Title 47 published on 2012-10-01
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is making a technical amendment to correct a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of February 28, 2008. The document revised rules concerning Leased Commercial Access. Some of the revised rules contained information collections that required approval by OMB. Some other revised rules were held in abeyance pending OMB approval. Finally, some rule revisions were effective without OMB approval. The entire order, FCC 07-208, was judicially stayed pending judicial review, which is being held in abeyance, and no rule revisions have become effective. Therefore, the previously published rules are still in effect. This document makes a technical amendment so that the rules that are published in the Federal Register reflect the Leased Commercial Access rules that have remained in effect continuously and are currently still in effect.
The Federal Communications Commission published requirements related to Establishment of Class A TV Service and Cable Television Rate Regulation; Cost of Service Rules, which were determined to contain information collection requirements that were subject to OMB review. After further review, we have found OMB approval is not required. This document intends to provide clarification that these rules are effective and that it has been determined that these provisions are not subject to OMB review.
This document announces the effective date of rules published in the Federal Register on December 6, 1994. The final rules revised to provide cable operators with additional incentives to expand their facilities and services in a way that both ensures that cable rates are reasonable and expands the opportunities for cable programmers to reach viewers.
This document announces the effective date of rules publishedin the Federal Register on October 5, 1995. The Commission simplified rules affecting cable operators' rates and provided cable operators with an additional option for adjusting their rates.
This document announces the effective date of rules published in the Federal Register on June 23, 2004. The final rules revised broadcast and multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) equal employment opportunity (EEO) requirements.
This document announces the effective date of rules published in the Federal Register , 61 FR 43160, August 21, 1996. The final rules modified rules and policies concerning Open Video Systems.
In this document, the Commission adopts new rules to allow cable operators to encrypt the basic service tier in all-digital systems, provided that those cable operators undertake certain consumer protection measures for a limited period of time in order to minimize any potential subscriber disruption.
In this document, the Commission declines to extend the prohibition on exclusive contracts involving satellite-delivered, cable-affiliated programming beyond its October 5, 2012 expiration date. Instead of this prohibition, the Commission will address exclusive contracts involving satellite-delivered, cable-affiliated programming on a case-by-case basis in response to program access complaints. The Commission also affirms its expanded discovery procedures for program access complaints.
This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.
This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].
It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.
§ 151 - Purposes of chapter; Federal Communications Commission created
§ 152 - Application of chapter
§ 153 - Definitions
§ 154 - Federal Communications Commission
§ 301 - License for radio communication or transmission of energy
§ 302 - Repealed. June 5, 1936, ch. 511,
§ 302a - Devices which interfere with radio reception
§ 303 - Powers and duties of Commission
§ 303a - Standards for children’s television programming
§ 307 - Licenses
§ 308 - Requirements for license
§ 309 - Application for license
§ 312 - Administrative sanctions
§ 315 - Candidates for public office
§ 317 - Announcement of payment for broadcast
§ 325 - False, fraudulent, or unauthorized transmissions
§ 339 - Carriage of distant television stations by satellite carriers
§ 340 - Significantly viewed signals permitted to be carried
§ 341 - Carriage of television signals to certain subscribers
§ 503 - Forfeitures
§ 521 - Purposes
§ 522 - Definitions
§ 531 - Cable channels for public, educational, or governmental use
§ 532 - Cable channels for commercial use
§ 534 - Carriage of local commercial television signals
§ 535 - Carriage of noncommercial educational television
§ 536 - Regulation of carriage agreements
§ 537 - Sales of cable systems
§ 543 - Regulation of rates
§ 544 - Regulation of services, facilities, and equipment
§ 544a - Consumer electronics equipment compatibility
§ 545 - Modification of franchise obligations
§ 548 - Development of competition and diversity in video programming distribution
§ 549 - Competitive availability of navigation devices
§ 552 - Consumer protection and customer service
§ 554 - Equal employment opportunity
§ 556 - Coordination of Federal, State, and local authority
§ 558 - Criminal and civil liability
§ 560 - Scrambling of cable channels for nonsubscribers
§ 561 - Scrambling of sexually explicit adult video service programming
§ 571 - Regulatory treatment of video programming services
§ 572 - Prohibition on buy outs
§ 573 - Establishment of open video systems
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 47 CFR 76 after this date.
The Media Bureau extends the deadline for filing comments and reply comments on the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ FNPRM” ) in this proceeding which was published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2012. The extension will provide commenters with sufficient time to prepare comments and reply comments in response to the FNPRM.
In this document, the Commission seeks comment on the following revisions to its program access rules: the establishment of certain rebuttable presumptions in connection with program access complaints challenging exclusive contracts involving cable-affiliated programming; and amendments to its rules to ensure that buying groups utilized by small and medium-sized multichannel video programming distributors (“MVPDs”) can avail themselves of the program access rules.
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to update technical and operational rules related to cable television systems and other multichannel video programming distributors that operate coaxial cable systems. The Commission seeks comments on rules that would update its minimum signal quality standards and signal leakage detection and monitoring for digital transmission. Additionally, the Commission proposes numerous corrections and updates to its to its cable television technical rules.