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Filing a Request for Environmental Review in the Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) System

Antenna Structure Registration - Help

This article provides information on how to file a Request for Environmental Review of a proposed tower or tower modification that an applicant has submitted in the Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) system. A Request for Environmental Review is considered a type of pleading. There is a separate help article about filing other types of Pleadings.

On or before the end of the 30-day posting period on the FCC website, you may submit a Request for Environmental Review if you believe that a proposed tower or tower modification may have a significant impact on the environment. You must serve a copy of your Request for Environmental Review on the applicant. Late-filed Requests for Environmental Review may be subject to dismissal.

Your Request for Environmental Review must state the specific reasons that you believe the proposed construction may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment, as required under the Commission's rules, and also provide contact information for the person making the request. A Request should be supported by factual detail with respect to the location, nature, and extent of any potential significant impact. If the applicant submitted an Environmental Assessment (EA) with the application, your Request for Environmental Review must describe why the EA does not adequately evaluate potentially significant environmental impacts. Pleadings that do not meet these standards may be subject to dismissal.

Filing a Pleading in the Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) System

Antenna Structure Registration - Help

This article provides information on filing a Pleading for an application in the Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) system. There is a separate help article about filing a Request for Environmental Review.

Steps to Filing a Pleading in ASR
  1. Go to the Pleadings Page.
  2. Select the Pleading Type from the drop down box
  3. Enter the Filer and Contact Information and click Continue
  4. Click the File Number button
  5. Enter the File Number in the box and click Submit

    Note: Repeat Step 5 for each File Number

  6. Check the box next to each File Number and click Continue
  7. Select the Type of Pleading, Browse the location to upload the pleading, enter a Description of the pleading, and click Add Attachment

    Note: Repeat Step 7 for each separate file you want to upload

  8. Click Submit Pleading
FAQs – Filing a Pleading in ASR

Are there specific FCC rules regarding filing pleadings?

Yes. Some of the rules you should be familiar with are: 1.45, 1.47, 1.106, and 1.939. The content of these rules are available at the Rules Page.

Where does my pleading go once I submit it?

Pleadings are associated in ASR with each application (File Number) that you entered on the Pleadings Page. You can enter the File Number in the ASR Application Search to find your pleading.

How long does it take for the FCC to review and process my Pleading?

Pleadings are processed on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

Filing a Pleading in the Universal Licensing System (ULS)

Universal Licensing System - Help

This article provides information on filing a Pleading in the Universal Licensing System (ULS).  There are many types of pleadings. However, two types of pleadings are most often filed in ULS.

  1. Petition for Reconsideration – A petition for reconsideration is filed when a party would like the FCC to reconsider a previous FCC action, such as a dismissal or grant of an application or a termination of a license. A petition for reconsideration must contain specific and factual information stating why a party requests reconsideration, and must be filed within 30 days of the Public Notice listing the FCC action.
  2. Petition to Deny – A petition to deny is filed when a party opposes an application. A petition to deny must contain specific and factual information stating why a party opposes an application, and must be filed within 30 days of the Public Notice listing the application as accepted for filing.
Steps to Filing a Pleading in ULS
  1. Go to the Pleadings Page.
  2. Select the Pleading Type from the drop down box
  3. Enter the Filer and Contact Information and click Continue
  4. Click the File Number or Call Sign button
  5. Enter the File Number or Call Sign in the box and click Submit

    Note: Repeat Step 5 for each File Number or Call Sign

  6. Check the box next to each File Number or Call Sign and click Continue
  7. Select the Type of Pleading, Browse the location to upload the pleading, enter a Description of the pleading, and click Add Attachment

    Note: Repeat Step 7 for each separate file you want to upload

  8. Click Submit Pleading
FAQs – Filing a Pleading in ULS

Are there specific FCC rules regarding filing pleadings?

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