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Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Undertaking FAA & FCC Studies: The Basics
The demands of a rapidly growing telecommunications industry have necessitated the
construction of more wireless antennas and towers worldwide. The proliferation of these
structures raises concerns about aviation airspace and communications safety. Site investigation
services can help property owners and other parties determine whether building a new wireless
antenna or adding to an existing one will run afoul of federal regulations.
According to Airwave Management LLC, in 2013 there were nearly 200,000 cell phone towers
in the U.S. In 1985, there were just 900. Experts predict the proliferation of cell towers and other
wireless antennas will only continue to grow. More and more mobile phone users are using their
devices as their primary connection to the Internet, increasing demands on telecommunications
When adding to or building new wireless antennas, property owners or companies constructing
the towers may need to register these structures with the Federal Aviation Administration. In
general, any structure that is more than 200 feet tall or falls within a certain proximity to airports
and heliports needs to file paperwork with the FAA. Some structures may also require
registration with the Federal Communications Commission.
EBI Consulting’s site investigation services can help property owners and other parties
determine whether they need to register with the FAA or FCC and also help them submit
paperwork. With the help of skilled site investigation professionals, companies can see quicker
turnaround times in wading through federal paperwork, allowing them to more quickly erect new
Some studies EBI Consulting can assist with include:
FAA Airspace Analysis – Determining whether property falls within the distance limits
for airports and heliports can be tricky. EBI Consulting’s site investigators are
experienced in determining whether proposed antennas and improvements must be
registered with the FAA.
FCC TOWAIR Analysis – EBI Consulting can help property owners determine whether
new antennas or additions to existing structures will require registration with the Federal
Communications Commission. EBI will examine the design of the antenna and determine
whether it falls within FCC requirements for registration.
FAA Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) – EBI Consulting can also provide
analysis concerning whether a structure would impact instrument approach procedures.
The FCC does not require such an analysis, but it could be useful to help avoid legal
Should a structure need registration with the FAA or FCC, EBI Consulting will help with the
paperwork. The company’s experience working with these matters and good relationships within
both organizations will help ensure that registration and other paperwork is processed in a timely
Running afoul of FAA and FCC regulations should be avoided at all costs. Not only does non-
compliance open companies and property owners up to potential fines and penalties, it may also
lead to lawsuits from other parties. Using professional site investigators to determine whether
registration is needed will contribute to speedy construction and the avoidance of bureaucratic
Site investigation services can ensure new cell towers or antennas stay within the law. EBI
Consulting can help determine whether FAA or FCC registration is needed, and help speed along
EBI Consulting provides environmental risk and compliance services, energy efficiency
assessments, engineering services, training and due diligence support to businesses and other
organizations. In business for more than 20 years, the company serves a diverse base of clients
and can help them manage risk, improve operations, and lower costs.