FCC cracks down on delinquent antenna owners

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, September 1, 2003

WASHINGTON - Companies using antenna structures have until the end of September to get them registered with the Federal Communications Commission or face fines or other sanctions, the FCC announced.

In the process of auditing its database of antenna structures, the FCC discovered hundreds that have not been registered as required by the FCC’s rules. In order to bring those structures into compliance, the commission provided violators with a 60-day amnesty period, which began in late July. Future audits will not come with the benefit of an amnesty period.

The Central Station Alarm Association inquired with the FCC as to whether the amnesty period applied to all unregistered antenna structures or to those 442 the FCC listed as out of compliance. In a memo to its members that was drafted by CSAA’s counsel, the law firm of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, the CSAA urged its members to seek compliance regardless of whether their structure is on the list.