47 U.S. Code § 384 - Authority of Commission; operations, installations, and additional equipment
Authority of Commission; operations, installations, and additional equipmentThe Commission shall have authority with respect to any vessel subject to this part—
to specify operating and technical conditions and characteristics including frequencies, emissions, power, communication capability and range, of installations required by reason of this part;
to approve the details as to the location and manner of installation of the equipment required by this part or of equipment necessitated by reason of the purposes and requirements of this part;
to approve installations, apparatus and spare parts necessary to comply with the purposes and requirements of this part;
to prescribe such additional equipment as may be determined to be necessary to supplement that specified herein for the proper functioning of the radio installation installed in accordance with this part or for the proper conduct of radio communication in time of emergency or distress.