• O’Rielly Speaks on Tower Issues
  • June 20, 2017 | Authors: Gregory E. Kunkle; Michael T. N. Fitch
  • Law Firms: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office; Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Last week, Commissioner O’Rielly spoke at the Wireless Infrastructure Show. In the speech, O’Rielly touched on a number of issues effecting wireless infrastructure. Among these issues was language from the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016, which effectively mandates all towers ranging between 50 to 200 feet meet certain paint and lighting requirements (Vol. XIII, Issue 33). O’Rielly said that while protecting life and preserving the safety of pilots is important, the broad implications of the rule do not aid to this cause and therefore must be significantly improved. The National Association of Tower Erectors praised Commissioner O’Rielly for his “common sense approach” to address the tower obstruction marking provisions.