Archived—Gazette Notice SMBR-003-06

Department of Industry

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMBR-003-06 — Amendments to BPR-1 on the Assignment and Identification Requirements for Broadcasting Undertakings and on the Acceptable Format for the Engineering Brief Submission

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is publishing Issue 4 of Broadcasting Procedures and Rules Part 1 (BPR-1) entitled General Rules to amend the requirements on the assignment of call signs to radio and television broadcasting stations as well as the format for the engineering brief submission to Industry Canada.

With respect to call signs, the purpose of this amendment is to clarify the respective responsibilities of the Department and the applicant concerning the assignment of call signs as prescribed by Article 19 of the ITU Radio Regulations and Section 18 of the Radiocommunication Regulations. The amendment provides the applicants with a list of call signs assigned to Canada by the international Radio Regulations from which the applicant can choose.

This new issue of BPR-1 also allows for engineering briefs to be submitted in electronic form.

Obtaining Copies

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

Official printed copies of the Canada 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.

Septembert 16, 2006

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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