Changes to the equipment authorization rules the FCC adopted last July appeared in the Federal Register this morning and take effect today.

Major changes include the option of putting required labeling on a device’s display screen, and combination of the former verification and Declaration of Conformity procedures into a new procedure called Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity.

Manufacturers can, if they wish, continue to use the old procedures for a year, starting today. Equipment approved under the old procedures can be sold until the end of time.