Oct
12
2018

Annual Tower Training Workshop

9:00 am – 1:00 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

Introduction
David Furth
Deputy Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC

9:15 AM

NHPA/NEPA Compliance for Public Safety Entities
John Adams Attorney-Advisor, Policy & Licensing Division
Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, FCC

10:00 AM

FirstNet
Claudia Wayne
Environmental Justice Coordinator, FirstNet

10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Siting in Floodplains
Joelle Gehring
Biologist, Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, WTB, FCC

Ted Boling
Associate Director for NEPA, Council on Environmental Quality

Rachel Sears
Director, Floodplain Management Divisio,, Fed.Emergency Management Agency

Jimmy Miller
President, Miller Co. Inc. of Gulfport, Mississippi

12:15 PM

ASR and Broadcast Tower Issues
Mike Wagner
Assistant Division Chief, Media Bureau, FCC

Jennifer Flynn
Attorney-Advisor, Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, WTB, FCC

12:40 PM

Making Towers Bird-friendly
Joelle Gehring
Biologist, Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, WTB, FCC

1:00 PM

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