3(1)The way in which a regulatory condition is to be imposed or modified is by the publication of a notification setting out the condition or modification.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)The way in which a regulatory condition is to be revoked is by the publication of a notification stating that the condition is revoked.
(3)Before imposing, modifying or revoking a regulatory condition, OFCOM must publish a notification—
(a)stating that they are proposing to impose, modify or revoke the condition specified in the notification,
(b)setting out the effect of the condition, modification or revocation,
(c)giving their reasons for making the proposal, and
(d)specifying the period within which representations may be made to OFCOM about their proposal.
(4)The specified period must be at least one month beginning with the day after the day the notification is published.
(5)OFCOM may give effect, with or without modifications, to a proposal with respect to which they have published a notification only if they—
(a)have considered every representation about the proposal that is made to them within the specified period, and
(b)have had regard to every international obligation of the United Kingdom (if any) which has been notified to them for the purposes of this paragraph by the Secretary of State.
(6)The publication of a notification under this paragraph must be in such manner as appears to OFCOM to be appropriate for bringing its contents—
(a)in the case of a designated USP condition, a USP access condition or a USP accounting condition, to the attention of the persons who, in OFCOM's opinion, are likely to be affected by its contents, and
(b)in any other case, to the attention of such persons as OFCOM consider appropriate.
(7)The requirements of this paragraph apply even if OFCOM is under a duty under any other provision of Part 3 of this Act to impose or modify a condition.