Issue for comment 4/2013
The ACMA is seeking public comment on the following draft instrument:
The proposed 2013 determination
The purpose of the proposed 2013 amendment is to replace references within the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2003 (the current Determination) to a superseded Australian industry standard AS 2772.2:1998 - Radiofrequency radiation - Part 2: Principles and methods of measurement - 300 kHz to 100 GHz with the current Australian and New Zealand industry standard AS/NZS 2772.2:2011 - Radiofrequency fields - Principles and methods of measurement and computation - 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
The current Determination references AS 2772.2:1998 as the applicable standard for assessing radiofrequency emissions. The proposed 2013 amendment is to ensure that the determination aligns with industry standards, and that current principles and methods of RF computation and measurement are mandated.
Interested parties are invited to comment on the proposed 2013 determination by close of business 22 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.
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