150/150 Solution for RF-EMR Exposure Regulations


Incorporate a 150/150 Solution into Local Ordinances

Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs) with cellular antennas of any size or shape need sufficient vertical and horizontal setbacks from where people live, sleep and heal. Installing antennas 25-50 feet off the ground and closer than 1,500 feet to residences harms residents: safety harms, privacy harms and property values harms.

Many are familiar with 50/50 solutions to problems, but any town has the opportunity to adopt a 150/150 solution:

  • Any town could require that WTF antennas be installed only on private, applicant-owned poles that have antennas installed no lower than 150 feet higher than the highest roof within a 1,500 foot radius of any WTF.

  • Any town could require that the applicant to only install equipment that has no chance of outputting maximum RF-EMR exposures any higher than 150 µW/m² anywhere where people live, learn, recreate, sleep or heal — metered as peak RF-EMR exposures anywhere outside either on the ground or just outside the highest windows of the closest buildings within a 1,500 foot radius of any WTF.

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Note: the bill to which Barrie Trower refers is actually California Assembly Bill 57; CA Senate Bill 649 had a similar firefighter exemption, but that bill was vetoed on Oct 15, 2017 by Gov. Jerry Brown.

California Assembly Bill 57 Excerpt:

(e) Except as provided in subdivision (a), nothing in this section limits or affects the authority of a city or county over decisions regarding the placement, construction, and modification of a wireless telecommunications facility.

(f) Due to the unique duties and infrastructure requirements for the swift and effective deployment of firefighters, this section does not apply to a collocation or siting application for a wireless telecommunications facility where the project is proposed for placement on fire department facilities.