REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
                               ON                                               
                                                                                
                       RADIO COMMUNICATION                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 1. Definitions Used in the Law                                     
     Radio waves - electromagnetic waves freely propagated across               
the space, the frequency whereof is from 9 kHz to 3 000 GHz.                    
     Radio communication - transfer and receipt of information by               
means of radio waves.                                                           
     Radio communication channel - a radio frequency band for the               
determinate whole  of technical  devices and  the environment  of               
propagation of  radio waves,  used for transmission and reception               
of  certain information.                                                        
     Radio equipment  - equipment  used for radio transmission or               
radio receiving.                                                                
     Devices  and  equipment  -  radio  electronics  devices  and               
electric equipment  which emit  or can  emit  radio  waves  while               
functioning.                                                                    
     National  Table   of  Radio  Frequencies  Allocations  -  an               
official document which establishes radio frequencies allocations               
for radio  communication, industrial,  scientific,  medical,  and               
other purposes.                                                                 
     Radio monitoring  - permanent  control of  parameters of the               
environment of radio waves.                                                     
     Radio interference  - unwanted  electromagnetic oscillations               
of various origin which impede reception of  wanted radio signals               
and restoration of the information.                                             
     Distress and  safety radio  signal -  radio signal  used  to               
protect and save human life or property.                                        
     Licence to  manufacture -  co-ordination  of  the  technical               
conditions of  a product  in accordance  with the  parameters  of               
electromagnetic emission.                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 2. Purpose of the Law                                              
     The Law shall regulate management, use, and control of radio               
communications,  it   shall  also  establish  the  procedure  for               
bringing in  and sending  from abroad, operation and trade (radio               
transmission devices  and equipment  - manufacture  as  well)  of               
devices and  equipment  on  the  territory  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
     The Law  shall regulate the use of radio waves for the needs               
of  the   State  and   its  citizens   in  compliance   with  the               
Constitution, laws,  international agreements  and other standard               
acts of the Republic of Lithuania.                                              
     Radio communication  can be  regulated only  by  the  State,               
because radio  waves are  the limited interval of electromagnetic               
waves which  are protected  on  the  national  and  international               
levels.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 3. State Radio Communication Administration                        
     The state  radio communication  administration is  the State               
Telecommunications Inspectorate of the Government of the Republic               
of Lithuania  which plans, develops, maintains, and manages radio               
communications.                                                                 
     The  Ministry   of  Communications   and  Informatics  shall               
represent   the    Republic   of   Lithuania   in   international               
organisations on  the issues  concerning the  Radio Communication               
Regulations, and  it shall  prepare and revise the National Table               
of Radio  Frequencies Allocations,  prepare plans  and regulating               
documents of  radio communication development, allocate operating               
frequencies  to   radio   transmission   equipment,   carry   out               
international co-ordination  of radio  frequencies,  inspect  the               
functioning radio  communication network,  control  the  sale  of               
radio electronics  devices and equipment of a non-approved model,               
and solve other practical issues concerning organisation of radio               
communication and its technical supervision.                                    
     The Ministry of National Defence and the Department of State               
Security shall  manage and  supervise radio  frequencies assigned               
for the  State protection  and defence,  bringing in  and use  of               
radio communication and radio monitoring devices; the Ministry of               
Internal Affairs shall manage and supervise the radio frequencies               
assigned for protection of state borders, as well as the bringing               
into the  country   and use  of  radio  communication  and  radio               
monitoring devices.                                                             
     In the  case of  declaration of the martial law or the state               
of emergency on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania, radio               
communication shall  be organised  and managed  according to  the               
provisions of  the law regulating the martial law or the state of               
emergency.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 4. Consultative Radio Communication Commission                     
     The  Consultative   Radio  Communication   Commission  shall               
function within the Ministry of Communications and Informatics as               
an expert  service in  the sphere  of  radio  communication.  The               
Commission shall  be made  up  of  representatives  of  the  most               
important radio  communication users and independent experts. The               
Consultative Commission  shall be  directed by  the  Minister  of               
Communications and  Informatics and  its composition  as well  as               
regulations shall be approved by him.                                           
     The Commission  shall advise on preparing or revising of the               
National Table  of Radio  Frequencies Allocations, participate in               
preparing standard  acts regulating  radio communication,  submit               
proposals concerning  the organisation of practical activities in               
the  radio   communication  of   enterprises,  institutions,  and               
organisations.                                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 5. Assignment of Channels for Radio Communication                  
     Channels for  radio communication  may be  assigned to legal               
entities  and   private  enterprises   for  radio  communication,               
industrial, scientific, medical, and other purposes.                            
     The  State   Telecommunications  Inspectorate  shall  assign               
channels   for    radio   communication.   Channels   for   radio               
communication shall  be assigned  to the communication network of               
State  significance  when  the  Ministry  of  Communications  and               
Informatics grants a licence of activity in the manner prescribed               
by the  Government. In  case of  great occupancy and demand for a               
concrete radio  frequency band, channels for radio communications               
shall be assigned on a competitive basis.                                       
     When assigning  a channel for radio communication, the State               
Telecommunications Inspectorate  shall act in compliance with the               
international obligations  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  the               
Regulations of  Radio Communication,  the National Table of Radio               
Frequencies Allocations, and other standard acts regulating radio               
communication,  as  well  as  the  results  of  the  analysis  of               
technical,  economic   and  social  parameters  of  the  proposed               
project.                                                                        
     The Civil Aircraft Administration shall co-ordinate with the               
International Civil  Aircraft Organisation the channels for radio               
communication assigned to the civil aircraft.                                   
                                                                                
     Article 6. Issuing and Holding of Permits                                  
     Devices and  equipment shall  be brought  in  or  sent  from               
abroad, and  radio  sending  and  radio  monitoring  devices  and               
equipment shall  be manufactured,  sold, acquired and operated if               
the State  Telecommunications Inspectorate  issues an appropriate               
permit which  is in  accordance with the procedure established by               
the Government.                                                                 
     Special-purpose devices  and equipment  shall be  brought in               
and sent  from abroad, manufactured, sold, acquired, and operated               
only if  the Ministry  of Internal  Affairs issues an appropriate               
permit to legal and natural persons.                                            
     Permits shall  be issued  to bring  in (send),  sell and use               
only test-approved  devices and  equipment, the  standard pattern               
whereof is  approved by  an accredited  certification  agency  or               
which has  the conformity  certificate recognised  by  the  State               
Telecommunications Inspectorate  issued  in  a  foreign  country.               
Permits to operate the devices of a non-standard pattern shall be               
issued in accordance with the conditions established by the State               
Telecommunications Inspectorate.                                                
     If   devices and  equipment are brought into the Republic of               
Lithuania, which  are only  tested or  temporarily operated  (for               
sports events, exhibitions, temporary radio communication, etc.),               
then temporary permits shall be issued.                                         
     Permits shall  be of fixed term and the number of brought-in               
or used  equipment shall  be indicated therein. Conditions of the               
permit may  be altered  in the  case of  changes in  the National               
Table  of  Radio  Frequencies  Allocations  during  the  term  of               
validity of  the permit  or new international obligations adopted               
by  the Republic of Lithuania.                                                  
     Owners or  users of devices and equipment must have a permit               
to operate or sell them in the places where equipment and devices               
are kept.                                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 7. Technical Requirements and Control of Devices and               
Equipment                                                                       
     In  order   to  ensure   the  technical   quality  of  radio               
communication and  to avoid  interference caused  by devices  and               
equipment,  the   State  Telecommunications   Inspectorate  shall               
exercise  control   over  devices   and  equipment,   which   are               
manufactured in  the Republic  of Lithuania,  brought in and sent               
from abroad,  this shall  be done  according  to  radio-frequency               
radiation  parameters,   except  radio   transmission   equipment               
manufactured for  export. The  purpose of  control  shall  be  to               
determine whether  devices and  equipment correspond according to               
electromagnetic  radiation  to  the  existing  standards  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
     Devices and  equipment may  be checked in the place of their               
operation.                                                                      
     Article  8.  Duties  of  Owners  or  Users  of  Devices  and               
Equipment                                                                       
     The owner  or user  of devices  and equipment must permit an               
inspector of the State Telecommunications Inspectorate or officer               
of  the  Ministry  of  Internal  Affairs  to  check  devices  and               
equipment  in  the  place  of  their  operation.  In  the  manner               
prescribed by  laws the  owner or  user of  devices and equipment               
must permit operative officers to check the devices and equipment               
in the  place of  their operation,  and provide information about               
the  devices,  the  equipment,  and  the  organisation  of  radio               
communication.                                                                  
     Upon receiving  distress or  safety signals, it is necessary               
to take  measures in  conformity with  the situation; immediately               
the work  of devices  and equipment  must be  terminated if  they               
interfere  with  sending  or  receiving  of  distress  or  safety               
signals.                                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 9. Secrecy of Radio Communication                                  
     When a  radio message  for another addressee is received, it               
shall be  prohibited to  record, disclose, distribute, or use its               
content, and the fact of its availability except in the cases set               
forth in  the Law on Operative Activities. It shall be prohibited               
to transmit  the information, which is considered a state secret,               
through the channels of radio communication without encoding it.                
                                                                                
     The secrecy  of radio communication is not regarded as being               
violated if  such a  message is  received as  radio communication               
interference and,  in order  to determine its identity, the State               
Telecommunications  Inspectorate  is  notified  about  it.  Radio               
monitoring  carried   out   by   the   State   Telecommunications               
Inspectorate shall  not be  considered a violation of the secrecy               
of radio communication as well.                                                 
     It shall  be prohibited  to keep,  without a permit from the               
State Telecommunications  Inspectorate, the devices and equipment               
which can  be used  in sending,  receiving, coding,  and decoding               
private radio messages.                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 10. Radio Monitoring                                               
     While exercising  control over the use of radio frequencies,               
observance of  the requirements  of the  standard acts regulating               
radio communication,  the State  Telecommunications  Inspectorate               
shall carry  out radio  monitoring. It  shall be  controlled  and               
analysed by  radio monitoring  to what extent the radio-frequency               
band is  occupied by emissions of various radio stations, whether               
spectra of an emission in the used frequency bands and industrial               
noise correspond  to permissible norms, and out-of-band, spurious               
and parasitic  emissions of radio stations correspond to limiting               
norms.                                                                          
     The subject-related information obtained by radio monitoring               
may   be   used   only   in   the   activities   of   the   State               
Telecommunications Inspectorate, which is regulated by this Law.                
                                                                                
     Article 11. Elimination of Radio Communication Interference                
     The owners  or users of the equipment which has caused radio               
communication   interference   must   eliminate   it.   If   this               
interference is  caused by  changes in  technical parameters of a               
radio receiver  or receiving equipment, the owner or user of such               
receiver or  equipment must eliminate the interference. The owner               
or user  of the  devices or  equipment must  eliminate or  reduce               
radio communication interference and interfering radio effects as               
pointed out  by the State Telecommunications Inspectorate. If the               
parameters  of  emission  of  the  equipment  which  cause  radio               
interference or  receive it  correspond to the standard technical               
requirements, then  the procedure  for its  elimination shall  be               
established by the State Telecommunications Inspectorate.                       
                                                                                
     Article 12. State Telecommunications Inspector                             
     The State  Telecommunications Inspector  shall be authorised               
to exercise the state control of radio communication.                           
     Upon producing the certificate, the Inspector shall have the               
right to check the devices and equipment, permits to manufacture,               
bring in  or send  them, as  well as  to sell or operate them, to               
draw up  a record  for administrative  violations of law, and  to               
confiscate the  devices and equipment in the manner prescribed by               
laws.                                                                           
                                                                                
     Article 13. Tax Rates                                                      
     Payment  for   issuing  of  a  licence  or  permit  and  for               
examination  of  the  qualifications  of  a  radio  communication               
operator shall  be  in  accordance  with  the  stamp  duty  rates               
approved by the Government.                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 14.  Liability for Violations of the Requirements of               
this Law and other  Standard Acts                                               
          Concerning Radio Communication                                        
     Persons guilty of the violations of the requirements of this               
Law shall  be liable in accordance with the effective laws of the               
Republic  of   Lithuania.  For  the  repeated  violation  of  the               
regulating requirements  of the  standard acts,  the licence  for               
activities may  be revoked  by the Ministry of Communications and               
Informatics, and  the permit  to bring  in and  send from abroad,               
manufacture, operate  devices and  equipment, as  well as to sell               
them  may   be   annulled   by   the   State   Telecommunications               
Inspectorate.                                                                   
     The decisions  of the  State Telecommunications Inspectorate               
may be appealed against to the court.                                           
                                                                                
     I promulgate  this Law  passed by the Seimas of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
Algirdas Brazauskas                                                             
President of the Republic                                                       
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
7 November 1995,                                                                
No.I-1086