NATHPO and FCC Streamlining Initiative

Updated May 3, 2018

FCC Settles with Sprint & Mobilitie for $11.6 Million
April 10, 2018: FCC Settles with Sprint & Mobilitie for $11.6 Million Regarding Wireless Structures Built Without Required Review
Click here to read the FCC press release, dated April 10, 2018
Click here to read DA 18-193, FCC Enforcement Bureau agreement with Sprint
Click here to read DA 18-194, FCC Enforcement Bureau agreement with Mobilitie

FCC Publishes Second Report and Order
Click here to read the Federal Register notice publishing the Second Report and Order, May 3, 2018

Watch the webcast of the Commissioner’s meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2018, starts at 9:30am EASTERN
Click here for FCC webpage with additional information

Click here to read additional NATHPO comments, filed on March 15, 2018
Click here to read NATHPO exparte comments on FCC meeting with Comm. Clyburn staff, March 12, 2018
Click here to read NATHPO exparte comments on FCC meeting with Comm. Rosenworcel staff, March 12, 2018
Click here to read NATHPO exparte comments on FCC meeting with Comm. Clyburn staff, March 8, 2018

On March 1, 2018, the FCC released FCC-CIRC1803-01, “Wireless Infrastructure Streamlining Report and Order,” that defines what they view as a federal undertaking, per the National Historic Preservation Act, and Tribal Nation rights in the Federal-Tribal historic preservation process. The Commissioners will vote on March 22, 2018, on this document.
Click here to read the FCC’s 80-page Report and Order

Click here to read NATHPO’s reply comments on FCC’s Twilight Towers draft Program Comment, filed on Feb. 26, 2018

Click here to read NATHPO’s additional comments on the draft Twilight Towers Program Comment, filed Feb. 9, 2018

Click here to read NATHPO’s comments on the FCC’s Jan. 16, 2018, tribal conference calls

    FCC Action on Twilight Towers

Click here to read the Federal Register notice on Twilight Towers (published on Jan. 10, 2018), “Comment Sought on Draft Program Comment for the FCC’s Review of Collocations on Certain Towers Constructed Without Documentation of Section 106 Review”
Click here for PDF version of draft Program Comment
Comments are due on February 9, 2018; reply comments are due on February 26, 2018.

Click here to read the FCC’s official Public Notice on Twilight Tower draft Program Comment, issued Dec. 14, 2017

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 Rule published in Federal Register on Dec 14, 2017, to be effective Jan 16, 2018

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