CHAPTER 2.14.
Environmental quality standards for electromagnetic waves and relative policy tasks


Section 2.14.1.
General provisions


Article 2.14.1.1.

The provisions of this chapter apply to electromagnetic waves with a frequency between 10 MHz and 10 GHz, which come from fixed and temporary transmitting antennas.

The provisions of this chapter are not applicable to electromagnetic waves that come from:

1

mobile transmitting antennas;

2

medical equipment and industrial applications for the space in which the source of the electromagnetic waves is located.

For the fixed transmitting antennas that are used to guarantee the safety of aviation, an exemption may be requested from the minister if a restriction of the power of the fixed transmitting antennas is contrary to international standards and regulations on aviation safety (ICAO).


Section 2.14.2.
Environmental quality standards for electromagnetic waves with a frequency between 10 MHz and 10 GHz


Article 2.14.2.1.

The values stated in the table below for electrical field strength in V/m apply as limit values for the Eav, 6 min level of electromagnetic waves, where f is the frequency in MHz, and Eiref is the reference level for the electrical field strength.

frequency:
f in MHz

electric field strength:
E in V/m (Eiref)

10 to 400

13.7

400 to 2000

0.686 f

2000 to 10,000

30.7

For composite fields, the electrical field strength must be limited so that:

1

Ei: the electrical field strength at the frequency i;

2

Eiref: the reference level for the electrical field strength, stated in paragraph 1.

The provisions do not apply within the safety zone of a fixed or temporary transmitting antenna.


Section 2.14.3.
Policy tasks


Article 2.14.3.1. The minister shall establish the measuring procedure and the measuring strategy for electromagnetic waves.

Article 2.14.3.2. The Division, competent for environmental pollution from electromagnetic waves, shall produce a register of fixed transmitting antennas. That register shall at least include the technical file of fixed transmitting antennas, as stated in Article 6.10.2.1, paragraph 1, if they are used for telecommunications, with the exception of temporary transmitting antennas. The register shall at least include: the precise location of the transmitting antenna, the type, its dimensions, the direction and the transmitting power. The anticipated exposures shall be given for the control points for which simulations were carried out.

Article 2.14.3.3. [...]