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VOSI - Environmental Standard V60.2

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VOSI ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARD V60.2
FOR
PROPERTY OWNER NOTIFICATION OF CELL TOWER RF ANTENNA TOWER VARIANCE

1. SCOPE

1.1 To create a notification zone by which NOT ONLY property owners within a 200 ft area of the perimeter of the block and lot number of the party requesting a Cell Tower antenna variance, but additional property owners within a minimum 500 -ft radius from the center of the antenna tower, must also be notified.

2. REFERENCED DOCUMENTS

2.1 VOSI RR12-V60.2, " Research Report for Property Owner Notification of Cell Tower RF Antenna Tower Variance"

3. TERMINOLOGY

3.1 Personal Communication System (PCS) - a system of communications operating in the 1850-1900 MHz range.

3.2 Cellular Communications System (CCS) - a system of communications operating in the 800-900 MHz range.

3.3 Cell Site - Typical heights of a "cell site" are 50-200 ft, usually a monopole, consisting of a collection of 1x4 panels, arranged in 3 groups of 3, resulting in a overall 36 sq. ft panel, with several 10 to 15 ft "omni directional" antennas that look like whips hanging from each panel. (Ref 2.1)

3.4 Radiation Zone - Milliwatts per sq/cm of body area up to 500 ft radius from the antenna tower center.

4. SIGNIFICANCE & USE

4.1 The residents living within a 500-ft radius of a cell-site, have the same "Right-to-know" of cell tower radiation as residents within the present 200-ft. notification zone.

4.2 Lawsuits have established a precedent for rejecting cellular towers based on aesthetic concerns.

5. KEYWORDS

5.1 Personal Communication System (PCS), Cellular Communications System (CCS), "Right-to-know", Radiation Zone

This Standard is under the jurisdiction of the Voices of Safety International (VOSI) "Environmental Issues" Committee. Copies area available from VOSI, e-mail: webmaster@voicesofsafety.com

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Created: 2002-03-04 Last Updated: 2002-04-16