47 CFR 87.1 - Basis and purpose.

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§ 87.1 Basis and purpose.

This section contains the statutory basis and provides the purpose for which this part is issued.

(a) Basis. The rules for the aviation services in this part are promulgated under the provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, which vests authority in the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) to regulate radio transmission and to issue licenses for radio stations. These rules conform with applicable statutes and international treaties, agreements and recommendations to which the United States is a party. The most significant of these documents are listed with the short title appearing in parentheses:

(1) Communications Act of 1934, as amended - (Communications Act).

(2) International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations, in force for the United States - (Radio Regulations).

(3) The Convention on International Civil Aviation - (ICAO Convention).

(b) Purpose. This part states the conditions under which radio stations may be licensed and used in the aviation services. These rules do not govern U.S. Government radio stations.

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Title 47 published on 2015-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 47 CFR Part 87 after this date.

  • 2015-11-17; vol. 80 # 221 - Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    1. 80 FR 71702 - Promoting Spectrum Access for Wireless Microphone Operations
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      Final rule.
      Effective December 17, 2015, except for the amendments to §§ 15.37(k) and 74.851(l), which contain new or modified information collection requirements that require approval by the OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The Commission will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of the amendments when OMB approves. The incorporation by reference listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of December 17, 2015.
      47 CFR Parts 2, 15, 74, 87, and 90