Draft regulation on methodology for monitoring and measuring intensity levels of electromagnetic fields produced by radiocommunication stations

ANACOM  has approved a draft regulation which sets out the methodology to be used until 2010 for monitoring and measuring electromagnetic field intensity levels produced by radiocommunication stations for each publicly available electronic communication service. The document was approved by deliberation of 13 July 2006, and also contains a transitionary rule for 2007, when the presented results may refer to monitoring already carried out during the previous 3 years.

The methodologies being defined are based on the monitoring and measurement procedures for electromagnetic field intensity levels produced by radiocommunication stations, as set out in the draft regulation which had been the subject of consultation with the final regulation in the process of being approved by ANACOM.

The draft regulation is subject to the regulatory procedure as set out in article 11 of ANACOM's statutes (Decree-Law 309/2001, 7 December), and as such opinions have been sought from Instituto do Ambiente (The Environment Institute) and Direcção Geral de Saúde (The General Health Directorate), in compliance with the provisions of point 2 of article 12 of Decree-Law no. 11/2003, 18 January.

As part of the consultation process now underway, a term of 30 working days has been set for interested parties to make representation, with the deadline for the receipt of comments being therefore 5 September. Comments should be sent preferentially by mail to plano.monitorizacao@anacom.pt.

ANACOM today took the initiative of publishing a PDF notice  (in portuguese) announcing the approval of this draft regulation. The notice is available on ANACOM's website as well is in the regional and national press: Diário de Notícias, Público, Jornal de Notícias, Correio da Manhã, Açoriano Oriental and Diário de Notícias da Madeira.


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