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This Notice amends the Radiocommunications Labelling (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Notice 2008 in order to ensure an appropriate balance between the public policy objectives of regulation and minimising the administrative and financial burden on industry.
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Made 12 Nov 2009
Registered 16 Nov 2009
Tabled HR 17 Nov 2009
Tabled Senate 17 Nov 2009
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Amendment Notice under section 182 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated  12th November 2009

Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member

Brendan Byrne
[signed]
General Manager


1              Name of Amendment Notice

                This Amendment Notice is the Radiocommunications Labelling (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Amendment Notice 2009 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                This Amendment Notice commences on the day after it is registered.

3              Amendment of Radiocommunications Labelling (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Notice 2008

                Schedule 1 amends the Radiocommunications Labelling (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Notice 2008.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)

  

[1]           Section 1.4, after definition of authorised officer

insert

battery-powered device means a device that is not capable of being connected, directly or indirectly, to an external power supply.

[2]           Section 1.4, definitions of low risk device and medium risk device

substitute

low risk device means a device that is neither:

                (a)    a medium risk device; nor

               (b)    a high risk device.

medium risk device has the meaning given by section 1.6A.

[3]           Section 1.5, table

substitute

Item

For this device ...

these are the compliance records ...

1

a device other than a low risk device or a variant

(a)     a description of the device; and

(b)     a declaration of conformity; and

(c)     a test report or a technical construction file; and

(d)     a copy of any explanatory documentation required by section 3.7

2

a low risk device that has not been labelled

a description of the device

3

a low risk device that has been labelled

(a)     a description of the device; and

(b)     a declaration of conformity

4

a variant of a device other than a low risk device

(a)     a description of the variant; and

(b)     a declaration of conformity that relates to the variant; and

(c)     a test report or a technical construction file for the original device; and

(d)     a statement by the supplier about the variant that is mentioned in subsection 4.7 (2)

5

a variant of a low risk device that has not been labelled

a description of the variant

6

a variant of a low risk device that has been labelled

(a)     a description of the variant; and

(b)     a declaration of conformity that relates to the variant

[4]           After section 1.6

insert

1.6A        Meaning of medium risk device

         (1)   In this Notice, subject to subsection (2), a device is a medium risk device if it is not a high risk device and contains 1 or more of the following:

                (a)    a switch mode power supply;

               (b)    a transistor switching circuit;

                (c)    a microprocessor;

               (d)    a commutator;

                (e)    a slip-ring motor;

                (f)    an electronic device operating in a switching mode or a non-linear mode.

         (2)   A battery-powered device is not a medium risk device unless the ACMA has declared the device to be a medium risk device under subsection (3).

         (3)   The ACMA may declare, in writing, that a particular battery-powered device specified in the declaration is a medium risk device if:

                (a)    the common operation of the device causes radio emissions; and

               (b)    those radio emissions have caused, or are likely to cause, interference, disruption or disturbance to other devices or to radiocommunications services; and

                (c)    the device is not a high risk device.

         (4)   A declaration under subsection (3) is not a legislative instrument for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

[5]           Section 1.7, note

omit

[6]           After section 2.4

insert

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

                If a device to which this Notice applies contains a device, or incorporates 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 in that Notice.

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

2.6           Devices incorporating a radiocommunications transmitter

         (1)   If a device (a parent device) contains or incorporates a radiocommunications transmitter, the transmitter must be switched off, or placed in an idle state, before the parent device is assessed for compliance against this Notice.

Note   Subsection 7 (2) of the Act contains the definition of radiocommunications transmitter.

         (2)   For the avoidance of doubt, if a parent device contains or incorporates a radiocommunications transmitter, the transmitter need not comply with this Notice.

[7]           Subsection 3.2 (1), at the foot

insert

Note   Section 4.2 applies to a supplier that chooses to apply a compliance label to a low risk device.

[8]           Subsection 3.2 (3)

substitute

         (3)   If a supplier chooses not to apply a compliance label to a low risk device then, for the application of the following provisions of this Notice, the low risk device is taken to have a compliance label applied to it:

                (a)    section 3.7;

               (b)    Part 4 (other than section 4.3A);

                (c)    Part 5.

Note   The effect of applying these provisions to a low risk device is to require the supplier to comply with record-keeping obligations, whether or not the low risk device has a compliance label applied to it.

[9]           Section 4.3

substitute

4.3           Meeting compliance levels

                If an applicable standard applies to a device, the supplier must, before a compliance label is applied (or is taken to be applied by section 3.2):

                (a)    prepare a description of the device; and

               (b)    meet the relevant compliance level for the device (being the requirements set out in section 4.4, 4.5 or 4.6).

4.3A        Declaration of conformity

         (1)   Despite section 3.2, if a supplier applies a compliance label to a device, the supplier must complete and sign a declaration of conformity in relation to the device.

         (2)   If the device:

                (a)    is a low risk device or a medium risk device; and

               (b)    is manufactured outside Australia;

the supplier is taken to have complied with subsection (1) if the declaration of conformity is completed and signed by the manufacturer of the device.

         (3)   Subsection (2) does not affect:

                (a)    the other obligations of the supplier under this Notice; or

               (b)    the liability of the supplier under Part 4.1 of the Act.

[10]         Schedule 2, item 1

substitute

Note   There is no item 1.

[11]         Schedule 2, item 5

substitute

        5       A device with a power consumption not exceeding 1 milliwatt

[12]         Schedule 2, item 13

substitute

      13       A vehicle or machine that:

                (a)    is supplied by an organisation that is a member of:

                          (i)    the Construction and Mining Equipment Industry Group (CMEIG); or

                         (ii)    the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI); or

                         (iii)    the Tractor and Machinery Association (TMA); or

                        (iv)    the Truck Industry Council (TIC); and

               (b)    is compliant with all broadband and narrowband emission standards and requirements as specified in:

                          (i)    the CMEIG/TMA code, ‘Voluntary Code of Practice for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of Machinery’; or

                         (ii)    the FCAI code, ‘Voluntary Code of Practice for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of Motor Vehicles’; or

                         (iii)    the TIC code, ‘Voluntary Code of Practice for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)’.

Note

1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.