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There are many ways to obtain FCC rules and regulations, but the paperback books published by the Government Printing Office are one of the least expensive and most convenient ways to obtain printed copies. The FCC announced the October 2004 Edition of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations is now available for purchase from the Superintendent of Documents at the Government Printing Office. Title 47 covers all FCC regulations. The regulations are divided into five books. Broadcasters are likely to want at least two of the five books. Among other items, the book covering Parts 0 to 19 includes regulations related to RF exposure limits, the Emergency Alert System, and tower lighting and obstruction markings. Parts 70 to 79 includes most of the rules for full power and low power broadcast stations, cable TV systems and cable and broadcast auxiliary stations. Broadcasters may also want to get a copy of the book covering Parts 80 and above, including Part 101 with rules on fixed microwave systems. These books cost $61 each (U.S. domestic).

For information about how to order the books and a detailed list of their contents, refer to the FCC FCC Public Notice: October 2004 Edition of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations . If you have Internet access, view FCC regulations online by selecting Title 47 at The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is continuously updated and will reflect changes not yet included in the printed copies of the Rules.