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The FCC generally assigns painting and lighting requirements, at registration, according to the FAA's "determination" for a structure (also known as the FAA Study). The FAA Study references FAA Advisory Circular AC 70/7460-1, "Obstruction Marking and Lighting." This Advisory Circular and AC 150/53-5345-43, "Specification for Obstruction Lighting Equipment," are presently incorporated by reference in the FCC Rules. Regardless of the general specifications listed in the FCC Rules, however, the owner must maintain painting and lighting in accordance with the specifications assigned to the structure at registration.

Note: Before you attempt to obtain a copy of AC 70/7460-1, "Obstruction Marking and Lighting," check your Registration (Form 854-R) for the specific version that is required for your antenna structure. In turn, AC 70/7460-1 references a specific version of AC 150/53-5345-43, "Specification for Obstruction Lighting Equipment."

Certain existing structures have been assigned "FCC Paragraphs," instead of chapters from FAA Advisory Circulars. For these structures, the assigned FCC Paragraphs (which outline specific painting and lighting requirements) will be printed directly on the Registration. Although the FCC Forms 715/715A, which provided a comprehensive listing of all FCC Paragraphs, are no longer in print, we've included the paragraphs here for your information

  Antenna/azimuth adjustments, and other Modifications, Tower painting.    

     Guy wire repair and replacement, tension checks, and relighting.  

        Fence/gate repairs, Troubleshooting of any problem.  

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Painting a 500' tower near Selma, Al.

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