NATE’s in O’Rielly’s corner on common sense obstruction marking provisions

In Associations News, Daily News Briefs by Wireless Estimator

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today applauded FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly for his common sense approach to the tower obstruction marking provisions currently confronting the communications tower industry. The broad-based tower marking requirements were part of the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016 and mandate improved physical markings and/or lighting on towers ranging from 50’ – 200’ feet tall.

O’Rielly’s remarks came during a keynote appearance at the 2017 Wireless Infrastructure Show in Orlando, Fla. yesterday, available here.

“Commissioner O’Rielly articulated the impracticalities and unintended consequences of the onerous tower marking provisions the industry is dealing with in the aftermath of the FAA legislation that was passed late last year,” said Executive Director Todd Schlekeway. “NATE thanks Commissioner O’Rielly for utilizing his platform to not only call attention to this issue but also offer common sense improvements that can be made to these requirements.”

NATE is actively working on with a coalition of national wireless and broadcast industry organizations in order to seek practical improvements to section 2110 of the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016.

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