PN on Twilight Towers Clarifies and Relaxes
On December 14, 2017, the FCC released a Public Notice (PN) requesting comments on its proposal to exempt from routine historic preservation review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, towers that began construction between March 16, 2001 and March 7, 2005 (Twilight Towers). It would not take any enforcement action based on the “good faith deployment” of a Twilight Tower even if it failed to consider historic preservation issues.
In coming weeks, EWA will contact members in order to ascertain the importance of this PN to the industry. Comments on this proposal will be due 30 days after publication in the Federal Register and Reply Comments 45 days after publication. (FCC 17-165; WT 17-79)