Archived — Gazette Notice No. SMBR-002-04

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMBR-002-04 - Amendment to Broadcast Procedures and Rules Part 7 (BPR 7), Issue 2

Industry Canada announces the publication of Broadcasting Procedures and Rules Part 7 Issue 2. Issue 2 supersedes the existing Broadcasting Procedures and Rules Part 7, Issue 1, Draft, dated June 2000.

The purpose of the amendment is to provide guidelines on proposed new NTSC assignments, and to provide clarifications on the status of the associated DTV allotment in the DTV Allotment Plan, on the use of DTV emission masks, and on the short-spacing procedures. The new BPR-7 also contains corrections to the tables of separation distances to account for interference on the far side of the service contours.

Issue 2 of BPR-7 may be used during the comment period to prepare applications for television broadcasting undertakings.

Interested parties should submit their comments no later than 90 days following the publication of this notice. Shortly after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Submitting Comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the following email address:, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Spectrum Engineering Branch. Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part  I, the publication date, the title, and the notice reference number SMBR-002-04.

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice and documents referred to are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Official printed copies of gazette notices can be obtained from the Canada Gazette Web site at: or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 819-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

July 16, 2004

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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