August 24, 2009
Notice For Proposed Rule Making for changes to Part 15 regarding measurement for BPL
SUMMARY: This document addresses certain issues from the Commission’s Report and Order on rules for broadband over power line systems and devices (BPL Order) that was remanded by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. In the BPL Order, the Commission established technical standards, operating restrictions and measurement guidelines for Access Broadband over Power Line (Access BPL) systems to promote the development of such systems while ensuring that licensed radio services are protected from harmful interference. In ARRL v. FCC, the court remanded the BPL Order to the Commission for further consideration and explanation of certain aspects of its decision. Specifically, the court directed the Commission to provide a reasonable opportunity for public comment on unredacted staff technical studies on which it relied to promulgate the rules, to make the studies part of the rulemaking record, and to provide a reasoned explanation of the choice of an extrapolation factor for use in measurement of emissions from Access BPL systems.
DATES: Comments must be filed on or before September 23, 2009, and reply comments must be filed on or before October 8, 2009.
The complete fr24aug09-18 proposal can be viewed at the theederalregister.com.