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

Posted in Tower Issues
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… Continue Reading

Rural Towers Under 200 Feet May Need to Have Lights Under New FAA Authorization Law

Posted in Tower Issues
My law firm has long provided legal advice to companies that operate communications towers, and the lawyers involved in that practice area have alerted me to the following development which will require the marking and lighting of many towers not currently covered by such rules. Broadcasters and tower companies have long relied on FAA rules that… Continue Reading