Notice No. DGSO-001-19 — Consultation on Periodic Adjustments for Radio and Spectrum Licence Fees and Fees Related to Equipment Certification Services

Intent

The intent of this notice is to announce a public consultation through Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's (ISED) document entitled DGSO-001-19, Consultation on Periodic Adjustments for Radio and Spectrum Licence Fees and Fees Related to Equipment Certification Services.

Through the release of this consultation, ISED seeks comments on the application of the annual fee adjustment required by the Service Fees Act (SFA), and invites proposals for an alternative periodic adjustment that would be applicable to the fees within the scope of the consultation. Any alternative proposal would need to take into account ISED’s policy objectives and the requirements of the SFA.

Submitting comments

Interested parties are requested to submit their comments no later than April 15, 2019, to ensure consideration. All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (DGSO-001-19). Respondents are asked to provide supporting rationale for their comments. Due to the anticipated interest in this consultation, respondents are requested to limit their responses to 500 words.

Contact information is required for each submission for validation and in the event that further clarification is necessary. Respondents are asked not to provide confidential or private information in their submissions.
There are three ways to submit comments:

  • By using the comment box in the consultation and acknowledging the Terms and Conditions, including the Privacy Notice, on the departmental website.
  • By emailing: ic.spectrumregulatory-reglementationduspectre.ic@canada.ca. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are acceptable.
  • By sending a printed letter to:

    Director, Broadcast, Coordination and Planning
    Spectrum Management Operations Branch
    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    235 Queen Street, 6th floor
    Ottawa ON  K1A 0H5

Soon after the close of the comment period, comments received will be posted on ISED’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website. ISED will also provide interested parties with the opportunity to reply to comments from other parties. Reply comments will be accepted no later than 15 days after initial comments are posted, and will be published shortly thereafter.

Obtaining copies

All spectrum-related documents referred to in herein are available on ISED’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website.

Official versions of notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website.

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