Archived — Notice No. SMSE-001-02

Telecommunications and Radiocommunication Acts

Notice No. SMSE-001-02 — Changes in Conformity Assessment Procedures for Telecommunications and Radio Apparatus

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is promulgating revised and new documents that establish new procedures for conformity assessment of telecommunications and radio apparatus. These documents will come into effect upon publication.

Industry Canada is implementing the following changes:

1. Telecommunications Terminal Equipment

Based on comments received on Canada Gazette Notice SMSE-016-01, issued on May 5, 2001, Industry Canada is simplifying the conformity assessment procedure for telecommunications terminal equipment. Declaration of Conformity will replace certification as the procedure by which conformance with the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications is demonstrated.
  • CP-01: Certification Procedure, Issue 8, is superseded by:
  • DC-01: Procedure for Declaration of Conformity and Registration of Terminal Equipment, Issue 1, and
  • NCN-01: Procedures for Network Change Notices and Disclosures of New Terminal-to-Network Interfaces, Issue 1.

2. Certification of Radio Terminal Equipment by Canadian Certification Bodies

Recent amendments to the Radiocommunication Regulations allow Canadian Certification Bodies, recognized by Industry Canada, to certify radio apparatus to Industry Canada specifications. The following documents describe this process: 

  • CB-01: Requirements for Certification Bodies, Issue 1;
  • CB-02: Recognition Criteria, and Administrative and Operational Requirements Applicable to Certification Bodies for the Certification of Radio Apparatus to Industry Canada's Standards and Specifications, Issue 1; and
  • CB-03: Requirements for the Certification of Radio Apparatus to Industry Canada's Standards and Specifications, Issue

3. Phase II of Mutual Recognition Agreements/Arrangements

The following documents are introduced to make possible the mutual recognition of equipment certification under Phase II of Mutual Recognition Agreements/Arrangements: 

  • DES-CB: Procedure for the Designation of Canadian Certification Bodies by Industry Canada, Issue 1; and
  • REC-CB: Procedure for the Recognition of Foreign Certification Bodies by Industry Canada, Issue 1.

4. Updates to Documents From Phase I of Mutual Recognition Agreements/Arrangements

The following Phase I documents have been updated to reflect changes in accreditation standards (i.e., ISO/IEC 17025: General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories). Additional clarifications are also provided:
  • ACC-LAB: Procedure for the Accreditation of Testing Laboratories by Industry Canada, Issue 3;
  • DES-LAB: Procedure for Designation and Recognition of Canadian Testing Laboratories by Industry Canada, Issue 3; and
  • REC-LAB: Procedure for the Recognition of Designated Foreign Testing Laboratories by Industry Canada, Issue 2.

The documents mentioned above are available electronically on the Internet at the following address: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.(see "Official Publications", then "Procedures") or can be obtained in hard copy, for a fee from: 

Organization:
Tyrell Press Ltd.
Address:
2714 Fenton Road, Gloucester, Ontario K1T 3T7 Canada
toll-free telephone: 
1-800-267-4862
United States toll-free telephone: 
1-800-574-0137
Worldwide telephone: 
613-822-0740
Facsimile: 
613-822-1089

and

Organization:
DLS, St-Joseph Print Group Inc.
Address:
45 Sacré-CoeurBoulevard Hull, Quebec K1A 0S7 Canada
toll-free telephone:
 1-888-562-5561
Canada toll-free facsimile: 
1-800-565-7757
Worldwide telephone:
 819-779-4335
Worldwide facsimile:
 819-779-2833

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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