Closed Consultations

Draft Notice 2021-DRS0005 – Interim exemption limit for routine localized power density evaluations of transmitters operating in the 6 – 30 GHz frequency range

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following:
Draft Notice: 2021-DRS0005 which introduces an interim exemption limit for routine localized power density evaluations of transmitters operating in the 6 – 30 GHz frequency range. http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/tt00161.html

GL-01, Issue 4 – Guidelines for the Measurement of Radio Frequency Fields at Frequencies From 3 kHz to 300 GHz

This guideline describes the measurement procedures for different types of radiocommunication and broadcasting installations when verifying compliance with the “uncontrolled environment” requirements (including limits, access control, etc.) as set out in Health Canada’s Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz – commonly known as Safety Code 6. These measurement procedures were developed in consultation with Health Canada.

ISED Radio Standard Specifications, RSS-222, issue 3, February 2021 (Draft)–White Space Devices (WSDs).

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultation: RSS-222, issue 3, “White Space Devices (WSDs)”. This standard sets out the certification requirements for licence-exempt, radio apparatus operating in the frequency bands 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz and 657-663 MHz, known as white space devices (WSDs)

ISED White Space Database Specification, DBS-01, issue 3, February 2021 (Draft)–White Space Database Specifications.

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultation: DBS-01, issue 3, “White Space Database Specifications”. This standard sets out the technical requirements for the designation of a database capable of identifying available channels for use by white space devices (WSDs) in the white space frequency bands (54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz and 657-663 MHz).

ISED Supplementary Procedure to Radio Standards Specification, RSS-102, SPR-004, Issue 1, December 15, 2020 – Time-Averaged Specific Absorption Rate (TAS) Assessment Procedures for Wireless Devices Operating in the 4 MHz – 6 GHz Frequency Band

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following CONSULTATION: RSS-102 SPR-004, issue 1, “Time-Averaged Specific Absorption Rate (TAS) Assessment Procedures for Wireless Devices Operating in the 4 MHz – 6 GHz Frequency Band”. This Supplementary Procedure to Radio Standards Specification (SPR) sets out the general test methods to be followed when carrying out an RF exposure compliance assessment of wireless devices implementing device-based time averaging methods for the management and/or mitigation of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in the 4 MHz – 6 GHz frequency band.

ISED Radio Standards Specification, RSS-182, issue 6, November 2020 – Maritime Radio Equipment Operating in the Band 156-162.5 MHz

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultation: RSS-182, issue 6, “Maritime Radio Equipment Operating in the Band 156-162.5 MHz”. This Radio Standards Specification (RSS) sets out the requirements for certification of radio equipment used for maritime service in the band 156-162.5 MHz, including Automatic Identification System – Search and Rescue Transponders (AIS-SART) operating on AIS-1 and AIS-2.

REC-LAB, issue 7, November 2020 – Procedure for the Recognition of Testing Laboratories to Canadian requirements; and Testing laboratory technical assessment checklist

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultations:

1) REC-LAB, issue 7, “Procedure for the Recognition of Testing Laboratories to Canadian requirements” specifies the criteria and procedure for the recognition by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) of testing laboratories, either Canadian or foreign, to test/assess to Canadian requirements for telecommunications terminal equipment, radio apparatus and broadcasting equipment standards.

2) Testing laboratory technical assessment checklist specifies items to be evaluated during the assessment of test laboratories by a recognized accreditation body.

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