The Enforcement Bureau's Regional and Field Offices are responsible for handling a variety of on-scene investigations and inspections in response to complaints and in support of the Commission's operations. For example, field agents conduct routine on-site inspections of radio facilities, cable systems and antenna structures to determine compliance with applicable FCC rules. Field agents also investigate unauthorized operation in violation of Section 301 of the Communications Act. In conjunction with the Enforcement Bureau's Spectrum Enforcement Division and the FCC's Office of General Counsel, field agents assist the Department of Justice with in rem seizures of equipment used by unauthorized operators.
Field agents also assist other divisions within the Enforcement Bureau as well as other Bureaus and Offices with investigations.
The following are Commission and/or Enforcement Bureau enforcement actions that resulted from inspections and investigations conducted by the Bureau's field offices.