Issue for comment 1/2013
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) is seeking public comment on the following draft instruments:
The proposed 2013 amendment standard
The purpose of the proposed 2013 amendment standard is to ensure references to clauses in the Australian and New Zealand industry standard AS/NZS 4268:2012 Radio equipment and systems - Short range devices - Limits and methods of measurements (the new industry standard) are correct.
The latest revision of the industry standard added a general clause (22.214.171.124) on transmitter spurious emissions, which then causes the clauses to be renumbered. The text in the new general clause was previously under clause 8.2.1
The ACMA proposes to update the SRD Standard to specify the standard for performance as the standard set out in AS/NZS 4268, other than any clauses specifically relating to New Zealand limits.
Interested parties are invited to comment on the proposed 2013 amendment standard by close of business 4 February 2013.
Submissions should identify:
- the name of the party making the submission
- the organisation represented, if applicable
- contact details, including telephone, postal address and email address.
Submissions can be sent:
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Technical Regulation Development Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 13112
Melbourne VIC 8010
Electronic submissions should be in MS Word format.
Publication of submissions
In general, the ACMA publishes all submissions it receives.
The ACMA prefers to receive submissions that are not claimed to be confidential. However, the 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 the claim.
The ACMA will consider each confidentiality claim on a case-by-case basis. If the ACMA accepts a claim, it will not publish the confidential information unless authorised or required by law to do so.
Release of submissions where authorised or required by law
Any submissions provided to the ACMA may be released under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (unless an exemption applies) or shared with other Commonwealth Government agencies under Part 7A of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005. The ACMA may also be required to release submissions for other reasons including for the purpose of parliamentary processes or where otherwise required by law (for example, under a court subpoena). While the ACMA seeks to consult submitters of confidential information before that information is provided to another party, the ACMA cannot guarantee that confidential information will not be released through these or other legal means.
The ACMA is working to enhance the effectiveness of its stakeholder consultation processes, which are an important source of evidence for its regulatory development activities. To assist stakeholders in formulating submissions to its formal, written consultation processes, it has developed a guide called Effective consultation: A guide to making a submission. This guide provides information about the ACMA's formal, written, public consultation processes and practical guidance on how to make a submission.