Oct
11
2018

Annual Tower Training Workshop

9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters

The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will host its annual workshop on the environmental compliance and historic preservation review process required for the construction of wireless communications facilities. The training will include information relevant to the construction of all new communications towers and the collocation of communications equipment on existing towers and other structures.

This workshop will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT, and Friday, October 12, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 p.m. EDT in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC.  The workshop will also be webcast.

This workshop is open to the public. You may attend in person or through the webcast; preregistration is encouraged for both. Please pre-register by submitting your name and affiliation in an email to Maira Delao (maira.delao@fcc.gov) no later than October 8, 2018.

Agenda

9:00 AM

Welcome, Introductions, and Logistics
Suzanne Tetreault
Deputy Bureau Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC

Jiaming Shang
Acting Deputy Chief, Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, WTB, FCC

9:20 AM

The NEPA Process at the FCC
Erica Rosenberg
Assistant Chief, Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, WTB, FCC

10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Endangered Species and Migratory Birds Issues
Joelle Gehring
Biologist, Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, WTB, FCC


Eric Kershner
Branch Chief, Conservation, Permits, and Regulation, Division of Migratory Bird Management, US Fish & Wildlife Service

12:15 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM

Changes to Tribal Participation Requirements for Section 106 Review under the NPA
Jill Springer
Federal Preservation Officer, FCC

Matthew Duchesne
Chief, Office of Native Affairs and Policy, FCC

Jaime Loichinger
Acting Assistant Director, Federal Permitting,
Licensing & Assistance, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

2:30 PM

Working with Tribes: TCNS and Other Form Changes
Diane Dupert Chief, Technologies, Systems and Innovation Division, WTB, FCC


Leon Jackler Senior Counsel, Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, WTB, FCC


Maira Delao Telecommunications Specialist, Competition & Infrastructure Policy Div., WTB

3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Hot Topics in Section 106 Compliance
Jill Springer
Federal Preservation Officer, FCC


Paul D’Ari
Special Counsel, Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, WTB, FCC


Saurbh Chhabra
Senior Electronics Engineer, Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, WTB

4:30 PM

Wrap-Up and Adjourn
Jiaming Shang
Acting Deputy Chief, Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, WTB, FCC