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Proposed Variation to the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2000 and Revocation of the Radiocommunications (Infrared Devices) Class Licence 2002
ACMA is proposing to vary the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2000 (the LIPD Class Licence) and revoke the Radiocommunications (Infrared Devices) Class Licence 2002 (the Infrared Class Licence). The LIPD Class Licence contains the licence conditions, operating requirements and technical parameters associated with the operation of a wide range of low power radiocommunications devices operating in various segments of the radiofrequency spectrum. The Infrared Class Licence authorises the operation of devices that transmit infrared energy for radiocommunications purposes over short ranges.
ACMA proposes to vary the LIPD Class by adding the following three new items:
- infrared transmitters in the 187.5-420 THz band;
- short-range low power transmitters using analogue modulation techniques in the 5.8 GHz band for Industrial, Scientific and Medical applications; and
- WPAN in indoor environments in the 57-66 GHz band.
ACMA is also proposing to extend the arrangements for the following existing items in the LIPD Class Licence:
- short range broadband wireless communications services used outdoors in the 59-63 GHz band;
- wireless audio transmitters to include datacasting stations;
- biomedical telemetry transmitters;
- transmitters used for underground communications;
- radiodetermination transmitters operated in radiofrequency-shielded enclosures;
- 5 GHz band for RLAN access and insert a monitoring requirement in the limitations;
- medical implant communications transmitters; and
- medical implant telemetry transmitters.
Under section 136 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, the proposed variation to the LIPD Class Licence and proposed revocation of the Infrared Class Licence are subject to one month public consultation. All interested parties are invited to comment in writing on the:
- Draft variation to the LIPD Class Licence (PDF 34 kb);
- Draft revocation of the Infrared Class Licence (PDF 13 kb);
- A background paper (Word 146 kb or PDF 61 kb) to both draft instruments is available.
Comments can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 03 9963 6989 or by post to the following address:
Regulatory Development Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO BOX 13112
Law Courts, Melbourne VIC 8010
Written comments should be received by no later than 1 December 2007. Late submissions cannot be considered.
In general, ACMA publishes all submissions it receives. ACMA prefers to receive submissions which are not claimed to be confidential. However, ACMA accepts that a submitter may sometimes wish to provide information in confidence. In these circumstances, submitters are asked to identify the material over which confidentiality is claimed and provide a written explanation for confidentiality claims.
ACMA will consider each claim for confidentiality on a case by case basis. If ACMA accepts a confidentiality claim, it will not publish the confidential information unless required to do so by law.
Further information on the LIPD Class Licence and Infrared Class Licence is available.