FCC Releases Public Notice Regarding ASR System Rules

The FCC has released a Public Notice reminding antenna structure owners of their obligation to comply with the Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) rules.  In order to bring attention to potential violations, the Public Notice provides a list of the types of defects owners should be mindful of, for example, failing to obtain an FAA No Hazard Determination prior to construction, failing to notify the Commission within five days of completion of construction, or failing to obtain a new registration prior to the alteration of an antenna structure.  With respect to the last example, the Commission has amended its rules to define what constitutes an alteration requiring registration, and this change will become effective after approval by OMB.  The Notice also warns applicants against prematurely certifying that the structure would not have a significant environmental impact.

The Commission also uses the Public Notice to caution antenna structure owners that violations of the rules may result in an enforcement action.

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