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FCC Asks Whether it Should Recognize New Lab Accreditation Bodies

March 31, 2010

Client Alerts

FCC Asks Whether it Should Recognize New Lab Accreditation Bodies

March 31, 2010

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FCC Asks Whether it Should Recognize New Lab Accreditation Bodies
FCC Asks Whether it Should Recognize New Lab Accreditation Bodies
Comments Due October 14, 2009

Only two US organizations have been recognized by the FCC as accrediting bodies of testing laboratories. This may soon change.

The FCC seeks comments on two issues that may directly affect the accreditation environment:

1. The FCC lists a minimum set of qualifying information that an applicant must provide if it wants to be recognized as an accreditation body of testing labs. The FCC invites comment on the list and whether (and how) it should streamline its procedures to recognize future lab accreditation bodies.

2. The FCC asks whether it should recognize ACLASS Accreditation Services as an accreditation body, adding a new player to the current market of only two accreditation bodies.

To read the FCC’s Public Notice, please click here.

It is important to the FCC equipment authorization process that the reputation of accrediting bodies and test labs remains intact. If you have concerns that the FCC’s qualifications for accrediting bodies are not adequate, and unqualified test labs might be accredited as a result, you should let the FCC know. Please let us know if you need help making sure the FCC hears your views on this matter.

Terry G. Mahn                  Donna A. Balaguer                  Robert J. Ungar
mahn@fr.com                   balaguer@fr.com                     ungar@fr.com
202-626-6421                   202-626-7719                         202-626-6381

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