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FCC dismisses PCIA siting petition

WASHINGTON-The Federal Communications Commission dismissed a petition from the Personal Communications Industry Association that called for a siting rulemaking.

The petition was filed in July 2000 but became moot in March 2001 when the FCC, the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers entered a nationwide colocation programmatic agreement.

The colocation programmatic agreement excluded from historic-preservation review towers built before March 16, 2001, unless objections had been raised. Towers built after March 16, 2001, must complete a historic-preservation review pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act. PCIA led the effort toward a colocation agreement and is now working with these same organizations to develop a nationwide historic-preservation siting protocol.

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