Commissioner O’Rielly Backs Further Review of Impact of New Law Requiring the Lighting of Short Communications Towers

    Last year, we wrote about legislation adopted by Congress telling the FAA to adopt rules to require the lighting of towers less than 200 feet tall located in rural areas .  That legislation was designed to protect aircraft used for agricultural purposes like crop-dusting from collisions with such towers.  The law surprised most of the broadcast industry as it was slipped into legislation dealing with other issues without any real notice or debate.  Many in the communications industry wondered if the costs of implementing this rule was really justified by the harms it prevented.  The questions raised by broadcasters and other communications users received support in a blog post on the FCC blog, here , from FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, who raised questions about whether the facts about communications towers had been fully considered when the legislation was adopted.

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    Commissioner O’Rielly Backs Further Review of Impact of New Law Requiring the Lighting of Short Communications Towers

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