The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will host its annual workshop on the environmental compliance and historic preservation review process required for the construction of wireless communications facilities on Oct. 11-12. The training will include information relevant to the construction of all new communications towers and the collocation of communications equipment on existing towers and other structures.
The workshop will take place on 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT, on Oct. 11, and from 9:00 AM to 1:00 p.m. EDT on Oct. 12, at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC. It will also be webcast.
At the workshop, FCC experts on the environmental review process and other speakers will provide information to FCC licensees, those who construct or manage communications facilities for FCC licensees, and their consultants on a range of topics related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the FCC’s implementing regulations and related agreements.
Invited speakers include representatives from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FirstNet, and FEMA. Recent changes to our rules and procedures related to environmental compliance and historic preservation requirements will be covered on the first day. Working with Tribes with respect to the NHPA and complying with Endangered Species Act requirements will also be covered. The second day of the workshop will address public safety-related issues and other matters. The agenda for the workshop will be posted prior to the event at http://www.fcc.gov/events/ and is subject to change.