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This Standard and the Radiocommunications Labelling (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Notice 2008 operate together to specify the Australian regulatory arrangements for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Made 25 Jan 2008
Registered 01 Feb 2008
Tabled HR 12 Feb 2008
Tabled Senate 12 Feb 2008
Table of contents.

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Standard under subsection 162 (1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated   25th January   2008









                        1     Name of Standard                                                                                2

                        2     Commencement                                                                                  2

                        3     Object of Standard                                                                               2

                        4     Revocation                                                                                          2

                        5     Application of Standard                                                                        2

                        6     Definitions                                                                                           3

                        7     Definition of applicable standard                                                            3

                        8     Modifying information in a standard                                                       3

                        9     Compliance                                                                                         4





1              Name of Standard

                This Standard is the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Standard 2008.

2              Commencement

                This Standard commences on the day after it is registered.

3              Object of Standard

                The object of this Standard is to contain interference to:

                (a)    radiocommunications; and

               (b)    any uses or functions of devices.

4              Revocation

                The Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Standard 2001 made on 2 November 2001 is revoked.

5              Application of Standard

         (1)   This Standard applies to a device manufactured in, or imported into, Australia for supply.

         (2)   However, the Standard does not apply to a device mentioned in Schedule 2 to the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Labelling Notice 2008.

6              Definitions

                In this Standard:

ACMA means the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

applicable standard has the meaning given by section 7.

device has the meaning given by subsection 9 (1) of the Act.

list of standards means the list of standards published from time to time on the following web address: http://www.acma.gov.au/standards/emc.

7              Definition of applicable standard

         (1)   In this Standard, applicable standard, in relation to a device and subject to subsections (2), and (3), has the meaning determined using the following table.




the applicable standard is....


a standard in column 2 of Part 2 of the list of standards is expressed to apply to a device

that standard


item 1 does not apply

one of the standards mentioned in column 2 of Part 1 of the list of standards

Note 1   Column 7 of the list of standards gives a manufacturer or importer of a device guidance about whether a particular standard listed in column 2 of Part 1 and 2 of the list of standards may apply to a device they manufacture or import.

Note 2   If an applicable standard mentioned in item 2 of the table in subsection 7 (1) has passed its expiry date, information in column 10 of the list of standards may give details about a replacement standard, including the name and commencement date of the replacement standard.

         (2)   A standard in column 2 of Part 1 and 2 of the list of standards is not an applicable standard if the expiry date mentioned in the standard has passed.

         (3)   For item 1 of the table, if more than one standard in column 2 of Part 2 of the list of standards is identified as an applicable standard for a device the manufacturer or importer of a device may choose 1 of those to be the applicable standard for the device.

8              Modifying information in a standard

                If the list of standards has both a standard in column 2 and modifications in column 10, the standard in column 2 of the list of standards is taken to be the version as modified by column 10.

9              Compliance

         (1)   A device must comply with an applicable standard.

         (2)   However, this Standard requires compliance with matters contained in a standard referred to in section 7 only to the extent to which those matters relate to interference to:

                (a)    radiocommunications; and

               (b)    any uses or functions of devices.