WASHINGTON, DC—When multiple parties use a communications tower, the responsibility for maintaining, marking and lighting the structure is often unclear. Womble Bond Dickinson telecom attorney Marjorie Spivak sorts out some of the confusion in a new Radio World article.

In the Radio World article, Spivak examines the tower owner’s responsibility, including compliance with environmental rules and the FCC’s Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) system.

Spivak also examines tower painting and lighting responsibilities, including what records must be kept, and addresses the numerous compliance responsibilities of licensee-tenants.

“Violations of FCC tower rules by owners and licensees can and will result in FCC penalties and fines,” Spivak writes. “Although the tower owner is primarily responsible for compliance with the FCC’s tower rules, FCC licensee-tenants can also have significant responsibilities.”

Click here to read “Tower Rule Compliance: Whose Responsibility Is It?” by Marjorie Spivak in Radio World.

Marjorie Spivak represents telecommunications and broadband carriers across the United States advising them on all aspects of regulatory compliance. She has particular experience in tower siting matters, and assists clients in the acquisition of antenna sites to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Spivak has guided clients through site acquisition, construction, and deployment of antenna facilities conducting due diligence reviews and negotiating leases.