Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act
This Act imposes certain additional requirements on municipalities, including The Village of Western Springs.
Information about the legislative sponsors of the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act – which is designated as Public Act 100-0585 and can be found under the “100th General Assembly” and “SB 1451” – are below:
Sen. Terry Link - Bill Cunningham - Donne E. Trotter - John J. Cullerton, Jil Tracy and Michael E. Hastings
Rep. Kelly M. Burke - Peter Breen - Mike Fortner - Fred Crespo - Robert Martwick and William Davis
Federal Communications Act of 1934:
There is a provision of federal law (the “Communications Act of 1934) that limits authority over radio frequency emissions.
47 U.S.C. 332(c)(7)(B)(iv):
(iv) No State or local government or instrumentality thereof may regulate the placement, construction, and modification of personal wireless service facilities on the basis of the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions to the extent that such facilities comply with the Commission’s regulations concerning such emissions.
Learn more about the Guidelines and Resolution:
Learn more about Wireless, 5G, Radiofrequency and Emissions:
President Gallagher asks House and Senate sponsors of the Small Cell Wireless Act to amend the Bill to provide more municipal control. Read the letters here.
At this time, the Village has no pending small wireless facilities permit applications.