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Reply Comments Filed with FCC in Radiofrequency Proceeding

November 21, 2013

Reply Comments were due November 18, 2013 on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC or Commission) Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) and Notice of Inquiry (NOI) assessing radiofrequency (RF) exposure standards and policies, released March 29, 2013. As with the opening round, filed on September 3, the FCC received a large volume of reply comments from industry members, trade groups, government bodies, consumers, and others.  The reply comments addressed a range of issues, including the adequacy of the FCC's current RF exposure limits for mobile communications devices and other devices with RF transmitters for consumer use, research developments since the FCC's last rulemaking on these issues, and issues related to RF exposure in occupational settings.  The reply comments also further discussed whether there was a need for consumer disclosures on RF exposure and the Commission's proposals with respect to its testing and compliance regime. 
 
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