15 CFR 911.2 - Scope.
(a) These regulations apply to any person subject to the jurisdiction or control of the United States who operates or proposes to operate data collection platforms to be used with the NOAA DCS either directly or through an affiliate or subsidiary. For the purposes of these regulations a person is subject to the jurisdiction or control of the United States if such person is:
(1) An individual who is a U.S. citizen; or
(2) A corporation, partnership, association, or other entity organized or existing under the laws of any state, territory, or possession of the United States.
(b) These regulations apply to all existing Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) and Argos DCS users as well as all future applications for NOAA DCS use.