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§ 0.231 Authority delegated.
(a) The Managing Director, or his designee, upon securing concurrence
of the General Counsel, is delegated authority to act upon requests for
waiver, reduction or deferment of fees, establish payment dates, and
issue notices proposing amendments or adjustments to the fee schedules
established under part 1, subpart G, of this chapter.
(b) The Managing Director, or his designee, is delegated authority to
make nonsubstantive, editorial revisions of the Commission's rules and
regulations upon approval of the bureau or staff office primarily
responsible for the particular part or section involved.
(d) The Managing Director, or his designee, upon securing the
concurrence of the General Counsel, is delegated authority, within the
purview of the Federal Tort Claims Act, as amended, 28 U.S.C. 2672, to
grant tort claims directed against the Commission where the amount of
the claim does not exceed $5,000. In addition thereto, the Managing
Director, or his designee, upon securing the concurrence of the General
Counsel, is delegated authority to act in the disposition of claims
arising under the Military Personnel and Civilian Employees' Claims
Act, as amended, 31 U.S.C. 3701 and 3721, where the amount of the claim
does not exceed $6,500.
(e) The Managing Director is delegated authority to act as Head of the
Procurement Activity and Contracting Officer for the Commission and to
designate appropriate subordinate officials to act as Contracting
Officers for the Commission.
(f) (1) The Managing Director, or his designee, is delegated authority
to perform all administrative determinations provided for by the Debt
Collection Improvement Act of 1996, Public Laws 104-134, 110 Stat.
1321, 1358 (1996) (DCIA), including, but not limited to the provisions
of Title 31, United States Code section 3711 to:
(i) Collect claims of the United States Government for money or
property arising out of the activities of, or referred to, the Federal
(ii) Compromise a claim of the Government of not more than $100,000
(excluding interest) or such higher amount as the Attorney General of
the United States may from time to time prescribe, and
(iii) Suspend or end collection action on a claim of the Government of
not more than $100,000 (excluding interest) when it appears that no
person liable on the claim has the present or prospective ability to
pay a significant amount of the claim or the cost of collecting the
claim is likely to be more than the amount recovered.
(2)(i) This delegation does not include waiver authority provided by 31
(ii) The Chief Financial Officer, or the Deputy Chief Financial
Officer, is delegated authority to perform all administrative
determinations provided for by 31 U.S.C. 3720B.
(g) The Managing Director, after consultation with the Chairman shall
establish, renew, and terminate all Federal advisory committees. He
shall also exercise all management responsibilities under the Federal
Advisory Committee Act as amended (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App.).
(i) The Secretary, acting under the supervision of the Managing
Director, serves as the official custodian of the Commission's
documents and shall have authority to appoint a deputy or deputies for
the purposes of custody and certification of documents located in
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania or other established locations. The Secretary
is delegated authority to rule on requests for extensions of time based
on operational problems associated with the Commission's electronic
comment filing system. See § 1.46 of this chapter.
(j) The Managing Director or his designee is delegated the authority,
after seeking the opinion of the General Counsel, to determine, in
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for federal
agencies the organizations, programs (including funds), and accounts
that are required to be included in the financial statements of the
(k) The Managing Director, or his designee, after seeking the opinion
of the General Counsel, is delegated the authority to direct all
organizations, programs (including funds), and accounts that are
required to be included in the financial statements of the Commission
to comply with all relevant and applicable federal financial management
and reporting statutes.
(l) Subpoena authority. The Managing Director is delegated authority to
issue subpoenas for the Office of Managing Director's oversight of
audits of the USF programs and the Office of Managing Director's review
and evaluation of the interstate telecommunications relay services
fund, the North American numbering plan, regulatory fee collection, FCC
operating expenses, and debt collection. Before issuing a subpoena, the
Office of Managing Director shall obtain the approval of the Office of
(Secs. 4, 303, 48 Stat., as amended, 1066, 1082; 47 U.S.C. 154, 303; 18
U.S.C. 207(j); 39 U.S.C. 3220; Notice of Preliminary Guidelines issued
by the Department of Justice, 50 FR 46622 , November 8, 1985)
Cross Reference: 47 CFR part 19, subpart E.
[ 29 FR 14666 , Oct. 28, 1964]
Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 0.231, see
the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids
section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.
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