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ITU-R Recommendations - Approval

Extracts from Resolution ITU-R 1


10.3  Procedure for the simultaneous adoption and approval by correspondence

10.3.1 When a Study Group meeting decides to send the draft new or revised Recommendation for adoption by correspondence, according to the provisions of §§ 10.2.3.1 and 10.2.3.2, the Study Group may also decide to make use of this procedure for simultaneous adoption and approval (PSAA), if there is no objection by any Member State attending the meeting.

10.3.2 In this case, immediately following the Study Group meeting, the Director should circulate these draft new or revised Recommendations to all Member States and to Sector Members.

10.3.3 The period for consideration shall be three months following the circulation of the draft new or revised Recommendations.

10.3.4 If, within this period for consideration, no objection is received from a Member State, the draft new or revised Recommendation shall be considered to be adopted by the Study Group. Since the PSAA procedure has been followed, such adoption is considered to constitute approval and the procedure for approval in § 10.4 is unnecessary.

10.3.5 If, within this period for consideration, an objection is received from a Member State, the draft new or revised Recommendation shall be considered as not adopted, and the procedure described in § 10.2.1.2 shall apply.

10.3.6 The Director shall promptly notify, by circular letter, the results of the above procedure, indicating the date of entry into force, as appropriate.

10.3.7 Should minor, purely editorial amendments or correction of evident oversights or inconsistencies in the text be necessary, the Director may correct these with the agreement of the Chairman of the relevant Study Group.

10.3.8 The ITU will publish the approved new or revised Recommendations in the official languages of the Union as soon as practicable.

10.3.9 Any Member State or Sector Member considering itself to be adversely affected by a Recommendation approved in the course of a study period may refer its case to the Director who shall submit it to the relevant Study Group for prompt attention.

10.3.10 The Director shall inform the next Radiocommunication Assembly of all cases notified in conformity with § 10.3.9.



10.4  The traditional procedure for the approval of new or revised Recommendations

10.4.1 When a draft new or revised Recommendation has been adopted by a Study Group, by either of the procedures given in § 10.2, then the text shall be submitted for approval by Member States.

10.4.2 Approval of new or revised Recommendations may be sought:

– by consultation of the Member States as soon as the relevant Study Group has adopted the text;

– if justified, at a Radiocommunication Assembly.

10.4.3 At the Study Group meeting where a draft is adopted or where it is decided to seek adoption by Study Group correspondence, the Study Group shall decide to submit the draft new or revised Recommendation for approval either at the next Radiocommunication Assembly or by consultation of the Member States, unless the Study Group has decided to use the PSAA procedure as described in § 10.3.

10.4.4 When it is decided to submit a draft for approval, with detailed justification, to the Radiocommunication Assembly, the Study Group Chairman shall inform the Director and request that he takes the necessary action to ensure that it is included in the agenda for the Assembly.

10.4.5 When it is decided to submit a draft for approval by consultation, the following conditions and procedures apply.

10.4.5.1  At the Study Group’s meeting the decision of the delegations representing Member States to apply this approval procedure must be unopposed. A delegation may advise at the Study Group meeting that it is abstaining from the decision to apply the procedure. This delegation’s presence shall then be ignored for the purposes of this decision. Such an abstention may subsequently be revoked, but only during the course of the Study Group meeting.

Exceptionally, but only during the Study Group meeting, delegations may request more time to consider their positions. Unless advised of formal opposition from any of these delegations within a period of two months after the last day of the meeting, the approval process by consultation shall continue.

10.4.5.2 For the application of the approval procedure by consultation, within one month of a Study Group’s adoption of a draft new or revised Recommendation, according to one of the methods in § 10.2, the Director shall request Member States to indicate within three months whether they approve or do not approve the proposal. This request shall be accompanied by the complete final text of the draft new Recommendation, or the complete final text, or modified parts of, the revised Recommendation.

10.4.5.3 The Director shall also advise Sector Members participating in the work of the relevant Study Group under the provisions of Article 19 of the Convention, that Member States are being asked to respond to a consultation on a proposed new or revised Recommendation. This advice should be accompanied by the complete final texts, or revised parts of the texts, for information only.

10.4.5.4  If 70% or more of the replies from Member States indicate approval, the proposal shall be accepted. If the proposal is not accepted, it shall be referred back to the Study Group.

Any comments received along with responses to the consultation shall be collected by the Director and submitted to the Study Group for consideration.

10.4.5.5 Those Member States who indicate that they do not approve are encouraged to advise their reasons and to participate in the future consideration by the Study Group and its Working Parties and Task Groups.

10.4.5.6 The Director shall promptly notify, by circular letter, the results of the above procedure for approval by consultation, indicating the date of entry into force, as appropriate.

10.4.6 Should minor, purely editorial amendments or correction of evident oversights or inconsistencies in the text as presented for approval be necessary, the Director may correct these with the agreement of the Chairman of the relevant Study Group.

10.4.7 The ITU will publish the approved new or revised Recommendations in the official languages of the Union as soon as practicable.

10.4.8 Any Member State or Sector Member considering itself to be adversely affected by a Recommendation approved in the course of a study period may refer its case to the Director who shall submit it to the relevant Study Group for prompt attention.

10.4.9 The Director shall inform the next Radiocommunication Assembly of all cases notified in conformity with § 10.4.8.


 

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