February 7, 2020 Appeal for Opinions on Draft Ministerial Ordinance for Partial Revision of Regulations for Enforcement of the Radio Act

Announcement of License Certificate Items of Radio Stations for Public Services

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications drafted a ministerial ordinance that partially revises the Regulations for Enforcement of the Radio Act to establish a system for the announcement of license certificate items for public service radio stations.
In this connection, MIC has decided to make an appeal for opinions from Saturday, February 8 through Monday, March 9, 2020, on the draft ministerial ordinance.

1. Background and overview

The items described in the licenses of radio stations for public services have not been disclosed under the provisions of Article 25, Paragraph 1 of the Radio Act. However, the Cabinet decision of June 15, 2018, on the Regulatory Reform Implementation Plan states that the government proactively announces the allocation status of the radio stations of the public sector with due consideration to confidentiality while taking into account that there will be no risk of interfering with or obstructing communications, and with consideration of overseas cases. Furthermore, a report of August 2018 from the Roundtable Meeting on Effective Use of Radio Waves states that it is appropriate to specify five items of each license (i.e., the licenser’s name, type of radio station, location or moving range of radio equipment, frequency band, and purpose of the radio station).
Furthermore, with consideration of the provisions of this system and the information provided in the AIP (Aeronautical Information Publications), MIC will abolish the notice that specifies the type and frequency of radio waves used for aeronautical radio navigation services.
Accordingly, MIC has drafted the ministerial ordinance that partially amends the Regulations for Enforcement of the Radio Act and makes an appeal for opinions.

2. Procedure of appeal for opinions

1. Subject

Draft ministerial ordinance

  • 1.
    Draft ministerial ordinance for the partial revision of the Regulations for Enforcement of the Radio Act.
    Draft notices
  • 2.
    Draft notice to determine the code (excluding the purpose code and communication item code of the radio station) to be used in each field of the radio station information sheet attached to the radio station license application (MIC Notice No. 356, 2018)
  • 3.
    Notice to abolish the matter stipulating the type and frequency of radio waves used for aeronautical radio navigation services (MIC Notice No. 78 of 2019)

2. Submission period

From Saturday, February 8, and no later than Monday, March 9, 2020 (Opinions, if submitted by mail, must arrive no later than the same day.)

3. Future plan

With consideration of the result of opinions received and a report from the Radio Regulatory Council, MIC will revise the relevant ministerial ordinance and notices.


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