Radiocommunications (Charges) Amendment Determination 2014 (No. 1)

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Radiocommunications (Charges) Amendment Determination 2014 (No.1)
Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Determination under subsection 60(1) of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005.
Dated   20 October 2014
 
 
 

 
Richard Bean
[signed]
Member
 
 
 
 

 
Brendan Byrne
 [signed]
 Member/General Manager
 
  
  
1              Name of Determination
                This Determination is the Radiocommunications (Charges) Amendment Determination 2014 (No.1).
2              Commencement
                This Determination commences as follows:
(a)    Schedule 1 – on the day after it is registered;
(b)   Schedule 2 – on 5 April 2015.
Note           All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.comlaw.gov.au.
3              Amendment of Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2007
                Schedules 1 and 2 amend the Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2007.
Schedule 1        Amendments commencing on the day after registration
(section 3)
 [1]           Subsection 4(1)
insert
wireless audio system means a system, consisting of more than one land mobile station, that:
(a)    is operated under a land mobile licence;
(b)   is operated primarily to transmit audio information between land mobile stations;
(c)    has an emission bandwidth greater than 100 kHz;
(d)   uses assigned frequencies within a range of frequencies specified in the land mobile licence; and
(e)    operates at a power not exceeding 250 mW EIRP.
[2]            Schedule 2, Part 6, after item 6.17
insert
 
6.17A
Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of a wireless audio system, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it
$493.00
Schedule 2        Amendments commencing on 5 April 2015
(section 3)
[1]            Subsection 4(1)
insert
non-assigned licence means a licence issued with no frequency assigned or with a pre-defined frequency defined where the ACMA does not perform co-ordination work.
[2]            Subsection 9(1)
omit
“18, 19,”
[3]            Section 13, Table 2, item 1, column 2, paragraph (c)
omit the paragraph, substitute:
(c) technical coordination is not required
[4]            Section 13, Table 2, item 2, column 2, paragraph (d)
omit the paragraph, substitute:
(d)  the ACMA has performed technical coordination
[5]            Section 13, Table 2, item 2, column 3
omit
Hourly rate
insert
The applicable charge for issuing the licence as specified in Part 6 of Schedule 2
 
[6]            Section 13, Table 2, after item 3
insert
3A
Licence is for the operation of a low power open narrowcasting service
$99.00
 
[7]            Section 13, Table 2, item 4, column 3
omit
spectrum access
insert
frequency assignment or paired frequency assignment
[8]            Section 13, Table 2, item 5, column 3
omit
spectrum access
insert
frequency assignment or paired frequency assignment
[9]            Section 15, Table 3, item 3, column 3
omit
Hourly rate
insert
$197.00
[10]          Section 18 (including Table 5)
omit
[11]         Section 19 (including Table 6)
omit
[12]          Schedule 2, Part 3, item 3.1, column 3
omit
$55.00
insert
$53.90 (including GST)
[13]          Schedule 2, Part 3, item 3.2, column 3
omit
$55.00
insert
$53.90 (including GST)
[14]          Schedule 2, Part 6
omit the Part and substitute:
Part 6          Administrative charge for first issue of assigned licence
 
Column 1
Item
Column 2
Service
Column 3
Charge

6.1
Issuing an aeronautical licence for the operation of an aeronautical assigned system station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment for the purpose of transmission
$345.00

6.2
Considering the issue of an aircraft licence for the operation of an aircraft assigned station, and issuing it (if applicable)
$148.00

6.3
Issuing a broadcasting licence for the operation of a narrowband area service transmitter, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission:
 

 
   (a)  if the frequency operates in the band 70–960 MHz
$591.00

 
  (b)  if the frequency operates outside the band 70‑960 MHz
 $394.00

6.4
Issuing an earth licence for the operation of a mobile earth station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission
$99.00

6.5
Issuing an earth licence for the operation of a fixed earth station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission
$197.00

6.6
Issuing a fixed licence for the operation of a point to multipoint station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it, other than a fixed licence mentioned in item 6.7 or 6.8 — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission
$591.00

6.7
Issuing a fixed licence for the operation of a point to multipoint station for a wireless access service, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it, other than:
   (a)  a fixed licence mentioned in item 6.6 or 6.8; or
  (b)  a licence allocated by a price‑based allocation process, in accordance with the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licences — Auction) Determination 2006;
 — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission
$394.00

6.8
Issuing a fixed licence for the operation of an unlimited number of point to multipoint stations, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission by a point to multipoint station
$591.00

6.9
Issuing a fixed licence for the operation of a point to point station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission
$493.00

6.10
Issuing a fixed licence for the operation of a 900 MHz studio to transmitter link station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission
$493.00

6.11
Considering the issue of a fixed licence for the operation of a pair of point to point (self‑coordinated) stations, and issuing it (if applicable)
$148.00

6.12
Considering the issue of a fixed licence for the operation of a pair of point to point stations within the frequency range greater than 5.725 GHz and less than or equal to 5.825 GHz, and issuing it (if applicable)
$148.00

6.13
Considering the issue of a fixed licence for the operation of a television outside broadcast system—for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, and issuing it (if applicable)
$296.00

6.14
Considering the issue of a fixed licence for the operation of a television outside broadcast system, and issuing it (if applicable)
$296.00

6.15
Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of a land mobile system service, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission:
 
 

 
   (a)  if the frequency is no more than 30 MHz; or
  (b)  if the frequency is more than 30 MHz
$591.00
$591.00

6.16
Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of a repeater station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of the automatic retransmission of radio signals from a CB station
$345.00

6.17
Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of an ambulatory station or an ambulatory system, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission:
 

 
   (a)  if:
         (i)   the licence is for the operation of an ambulatory station; and
        (ii)   in considering the issue of the licence, the ACMA does not perform coordination procedures to minimise interference
$148.00

 
  (b)  in any other case
$493.00

6.17A
Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of a wireless audio system, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it
$493.00

6.18
Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of a paging system, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission:
 

 
   (a)  if the paging system operates:
         (i)   at a power level of no more than 1 watt; or
        (ii)   in an interior paging application
$296.00

 
  (b)  in any other case
$345.00

6.19
Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of a PABX cordless telephone service, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission
$246.00

6.20
Considering the issue of a maritime coast licence for the operation of a major coast A station on an assigned basis, and issuing it (if applicable)
$148.00

6.21
Issuing a maritime coast licence for the operation of a limited coast assigned system, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission
$345.00

6.22
Considering the issue of a maritime coast licence for the operation of a major coast B station on an assigned basis, and issuing the licence (if applicable)
$148.00

6.23
Considering the issue of a maritime ship licence for the operation of a ship station class B assigned, and issuing it (if applicable)
$99.00

6.24
Considering the issue of a maritime ship licence for the operation of a ship station class C assigned, and issuing it (if applicable)
$99.00

6.25
Considering the issue of an outpost licence for the operation of an outpost assigned station, and issuing it (if applicable)
$49.00

6.26
Issuing a radiodetermination licence, other than a licence to which item 6.26A applies, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission
$345.00

6.26A
Issuing a radiodetermination licence that authorises the operation of one or more stations that are body scanners at an Australian international airport for the purpose of aviation security screening, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it
$345.00 for each airport

6.27
Issuing a scientific licence for the operation of a scientific assigned station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission
$591.00

6.28
Considering the issue of a space licence, and issuing it (if applicable)
$99.00

6.29
Considering the issue of a space receive licence, and issuing it (if applicable)
$99.00

6.30
Considering the issue of a major coast receive licence, and issuing it (if applicable)
$148.00

6.31
Considering the issue of an earth receive licence, and issuing it (if applicable)
$148.00

6.32
Considering the issue of a fixed receive licence, and issuing it (if applicable) — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment
$99.00

6.33
Issuing a provisional international broadcasting certificate under sections 131AE to 131AG of the Radiocommunications Act, or considering the issue of the certificate without proceeding to issue it
$148.00

6.34
Considering the issue of a licence, and issuing it (if applicable), if:
   (a)  the application is one of a group of 2 or more applications all of which relate to an event that happens for a period of not more than 2 weeks; and
 
$99.00
       
       

 
  (b)  all applications in the group are made at the same time; and
   (c)  all applications in the group are to be dealt with using an abridged frequency coordination procedure; and
 
 

 
  (d)  associated licences are to be issued on the basis that the use of the licences:
         (i)   is not to cause interference; and
        (ii)   will not be afforded protection from interference caused by other services
 

6.34A
Considering the issue of a licence, and issuing it (if applicable), if:
   (a)  the application is one of a group of 2 or more applications all of which relate to military or other defence manoeuvres, involving simulated wartime operations carried out to train and evaluate personnel, that happen for a period of not more than 3 months; and
 
$296.00
       
 
       
 
 

 
  (b)  all applications in the group are made at the same time; and
   (c)  all applications in the group are to be dealt with using an abridged frequency coordination procedure; and
 

 
  (d)  associated licences are to be issued on the basis that the use of the licences:
         (i)   is not to cause interference; and
        (ii)   will not be afforded protection from interference caused by other services
 

6.35
Considering an application for a transmitter licence for a high-power open narrowcasting service to be allocated using a price-based allocation system under the Radiocommunications  (Allocation of Transmitter Licences – High Powered Open Narrowcasting Licences) Determination 2014, and issuing it (if applicable)
$825.00

6.36
Considering an application for a high-frequency service (domestic, overseas and overseas International Broadcasting Licence), or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it
$99.00

 
 
 

[15]          Schedule 2, Part 7 (including the heading)
omit the words “or renewing”, “or renewal” and “or renew” wherever they occur
[16]          Schedule 2, Part 8, heading
after “assigned” insert “or non-assigned”
[17]          Schedule 2, Part 8, item 8.1, column 2
after “assigned” first appears, insert “or non-assigned”
[18]          Schedule 2, Part 10
omit the Part, and substitute:
Part 10        Miscellaneous expenses
 
Column 1
Item
Column 2
Service
Column 3
Charge

10.1
Transfer of a licence or a group of licences where the licences are contained in one application, or considering the transfer of the licence or a group of licences where the licences are contained in one application without proceeding to transfer it
$49.00

10.2
Establishment of a credit account, and maintenance of the account
$464.20 per year (including GST)

10.3
Considering the establishment of a credit account without proceeding to establish the account
$464.20 (including GST)

10.4
Assessing an application for an accreditation of a particular kind
$476.00

10.5
Provision of a list of the technical details of services within a specified frequency range:
 

 
   (a)  within a specified radius of a specified geographic location (also known as an Adjacent Services Listing); or
$108.90 (including GST)

 
  (b)  in a specified State or Territory (also known as a Frequency Scan Report)
$108.90 (including GST)

10.6
 
 
 
Issuing an authorisation for the Department of Defence or the Australian Defence Force to use the bands in the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan 2013 that are subject to Australian Footnote AUS1, AUS9, AUS11 or AUS28
$99.00
 
 

10.6A
Renewing an authorisation for the Department of Defence or the Australian Defence Force to use the bands in the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan 2013 that are subject to Australian Footnote AUS1, AUS9, AUS11 or AUS28
$4.00

10.7
Recording the issue of a transmitter licence to a person to whom a related licence within the meaning of subsection 102(1) of the Radiocommunications Act is transferred
$49.00

[19]          Schedule 2, Part 11
omit the Part, and substitute:
Part 11        Spectrum licences
 
Column 1
Item
Column 2
Service
Column 3
Charge

11.1
Processing an application to:
(a) register one or more devices, under an issued spectrum licence – electronic submission;
(b)     processing an application to register one or more devices, under an issued spectrum licence—paper-based submission;
(c) amend (excluding deletions) the registered details of one or more devices – electronic submission;
(d)     processing an application to amend (excluding deletions) the registered details of one or more devices—paper-based submission
 
Nil
 
Hourly rate
 
 
Nil
 
Hourly rate

11.2
Checking compliance with any licence conditions, determinations under subsection 145(4) of the Radiocommunications Act and advisory guidelines in relation to an application to register a device under an issued spectrum licence, or in respect of an application to amend the registered details of a device
(i)                 electronic submission;
(ii)               paper-based submission
 
 
 
 
 
Nil
Hourly rate

11.3
Issuing a new licence or issuing a reprint of a spectrum licence other than a new licence issued subsequent to an auction or an allocation for a pre‑determined price) in respect of that licence
$49.00

11.4
Investigating a complaint of interference with transmission or reception, where the person making the complaint, or the person responsible for the interference is wholly or mainly responsible for managing the interference
Hourly rate

11.5
Processing an application to vary the conditions of an issued spectrum licence
$197.00

11.6
Processing an application to register a new antenna
$49.00

11.7
Processing an application to register a new site
$49.00
 
11.8
Processing an application to trade a spectrum licence
$49.00

[20]          Schedule 2, Part 12
omit the Part, and substitute:
Part 12      Administrative charge for issue or renewal of PTS licences
 
Column 1
Item
Column 2
Service
Column 3
Charge

12.1
Issuing a PTS licence for the operation of a land station in a PMTS class B, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it
$394.00

12.1A
Renewing a PTS licence for the operation of a station in a PMTS Class B or PMTS Class C or considering the renewal of a licence without proceeding to renew it
$4.00

12.2
Issuing a PTS licence for the operation of a station in a PMTS Class C or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it
$49.00

12.3
Renewing a PTS licence for the operation of a station in a PMTS Class C or considering the renewal of a licence without proceeding to renew it
$4.00