Compilation of Selected Acts Within the Jurisdiction of the Committee on Commerce: Communications Law Including Communications Act of 1934, Telecommunications Act of 1996, Communications Satellite Act of 1962, National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act, Telephone Disclosure and Dispute Resolution Act, Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, Additional Communications Statutes, Selected Provisions from the United States Code, Volume 4

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Title IICommon Carriers Part I Common Carrier Regulation 201 Service and Charges 202 Discrimination and Preferences
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Schedules of Charges
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Hearing as to Lawfulness of New Charges Suspension
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Commission Authorized To Prescribe Just and Reasonable Charges 206 Liability of Carriers for Damages
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Recovery of Damages 208 Complaints to the Commission 209 Orders for Payment of Money
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Franks and Passes 211 Copies of Contracts To Be Filed 212 Interlocking DirectoratesOfficials Dealing in Securities 213 Valuation of Carrier Property
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Extension of Lines
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Transactions Relating to Services Equipment and So Forth
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Application of Act to Receivers and Trustees 217 Liability of Carrier for Acts and Omissions of Agents 218 Inquiries Into Management
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Annual and Other Reports
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Accounts Records and Memoranda Depreciation Charges 221 Special Provisions Relating to Telephone Companies 222 Privacy of Customer Informa...
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Obscene or Harassing Telephone Calls in the District of Columbia or in Interstate or Foreign Communications
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Regulation of Pole Attachments
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Telecommunications Services for HearingImpaired and Speech Impaired Individuals
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Telephone Operator Services
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Restrictions on the Use of Telephone Equipment
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Regulation of Carrier Offering of PayPerCall Services
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Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act Compliance
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Protection for Private Blocking and Screening of Offensive Material
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Restriction of Access by Minors to Materials Commercially Distrib uted by Means of World Wide Web That Are Harmful to Minors
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Interconnection
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Procedures for Negotiation Arbitration and Approval of Agreements
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Access by Persons With Disabilities
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Separate Affiliate Safeguards
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Provision of Payphone Service
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Waiver by Licensee
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Limitation on Holding and Transfer of Licenses
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Modification by Commission of Construction Permits or Licenses
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Censorship Indecent Language
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Ship Radio Stations and Operations
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Certificates
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Criteria for Approval and Expenditures by Secretary of Commerce
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Title IVProcedural and Administrative Provisions
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General Provisions Relating to ProceedingsWitnesses and Deposi
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Provisions Relating to Forfeitures
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Use of Cable Channels and Cable Ownership Restrictions
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Carriage of Local Commercial Television Signals
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Regulation of Carriage Agreements
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General Franchise Requirements
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Franchise Fees
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Regulation of Rates
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Regulation of Services Facilities and Equipment
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624A Consumer Electronics Equipment Compatibility
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Modification of Franchise Obligations
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Renewal
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Conditions of Sale 628 Development of Competition and Diversity in Video Programmi Distribution
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Competitive Availability of Navigation Devices
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Miscellaneous Provisions 631 Protection of Subscriber Privacy
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Consumer Protection and Customer Service
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Unauthorized Reception of Cable Service 634 Equal Employment Opportunity
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Judicial Proceedings
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635A Limitation of Franchising Authority Liability 636 Coordination of Federal State and Local Authority 637 Existing Franchises
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Criminal and Civil Liability 639 Obscene Programming 640 Scrambling of Cable Channels for Nonsubscribers 641 Scrambling of Sexually Explicit ...
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Video Programming Services Provided by Telephone Companies 651 Regulatory Treatment of Video Programming Services
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Prohibition on Buy Outs
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Establishment of Open Video Systems
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Title VIIMiscellaneous Provisions 701 Transfer to Commission of Duties Powers and Functions under Existing Law 704 Effect of Transfers Repeals a...
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Unauthorized Publication of Communications 706 War EmergencyPowers of President 707 Effective Date of Act 708 Separability Clause 709 Short ...
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ClosedCaptioning of Public Service Announcements 712 Syndicated Exclusivity 713 Video Programming Accessibility
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Telecommunications Development Fund
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Willful or Malicious Interference
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Sec
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Title VIIMiscellaneous Provisions
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Title IIICommunications and Spectrum Allocation Provisions
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Title Short Title Declaration of Policy and Definitions
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Financing of the Corporation
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Purposes and Powers of the Corporation
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Title IVMiscellaneous 401 Applicability of Communications Act of 1934
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Title VInternational Maritime Satellite Telecommunications 501 Short Title 502 Declaration of Policy and Purpose 503 Designated Operating Entity
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Implementation of Policy
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Definitions
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INTERNATIONAL ANTIBRIBERY AND FAIR COMPETITION ACT 1 Short Title 5 Treatment of International Organizations Providing Commerci...
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY
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Reaffirming United States International Telecommunications Policy NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ADMINISTRA...
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Title National Telecommunications and Information Administra tion Part AOrganization and Functions 101 Short Title 102 Definitions Findings Poli...
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Establishment Assigned Functions
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Spectrum Management Activities
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General Administrative Provisions
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Part BTransfer of Auctionable Frequencies 111 Definitions 112 National Spectrum Allocation Planning
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Identification of Reallocable Frequencies
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Withdrawal or Limitation of Assignment to Federal Government Stations
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Distribution of Frequencies by the Commission
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Authority to Recover Reassigned Frequencies 117 Existing Allocation and Transfer Authority Retained
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Authorization of Appropriations for Administration
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Actions by States
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Report 1104 Definitions
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Title XIIOther Provisions 1201 Declaration That Internet Should be Free of New Federal Taxes 1202 National Trade Estimate
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Declaration That the Internet Should be Free of Foreign Tariffs Trade Barriers and Other Restrictions 1204 No Expansion of Tax Authority 1205 Pre...
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Severability
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CHILDRENS ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT OF 1998
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Title XIIIChildrens Online Privacy Protection 1301 Short Title 1302 Definitions
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Regulation of Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices in Connection with the Collection and Use of Personal Information From
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Safe Harbors
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Actions by States
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Administration and Applicability of
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Review 1308 Effective Date
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ADDITIONAL COMMUNICATIONS STATUTES
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Public Telecommunications Act of 1992
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Short Title
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Broadcasting of Indecent Programming 17 ReadyToLearn Television Channel
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Corporation for Public Broadcasting Report on Distance Learning 19 Objectivity and Balance Policy Procedures and Reports
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996
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Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992
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Short Title 2 Findings Policy Definitions
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Short Title
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Older Americans Program
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Submarine Cable Statute Act of May 27 1921
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Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1997
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Title 3Government Organization and Employees
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552a Records Maintained on Individuals
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552b Open Meetings
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Adjudications
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Effect on Other Laws Effect of Subsequent Statute
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Periodic Review of Rules
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260aa Uniform Time Act of 1966
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Federal Trade Commission
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Definitions
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National Origin
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Title 17Copyrights
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chives
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Secondary Transmissions
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Definitions
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Scope of Exclusive Rights in Sound Recordings
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Computer Programs
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Secondary Transmissions of Super 501 Infringement of Copyright
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Title IIBroadcast Services 202 207 Broadcast Ownership Restrictions on OverTheAir Reception Devices
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Establishment and Purpose
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Unauthorized Fixation and Trafficking in Sound Recordings and Music Videos
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Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems
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Integrity of Copyright Management Information
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Civil Remedies
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Criminal Offenses and Penalties
668
Savings Clause
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Title 18Crimes and Criminal Procedure 1304 Broadcasting Lottery Information
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Exceptions Řelating to Certain Advertisements and Other Informa 1343 Fraud by Wire Radio or Television
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Broadcasting Obscene Language
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Definitions
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tions Prohibited
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or Electronic Communication Intercepting Devices Prohibited
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Manufacture Distribution Possession and Advertising of Wire Oral 2513 Confiscation of Wire Oral or Electronic Communication Intercepting Devices
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REPEALED
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Authorization for Disclosure and Use of Intercepted Wire Oral or Electronic Communications
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Procedure for Interception of Wire Oral or Electronic Communica tions
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Reports Concerning Intercepted Wire Oral or Electronic Commu nications
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Recovery of Civil Damages Authorized
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Injunction Against Illegal Interception
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Title 22Foreign Relations and Intercourse 241 Short Title 595
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Television Broadcasting to Cuba
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Television Marti Service of the United States Information Agency
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Amendments to the Radio Broadcastings to Cuba Act
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Assistance from other Government Agencies
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Judiciary and Judicial Procedure 2341 Definitions 2342 Jurisdiction of Court of Appeals 2343 Venue 2344 Review of Orders Time Notice Contents ...
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Assumption of Contractual Obligations Related to Transfers of Rights in Motion Pictures
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Telecommunications Accessibility Enhancement Act of 1988
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762b Additional Requirements 762c Inquiry Regarding Interstate TDD Relay System 762d TDD Installation by Congress
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National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
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Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
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Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 3504 Authority and Functions of Director
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Assignment of Tasks and Deadlines
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Federal Agency Responsibilities
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Public Information Collection Activities Submission to Director Ap proval and Delegation
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Determination of Necessity for Information Hearing 3509 Designation of Central Collection Agency
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Cooperation of Agencies in Making Information Available 3511 Establishment and Operation of Federal Information Locator System 3512 Public Pr...
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Adminstrative Powers 3516 Rules and Regulations 3517 Consultation with Other Agencies and the Public
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Effect on Existing Laws and Regulations 3519 Access to Information
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Authorization of Appropriations
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Short Title
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Global Positioning System Title 10 U S C
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