Radiocommunications Regulations 2001

44B Discount for holder of eligible licence who undertakes to provide interference investigation report
  • (1) This regulation applies to the holder of an eligible licence if the holder—

    • (a) elects in writing to the chief executive that the holder will, when making a complaint of harmful interference in relation to any eligible licence, give the chief executive an interference report; and

    • (b) pays the holder's annual administration fees using an online service; and

    (2) If the holder of an eligible licence holds more than 1 eligible licence, an election under subclause (1) applies to all of those licences.

    (3) If this regulation applies, the holder of an eligible licence or eligible licences is entitled to both of the following:

    • (a) a 10% discount on the total amount of annual administration fees for eligible licences (because the payments will be made using an online service); and

    • (b) a further 10% discount on the total amount of annual administration fees for eligible licences (because of the election under subclause (1)).

    (4) In this regulation and in regulation 44C,—

    eligible licence means—

    • (a) a radio licence:

    • (b) any spectrum licence for which the Crown is the manager except for a licence that is described on its face as Other < 10 dBW (Spectrum), Other > = 10 dBW & < 20 dBW (Spectrum), Other > = 20 dBW & < 30 dBW (Spectrum), or Other > = 30 dBW (Spectrum)

    interference does not include interference that may be the subject of a notice under section 108 of the Act

    interference report means a written report that identifies, so far as the person making it is reasonably able, the location, source, nature, and ownership of the interfering equipment that is suspected of causing interference to the reception of transmissions made under an eligible licence.

    Example

    Radio Licensee Limited is the holder of 2 radio licences and 2 spectrum licences. These licences are for—

    • a radio licence for a multiple repeater with bandwidth of 12.5 kHz (licence fee $500):

    • a radio licence for a fixed satellite service with 1 transponder accessed (licence fee $300):

    • a television broadcasting UHF spectrum licence for a radio transmitter with 50 dBW e.i.r.p. (licence fee $500):

    • a spectrum licence for a radio transmitter with 30 dBW (1 000 watts) e.i.r.p or more (licence fee $300).

    The first 3 licences are eligible licences; the last one is not as it is described on its face as Other > = 30 dBW (Spectrum).

    Radio Licencee Limited elects to provide an interference report if complaining about harmful interference in relation to any of its eligible licences. It will pay its fees online. All fees are due on the same day.

    If Radio Licencee Limited pays by credit card over the Ministry of Economic Development's website, the correct amount payable would be $1,310 ($500 less 20%, plus $300 less 20%, plus $500 less 20%, plus $300 less 10%).

    Regulation 44B: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 11 of the Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/366).