47 CFR 80.1063 - Special requirements for INMARSAT-E EPIRB stations.

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§ 80.1063 Special requirements for INMARSAT-E EPIRB stations.
(a) Notwithstanding the provisions in paragraph (b) of this section, INMARSAT-E EPIRBs must meet all the technical and performance standards contained in IEC 61097-5 Ed. 1.0, titled “Global maritime and distress safety system (GMDSS)—Part 5: INMARSAT-E—Emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) operating through the INMARSAT system—Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results,” including Annexes A, B, and C, 1997. IEC 61097-5 Ed. 1.0, including Annexes A, B, and C, is incorporated by reference (see § 80.1101).
Note to paragraph (a):
Service to INMARSAT-E EPIRB stations terminated on December 1, 2006, so distress signals from INMARSAT-E EPIRB stations will not be received by any Rescue Coordination Center.
(b) Prior to submitting a certification application for an INMARSAT-E radiobeacon, the radiobeacon must be certified by INMARSAT as complying with IEC 61097-5 Ed. 1.0. In addition, the radiobeacon must be tested as to compliance with the environmental and operational requirements identified in this paragraph (b) by the test facility which conducted the INMARSAT certification tests, or a test facility recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard. Information regarding recognized test facilities may be obtained from Commandant (G-MSE), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street, SW., Washington, D.C. 20593-0001, http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/mse/lablist/161.011.htm.
(1) After an INMARSAT-E PIRB has been certified by the test facility, the following information must be submitted in duplicate to the Commandant (G-MSE), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street, SW., Washington D.C. 20593-0001:
(i) The name of the manufacturer or grantee and the model number of the radiobeacon;
(ii) Copies of the Inmarsat certification of compliance with IEC 61097-5 Ed. 1.0;
(iii) Copies of the test report and test data obtained from the test facility showing that the radiobeacon complies with IEC 61097-5 Ed. 1.0 and the environmental and operational requirements identified in this paragraph (b); and
(iv) Instruction manuals associated with the radiobeacon, description of the test characteristics of the radiobeacon including assembly drawings, electrical schematics, description of parts list, specifications of materials, and the manufacturer's quality assurance program.
(2) After reviewing the information described in paragraph (c)(1) of this section, the U.S. Coast Guard will issue a letter stating whether the radiobeacon satisfies all of the requirements specified in paragrpahs (a) and (b) of this section.
(c) A certification application for an INMARSAT-EPIRB submitted to the Commission must also contain a copy of the U.S. Coast Guard letter stating that the radiobeacon satisfies all of the requirements specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section, a copy of the technical test data, and the instruction manual(s).
(d) The manufacturer or grantee must include with each marketable INMARSAT-E EPIRB appropriate material for registration of the radiobeacon with INMARSAT, along with a written warning that failure to register the radiobeacon could delay rescue services in an emergency.
(e) To enhance protection of life and property it is mandatory that each INMARSAT-E EPIRB be registered with INMARSAT before installation and that information be kept up-to-date. Therefore, in addition to the identification plate or label requirements contained in §§ 2.925 and 2.926 of this chapter, each INMARSAT-E EPIRB must be provided on the outside with a clearly discernable permanent plate or label containing the following statement: “The owner of this INMARSAT-E EPIRB must register the NOAA identification code contained on this label with INMARSAT at the following address: INMARSAT, 99 City Road, London, EC1Y 1AX, United Kingdom.” Vessel owners shall advise INMARSAT in writing upon change of vessel or EPIRB ownership, transfer of EPIRB to another vessel, or any other change in registration information.
(f) For INMARSAT-E EPIRBs whose identification code can be changed after manufacture, the identification code shown on the plate or label must be easily replaceable using commonly available tools.
[69 FR 64678, Nov. 8, 2004, as amended at 73 FR 4489, Jan. 25, 2008]

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U.S. Code: Title 47 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

§ 151 - Purposes of chapter; Federal Communications Commission created

§ 152 - Application of chapter

§ 153 - Definitions

§ 154 - Federal Communications Commission

§ 155 - 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

§ 303b - Consideration of children’s television service in broadcast license renewal

§ 303c - Television program improvement

§ 304 - Waiver by license of claims to particular frequency or of electromagnetic spectrum

§ 305 - Government owned stations

§ 306 - Foreign ships; application of

§ 307 - Licenses

§ 308 - Requirements for license

§ 309 - Application for license

§ 310 - License ownership restrictions

§ 311 - Requirements as to certain applications in broadcasting service

§ 312 - Administrative sanctions

§ 312a - Revocation of operator’s license used in unlawful distribution of controlled substances

§ 313 - Application of antitrust laws to manufacture, sale, and trade in radio apparatus

§ 314 - Competition in commerce; preservation

§ 315 - Candidates for public office

§ 316 - Modification by Commission of station licenses or construction permits; burden of proof

§ 317 - Announcement of payment for broadcast

§ 318 - Transmitting apparatus; operator’s license

§ 319 - Construction permits

§ 320 - Stations liable to interfere with distress signals; designation and regulation

§ 321 - Distress signals and communications; equipment on vessels; regulations

§ 322 - Exchanging radio communications between land and ship stations and from ship to ship

§ 323 - Interference between Government and commercial stations

§ 324 - Use of minimum power

§ 325 - False, fraudulent, or unauthorized transmissions

§ 326 - Censorship

§ 327 - Naval stations; use for commercial messages; rates

§ 328 - Repealed.

§ 329 - Administration of radio laws in Territories and possessions

§ 330 - Prohibition against shipment of certain television receivers

§ 331 - Very high frequency stations and AM radio stations

§ 332 - Mobile services

§ 333 - Willful or malicious interference

§ 334 - Limitation on revision of equal employment opportunity regulations

§ 335 - Direct broadcast satellite service obligations

§ 336 - Broadcast spectrum flexibility

§ 337 - Allocation and assignment of new public safety services licenses and commercial licenses

§ 338 - Carriage of local television signals by satellite carriers

§ 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

§ 342 - Process for issuing qualified carrier certification

§ 351 - Ship radio stations and operations

§ 352 - Exemptions

§ 353 - Radio equipment and operators

§ 353a - Operators and watches on radiotelephone equipped ships

§ 354 - Technical requirements of equipment on radiotelegraph equipped ships

§ 354a - Technical requirements of equipment on radiotelephone equipped ships

§ 355 - Survival craft

§ 356 - Approval of installations by Commission

§ 357 - Safety information

§ 358 - Master’s control over operations

§ 359 - Certificates of compliance; issuance, modification, and cancellation

§ 360 - Station licenses; inspection of equipment by Commission

§ 361 - Control by Commission; review of decisions

§ 362 - Forfeitures; recovery

§ 363 - Automated ship distress and safety systems

§ 381 - Vessels transporting more than six passengers for hire required to be equipped with radiotelephone

§ 382 - Vessels excepted from radiotelephone requirement

§ 383 - Exemptions by Commission

§ 384 - Authority of Commission; operations, installations, and additional equipment

§ 385 - Inspections

§ 386 - Forfeitures

§ 390 - Declaration of purpose

§ 391 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 392 - Grants for construction

§ 392a - Repealed.

§ 393 - Criteria for approval and expenditures by Secretary

§ 393a - Long-range planning for facilities

§ 394 - Establishment of National Endowment

§ 395 - Assistance for demonstration projects

§ 396 - Corporation for Public Broadcasting

§ 397 - Definitions

§ 398 - Federal interference or control

§ 399 - Support of political candidates prohibited

§ 399a - Use of business or institutional logograms

§ 399b - Offering of certain services, facilities, or products by public broadcast station

§ 401 - Enforcement provisions

§ 402 - Judicial review of Commission’s orders and decisions

§ 403 - Inquiry by Commission on its own motion

§ 404 - Reports of investigations

§ 405 - Petition for reconsideration; procedure; disposition; time of filing; additional evidence; time for disposition of petition...reconsideration of order concluding hearing or investigation; appeal of order

§ 406 - Compelling furnishing of facilities; mandamus; jurisdiction

§ 407 - Order for payment of money; petition for enforcement; procedure; order of Commission as prima facie evidence; costs; attorneys’ fees

§ 408 - Order not for payment of money; when effective

§ 409 - Hearings

§ 410 - Joint boards and commissions

§ 411 - Joinder of parties

§ 412 - Documents filed with Commission as public records; prima facie evidence; confidential records

§ 413 - Designation of agent for service; method of service

§ 414 - Exclusiveness of chapter

§ 415 - Limitations of actions

§ 416 - Orders of Commission

§ 501 - General penalty

§ 502 - Violation of rules, regulations, etc.

§ 503 - Forfeitures

§ 504 - Forfeitures

§ 505 - Venue of trials

§ 506 - Repealed.

§ 507 - Violation of Great Lakes Agreement

§ 508 - Disclosure of payments to individuals connected with broadcasts

§ 509 - Prohibited practices in contests of knowledge, skill, or chance

§ 510 - Forfeiture of communications devices

§ 521 - Purposes

§ 522 - Definitions

§ 531 - Cable channels for public, educational, or governmental use

§ 532 - Cable channels for commercial use

§ 533 - Ownership restrictions

§ 534 - Carriage of local commercial television signals

§ 535 - Carriage of noncommercial educational television

§ 536 - Regulation of carriage agreements

§ 537 - Sales of cable systems

§ 541 - General franchise requirements

§ 542 - Franchise fees

§ 543 - Regulation of rates

§ 544 - Regulation of services, facilities, and equipment

§ 544a - Consumer electronics equipment compatibility

§ 545 - Modification of franchise obligations

§ 546 - Renewal

§ 547 - Conditions of sale

§ 548 - Development of competition and diversity in video programming distribution

§ 549 - Competitive availability of navigation devices

§ 551 - Protection of subscriber privacy

§ 552 - Consumer protection and customer service

§ 553 - Unauthorized reception of cable service

§ 554 - Equal employment opportunity

§ 555 - Judicial proceedings

§ 555a - Limitation of franchising authority liability

§ 556 - Coordination of Federal, State, and local authority

§ 557 - Existing franchises

§ 558 - Criminal and civil liability

§ 559 - Obscene programming

§ 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

§ 601 - Interstate Commerce Commission and Postmaster General; duties, powers, and functions transferred to Commission

§ 602, 603 - Repealed.

§ 604 - Effect of transfer

§ 605 - Unauthorized publication or use of communications

§ 606 - War powers of President

§ 607 - Effective date of chapter

§ 608 - Separability

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