Last month we reported on an FCC decision to allow the use of Auditory Assistance Devices for simultaneous language translation. That decision – which involved some technical rule changes as well as the expansion of permissible uses to include translation – has now been published in the Federal Register, which means that the effective date of the new rules has been established. That effective date is July 11, 2013. Use of 72-76 MHz band devices for language translation will be permitted as of that date. The technical rule changes — which require compliance with tighter out-of-band emission limits — will apply to new equipment certification applications filed on or after January 11, 2015, and to importation, marketing and installation on or after July 11, 2016.