Please join us for a seminar covering federal law and FCC rules that regulate the siting of wireless infrastructure on private and public property, including right-of-way. This includes any applicable Illinois state law that impacts siting requests, with a focus on how to properly address such applications for infrastructure when they are received so that you don't get penalized by missing timelines or taking steps not permitted by federal or state law. We will address what is qualified and what is not qualified; what you can do and what you cannot do, including all definitions fully explained, the area in which most mistakes occur. We will explain the differences between a wireless facility and a support structure, what you should require for submittals, and how to approve or deny. Many municipalities still do not fully comprehend the Federal requirements, including municipal attorneys.
Federal Law includes:
1996 Telecommunications Act
47 USC Section 1455(a) (a/k/a Section 6409)
FCC 2014 Report and Order (the Infrastructure Order)
FCC 2009 Shot Clock Ruling
Plus any pending federal legislation or state legislation that has traction and may see passage, since there are multiple bills in most state legislatures and in Congress being pushed by the industry to strip local regulation of wireless infrastructure, as well as a pending Rulemaking at the FCC also seeking to strip local regulation of wireless infrastructure. There will be a discussion of ROW development and what can and cannot be approved, and an examination of Small Cell/DAS and their purpose as compared to traditional macro installations, together with basic operational explanations so you will be armed with knowledge for consideration of these facilities and avoid being misled.
3.0 Professional Development Hours certificates of training will be provided for attendees. This will benefit PE’s who are required to earn 30 hours of continuing education every two years. Proceeds from this seminar will help fund the Fox Valley Branch Scholarship Program. Space is limited so sign up early.
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