NATHPO and FCC Streamlining Initiative

Updated Dec. 7, 2017

    FCC Announces Upcoming Action on Twilight Towers

Click here to read NATHPO’s Dec. 7, 2017 comments on Twilight Tower draft Program Comment

On Nov. 22, 2017, the FCC released via Pubic Notice a draft “Program Comment for the FCC’s Review of Collocations on Certain Towers Constructed Without Section 106 Review.”

Click here to read Public Notice and draft Program Comment
Click here to just read the FCC’s draft Program Comment for ACHP

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced on Nov. 21, 2017, that “The FCC is focused on streamlining the deployment of infrastructure needed to deliver next-generation wireless services,” and that “…the Chairman has circulated and the Commission will vote at its December 14 meeting on a definitive solution for so-called ‘Twilight Towers.’ If approved, the FCC’s approach would culminate in the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation adopting a document known as a ‘Program Comment’ that would exclude collocations on Twilight Towers from routine historic preservation review.”
Click here for entire press release

FCC Replacement Utility Poles Report and Order (WT Docket 17-79)

Click here for final Report and Order FCC 17-153 adopted Nov. 16, 2017
Click here for TR Daily news story on this FCC action
Click here for NATHPO ex parte comments submitted on Nov. 9, 2017
Click here to read draft Report and Order issued Oct. 26, 2017

WT Docket No. 17-79, “Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment”
Click here to read the NRPM (55 pages + 5 pages of Commissioner statements)
Click here to read NATHPO exparte comments submitted Oct. 6, 2017

FCC Reply Comment due date: July 17, 2017
Click here to read NCAI-USET-NATHPO reply comments, filed July 17, 2017
Click here to read NATHPO reply comments, filed July 17, 2017
Click here to read The Navajo Nation reply comments
FCC Comment due date: June 15, 2017
Click here to read NATHPO comments filed June 15, 2017
Click here to read final joint NCAI-USET-NATHPO comments filed June 15, 2017

FCC WT Docket No. 16-421 — Closed April 7, 2017

FCC published a Public Notice, “Comment Sought on Streamlining Deployment of Small Cell Infrastructure by Improving Wireless Facilities Siting Policies; Mobilitie, LLC, Petition for Declaratory Ruling,” WT Docket No. 16-421
Click here for FCC deadline extension document
Click here to read WT Docket No. 16-421 — 15-page document
Click here to read NATHPO Comments filed April 7, 2017
Click here to read joint comments filed by NCAI-USET-NATHPO