types specified under category "Other" are
not currently supported by the ACTA Online Filing
(AOF) system. These include: Transfer of Control or
Ownership, Blanket Modifications, and Administrative
types not supported by AOF can be mailed, hand delivered,
or Emailed to the ACTA Secretariat. Requested items
not electronically submitted should be submitted
on Compact Disk (CD) in Adobe (PDF) format.
A fee for recording, updating, and
maintaining information/content in the ACTA Database
is required. Fees can be submitted by check payable
to ATIS/ACTA Secretariat, or by credit card using
the Credit Card Payment Form in the ACTA “Guidelines
and Procedures” document. The fee for all
filing types is $300 (US). An additional $300 (US)
may also be required for posting a Responsible Party's
Supplier's Declaration of Conformity on the ACTA
website. Refer to “AOF
Filing Types/Fees” for details.
The following provides a
brief description of the filing types not supported
Transfer of Control or Ownership:
As specified in §68.322, Responsible
Parties for a SDoC may license or otherwise authorize
a second party to manufacturer the terminal equipment
covered by the SDoC provided the Responsible Party
retains sole responsibility for ensuring the equipment
remains compliant with the relevant FCC rules and
ACTA-adopted technical criteria.
In the case transactions affecting
the identification of the Responsible Party of a
SDoC, such as a transfer of control or sale to another
company, mergers, or transfer of manufacturing rights,
the successor entity shall become the responsible
party. Note; this statement is also true for Responsible
Parties using the TCB process.
For example, in the event a party
transfers complete control (i.e., ownership) of
its operations to another entity (the "successor"),
the original party may transfer its RPC to the successor
provided the original party discontinues use and
reference of its assigned RPC. Alternatively, a
new RPC can be assigned to the successor in accordance
with Section 3.1. Use of a new RPC requires a Re-approval
notice and, therefore, reformatting of the equipment's
identification number to reflect the ACTA Product-Labeling
format, if applicable.
In the event a party transfers "partial"
control (i.e., responsibility) of its operations
or transfers a product or product-line to another
entity (the "successor"), a Re-approval
notice shall be filed with ACTA for each product
transferred. Notification(s) shall include a letter
from the original Responsible Party (on company
letterhead) informing ACTA of the transfer in addition
to all items specified for an original filing. Re-approval
filings shall be made by the successor.
Parties unfamiliar with RPC transfers
should contact the ACTA Secretariat before filing
a RPC transfer request.
The Blanket Modification allows
a single product or product family that has more
than one approval number to be changed for one filing.
A product family is a number of products, each having
two or more approval numbers, where all of the approval
numbers appear on each product. Similarly, all listings
for a product approved for different manufacturing
sites before the FCC's use of the "MUL"
designator to signify multiple country codes can
also be changed using a Blanket Modification.
For example, Blanket Modifications
may be used to change the listings for a PBX or
family of PBXs with several approval numbers as
long as each product in the family has all the same
A Blanket Modification may not be
used if the products being considered have a range
of approval numbers that are not common to all products.
For example, a corded phone, a cordless phone, and
a corded speakerphone each with its own unique approval
number cannot be changed using a Blanket Modification.
Because of the possibility for confusion
and invalid or incomplete entries in the database,
all Blanket Modifications must be submitted on CD
ROM to the ACTA Secretariat for processing.