Small Cell Wireless Technology
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.
Village Guidelines and Resolution:
Additional Information & Resources on Small Cell Wireless, 5G, Radiofrequency and Emissions:
At this time, the Village has no pending small wireless facilities permit applications.
Attorney Michael Marrs gave a presentation on Small Cell Wireless at the Board of Trustees meeting. View it here (beginning at 35:00).
President Gallagher asked House and Senate sponsors of the Small Cell Wireless Act to amend the Bill to provide more municipal control. Read her letters here.
President Gallagher discusses many issues being considered by the board, including 5G small cell technology. Read more here.