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Archived — Gazette Notice No. SMSE-006-04-04

Department of Industry

Department of Industry Act

Notice No. SMSE-006-04 - Consultation on a New Fee Structure For Services Provided by Industry Canada Relating to Telecommunications and Radio Apparatus

This Notice announces the publication of a consultation paper, under the above title, which proposes an update to the fee structure for telecommunications and radio apparatus-related services charged by Industry Canada's Certification and Engineering Bureau (CEB).

The major changes to the fee structure include the introduction of a single assessment fee; a new technical expertise fee to replace the testing and reassessment fees; a new registration fee for terminal equipment; and a new listing fee for radio equipment. The label and certification fees will be repealed. The fee setting authority will be moved from the Financial Administration Act (FAA) to the Department of Industry Act (DIA).

The changes proposed in the consultation paper are aligned with global trends and the objectives of smart regulations which aim at streamlining and reducing the regulatory burden for the industry.

Industry Canada invites interested parties to provide their views and comments on the fee structure proposal. Interested parties should submit their comments no later than May 20, 2004. 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 Chairman of the Terminal Attachment Programme Advisory Committee (TAPAC), 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, KIA 0C8 or the email address: All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (SMSE-006-04).

Obtaining Copies

The consultation paper is available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Official printed copies 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.

February 26, 2004

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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