CB Notice 2017-01

TO: Certification Bodies recognized by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

RE: Publication of RSS-131, Issue 3

The purpose of this notice is to announce that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published the following standard:

  • Radio Standards Specification 131 (RSS-131), Issue 3, Zone Enhancers, sets out certification requirements for zone enhancers used in conjunction with licensed radio equipment in certain radio services.

  • It should be noted that a transition period ending six (6) months following the publication of RSS-131, Issue 3, within which compliance with either RSS-131, Issue 3 or Issue 2, will be accepted. After which time, only compliance with RSS-131, Issue 3 will be accepted.

    Important information

    This standard came into effect as of January 19, 2017 for the purposes of certifying new equipment.

    Certification Bodies have one year from the date of publication to amend their recognized scope of accreditation to reflect the new issue of these standards in accordance with Industry Canada procedures for conformity assessment bodies.

    Submitting comments

    Interested parties are requested to provide their comments on RSS-131 within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice using the online General Inquiry form, at www.ic.gc.ca/res_general. Comments and suggestions for improving these standards may be submitted online, using the Standard Change Request form, at www.ic.gc.ca/res_change.

    Obtaining copies

    Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

    Hughes Nappert
    Manager, Regulatory Standards
    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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