Message #244

Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 18:53:11
Subject: Telecom Towers On Federal Lands

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From:	Joanne Miller

Date:	9/30/98 1:11 PM
From Nancy Boone

S. 2519, a bill introduced by Sen. McCain of Arizona,
will assist the use of 911 as a universal emergency number,
but also contains a provision that would make federal
property available to wireless providers without any
consultation regarding local or state zoning and land use
regulations. It is being marked up on Thursday, October 1,
at the Senate Commerce Committee, without any hearings to
solicit local government input. The National Association of
Counties issued an urgent appeal for  concerned parties to
contact their Senators on the Commerce Committee, to urge
them to oppose the provision unless it contains modifications
that require local and state land use authorities to be
consulted in the siting of wireless facilities on federal
property. Members of the Senate Commerce Committee are:
Senators McCain, Stevens, Burns, Gorton, Lott, Hutchinson,
Ashcroft, First, Abraham, Brownback, Hollings, Inouye, Ford,
Rockefeller, Kerry, Breaux, Bryan, Dorgan, Wyden, and Snowe.

Nancy E. Boone
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
National Life Building
Drawer 20
Montpelier, Vermont  05602-0501
802-828-3045    FAX 802-828-3206