Telecommunications (Emergency Call Service) Amendment Determination 2013

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Telecommunications (Emergency Call Service) Amendment Determination 2013
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Determination under subsection 147 (1) of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.
Dated 19th June 2013
Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member
Richard Bean
[signed]
Member/General Manager
Australian Communications and Media Authority
1              Name of Determination
                This Determination is the Telecommunications (Emergency Call Service) Amendment Determination 2013.
2              Commencement
                This Determination commences on 1 July 2013.
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.frli.gov.au. 
3              Amendment of the Telecommunications (Emergency Call Service) Determination 2009
The Telecommunications (Emergency Call Service) Determination 2009 is amended as set out in Schedule 1.
 
Schedule 1 – Amendments
(Section 3)
[1]     Subsection 7(1) (example 4)
          Omit “and transferred to an Australian-based terrestrial network”, substitute “, other than an exempt satellite service,”.
[2]     Paragraph 13(2)(b)
          Omit the paragraph, substitute:
 (b)    the service used to make the call is an exempt satellite service.
[3]     After section 14
          Insert:
14A   Requirement for carriage service provider - exempt satellite service
(1)   Before a carriage service provider first supplies an exempt satellite service to a customer, the provider must, if the first supply will occur on or after 1 July 2013, notify the customer in writing that the service cannot be used to make an emergency call (the customer notification).
(2)   The provider must make a copy of the customer notification required to be given under subsection (1) and retain the copy for a period of no less than 3 years from the date on which the notification is given.

(3)       The provider must, if requested in writing by the ACMA, provide a copy of the customer notification to the ACMA within 21 days of receiving the request.
 [4]      Paragraph 16(1)(c)
          Omit the paragraph, substitute:
(c)     the satellite service used to make the call is not an exempt satellite service.
 [5]    Subsection 18(1)
Omit the subsection, substitute:
(1)   This section applies if an end-user uses the emergency service number 106 on a satellite service that is technically capable of carrying a call using that emergency service number. 
[6]     At the end of section 19
Add:
; or (c)    the service used to make the call is an exempt satellite service.        
 [7]    Section 22, heading
After “- service other than”, insert “an exempt”.                                           
 [8]    Section 22
Omit “a satellite service”, substitute “an exempt satellite service”.
 [9]    Section 23
Omit the section.
[10]   Subsection 49(4)
Omit “, 112”.
[11]   Section 52A, heading
Omit “Section”.
[12]   After Division 7.2
Insert:
Schedule 1 – Specified satellite services
          (See definition of exempt satellite service in the dictionary)
Item
Specified satellite service
 

 
1
 
A satellite service supplied by means of a satellite owned, controlled or operated by Inmarsat Global Limited (incorporated in the United Kingdom).
 

 
 [13]  Dictionary, definition of “Australian-based terrestrial network”
Omit the definition.
[14]   Dictionary
Insert:
exempt satellite service means a satellite service that meets all of the following requirements:
(a)           it is supplied to a non-handheld satellite device;
(b)          it is of a kind specified in Schedule 1; and
(c)           it is not supplied in fulfilment of the universal service obligation.
Note The expression universal service obligation has the meaning given by section 9 of the Act.
 [15]  Dictionary
Insert:
non-handheld satellite device means customer equipment that is:
(a)     designed for use in connection with the supply of a satellite service; and
(b)     capable of operating only when connected to other customer equipment, other than a SIM.
[16]   Dictionary
Insert:
SIM means a subscriber identity module.
[17]   Dictionary - Note
Insert:
·         customer equipment