• FCC Adopts Wireless Infrastructure Streamlining Report and Order
  • April 10, 2018 | Author: Wesley K. Wright
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • On March 22, 2018, the Commission adopted the Wireless Infrastructure Streamlining Report and Order at the FCC’s March Open Meeting. The final text has not been released, but a draft circulated earlier in March exempted small cell deployments from NHPA and NEPA review, updated the tribal review process, and included an agency “shot clock” for processing Environmental Assessments (Vol. XIV, Issue 10). Simultaneously, both the House and Senate have introduced the RAPID Act, which also aims to streamline the NHPA/NEPA process.