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This instrument amends the television licence area plans Radiocommunications (Allocation of Transmitter Licences – High Powered Open Narrowcasting Licences) Determination 2014 and the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Broadcasting Licence) Determination 2015.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Registered 29 Sep 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR16-Oct-2017
Tabled Senate16-Oct-2017
Date of repeal 01 Oct 2017
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
This Legislative Instrument has been subject to a Motion to Disallow:
Motion Date:
07-Dec-2017
Expiry Date:
28-Mar-2018
House:
Senate
Details:
Full
Resolution:
Withdrawn
Resolution Date:
28-Mar-2018
Resolution Time:
Provisions:

 

Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines (Consequential Amendments) Instrument 2017 (No. 2)

 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority makes the following instrument under subsection 106(1) and paragraph 107(1)(f) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated: 22 September 2017

 

Richard Bean

[signed]

Member

 

James Cameron

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

 

 

 


1  Name

                   This is the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines (Consequential Amendments) Instrument 2017 (No. 2).

2  Commencement

                   Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table.

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

 

Provisions

Commencement

 

1.  The whole of this instrument

The later of:

(a) the same time as the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017 commence; or

(b) the start of the day after this instrument is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

30 September 2017

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 106(1) and paragraph 107(1)(f) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

4  Amendments to the Radiocommunications (Allocation of Transmitter Licences – High Powered Open Narrowcasting Licences) Determination 2014

                   The instrument that is specified in Schedule 1 is amended as set out in the applicable items in that Schedule.

5  Amendments to the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Broadcasting Licence) Determination 2015

                   The instrument that is specified in Schedule 2 is amended as set out in the applicable items in that Schedule.

 


 

Schedule 1 — Amendments to the Radiocommunications (Allocation of Transmitter Licences – High Powered Open Narrowcasting Licences) Determination 2014 (F2014L00426)

(section 4)

1  Subsection 6(1), after definition of licence area plan

Insert:

                   locality means an area designated as such by the Australian Bureau of Statistics at the 2001 Census.

2  Subsection 6(1), definition of residential area

Omit the words “has the meaning given by the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007”, substitute the words “means the area bounded by a line that is 20 kilometres outside of an urban centre or locality”.

3  Subsection 6(1), after definition of successful applicant

Insert:

                   urban centre means an area designated as such by the Australian Bureau of Statistics at the 2001 Census.

4  Subsection 6, Note at the end of the subsection

Omit the words “Legislative Instruments Act”, substitute the words “Legislation Act”.

5  Section 9

Repeal the section, substitute:

9  Application fee

                   The application fee is the charge fixed by the Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2017, as in force from time to time, for, or in relation to, considering an application under this Determination.

 


Schedule 2 — Amendments to the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Broadcasting Licence) Determination 2015 (F2015L01489)

(section 5)

1  Section 1.2, Note at the end of the section

Repeal the note, insert:

Note     All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislation kept under the Legislation Act 2003. See https://www.legislation.gov.au/.

2  Subsection 1.4, definition of AM band

Repeal the definition, substitute:

                   AM radio band means the frequency range from 526.5 kHz to 1606.5 kHz.

3  Subsection 1.4, definition of FM band

Repeal the definition, substitute:

                   FM radio band means the frequency range from 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz.

4  Subsection 1.4, definition of Technical Planning Guidelines

Omit the words “Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007”, substitute the words “Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017”.

5  Subsection 1.4, Note 1 at the end of the subsection

Omit the words “Legislative Instruments Act”, substitute the words “Legislation Act”.

6  Section 2.4

Repeal the section, substitute:

2.4  Emission requirements — AM radio

                   If the licensee operates a broadcasting station on a frequency in the AM radio band, the station must comply with the requirements of guideline 22 in the Technical Planning Guidelines.

7  Section 2.5

Repeal the section, substitute:

2.5  Emission requirements — FM radio

                   If the licensee operates a broadcasting station on a frequency in the FM radio band, the station must comply with the requirements of guideline 22 in the Technical Planning Guidelines.

8  Section 2.5A

Repeal the section, substitute:

2.5A  Emission requirements — television

                   If the licensee operates a broadcasting station on a frequency in the TV bands to transmit a television broadcasting service, the station must comply with the requirements of guideline 22 in the Technical Planning Guidelines.

9  Paragraph 4.3(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  must comply with the start up procedures in Part 2 of the Technical Planning Guidelines as if a reference in the Part to a ‘licensee’ were a reference to a ‘holder of a licence to which section 4.3 of the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Broadcasting Licence) Determination 2015 applies’.

10  Section 4.4, including section heading

Omit the words “AM band”, wherever occurring, and substitute the words “AM radio band”, wherever occurring.

11  Paragraph 4.4(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  comply with guidelines 11 – 13 (inclusive) in Part 3 and guideline 21 in Part 5 of the Technical Planning Guidelines, as if a reference in those guidelines to:

                              (i)  a ‘licensee’ were a reference to a ‘licensee mentioned in subsection 4.4(1) of the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Broadcasting Licence) Determination 2015’;

                             (ii)  the ‘licence area’ were a reference to the ‘coverage area’, ‘coverage radius’ or ‘licence area’ of the station authorised by the licensee’s licence; and

                            (iii)  matters specified in the LAP or DRCP were a reference to those same matters as specified in the licence conditions or advisory notes in the licensee’s licence authorising the operation of the station.

12  Section 4.5, including section heading

Omit the words “FM band”, wherever occurring, and substitute the words “FM radio band”.

13  Subsection 4.5(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute

             (2)  The licensee must comply with guidelines 11 to 13 (inclusive) in Part 3 and guideline 21 in Part 5 of the Technical Planning Guidelines, as if a reference in those guidelines to:

                     (a)  a ‘licensee’ were a reference to a ‘licensee mentioned in subsection 4.5(1) of the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Broadcasting Licence) Determination 2015’;

                     (b)  the ‘licence area’ were a reference to the ‘coverage area’, ‘coverage radius’ or ‘licence area’ of the station authorised by the licensee’s licence; and

                     (c)  matters specified in the LAP or DRCP were a reference to those same matters as specified in the licence conditions or advisory notes in the licensee’s licence authorising the operation of the station.

14  Subsection 4.6(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The licensee must comply with guidelines 11 to 14 (inclusive) in Part 3 of the Technical Planning Guidelines, as if a reference in the guidelines to:

                     (a)  a ‘licensee’ were a reference to a ‘licensee mentioned in subsection 4.6(1) of the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Broadcasting Licence) Determination 2015’;

                     (b)  the ‘licence area’ were a reference to the ‘coverage area’, ‘coverage radius’ or ‘licence area’ of the station authorised by the licensee’s licence; and

                     (c)  matters specified in the LAP or DRCP were a reference to those same matters as specified in the licence conditions or advisory notes in the licensee’s licence authorising the operation of the station.

15  Section 5.2

Omit the words “AM band”, substitute the words “AM radio band”.