FCC Unifies Self-Approval Procedures

FCC unifies the self-approval procedures “Verification” and DoC “Declaration of Conformity” into a single process “Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity” or (SDoC)

The FCC feels replacing these two processes with one will provide a unified process for the authorization of those RF devices that are well-suited for self-approval – i.e. equipment that has a strong record of compliance and for which there is minimal risk of harmful interference.

The FCC will also eliminate the requirement for displaying the FCC logo for all equipment approved under SDoC that is currently imposed only on DoC devices.  The FCC will permit the logo to be included with other information provided to the user instead of being displayed on the device itself.

ET Docket No. 15-170  – First Report and Order – Adopted 7/13/2017

The entire docket may be found at:

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Deadline to be compliant – January 1, 2018 – RSS-131

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has announced:

After January 1, 2018 all zone enhancers sold, offered for sale, manufactured, imported, distributed or leased on the Canadian market must comply with RSS-131 Issue 3. Equipment certified under a previous issue must be evaluated to ensure it is compliant to issue 3. If compliant to Issue 3, equipment will not require a permissive change filing.

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Release of New RSS-131, Issue 3 – Standard for ISED for Canada

Radio Standards Specification 131 (RSS-131), Issue 3, Zone Enhancers, sets out certification requirements for zone enhancers used in conjunction with licensed radio equipment in certain radio services.

This standard came into effect as of January 19, 2017 for the purposes of certifying new equipment.

It should be noted that a transition period ending six (6) months following the publication of RSS-131, Issue 3, within which compliance with either RSS-131, Issue 3 or Issue 2, will be accepted. After which time, only compliance with RSS-131, Issue 3 will be accepted

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