Government of the United States, whether or not it is within or subject to review by another agency, but does not include

(A) the Congress;
(B) the courts of the United States;

(C) the governments of the territories or possessions of the United States;

(D) the government of the District of Columbia;
or except as to the requirements of section 552 of this title:

Public Laws 89–554 and 90-23, 80 Stat. 381-388, 392–393, 81 Stat. 54-56. These statutes, in part, revise, codify and reenact the Administrative Procedure Act, Public Law 404, 79th Cong., 2d Sess., approved June 11, 1946, 60 Stat. 237, 5 U.S.C. $$ 1001-1011, and Public Law 89-487, 89th Cong., 20 Sees., approved July 4, 1966, 80 Stat. 250, 5 U.S.C. & 1002, which have been re pealed. Subsequent amendments to the Administrative Procedure Act are indicated in the footnotes

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