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Spectrum Enforcement Division

About Us

The Spectrum Enforcement Division is responsible for resolution of complaints involving public safety and technical issues such as tower registration, marking and lighting and equipment requirements. The Division is also responsible for taking enforcement actions regarding such violations as unauthorized construction or operation of radio stations.

Functions

  • Resolves complaints regarding spectrum use, public safety and technical issues such as interference, tower registration, marking and lighting, equipment requirements, unauthorized construction or operation and compliance with operational provisions of licenses;
  • Provides engineering technology support;
  • Operates the Bureau's direction-finding facilities.

Key People

John Poutasse, Acting Chief
Ricardo Durham, Deputy Chief
JoAnn Lucanik, Deputy Chief
Tom Spavins, Assistant Chief - Economics
Neal McNeil, Assistant Chief - Engineering
Daudeline Meme, Assistant Chief

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