Goto Section: 2.937 | 2.939 | Table of Contents

FCC 2.938
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  2.938   Retention of records.

   (a) For equipment subject to the equipment authorization procedures in
   this part, the responsible party shall maintain the records listed as

   (1) A record of the original design drawings and specifications and all
   changes that have been made that may affect compliance with the
   standards and the requirements of § 2.931.

   (2) A record of the procedures used for production inspection and
   testing to ensure conformance with the standards and the requirements
   of § 2.931.

   (3) A record of the test results that demonstrate compliance with the
   appropriate regulations in this chapter.

   (b) For equipment subject to Supplier's Declaration of Conformity, the
   responsible party shall, in addition to the requirements in paragraph
   (a) of this section, maintain a record of the measurements made on an
   appropriate test site that demonstrates compliance with the applicable
   regulations in this chapter. The record shall:

   (1) Indicate the actual date all testing was performed;

   (2) State the name of the test laboratory, company, or individual
   performing the testing. The Commission may request additional
   information regarding the test site, the test equipment or the
   qualifications of the company or individual performing the tests;

   (3) Contain a description of how the device was actually tested,
   identifying the measurement procedure and test equipment that was used;

   (4) Contain a description of the equipment under test (EUT) and support
   equipment connected to, or installed within, the EUT;

   (5) Identify the EUT and support equipment by trade name and model
   number and, if appropriate, by FCC Identifier and serial number;

   (6) Indicate the types and lengths of connecting cables used and how
   they were arranged or moved during testing;

   (7) Contain at least two drawings or photographs showing the test
   set-up for the highest line conducted emission and showing the test
   set-up for the highest radiated emission. These drawings or photographs
   must show enough detail to confirm other information contained in the
   test report. Any photographs used must clearly show the test
   configuration used;

   (8) List all modifications, if any, made to the EUT by the testing
   company or individual to achieve compliance with the regulations in
   this chapter;

   (9) Include all of the data required to show compliance with the
   appropriate regulations in this chapter;

   (10) Contain, on the test report, the signature of the individual
   responsible for testing the product along with the name and signature
   of an official of the responsible party, as designated in § 2.909; and

   (11) A copy of the compliance information, as described in § 2.1077,
   required to be provided with the equipment.

   (c) The provisions of paragraph (a) of this section shall also apply to
   a manufacturer of equipment produced under an agreement with the
   original responsible party. The retention of the records by the
   manufacturer under these circumstances shall satisfy the grantee's
   responsibility under paragraph (a) of this section.

   (d) For equipment subject to more than one equipment authorization
   procedure, the responsible party must retain the records required under
   all applicable provisions of this section.

   (e) For equipment subject to rules that include a transition period,
   the records must indicate the particular transition provisions that
   were in effect when the equipment was determined to be compliant.

   (f) For equipment subject to certification, records shall be retained
   for a one year period after the marketing of the associated equipment
   has been permanently discontinued, or until the conclusion of an
   investigation or a proceeding if the responsible party (or, under
   paragraph (c) of this section, the manufacturer) is officially notified
   that an investigation or any other administrative proceeding involving
   its equipment has been instituted. For all other records kept pursuant
   to this section, a two-year period shall apply.

   (g) If radio frequency equipment is modified by any party other than
   the original responsible party, and that party is not working under the
   authorization of the original responsible party, the party performing
   the modifications is not required to obtain the original design
   drawings specified in paragraph (a)(1) of this section. However, the
   party performing the modifications must maintain records showing the
   changes made to the equipment along with the records required in
   paragraph (a)(3) of this section. A new equipment authorization may
   also be required.

   [ 82 FR 50827 , Nov. 2, 2017]


Goto Section: 2.937 | 2.939

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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