September 9, 2020 Appeal for Opinions on Draft Ministerial Ordinance and Relevant Notice for Partial Revision of the Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment
Reflection of the revision of Annex 10 of the International Civil Aviation Convention in domestic technical standards
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) drafted a ministerial ordinance and relevant notice to partially revise the Radio Equipment Regulations to reflect the revision of Annex 10 of the International Civil Aviation Convention in domestic technical standards.
Accordingly, MIC will make an appeal for opinions on the draft ministerial ordinance and notice from Thursday, September 10 through Friday, October 9, 2020.
1. Background and overview
Aviation radio communication is effectively used as an indispensable means of communication to ensure the safe operation of aircraft. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently revised the 10th Annex of the International Civil Aviation Convention (hereafter referred to as the “ICAO Convention”). In this connection, MIC received a report on September 8, 2020, from the Information and Communications Council on issues and countermeasures for establishing domestic technical standards concerning the reflection of the revision of Annex 10 of the International Civil Aviation Convention in domestic technical standards.
With consideration of this report, MIC has decided to revise the relevant ministerial ordinance, etc. partially to reflect the revised contents of the ICAO Convention Annex 10 in the domestic technical requirements.
2. Subject of appeal for opinions and guidelines therefor
- Draft Ministerial Ordinance for Partial Revision of the Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment
- Draft notice to revise MPT Notice No. 341 of 1970 (determining the technical requirements for the particular calling devices of radiotelephone stations for mobile aviation services pursuant to the provisions of Article 9-2, Paragraph 2 of the Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment).
2. Submission period
From Thursday, September 10 and no later than Friday, October 9, 2020
(Opinions, if submitted by mail, will be accepted if postmarked the same day.)
3. Future plans
With consideration of the result of the appeal for opinions, MIC will promptly revise the ministerial ordinance, etc.
4. How to obtain reference information
MIC will post the reference information for this matter on the public comment page of the e-Gov (https://www.e-gov.go.jp/en/ ).
For further information about this press release, please fill in the inquiry form and submit it to MIC on the website
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