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FCC Part 15 Radio Frequency Devices
Section 15.37

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the authority in the United States of America that creates and enforces the use of airwaves throughout the entire radio frequency spectrum. This group of documents contains the entirety of the FCC Part 15 regulations that concern unlicensed radio frequency devices. As with all government documents, this material is in the public domain and may be freely copied so long as the content is not changed. This copy is provided as a convenience for RF Cafe visitors. 

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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 1]
[Revised as of October 1, 2008]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR15.37]
[Page 762-764]
 
                       TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION
 
              CHAPTER I--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
 
PART 15_RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES--Table of Contents
 
                            Subpart A_General
 
Sec. 15.37  Transition provisions for compliance with the rules.
    Equipment may be authorized, manufactured and imported under the 
rules
[[Page 763]]
in effect prior to June 23, 1989, in accordance with the following 
schedules:
    (a) For all intentional and unintentional radiators, except for 
receivers: Radio frequency equipment verified by the responsible party 
or for which an application for a grant of equipment authorization is 
submitted to the Commission on or after June 23, 1992, shall comply with 
the regulations specified in this part. Radio frequency equipment that 
is manufactured or imported on or after June 23, 1994, shall comply with 
the regulations specified in this part.
    (b) For receivers: Receivers subject to the regulations in this part 
that are manufactured or imported on or after June 23, 1999, shall 
comply with the regulations specified in this part. However, if a 
receiver is associated with a transmitter that could not have been 
authorized under the regulations in effect prior to June 23, 1989, e.g., 
a transmitter operating under the provisions of Sec. 15.209 or Sec. 
15.249 (below 960 MHz), the transition provisions in this section do not 
apply. Such receivers must comply with the regulations in this part. In 
addition, receivers are subject to the provisions in paragraph (f) of 
this section.
    (c) There are no restrictions on the operation or marketing of 
equipment complying with the regulations in effect prior to June 23, 
1989.
    (d) Prior to May 25, 1991, person shall import, market or operate 
intentional radiators within the band 902-905 MHz under the provisions 
of Sec. 15.249. Until that date, the Commission will not issue a grant 
of equipment authorization for equipment operating under Sec. 15.249 if 
the equipment is designed to permit operation within the band 902-905 
MHz.
    (e) For cordless telephones: The manufacture and importation of 
cordless telephones not complying with Sec. 15.214(d) of this part 
shall cease on or before September 11, 1991. These provisions will not 
apply to cordless telephones which are repaired or refurbished, or re-
imported after repair or refurbishment. Applications for a grant of 
equipment authorization of cordless telephones not complying with Sec. 
15.214(d) of this part will not be accepted by the Commission after May 
10, 1991. Cordless telephones that have previously received equipment 
authorization and that, without modification, already comply with the 
requirements of Sec. 15.214(d) of this part, need not be reauthorized.
    (f) The manufacture or importation of scanning receivers, and 
frequency converters designed or marketed for use with scanning 
receivers, that do not comply with the provisions of Sec. 15.121(a)(1) 
shall cease on or before April 26, 1994. Effective April 26, 1993, the 
Commission will not grant equipment authorization for receivers that do 
not comply with the provisions of Sec. 15.121(a)(1). These rules do not 
prohibit the sale or use of authorized receivers manufactured in the 
United States, or imported into the United States, prior to April 26, 
1994.
    (g) For CPU boards and power supplies designed to be used with 
personal computers: The manufacture and importation of these products 
shall cease on or before June 19, 1997 unless these products have been 
authorized under a Declaration of Conformity or a grant of 
certification, demonstrating compliance with all of the provisions in 
this part. Limited provisions, as detailed in Sec. 15.101(d), are 
provided to permit the importation and manufacture of these products 
subsequent to this date where the CPU boards and/or power supplies are 
marketed only to personal computer equipment manufacturers.
    (h) The manufacture or importation of scanning receivers, and 
frequency converters designed or marketed for use with scanning 
receivers, that do not comply with the provisions of Sec. 15.121 shall 
cease on or before October 25, 1999. Effective July 26, 1999 the 
Commission will not grant equipment authorization for receivers that do 
not comply with the provisions of Sec. 15.121. This paragraph does not 
prohibit the sale or use of authorized receivers manufactured in the 
United States, or imported into the United States, prior to October 25, 
1999.
    (i) Effective October 16, 2002, an equipment approval may no longer 
be obtained for medical telemetry equipment operating under the 
provisions of Sec. 15.241 or Sec. 15.242. The requirements for 
obtaining an approval for medical telemetry equipment after this date 
are
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found in Subpart H of Part 95 of this chapter.
    (j) All radio frequency devices that are authorized under the 
certification, verification or declaration of conformity procedures on 
or after July 12, 2004 shall comply with the conducted limits specified 
in Sec. 15.107 or Sec. 15.207 as appropriate. All radio frequency 
devices that are manufactured or imported on or after July 11, 2005 
shall comply with the conducted limits specified in Sec. 15.107 or 
Sec. 15.207, as appropriate. Equipment authorized, imported or 
manufactured prior to these dates shall comply with the conducted limits 
specified in Sec. 15.107 or Sec. 15.207, as appropriate, or with the 
conducted limits that were in effect immediately prior to September 9, 
2002.
    (k) Radar detectors manufactured or imported after August 28, 2002 
and marketed after September 27, 2002 shall comply with the regulations 
specified in this part. Radar detectors manufactured or imported prior 
to January 27, 2003 may be labeled with the information required by 
Sec. Sec. 2.925 and 15.19(a) of this chapter on the individual 
equipment carton rather than on the device, and are exempt from 
complying with the requirements of Sec. 15.21.
    (l) U-NII equipment operating in the 5.25-5.35 GHz band for which 
applications for certification are filed on or after July 20, 2006 shall 
comply with the DFS and TPC requirements specified in Sec. 15.407. U-
NII equipment operating in the 5.25-5.35 GHz band that are imported or 
marketed on or after July 20, 2007 shall comply with the DFS and TPC 
requirements in Sec. 15.407.
    (m) All Access BPL devices that are manufactured, imported, marketed 
or installed on or after July 7, 2006, shall comply with the 
requirements specified in subpart G of this part, including 
certification of the equipment.
[54 FR 17714, Apr. 25, 1989; 54 FR 32339, Aug. 7, 1989; 55 FR 25095, 
June 20, 1990; 56 FR 3785, Jan. 31, 1991; 58 FR 25575, Apr. 27, 1993; 61 
FR 31049, June 19, 1996; 64 FR 22561, Apr. 27, 1999; 65 FR 44008, July 
17, 2000; 67 FR 45670, July 10, 2002; 67 FR 48993, July 29, 2002; 69 FR 
2686, Jan. 20, 2004; 70 FR 1373, Jan. 7, 2005; 70 FR 17329, Apr. 6, 
2005; 71 FR 11540, Mar. 8, 2006]



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