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Environmental and Historic Preservation Compliance Workshops May 19-20

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Released: March 20, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 14-382

March 20, 2014

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES WORKSHOPS:

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW TRAINING

FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNICATIONS TOWERS AND THE COLLOCATION

OF COMMUNICATIONS GEAR AND FOR POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL

INFRASTRUCTURE

The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will host two educational workshops on the
environmental compliance and historic preservation review process required for the construction of
wireless communications facilities. The first workshop will include information relevant to the
construction of all new communications towers and to the collocation of communications gear on towers
and other structures. This workshop will take place on Monday, May 19, 2014. An additional workshop
will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, on the FCC environmental compliance and historic preservation
review process for Positive Train Control infrastructure being installed by the Nation’s railroads. Both
workshops will run from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC
Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC. Both workshops will be webcast.
The first workshop will focus particularly on improving submissions to Tribal Nations and State
Historic Preservation Offices as well submissions made within the Antenna Structure Registration
process. At the workshop, expert staff will provide guidance to the FCC’s licensees, those who construct
communications facilities for FCC licensees, and their consultants on the following topics: the
environmental notification process for Antenna Structure Registrations, National Environmental Policy
Act compliance, Endangered Species Act compliance, and National Historic Preservation Act Section 106
compliance under the Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for Review of Effects on Historic Properties
for Certain Undertakings Approved by the Federal Communications Commission.

The second workshop will be devoted to the submission and review process for Positive Train
Control infrastructure, with a special emphasis on the Section 106 process. The workshop will review the
use of the Tower Construction Notification System and the E106 System for batched submissions, as well
as the various reporting requirements and deadlines associated with those systems. While this workshop
will be most useful for railroads and related consultants, attendance is open to all.

Attendance

. These workshops are open to the public. You may attend either or both workshops
in person or through the webcast. Preregistration is required for the webcast and encouraged for in-
person attendance. All attendees are advised to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the
workshops to allow time to go through our security process. Please pre-register by submitting your name,
company affiliation, and dates of attendance in an email to Cecilia Sulhoff (Cecilia.sulhoff@fcc.gov).

For Additional Information.

Steve DelSordo at (202) 418-1986 or by e-mail:
stephen.delsordo@fcc.gov. All media inquiries should be directed to Cecilia Sulhoff at (202) 418-0587 or
Cecilia.sulhoff@fcc.gov.
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large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the FCC’s Consumer
and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). This document can
also be downloaded in Word and Portable Document Format (PDF) at: http://www.fcc.gov.
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