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Notices & Notifications as amended, taking into account amendments up to Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling - Electromagnetic Radiation) Amendment Notice 2013 (No. 1)
Administered by: Communications
Registered 14 Mar 2013
Start Date 01 Mar 2013
End Date 08 Jul 2014
Date of repeal 08 Jul 2014
Repealed by

Commonwealth Coat of Arms

Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2003

as amended

made under section 182 of the

Radiocommunications Act 1992

Compilation start date:                     1 March 2013

Includes amendments up to:             Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Amendment Notice 2013 (No. 1)

 

About this compilation

The compiled instrument

This is a compilation of the Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2003 as amended and in force on 1 March 2013. It includes any amendment affecting the compiled instrument to that date.

This compilation was prepared on 1 March 2013.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending Acts and instruments and the amendment history of each amended provision.

Uncommenced provisions and amendments

If a provision of the compiled instrument is affected by an uncommenced amendment, the text of the uncommenced amendment is set out in the endnotes.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for amendments

If the operation of an amendment is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision, the provision is set out in the endnotes.

Modifications

If a provision of the compiled instrument is affected by a textual modification that is in force, the text of the modifying provision is set out in the endnotes.

Provisions ceasing to have effect

If a provision of the compiled instrument has expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the instrument, details of the provision are set out in the endnotes.

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1             Name of Notice                                                                                                              1

2             Commencement                                                                                                              1

3             Revocation                                                                                                                      1

4             Definitions                                                                                                                      1

5             Category A devices                                                                                                        4

6             Transitional                                                                                                                     5

7             Application of this Notice to devices                                                                              5

8             Relationship between this Notice and the Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Notice 2001                                                                                                                    5

8A          Relationship between this Notice and the Radiocommunications Devices (Compliance Labelling) Notice 2003     5

Part 2—Requirements to be met before a label may be applied                                         6

Division 2.1—Application of Part 2                                                                                                6

9             No application to variants of a device                                                                             6

Division 2.2—Registration on national database and issue of supplier code numbers  7

10           Use of RCM subject to registration on national database or issue of supplier code number     7

10A        Registration on national database                                                                                    7

10B        Use of C‑Tick mark                                                                                                        8

10C        Issue of supplier code number                                                                                        8

11           Declaration of conformity                                                                                               8

Division 2.3—Compliance levels                                                                                                     10

12           Compliance levels                                                                                                         10

13           Compliance level 1                                                                                                       10

14           Compliance level 2                                                                                                       10

15           Compliance level 3                                                                                                       10

Division 2.4—Assessment of devices                                                                                             11

16           Assessment                                                                                                                  11

Part 3—Form and placement of a compliance label                                                                 12

17           Application of Part 3                                                                                                    12

18           Who must apply a compliance label to a device                                                            12

19           What is a compliance label                                                                                            12

19A        Durability of compliance label                                                                                      13

19B        Format of compliance label                                                                                           13

19C        Placement of compliance label                                                                                      13

19D        Electronic labelling                                                                                                       13

Part 4—Requirements to be met after labels applied                                                               14

Division 4.1—Keeping of records                                                                                                  14

20           Compliance records                                                                                                      14

21           Keeping of records—general requirements                                                                   14

22           Records of testing for category B devices                                                                    14

Division 4.2—Availability of compliance records for inspection                                  15

23           Where compliance records are to be available                                                               15

24           Provision of information to authorised officer                                                              15

25           Testing of items by testing body                                                                                   15

Schedule 1—Compliance marks                                                                                             17

Part 1—The C‑Tick mark                                                                                                                         17

Part 2—The RCM                                                                                                                                         18

Endnotes                                                                                                                                                       19

Endnote 1—Legislation history                                                                                                       19

Endnote 2—Amendment history                                                                                                    20

Endnote 3—Application, saving and transitional provisions                                            21

Endnote 4—Uncommenced amendments                                                                                  22

Endnote 5—Misdescribed amendments                                                                                      23

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name of Notice

                   This Notice is the Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2003.

2  Commencement

                   This Notice commences on 1 March 2003.

3  Revocation

                   The Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2001 is revoked.

4  Definitions

             (1)  In this Notice:

ABN has the same meaning as in the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999.

accredited testing body means a laboratory that is described in subsection (2) or (3).

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

agent, of a manufacturer or importer, means a person who is authorised in writing by the manufacturer or importer to act in Australia as an agent of the manufacturer or importer for Division 7 of Part 4.1 of the Act.

applicable standard means the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation—Human Exposure) Standard 2003, as in force from time to time.

ARPANSA standard means the Radiation Protection Standard for Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields—3 kHz to 300 GHz published by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency and assigned the number ISBN 0‑0642‑79400‑6.

Note:          The ARPANSA standard may be obtained from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency website http://www.arpansa.gov.au .

AS/NZS 4417.1 means the Australian/New Zealand Standard Marking of electrical and electronic products to indicate compliance with regulations—Part 1: General rules for use of the mark published by Standards Australia.

authorised officer means:

                     (a)  an inspector under subsection 267(1) of the Act; or

                     (b)  a person authorised in writing by the ACMA for sections 24 and 25.

aware user device means a hand‑held or body‑worn radiocommunications transmitter that operates on a push‑to‑talk basis and is intended for use as:

                     (a)  an ambulatory station; or

                     (b)  a land mobile system station; or

                     (c)  a maritime ship station; or

                     (d)  a citizens band radio station; or

                     (e)  an amateur station.

built‑in display, for a device, means an electronic display or screen integral to the device, and does not include a display or screen that can be used independently of the device.

category A device has the meaning given by section 5.

category B device means a device that is not a category A device.

compliance label has the meaning given by subsection 19(1).

Note:          Section 8 extends some references to ‘compliance label’ in this Notice to include a compliance label under the Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Notice 2001.

compliance mark means the C‑Tick mark or the RCM.

compliance record has the meaning given by section 20.

C‑Tick mark means the mark set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1.

declaration of conformity means a declaration that:

                     (a)  is in a form approved by the ACMA; or

                     (b)  contains the information required in that approved form, whether or not the declaration is accompanied by other material.

Note:          The ACMA makes approved forms available on its website at www.acma.gov.au/complianceforms.

description of the device means sufficient information for a person to determine whether the device is the same as a device for which a declaration of conformity, test report or assessment against the applicable standard was prepared.

Note:          The description of a device may include a photograph or sketch or other pictorial representation of the device illustrating its internal and external aspects (including printed circuit boards).

device means a mobile station to which the applicable standard applies.

human body means the head, neck and trunk but not the limbs.

mobile station means a transmitter that is established for use:

                     (a)  in motion, on land, water or in the air; or

                     (b)  in a stationary position at unspecified points on land, water or in the air.

Examples of a mobile station

1   A wireless modem operating in a laptop computer.

2   A hand‑held cellular or PCS telephone with a radiating antenna in the handpiece.

NATA means the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (ACN 004 379 748).

national database means a database designated in writing by the ACMA for the purposes of Division 2.2.

Note:          A database may be designated by the ACMA for the purposes of Division 2.2 even if it forms part of another database or also serves purposes other than purposes provided for in this Notice.

non‑aware user device means a device other than an aware user device.

normal position of use, of a device, means:

                     (a)  the position specified in the measurement method applicable to the device in section 10, 11 or 12 of the applicable standard; or

                     (b)  if paragraph (a) does not apply, the common use spatial orientation of the device with respect to the user; or

                     (c)  if paragraphs (a) and (b) do not apply, the spatial orientation of the device with respect to the user defined by the manufacturer.

product identification code, for a device, means the written information used by the supplier of the device to identify the device.

RCM means the Regulatory Compliance Mark set out in Part 2 of Schedule 1.

Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR, means the rate at which RF energy is absorbed in body tissues, expressed as watts per kilogram (‘W/kg’).

supplier means:

                     (a)  in relation to an imported device—the importer or agent of the importer; and

                     (b)  in relation to a device manufactured in Australia—the manufacturer or the agent of the manufacturer.

supplier code number means a code number issued to a person:

                     (a)  in accordance with a notice made by the ACMA under section 407 of the Telecommunications Act 1997; or

                     (b)  in accordance with a notice made by the ACMA under section 182 of the Act; or

                     (c)  by Standards Australia International Limited under AS/NZS 4417.

variant means a version of a device that is not identical to the device but is not sufficiently different from the device to affect the application to that version of a standard that applies to the device.

working day, in relation to a request, means a day other than:

                     (a)  a Saturday or a Sunday; or

                     (b)  a day that is a public holiday or an Australian Public Service holiday in the place where the request is made.

             (2)  Before 1 March 2005, an accredited testing body is a laboratory that is:

                     (a)  accredited by:

                              (i)  NATA; or

                             (ii)  an accreditation body of a foreign country, being a body with whom NATA has a mutual recognition arrangement or agreement;

                            to conduct tests for specific absorption rate; or

                     (b)  certified in accordance with International Standards Organisation ISO 9001:2000, as in force from time to time; or

                     (c)  accredited, in accordance with International Standards Organisation ISO 17025, as in force from time to time, to test the specific absorption rate.

             (3)  On and after 1 March 2005, an accredited testing body is a laboratory that is accredited by:

                     (a)  NATA; or

                     (b)  an accreditation body of a foreign country, being a body with whom NATA has a mutual recognition arrangement or agreement;

to conduct tests for specific absorption rate.

Note:          On and from 1 March 2005, category B devices whose normal position of use is not more than 20cm from the human body must have tests for specific absorption rate conducted only by the bodies mentioned in subsection (3).

             (4)  A reference in this Notice to a document with the prefix ‘AS/NZS’ is a reference to a document that is a joint Australian and New Zealand Standard approved for publication on behalf of the Standards organisations of those countries, as in force from time to time.

             (5)  Reference may be made in this Notice to an Australian and New Zealand Standard by number alone without inclusion of the edition or year of publication of the standard.

Example

AS/NZS 4417.1:1996 may be referred to as AS/NZS 4417.1.

             (6)  A term that is:

                     (a)  used (but not defined) in this Notice; and

                     (b)  defined in the Glossary of the ARPANSA standard;

has the meaning given by the Glossary.

5  Category A devices

             (1)  A category A device is a device that meets the criteria in subsection (2) or (3).

             (2)  The criteria in this subsection are that the device:

                     (a)  is an aware user device; and

                     (b)  is not required to be evaluated under section 5.2 of Schedule 5 to the ARPANSA Standard.

             (3)  The criteria in this subsection are that the device:

                     (a)  is a non‑aware user device; and

                     (b)  is not required to be evaluated under section 5.3 of Schedule 5 to the ARPANSA standard.

6  Transitional

             (1)  The Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2001, as in force immediately before 1 March 2003, continues to apply to a radiocommunications device to which the old standard applies under section 7 of the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation—Human Exposure) Standard 2003.

             (2)  Subsection (1) ceases to apply at the end of 29 February 2004.

7  Application of this Notice to devices

             (1)  This Notice applies to a device if:

                     (a)  the device is manufactured in Australia, or imported, for supply; and

                     (b)  the applicable standard applies to it.

             (2)  This Notice does not apply to a device that is imported or manufactured otherwise than for supply in Australia.

             (3)  This Notice does not apply to a category B device for which there is no applicable measurement method under the applicable standard.

8  Relationship between this Notice and the Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Notice 2001

                   If a device to which this Notice applies is also customer equipment or customer cabling to which the Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Notice 2001, as in force from time to time, applies:

                     (a)  the requirements in this Notice are additional to the requirements under that Notice; and

                     (b)  Part 3 of this Notice does not apply in relation to the device; and

                     (c)  a reference in this Notice (except subsection 4(1)) to a compliance label includes a reference to a compliance label under that Notice.

8A  Relationship between this Notice and the Radiocommunications Devices (Compliance Labelling) Notice 2003

                   If a device to which this Notice applies is also a device to which the Radiocommunications Devices (Compliance Labelling) Notice 2003, as in force from time to time, applies, the requirements in this Notice are additional to the requirements under that Notice.

Note:          An effect of section 8A is that a compliance mark can only be applied to a device if it complies with the applicable requirements of this Notice and the Radiocommunications Devices (Compliance Labelling) Notice 2003.

Part 2Requirements to be met before a label may be applied

Division 2.1Application of Part 2

9  No application to variants of a device

                   This Part does not apply in relation to a variant of a device if:

                     (a)  the relevant requirements of this Part have been met in relation to the device; and

                     (b)  the electromagnetic radiation exposure in relation to the variant is not likely to exceed that of the device.

Division 2.2Registration on national database and issue of supplier code numbers

10  Use of RCM subject to registration on national database or issue of supplier code number

                   Before a supplier applies a compliance label consisting of the RCM to a device, the supplier must:

                     (a)  be registered on the national database; or

                     (b)  if the ACMA has not designated in writing a national database for the purposes of this Division—have been issued a supplier code number.

Note:          Under section 187 of the Act, a supplier that fails to comply with requirements that must be met before a label has been applied to a device may be subject to a pecuniary penalty.

10A  Registration on national database

             (1)  To be registered on the national database a supplier must, using a method which the database indicates is a method for including information on the database, provide:

                     (a)  information identifying the supplier;

                     (b)  the supplier’s address in Australia; and

                     (c)  the name and contact details of a representative of the supplier.

             (2)  For paragraph (1)(a), information identifying a supplier consists of the supplier’s ABN and 1 of the following pieces of information in relation to the supplier:

                     (a)  if the supplier is a body corporate, the name of the body corporate;

                     (b)  if the supplier is an individual, the name of the individual;

                     (c)  a business name used by the supplier in connection with its business as a supplier and registered as a business name under the Business Names Registration Act 2011.

             (3)  If the information provided by a supplier for inclusion in the national database subsequently changes, the supplier must, within 30 days after the change occurs, update the national database with the changed information using a method which the database indicates is a method for updating information on the database.

             (4)  In this section:

representative of the supplier means:

                     (a)  an employee of the supplier;

                     (b)  an officer of the supplier; or

                     (c)  a person authorised in writing for the purposes of this section by the supplier or an employee or officer of the supplier. 

officer of the supplier means:

                     (a)  if the supplier is a corporation for the purposes of the Corporations Act 2001, an officer of a corporation as that term is defined in section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001; or

                     (b)  if the supplier is an entity that is neither an individual nor a corporation for the purposes of the Corporations Act 2001, an officer of that entity as defined in section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001

Note 1:       The requirement for a supplier to update the information provided by it for inclusion in the national database imposed under subsection 10A(3) is an ongoing requirement.  Under section 187A of the Act, a supplier that fails to comply with a specific requirement that must be met after a label has been applied to a device may be subject to a pecuniary penalty.

Note 2:       Information provided by a supplier for inclusion on the national database for the purposes of this Notice will be made publicly available.

10B  Use of C‑Tick mark

                   Before a supplier applies a compliance label consisting of the C‑Tick mark to a device, the supplier must have been issued a supplier code number by the ACMA. 

10C  Issue of supplier code number

             (1)  This section applies unless the ACMA has designated in writing a national database for the purposes of this Division.

             (2)  A supplier may apply in writing to the ACMA for a supplier code number.

             (3)  The application must be in a form approved by the ACMA.

Note:          The ACMA makes approved forms available on its website.

             (4)  Upon such application being made, the ACMA may issue to the supplier a supplier code number.

11  Declaration of conformity

             (1)  Before a supplier of a device applies a label to the device as a compliance label, the supplier must make a declaration of conformity for the device.

             (2)  Subsection (1) is taken to be satisfied by an importer of a device, or an agent of the importer, who applies a label to the device as a compliance label without making a declaration of conformity for the device if:

                     (a)  the device complies with the applicable standard; and

                     (b)  the device was manufactured outside Australia; and

                     (c)  the manufacturer of the device made a declaration of conformity for the device before the label was applied to the device.

             (3)  A reference to manufacturer in a declaration of conformity made in accordance with paragraph (2)(c) is taken to include a reference to a person who manufactures a device outside Australia.

             (4)  A manufacturer that manufactures a device outside Australia and made a declaration of conformity in accordance with paragraph (2)(c) need not provide:

                     (a)  an ABN; or

                     (b)  an Australian Company Number (ACN); or

                     (c)  an Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN).

Division 2.3Compliance levels

12  Compliance levels

             (1)  Before a supplier applies a compliance label to a device, the supplier must comply with the compliance level for the device.

             (2)  The compliance level for a device is:

                     (a)  for a category A device—compliance level 1; and

                     (b)  for a category B device for which the normal position of use is more than 20cm from the human body—compliance level 2; and

                     (c)  for a category B device for which the normal position of use is not more than 20cm from the human body—compliance level 3.

13  Compliance level 1

                   To comply with compliance level 1, the supplier of a device must:

                     (a)  prepare a description of the device; and

                     (b)  make a declaration of conformity for the device in accordance with section 11.

Note:          Subsection 11(2) sets out the circumstances in which the requirement for a supplier of a device to make a declaration of conformity is taken to be satisfied by the overseas manufacturer of the device making the declaration.

14  Compliance level 2

                   To comply with compliance level 2, the supplier of a device must:

                     (a)  comply with compliance level 1; and

                     (b)  show conformity with the applicable standard by a report of the results of assessment under section 16.

15  Compliance level 3

                   To comply with compliance level 3, the supplier of a device must:

                     (a)  comply with compliance level 1; and

                     (b)  show conformity with the applicable standard by a report of the results of assessments under section 16 by an accredited testing body.

Division 2.4Assessment of devices

16  Assessment

                   If a device is assessed for conformity with the applicable standard, the supplier of the device must obtain from the person that assessed the device a report addressing:

                     (a)  the measurements or evaluation methods that were used; and

                     (b)  the results of the measurements or evaluations, including any measurement or evaluation data; and

                     (c)  whether the results of the measurements or evaluations show that the device meets the applicable standard.

Part 3Form and placement of a compliance label

  

17  Application of Part 3

             (1)  This Part applies to a device if the supplier for the device has complied with the compliance level for the device under Part 2.

             (2)  This Part also applies to a variant of the device.

18  Who must apply a compliance label to a device

             (1)  If a device is manufactured in Australia, a label must be applied to the device as a compliance label by 1 of the following persons:

                     (a)  the manufacturer;

                     (b)  an agent of the manufacturer;

                     (c)  a person who is authorised by the manufacturer, or an agent of the manufacturer, to apply labels on behalf of the manufacturer or agent.

Note:          A compliance label is described in subsection 19(1).

             (2)  If a device is manufactured outside Australia, a label must be applied to the device as a compliance label by 1 of the following persons:

                     (a)  the importer;

                     (b)  an agent of the importer;

                     (c)  a person outside Australia who is authorised by the importer or agent to apply labels on behalf of the importer or agent.

19  What is a compliance label

             (1)  A compliance label for a device is a label that meets the requirements of this section and sections 19A to 19D.

             (2)  The label must consist of either:

                     (a)  the RCM; or

                     (b)  if the label is applied before 1 March 2016—either of the compliance marks.

Location of compliance label

             (3)  Subject to sections 19C and 19D, the label must be placed on the device on a place that is accessible by the user.

Note:          Section 19C deals with situations where applying a label to the surface of a device is not possible or practical. Section 19D gives a supplier the option of labelling some types of device electronically.

             (4)  A label is not accessible if it is necessary to use a specialised tool to gain access to it.

19A  Durability of compliance label

             (1)  A compliance label must be durable.

             (2)  A compliance label must be applied to a device:

                     (a)  permanently; or

                     (b)  in a way that makes removal or obliteration difficult.

19B  Format of compliance label

                   A compliance mark must be at least 3 mm high.

Note:          This Notice does not prevent a supplier from applying its own additional supplier identification details onto a device.

19C  Placement of compliance label

             (1)  If it is not possible to apply a compliance label to the surface of a device because of the size or physical nature of the device, or it is not practical to apply a compliance label to the surface of a device, the compliance label must be applied to:

                     (a)  the external surface of the packaging used for the device; and

                     (b)  the documentation (including any warranty or guarantee certificates) that accompanies the device when it is supplied to the user.

             (2)  The compliance label applied to the external surface of the packaging used for the device must:

                     (a)  occupy an area that is greater than 1% of that external surface; and

                     (b)  be clearly visible.

             (3)  The supplier must make and keep a record of:

                     (a)  the reasons why subsection (1) applies to the device; and

                     (b)  where each compliance label is applied.

19D  Electronic labelling

             (1)  A supplier may apply a compliance label to a device using the built‑in display of the device.

             (2)  The supplier must ensure that the documentation that accompanies the device when it is supplied to the user sets out a method for displaying the compliance label.

             (3)  The compliance label must be applied to the device in a way that would make it difficult to prevent the display of the label when the method set out in the documentation is used.

             (4)  Subsection 19(3) and sections 19A and 19C do not apply to a label applied under this section.

Part 4Requirements to be met after labels applied

Division 4.1Keeping of records

20  Compliance records

                   A compliance record is a record that must be kept under section 21.

21  Keeping of records—general requirements

             (1)  If a supplier of a device applies a label to the device as a compliance label, the supplier must keep, for 5 years after the device has ceased to be supplied in Australia:

                     (a)  the declaration of conformity relating to the device; and

                     (b)  the description of the device; and

                     (c)  for a category B device—the records mentioned in section 22; and

                     (d)  for a device to which a compliance label is not applied because of section 19C—the records mentioned in subsection 19C(3).

             (2)  If an agent of a manufacturer or importer keeps records for the manufacturer or importer that must be kept under subsection (1), the agent must also keep a copy of its agency agreement with the manufacturer or importer for the same period as those records are kept.

             (3)  A compliance record:

                     (a)  must be in English; and

                     (b)  may be a copy of an original record; and

                     (c)  may be kept in electronic form.

22  Records of testing for category B devices

                   For paragraph 21(1)(c), the records are:

                     (a)  the report issued under section 16 showing that the device meets the applicable standard; and

                     (b)  for a variant—a statement by the supplier that:

                              (i)  identifies the device and its variant; and

                             (ii)  describes the differences between the device and its variant; and

                            (iii)  provides a technical rationale for the conformity of the variant; and

                            (iv)  includes evidence that the electromagnetic radiation exposure in relation to the variant is not likely to exceed that of the device.

Division 4.2Availability of compliance records for inspection

23  Where compliance records are to be available

                   If a supplier of a device applies a label to the device as a compliance label, the supplier must ensure that the compliance records for the device are available at the principal business address in Australia of the supplier.

24  Provision of information to authorised officer

             (1)  If a supplier of a device applies a label to the device as a compliance label, an authorised officer, may in writing, require the supplier to give to the officer specified compliance records.

             (2)  If the request is for a specified record, the supplier must produce the record within 10 working days after the day specified in the request.

             (3)  If the request is for a specified circuit diagram or manual for the device, the supplier must produce the document within 30 working days after the day specified in the request.

             (4)  After receiving the information from the supplier, the authorised officer must give the supplier a receipt for the information supplied.

             (5)  The authorised officer:

                     (a)  may make copies of the records; and

                     (b)  must return the records given by the supplier as soon as practicable and, in any case, not more than 60 days after receiving the records.

             (6)  If an authorised officer believes that the records kept by the supplier do not provide sufficient evidence that the device complies with the applicable standard, the officer may, in writing, require the supplier to give to the officer a test report from an accredited testing body showing that the device either complies or does not comply with the applicable standard.

25  Testing of items by testing body

             (1)  If a supplier of a device applies a label to the device as a compliance label, an authorised officer may, in writing, require the supplier of a device to give up to 3 samples of the device to a laboratory accredited by NATA and specified by the officer, for testing whether the device complies with an applicable standard.

             (2)  The supplier must comply with the request within 10 working days after the day specified in the request.

             (3)  The supplier must attempt to obtain from the laboratory a receipt that specifies the samples have been received and the date when they were received.

             (4)  On receiving a request from the ACMA, the supplier must:

                     (a)  give the receipt to the ACMA; or

                     (b)  if the supplier is unable to obtain a receipt—satisfy the ACMA that the supplier made reasonable attempts to obtain a receipt.

             (5)  The ACMA must make arrangements to ensure that the samples are returned to the supplier within a reasonable period after they have been tested.

             (6)  If testing required under section 25 shows that the device does not comply with the standard, the supplier must meet the financial costs of the testing.

             (7)  If testing required under section 25 shows that the device complies with the standard, the ACMA must meet the financial costs of the testing.

             (8)  In this section:

device includes a variant of the device.

 


Schedule 1Compliance marks

(subsection 4(1))

Part 1The C‑Tick mark

 

 

Note:       The C‑Tick mark is a protected symbol for section 188A of the Act.

 

Part 2The RCM

 

 

Note:       The RCM is a protected symbol for section 188A of the Act.

 


Endnotes

 

Endnote 1—Legislation history

This endnote sets out details of the legislation history of the Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2003.

 

Title

Gazettal or FRLI registration date

Commencement date

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2003

28 Feb 2003 (see Gazette 2003, No. S62)

1 Mar 2003

 

Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Amendment Notice 2006 (No. 1)

8 Feb 2006 (see F2006L00342)

9 Feb 2006

Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Amendment Notice 2010 (No. 1)

29 Mar 2010 (see F2010L00762)

31 Mar 2010

Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Amendment Notice 2013 (No. 1)

23 Jan 2013 (see F2013L00086)

1 Mar 2013 (see s. 2)

Endnote 2—Amendment history

This endnote sets out the amendment history of the Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2003.

 

ad. = added or inserted    am. = amended    rep. = repealed     rs. = repealed and substituted     exp. = expired or ceased to have effect

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

s. 4......................................

am. 2010 No. 1; 2013 No. 1

Note to s. 8.........................

rep. 2013 No. 1

s. 8A...................................

ad. 2013 No. 1

Part 2

 

Division 2.2

 

Heading to Div. 2.2............. ...........................................

rs. 2013 No. 1

s. 10....................................

am. 2010 No. 1

 

rs. 2013 No. 1

s. 10A.................................

ad. 2013 No. 1

s. 10B.................................

ad. 2013 No. 1

s. 10C.................................

ad. 2013 No. 1

s. 11....................................

am. 2013 No. 1

Division 2.3

 

s. 15....................................

am. 2006 No. 1

Part 3

 

s. 19....................................

am. 2010 No. 1

 

rs. 2013 No. 1

s. 19A.................................

ad. 2010 No. 1

s. 19B.................................

ad. 2010 No. 1

 

rs. 2013 No. 1

s. 19C.................................

ad. 2010 No. 1

s. 19D.................................

ad. 2010 No. 1

 

am. 2013 No. 1

Part 4

 

Division 4.1

 

s. 21....................................

am. 2010 No. 1

Division 4.2

 

s. 25....................................

am. 2010 No. 1

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1..........................

rs. 2013 No. 1

Schedule 2..........................

rep. 2010 No. 1

Schedule 3..........................

rep. 2010 No. 1

 

 

Endnote 3—Application, saving and transitional provisions

This endnote sets out applications, saving and transitional provisions for amendments of the Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2003.

There are no application, saving or transitional provisions.

 

Endnote 4—Uncommenced amendments

This endnote sets out amendments of the Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2003 that have not yet commenced.

There are no uncommenced amendments.

 

 

Endnote 5—Misdescribed amendments

This endnote sets out amendments of the Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2003 that have been misdescribed.

There are no misdescribed amendments.