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YEARS 1986 AND 1987 1


(a) POLICY.—The Congress declares that it is the policy of the United States,

(1) as a party to the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (hereafter in this section referred to as “Intelsat”), to foster and support the global commercial communications satellite system owned and operated by Intelsat;

(2) to make available to consumers a variety of communica

ns satellite services utilizing the space segment facilities of Intelsat and any additional such facilities which are found to be in the national interest and which

(A) are technically compatible with the use of the radio frequency spectrum and orbital space by the existing or planned Intelsat space segment, and

(B) avoid significant economic harm to the global system of Intelsat; and (3) to authorize use and operation of any additional space segment facilities only if the obligations of the United States

under article XIV(d) of the Intelsat Agreement have been met. (b) PRECONDITIONS FOR INTELSAT CONSULTATION.-Before consulting with Intelsat for purposes of coordination of any separate international telecommunications satellite system under article XIV(d) of the Intelsat Agreement, the Secretary of State shall

(1) in coordination with the Secretary of Commerce, ensure that any proposed separate international satellite telecommunications system comply with the executive branch conditions established pursuant to the Presidential Determination No. 85-2; and

(2) ensure that one or more foreign authorities have authorized the use of such system consistent with such conditions. (c) AMENDMENT OF INTELSAT AGREEMENT.—(1) The Secretary of State shall consult with the United States signatory to Intelsat and the Secretary of Commerce regarding the appropriate scope and character of a modification to article v(d) of the Intelsat Agree ment which would permit Intelsat to establish cost-based rates for individual traffic routes, as exceptional circumstances warrant, paying particular attention to the need for avoiding significant economic harm to the global system of Intelsat as well as United States national and foreign policy interests.

(2XA) To ensure that rates established by Intelsat for such routes are cost-based, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce and the Chairman of the Federal Communica

* Public Law 99-93, 99 Stat. 405, 425, sec. 146, Aug. 16, 1985.


tions Commission, shall instruct the United States signatory to Intelsat to ensure that sufficient documentation, including documentation regarding revenues and costs, is provided by Intelsat so as to verify that such rates are in fact cost-based.

(B) To the maximum extent possible, such documentation will be made available to interested parties on a timely basis.

(3) Pursuant to the consultation under paragraph (1) and taking the steps prescribed in paragraph (2) to provide documentation, the United States shall support an appropriate modification to article V(d) of the Intelsat Agreement to accomplish the purpose described in paragraph (1).

(d) CONGRESSIONAL CONSULTATION.- In the event that, after United States consultation with Intelsat for the purposes of coordination under article XIV(d) of the Intelsat Agreement for the establishment of a separate international telecommunications satellite system, the Assembly of Parties of Intelsat fails to recommend such a separate system, and the President determines to pursue the establishment of a separate system notwithstanding the Assembly's failure to approve such system, the Secretary of State, after consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, shall submit to the Congress a detailed report which shall set forth

(1) the foreign policy reasons for the President's determination, and

(2) a plan for minimizing any negative effects of the President's action on Intelsat and on United States foreign policy

interests. (e) NOTIFICATION TO FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.-In the event the Secretary of State submits a report under subsection (d), the Secretary, 60 calendar days after the receipt by the Congress of such report, shall notify the Federal Communications Commission as to whether the United States obligations under article XIV(d) of the Intelsat Agreement have been met.

(f) IMPLEMENTATION.-In implementing the provisions of this section, the Secretary of State shall act in accordance with Executive order 12046.

(g) DEFINITION.-For the purposes of this section, the term "separate international telecommunications satellite system" or "separate system” means a system of one or more telecommunications satellites separate from the Intelsat space segment which is established to provide international telecommunications services between points within the United States and points outside the United States, except that such term shall not include any satellite or system of satellites established

(1) primarily for domestic telecommunications purposes and which incidentally provides services on an ancillary basis to points outside the jurisdiction of the United States but within the western hemisphere, or

(2) solely for unique governmental purposes. (47 U.S.C. 701 note)




The Federal Communications Commission is authorized to expend such funds as may be required in fiscal years 1986 and 1987 out of appropriations for fiscal years 1986 and 1987 for the Federal Communications Commission, not to exceed $5,000,000, to relocate its Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Monitoring Station within the State of Florida, to include all necessary expenses such as options to purchase land, acquisition of land, lease-back of the present monitoring station pending acquisition and construction of a new monitoring station, architectural and engineering services, construction of a new monitoring station and related facilities, moving expenses, and all other costs associated with the relocation of the monitoring station and personnel.

The Federal Communications Commission shall promptly declare the present monitoring station (including land and structures which will not be relocated) excess to the General Services Administration for disposition. Nothwithstanding sections 203 and 204 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, the General Services Administration shall sell such property and structures on an expedited basis, including provision for lease-back as required, and shall compensate the Commission from the proceeds of the sale all costs associated with the relocation of the Fort Lauderdale Monitoring Station to another location, not to exceed $5,000,000.

Any excess funds received by the General Services Administration from the sale of the present property, less any funds reimbursed to the Federal Communications Commission, and less normal and reasonable charges by the General Services Administration for costs associated with the sale of the present property, shall be deposited to the general fund of the Treasury.

The authority under this Act with respect to the relocation of the Fort Lauderdale Monitoring Station shall (1) extend through fiscal year 1987, and (2) be in addition to any limits on expenditures for land and structures specified in the Commission's appropriation for fiscal years 1986 and 1987.

Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraphs under this head regarding relocation of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Monitoring Station, the Federal Communications Commission and the General Services Administration shall not take any action pursuant to such paragraphs committing funds for any purpose or disposing of the Federal lands and facilities for such station until the Chairman of the Commission and the General Administrator of the Administration shall (1) jointly prepare and submit to the Committee on Appropriations and Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Government Operations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the

1 Public Law 99-88, 99 Stat. 293, 300, Aug. 15, 1985.


Senate, a letter or other document setting forth in detail provisions and procedures for such acquisition, construction, and disposition which reasonably carry out the provisions of these paragraphs expeditiously, but will not disrupt or defer any programs or regulatory activities of the Commission or adversely affect any employee of the Commission (other than those at the Monitoring Station who may be required to transfer to another location) through the use of appropriations for the Commission in fiscal years 1986 and 1987, and (2) wait a minimum of 30 calendar days for review by such Committee. Any reimbursed funds received by the Commission from the Administration pursuant to these paragraphs shall remain available until expended.



The Federal Communications Commission may revoke any private operator's license issued to any person under the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.) who is found to have willfully used said license for the purpose of distributing, or assisting in the distribution of, any controlled substance in violation of any provision of Federal law. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission may, upon the request of an appropriate Federal law enforcement agency, assist in the enforcement of Federal law pro hibiting the use or distribution of any controlled substance where communications equipment within the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission under the Communications Act of 1934 is willfully being used for purposes of distributing, or assisting in the distribution of, any such substance.

1 Public Law 99-570, 100 Stat. 3207, Oct. 27, 1986.

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