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The ACMA

Remaking the RRL Determination

Consultation closes: 11 July 2017

IFC: 8/2017

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Downloads

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Consultation paper

Proposal to remake the Radiocommunications (Register of Radiocommunications Licences) Determination 1997

319 KB

Draft instruments

Draft Radiocommunications (Register of Radiocommunications Licences) Determination 2017

88 KB

Draft Radiocommunications (Unacceptable Levels of Interference — 2 GHz Band) Determination Variation 2017 (No. 1) 

72 KB

Summary

The ACMA is consulting on a proposal to remake the following two legislative instruments:

Under Part 4 of the Legislative Act 2003 (LA), most legislative instruments are automatically repealed (that is, they ‘sunset’) on 1 April or 1 October that occurs 10 years after they are registered on the Federal Register of Legislation. The RRL Determination will sunset on 1 October 2017, unless it is revoked and remade before that date. Further information about sunsetting is available here.

The ACMA is proposing to remake the RRL Determination in a new instrument without any significant change before 1 October 2017, so that its ongoing effect is preserved. Due to the minor changes proposed in the RRL Determination 2017, it is necessary to vary the 2GHz Determination to ensure it accurately references corresponding provisions in the proposed RRL Determination 2017. This will ensure the 2GHz Determination continues to operate as intended.

A consultation paper, along with drafts of the proposed remakes of the RRL Determination and 2GHz Determination, is available from the Downloads table above.

Background

Pursuant to section 143 of the Radiocommunications Act, the ACMA is to establish and maintain a register of radiocommunications licences (the Register). The RRL Determination sets out the contents about spectrum, apparatus and class licences that need be included in the Register for public inspection. Further information about the RRL register is available here.

In addition, the ACMA is also proposing to vary the subsection 9 (4) of the 2GHz Determination such that it references the corresponding provisions in the proposed RRL Determination 2017.

Issue for comment

Issue 1

The ACMA welcomes comments from stakeholders on its proposal to remake the Radiocommunications (Register of Radiocommunications Licences) Determination 1997 with the proposed minor amendments, and without any significant changes, on the basis that the instrument is operating effectively and efficiently.

Issue 2

The ACMA welcomes comments from affected stakeholders on its proposal to make a consequential variation to the Radiocommunications (Unacceptable Levels of Interference -2 GHz Band) Determination 2016.

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