Radiocommunication Regulations (SOR/96-484)

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Radiocommunication Regulations

SOR/96-484

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION ACT

Registration 1996-11-05

Regulations Respecting Radiocommunication, Radio Authorizations, Exemptions from Authorizations and the Operation of Radio Apparatus, Radio-Sensitive Equipment and Interference-Causing Equipment

P.C. 1996-1679  1996-11-05

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Industry and of the Treasury Board, pursuant to section 6Footnote a of the Radiocommunication ActFootnote b and section 19.1Footnote c of the Financial Administration Act, is pleased hereby to repeal the General Radio Regulations, Part I, C.R.C., c. 1371, the General Radio Regulations, Part II, C.R.C., c. 1372, the Interference-causing Equipment Regulations, made by Order in Council P.C. 1993-408 of March 9, 1993Footnote d, and the Radio Operators′ Certificate Regulations, made on March 9, 1978Footnote e, and to make the annexed Regulations respecting radiocommunication, radio authorizations, exemptions from authorizations and the operation of radio apparatus, radio-sensitive equipment and interference-causing equipment in substitution therefor, effective on the date of publication in the Canada Gazette Part II.

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Radiocommunication Regulations.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

Act

Act means the Radiocommunication Act; (loi)

aeronautical service

aeronautical service means a radiocommunication service that provides for the safety and navigation and other operations of aircraft, and that may also include the exchange of air-to-ground messages on behalf of the public; (service aéronautique)

amateur radio service

amateur radio service means a radiocommunication service in which radio apparatus are used for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication or technical investigation by individuals who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest; (service de radioamateur)

applicable standard

applicable standard[Repealed, SOR/2001-533, s. 1]

developmental service

developmental service means a radiocommunication service that provides for research and development, experimentation or demonstration of radio apparatus, or the assessment of the marketability of radio apparatus, new technology or telecommunication services; (service de développement)

equipment

equipment means radio apparatus, interference-causing equipment and radio-sensitive equipment; (matériel)

fixed service

fixed service means a radiocommunication service that provides for communications between fixed stations or between fixed stations and space stations; (service fixe)

fixed station

fixed station means a radio station authorized to operate at a fixed point; (station fixe)

interconnected radio-based transmission facility

interconnected radio-based transmission facility means any radio apparatus that is used for the transmission or reception of intelligence to or from anywhere on a public switched network; (installation de transmission radio d’interconnexion)

intersatellite service

intersatellite service means a radiocommunication service that provides for communications between space stations; (service intersatellite)

joint venture

joint venture means an association of two or more persons, if the relationship among those associated persons does not, under the laws in Canada, constitute a corporation, a partnership or a trust, and if all the undivided ownership interests in the assets of the radiocommunication user and radiocommunication service provider or in the voting interests of the radiocommunication user and radiocommunication service provider are or will be owned by all the persons that are so associated; (coentreprise)

land mobile service

land mobile service means a radiocommunication service that provides for communications between mobile stations and

  • (a) fixed stations,

  • (b) space stations, or

  • (c) other mobile stations; (service mobile terrestre)

manufacturer

manufacturer means

  • (a) the person specified as the manufacturer in the applicable standard, or

  • (b) where no applicable standard exists or where the manufacturer is not specified in any applicable standard, the person, other than a person whose function is solely to install equipment, who

    • (i) with respect to radio apparatus and interference-causing equipment, carries out the last assembly of or last modification to the model of equipment which could affect its capacity to cause interference to radiocommunication, or

    • (ii) with respect to radio-sensitive equipment, carries out the last assembly of or last modification to the model of equipment which could affect its sensitivity to electromagnetic energy; (fabricant)

maritime service

maritime service means a radiocommunication service that provides for the safety and navigation and other operations of ships or vessels, and that may also include the exchange of ship-to-shore messages on behalf of the public; (service maritime)

Minister

Minister means the Minister of Industry; (ministre)

mobile station

mobile station means a radio station intended to be used while in motion and during stops; (station mobile)

model

model means equipment identified by, and permanently marked with, a unique brand, trade name, symbol or logo and an identification code, comprised of letters, numbers or a combination thereof; (modèle)

person

person includes a corporation, partnership, trust and joint venture; (personne)

public information service

public information service means a radiocommunication service that provides for communications in which the transmissions are intended for the public, but does not include transmissions by a broadcasting undertaking; (service d’information publique)

radiocommunication carrier

radiocommunication carrier[Repealed, SOR/2014-34, s. 1]

radiocommunication service provider

radiocommunication service provider means a person who operates radio apparatus used by that person or another person to provide radiocommunication services for compensation; (fournisseur de services radio)

radiocommunication user

radiocommunication user means a person who operates radio apparatus for personal or government use or for a business other than the business of a radiocommunication service provider; (usager radio)

radiodetermination service

radiodetermination service means a radiocommunication service that provides for the determination of the position, velocity or other characteristics of an object or physical phenomenon, or for the obtaining of information relating to these parameters, by means of the propagation properties of radio waves; (service de radiorepérage)

space station

space station means a radio station where radio apparatus that is used for any radiocommunication service is installed in a place located outside the major portion of the earth’s atmosphere or is intended to travel beyond the major portion of the earth’s atmosphere; (station spatiale)

TAC

TAC means a technical acceptance certificate. (CAT)

  • SOR/2001-533, s. 1;
  • SOR/2014-34, s. 1.

Applicable Standards

 The applicable standards for equipment or any class of equipment are those established by the Minister pursuant to paragraph 5(1)(d) of the Act and that are set out in the Category I Equipment Standards List, as amended from time to time, and the Category II Equipment Standards List, as amended from time to time, both published by the Department of Industry.

  • SOR/2001-533, s. 2.

PART IRadio Licences

Radiocommunication Services and Stations

 It is a term of a radio licence that the holder of the licence may

  • (a) install, operate or possess radio apparatus to perform any of the following services, as authorized by the radio licence, namely,

    • (i) aeronautical service,

    • (ii) amateur radio service,

    • (iii) public information service,

    • (iv) developmental service,

    • (v) fixed service,

    • (vi) intersatellite service,

    • (vii) land mobile service,

    • (viii) maritime service, and

    • (ix) radiodetermination service; and

  • (b) install, operate or possess radio apparatus at a fixed station, mobile station or space station as authorized by the radio licence.

Restriction Relating to Holders of Radio Licences

 It is a term of a radio licence that the holder of the radio licence shall restrict the activities of the station to those radiocommunication services referred to in paragraph 3(a) that are specified in the licence.

 It is a term of a radio licence that the holder of the radio licence who is a radiocommunication service provider shall provide its radiocommunication services without unjust discrimination.

 
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