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§ 17.4 Antenna structure registration.
(a) Effective July 1, 1996, the owner of any proposed or existing
antenna structure that requires notice of proposed construction to the
Federal Aviation Administration must register the structure with the
Commission. This includes those structures used as part of stations
licensed by the Commission for the transmission of radio energy, or to
be used as part of a cable television head end system. If a Federal
Government antenna structure is to be used by a Commission licensee,
the structure must be registered with the Commission.
(1) For a proposed antenna structure or alteration of an existing
antenna structure, the owner must register the structure prior to
construction or alteration.
(2) For an existing antenna structure that had been assigned painting
or lighting requirements prior to July 1, 1996, the owner must register
the structure prior to July 1, 1998.
(3) For a structure that did not originally fall under the definition
of “antenna structure,” the owner must register the structure prior to
hosting a Commission licensee.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this section, each owner
must file FCC Form 854 with the Commission. Additionally, each owner of
a proposed structure referred to in paragraphs (a)(1) or (a)(3) of this
section must submit a valid FAA determination of “no hazard.” In order
to be considered valid by the Commission, the FAA determination of “no
hazard” must not have expired prior to the date on which FCC Form 854
is received by the Commission. The height of the structure will include
the highest point of the structure including any obstruction lighting
or lighting arrester.
(c) If an Environmental Assessment is required under § 1.1307 of this
chapter, the Bureau will address the environmental concerns prior to
processing the registration.
(d) If a final FAA determination of “no hazard” is not submitted along
with FCC Form 854, processing of the registration may be delayed or
(e) If the owner of the antenna structure cannot file FCC Form 854
because it is subject to a denial of Federal benefits under the
Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. 862, the first tenant licensee
authorized to locate on the structure (excluding tenants that no longer
occupy the structure) must register the structure using FCC Form 854,
and provide a copy of the Antenna Structure Registration (FCC Form
854R) to the owner. The owner remains responsible for providing a copy
of FCC Form 854R to all tenant licensees on the structure and for
posting the registration number as required by paragraph (g) of this
(f) The Commission shall issue, to the registrant, FCC Form 854R,
Antenna Structure Registration, which assigns a unique Antenna
Structure Registration Number. The structure owner shall immediately
provide a copy of Form 854R to each tenant licensee and permittee.
(g) Except as described in paragraph (h) of this section, the Antenna
Structure Registration Number must be displayed in a conspicuous place
so that it is readily visible near the base of the antenna structure.
Materials used to display the Antenna Structure Registration Number
must be weather-resistant and of sufficient size to be easily seen at
the base of the antenna structure.
(h) The owner is not required to post the Antenna Structure
Registration Number in cases where a federal, state, or local
government entity provides written notice to the owner that such a
posting would detract from the appearance of a historic landmark. In
this case, the owner must make the Antenna Structure Registration
Number available to representatives of the Commission, the FAA, and the
general public upon reasonable demand.
[ 61 FR 4362 , Feb. 6, 1996]
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Goto Year: 2008 |
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