Archived — Gazette Notice No. SMSE-012-04

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-012-04 - Interference-Causing Equipment Standard (ICES)

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is releasing the following draft document for public comment:

ICES-001 - Interference-Causing Equipment Standard 001, Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Radio Frequency Generators, Issue 4 (Draft)

This draft standard was prepared in response to the adoption by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) of CEI/CIE CISPR 11: 2003 (fourth edition, 2003-03) as CSA Standard CAN/CSA-CEI/CIE CISPR 11: 04. The CSA Standard is incorporated by reference in ICES-001 for prescribing limits and methods of measurement of radio noise from ISM equipment. This is the latest edition of this international standard and was adopted to maintain harmonization with international requirements. Aside from this, ICES-001, Issue 4 (Draft) does not introduce any change in requirements from the current ICES-001, Issue 3.

Interested parties should submit their comments within 45 days from the date of 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, publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (SMSE-012-04).

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 7, 2004

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering

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