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Released: June 10, 2014
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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 14-791

June 10, 2014

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW WORKSHOPS

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 be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, and will include

information relevant to the construction of all new communications towers and to the collocation of

communications gear on towers and other structures. An additional workshop will be held on Wednesday,

June 25, 2014, on the FCC environmental compliance and historic preservation review process for Positive

Train Control infrastructure being installed by the Nation’s railroads. Presentations will be given by FCC

staff, representatives of Historic Preservation Officers, Tribal Nations, the Advisory Council on Historic

Preservation, and other federal agencies. 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; tentative agendas for both days are attached.

Attendance. These workshops are open to the public. You may attend either or both workshops in

person or via live webcast. You can view the webcast at www.fcc.gov/live the day of the event(s). Pre-

registration is encouraged for the workshops. 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.

Accessibility Information. To request information in accessible formats (computer diskettes, 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.

-FCC-

For more news and information about the Federal Communications Commission, please visit: www.fcc.gov.

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMPLIANCE TRAINING

COMMUNICATIONS AND BROADCAST TOWERS

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Tuesday June 24, 2014

FCC Commission Meeting Room; 445 12th Street, SW, Washington DC

TENTATIVE AGENDA

All times are approximate

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks and Introductions

Roger C. Sherman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Jeffrey Steinberg, Deputy Chief, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division

Geoffrey Blackwell, Chief, Office of Native Affairs and Policy

9:30 AM

Antenna Structure Registration Process

Aaron Goldschmidt, Assistant Chief, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division

10:00 AM

Biological Reviews

Joelle Gehring, Biologist, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division

10:45 AM

TCNS and E106

Diane Dupert, Assistant Chief, Technology, Systems and Innovation Division

Steve DelSordo, Federal Preservation Officer

AnneMarie Wypijewski, Senior Attorney, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division

11:15 AM

Common Issues in Developing and Completing Memoranda of Agreement

Steve DelSordo, Federal Preservation Officer

Dan Abeyta, Assistant Chief, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division

11:30 AM

Communications Towers and Archeology

Tom McCullough, Senior Archeologist, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

Communications Towers and Federal Lands

Jeff Durbin, Section 106 Compliance Officer, National Park Service

Robin Hawks, Federal Preservation Officer, Bureau of Land Management

1:45 PM

Section 106 Documentation and State Historic Preservation Office Review

Steve DelSordo, Federal Preservation Officer (moderator)

Roger Kirchen, Compliance Manager, Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Jan Biella, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, New Mexico Historic Preservation

Division

3:00 PM

Section 106 Documentation and Tribal Review

Steve DelSordo, Federal Preservation Officer (moderator)

AnneMarie Wypijewski, Senior Attorney, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division

(moderator)

Linda Langley, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

Terry Clouthier, Archeologist, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

David Haralson, Cultural Resource Manager, Grand Ronde Tribes

4:00 PM

Wrap-Up by FCC Staff

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMPLIANCE TRAINING

POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Wednesday June 25, 2014

FCC Commission Meeting Room; 445 12th Street, SW, Washington DC

TENTATIVE AGENDA

All times are approximate

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Roger C. Sherman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

9:15 AM

FCC Environmental Compliance and Licensee Responsibilities

Jessica Almond, Chief of Staff, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

9:30 AM

Overview of the ACHP Program Comment

Jeffrey Steinberg, Deputy Chief, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division

10:30 AM

Tribal and State Historic Preservation Officer Perspectives

Steve DelSordo, Federal Preservation Officer (moderator)

Geoffrey Blackwell, Chief, Office of Native Affairs and Policy (moderator)

Roger Kirchen, Compliance Manager, Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Terry Clouthier, Archeologist, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

TCNS and E106 Electronic Systems

Diane Dupert, Assistant Chief, Technology, Systems and Innovation Division

1:45 PM

Negotiating Memoranda of Agreement and Alternative Arrangements

Jeffrey Steinberg, Deputy Chief, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division

Steve DelSordo, Federal Preservation Officer

Aaron Goldschmidt, Assistant Chief, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division

2:30 PM

PTC and Archeology

Tom McCullough, Senior Archeologist, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

3:00 PM

Beyond Section 106: Endangered Species Act and Environmental Assessments

Jeffrey Steinberg, Deputy Chief, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division

Don Johnson, Senior Attorney, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division

3:30 PM

Working with the FCC Infrastructure Team

FCC Staff

4:00PM

Adjourn

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