FCC Seeks Comment on RF Emissions Exposure Rules NPRM

On Monday, April 6, 2020, the Commission published in the Federal Register the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) in the Radiofrequency Exposure proceeding, proposing to revise and streamline the radiofrequency (“RF”) exposure rules, thus establishing the comment dates (ET Docket No. 19-226).

The NPRM proposes to expand the range of frequencies for which its radiofrequency exposure limits apply and develop a record encompassing RF exposure limits and compliance issues raised by recent developments in technology that have changed the way wireless devices are used. Specifically, the NPRM seeks comment on whether the Commission should incorporate into its rules localized exposure limits above 6 GHz in parallel to the localized exposure limits already established below 6 GHz and the conditions and methods for averaging the RF exposure, in both time and area, during evaluation for compliance. The NPRM also proposes to allow wireless power transfer (“WPT”) equipment under Part 15 and 18 of the Commission’s rules with specific exposure limits and seeks comment on new RF exposure issues raised by WPT devices.

  • Comments are due May 6, 2020.
  • Reply comments are due May 21, 2020.

For additional information please see previous blog post FCC Releases Emissions Exposure Rules Orders/NPRM

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