FCC: Taking Into Account Environmental Impact Of ASRs

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 1:42 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with changes to its antenna structure registration (ASR) program that will significantly affect entities planning to construct new communications towers or make modifications to existing towers.

In some cases, it is likely that the revised procedures will delay the implementation of future projects by requiring time-consuming and costly environmental assessments.

By way of background, the commission’s new procedures are the result of a successful challenge to the commission’s policy of evaluating the impact of proposed communications towers on migratory...
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