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Interior Nat Harbor

Telecommunications Transmission Facility Coordinating Committee (TTFCC)

Meetings

  • 1 p.m.
  • The 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • Virtual Meetings

Open Meetings

All TTFCC meetings are open to the public via Zoom.

Radio Frequency (RF) Report Requirement

Prince George’s County requires "Routine Environmental Evaluation Reports" to determine the required safety compliance, such as warning signage when a site demonstrates Radio Frequency (RF) exposure in excess of guidelines as outlined by the FCC. This is consistent with the TTFCC’s requirement to consider all applicable health, safety, and welfare sections of the Prince George’s County Code, federal or state regulations, laws and directive to follow in its application review. (PrG TTFCC Applications). 

To meet that requirement, the County will ask applicants to submit an RF report to provide an evaluation of proposed wireless equipment to prove its compliance with FCC guidelines for human exposure to radio frequency fields. Evaluations shall include uncontrolled exposure in the near-field and far-field regions. Additional evaluations shall be provided whenever the transmitting power of existing equipment is increased. The evaluations shall document existing radio frequencies, proposed radio frequencies, and summarize possible radio-frequency interference, to include all carriers at a site if applicable. The reports will be required for the following applications:

  1. All applications that qualify as a Small Wireless Facility (PrG SWF Definition).
  2. All applications that have building and roof mounted antennas.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members

  • Michelle Lyons, Chair
    Administrator of Boards and Commissions, Prince George's County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement
  • Clarence E. Moseley, Vice-Chair
    Permits Supervisor, Permits Information and Management Section, Prince George's County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement
  • Vincent Curl
    Facility Supervisor, Maintenance Department, Prince George’s County Public Schools
  • Sherif Elkabbani
    Chief, Street Lights and Signal Section, Department of Public Works & Transportation
  • James Stepowany
    Principal Planner Technician, Permit Review Section, Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission
  • Nathaniel K. Tutt, III
    Prince George’s County Council, County Administration Building
  • Lakisha Pingshaw
    CBN Program Manager, Prince George’s County Office of Information Technology

Additional Support

  • Prince George’s County Office of Law
  • TTFCC Facility Coordinator, Columbia Telecommunications Corporation

Duties & Responsibilities

The Telecommunications Transmission Facility Coordinating Committee (TTFCC):

  • Reviews and approves or disapproves the co-location of telecommunication facilities on existing and new structures and minimizes the community impact of new telecommunication facilities by promoting alternative sites and techniques to mitigate the visual impact.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to the telecommunication carriers on their cell tower applications* to meet the necessary requirements.
  • Serves as liaison between the carriers and the County.
  • Coordinates with DPW&T to update the Design Manual for Small Wireless Facilities (PDF) when wireless facilities equipment changes.

*Note: All cell tower inspections are required to be done by Third-Party Inspectors.

Other Information

Related Publications

The TTFCC reviews and recommends changes to legislation, policies and procedures related to existing County codes and regulations.

More Information

For further information or questions regarding the TTFCC, please contact the Coordinator, Michelle Lyons, Administrator of Boards and Commissions, at dpieobc@co.pg.md.us or 301-636-2020.