GPO Offers Print Edition of FCC Rules; Electronic Edition Available On-Line

FCC licensees need to stay up-to-date with FCC regulations. A convenient way to do this is to purchase the paperback editions of the rules from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). In Public Notice (DOC-280530), the FCC announced the October 2007 edition of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations is available for purchase from the Superintendent of Documents of the Government Printing Office.

This edition includes all amendments to the rules from Oct. 1, 2006, through Sept. 30, 2007.

Broadcasters will need the volume covering Parts 70-79 of Title 47 and the volume covering Parts 0 to 19 (Commission procedures, EAS, tower lighting, etc.). These volumes cost $61 each for domestic orders. See the Public Notice (DOC-280530) for a complete list of prices and ordering information.

As I’ve pointed out before, a more up-to-date version of the FCC rules is available from the GPO ECFR Web site— Select Title 47 from the drop-down menu, and then browse or print out the volumes as needed. Save the link as a bookmark and you’ll always have access to current FCC regulations. As quickly as technology and the FCC rules are changing, the printed edition is likely to be out of date by the time you receive it.

Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.