Tower siting/environmental issues are generally handled by the relevant licensing bureau - the International, Media and/or Wireless Telecommunications Bureau - in the context of license application proceedings. Historically, the Commission has used informal techniques to resolve compliance issues in this area. However, where appropriate, licensing bureaus may refer cases to the Enforcement Bureau for investigation and possible enforcement action.

Information about the Commission's environmental rules may be found on the Tower and Antenna Siting webpage.


Complaints of violations of the Commission's RF Safety rules that involve an immediate threat to the safety of a member of the public or an occupational worker should be referred to the Communications and Crisis Management Center (CCMC) at (202) 418-1122. (24/7).

Complaints of violations of the Commission's RF Safety rules that do not involve immediate safety of life should be sent to the Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Spectrum Enforcement Division, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.

Complaints should be in writing and include as much of the following information as possible: the name, address and contact information of the person filing the complaint, the telephone number of a contact person for the station(s) causing the violation, a detailed description of the RF rule violation, including the duration and frequency of the occurrence of the RF violation, the operating power at which the alleged RF violation occurred, if known, and any documentation supporting the alleged existence and cause of the RF rule violation.