US (FCC) - Instructions and Transition Period For Draft KDB 447498 D01v07
FCC Draft for Public Comment. The draft guidance KDB 447498 DR04 is based on the existing policies and procedures of KDB Publication 447498 D01 v06 with modifications and updates following from the rules adopted in the Second Report and Order in ET Docket No. 03-137 (FCC 19-126; paras. 17 to 118 and Appendix A; 34 FCC Rcd 11697-11742 and 11762-11781). The effective date for the rule changes in §§ 1.1307, 2.1091, and 2.1093 per FCC 19-126 is May 3, 2021, as stated in Public Notice DA 21-363 (Apr. 2, 2021). Modifications to various other rules adopted in FCC 19-126 went into effect on June 1, 2020. Existing equipment authorizations remain valid and do not require specific modifications further to the FCC 19-126 rule changes. Certification applications for new and modified equipment must follow the most recent equipment authorization policies and procedures in effect at the time of the application. This document is not related to the rulemaking in ET Docket No. 19-226 (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) FCC 19-126, paras. 119 to 147
and Appendix B; 34 FCC Rcd 11742- 11756 and 11782-11788). Comments on the proposed rulemaking topics should be filed directly using the FCC Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS; https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/ ).
Transition Period. The new version 447498 D01 General RF Exposure Guidance v07 of the attached document is part of the revised KDB RF exposure procedures and policies. KDB 447498 v07 can be used starting immediately after the review process for KDB 447498 DR04 completes and the final version is published. The policies and procedures in KDB 447498 v07 must be used in their entirety along with any other associated revised KDB RF exposure procedures and policies (including FCC-TCB conference presentations). While 447498 DR04 is going through draft review process, the previous version – 447498 D01 General RF Exposure Guidance v06 – of the policies and procedures may be used until Dec. 31, 2021 and must be used in their entirety (no mix of old and new procedures within each application filing).
During this transition period some of the old procedures still require an FCC review through the pre-approval guidance procedure. All applications submitted after Jan. 1, 2022 must use the new procedures.
Please note, the newest version of KDB 447498 D01v07 is quite different than the previous versions with which we’ve been working for many years. During the May 2021 TCBC conference call, the FCC said that, while the new Rules for RFx are now required (i.e., Sections 1.1307, 1.1310, 2.1091, and 2.1093), we have the choice of either using the previous 447498 D01v06 or we may start to use the new (draft) version 447498 D01v07 right now. Starting on January 1, 2022, only this new 447498 version must be used.