Legislative Issues Affecting TAAA
TOWER MARKING LEGISLATION
HB 946 by Representative Paul Workman
SB 505 by Senator Charles Perry
84th Legislative Session
Texas law require wireless communications facilities that are between 100 feet and 200 feet AGL are to be marked with two warning spheres each on the highest guy wires (Sec. 21.070, Transportation Code). Texas law also requires a notice to be given to certain airports and aerial applicators of the construction of a wireless communication facility for those facilities taller than 100 feet AGL (Sec. 25.002, Transportation Code). Both laws were adopted in 1995, but are largely ineffective due to a number of exemptions and a lack of enforcement.
The following key elements will make METs more visible for low altitude aviation operations: