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The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016

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3.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (4) and regulations 4 to 6, these Regulations apply to all equipment.

(2) These Regulations do not apply to—

(a)equipment to which Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity(1) applies;

(b)aeronautical apparatus, parts and appliances as referred to in Regulation (EC) 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency and repealing Council Directive 91/670/EEC, Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 and Directive 2004/36/EC(2);

(c)radio equipment used by radio amateurs within the meaning of the Radio Regulations adopted in the framework of the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union and the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union(3);

(d)equipment the inherent nature and physical characteristics of which is such that—

(i)it is incapable of generating or contributing to electromagnetic emissions which exceed a level allowing radio and telecommunication equipment and other equipment to operate as intended; and

(ii)it operates without an unacceptable degradation in the presence of the electromagnetic disturbance normally consequent upon its intended use;

(e)custom built evaluation kits destined for professionals to be used solely at research and development facilities for such purposes.

(3) These Regulations do not apply to kits of components to be assembled by radio amateurs and equipment made available on the market and modified by and for the use of radio amateurs.

(4) These Regulations do not apply to equipment covered by Directive 2014/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of measuring instruments (recast)(4) as regards the immunity of such equipment.

(5) Each provision of these Regulations applies to equipment in so far as there are no specific provisions in rules of EU law governing the conformity of the equipment with the essential requirements, other than the Directive. Where equipment is subject to essential requirements imposed by rules of EU law other than the Directive, these Regulations only apply insofar as the equipment is not covered by the other provisions of EU law.

(1)

OJ L 91, 7.4.1999, p. 10, as last amended by Regulation (EC) 596/2009 (OJ L 188, 18.7.2009, p.14).

(2)

OJ L 79, 19.3.2008, p. 1, as last amended by Regulation (EU) 2016/4 (OJ L 3, 6.1.2016, p.1).

(3)

Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunications Union adopted by the Additional Plenipotentiary Conference (Geneva, 1992) as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994).

(4)

OJ L 96, 29.3.2014, p.149.

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