Level VI- Local Permit Agent Training

Level VI- Local Permit Agent Training




Level VI Local Permit Agent Training
Local Permit Rights
This training level includes four Modules (28-31)
The first two Modules (28-29) encompass Process #11
The second two Modules (30-31) encompass Process #12

Process #11 Apply for Local Permits
Module 28 Learning Objectives
Local Permit Applications

Upon completion of Module 28 the learner will be able to:
list the types of zoning due diligence research conducted in the site search process
list the items to be included in a zoning permit application
explain the impact of the Middle-Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Section 6409a, on collocation of wireless facilities
explain how to obtain approval of uses not mentioned in a zoning district
explain how the Notice Criteria Tool can help in the permitting process
list land uses that may require a public hearing
identify the best way to reduce project costs and zoning exposure for new sites
explain the process for proposed use of a non-conforming existing structure
list the items needed in order to submit a zoning application
list three actions that represent pay points in the process
list the items that may be required with a permit application
list the individuals who might need to receive and comment on the permit application
list the project information needed for completing the application for zoning and building permits
list the components of the zoning narrative
identify the most important elements of the zoning narrative
give three reasons that zoning application narratives are an excellent place to give details about an application
describe the items that should be included in the opening statement about the site selection process
describe three items that should be reiterated in the summary of a narrative
explain additional points that should be made in the conclusion

Module 29 Learning Objectives
Planning Staff Review

Upon completion of Module 29 the learner will be able to:
list five responsibilities of local jurisdiction Planning and Zoning Departments
explain the ways the ramifications of a macro vs. a small cell facility change the impact of a project
give examples of when a jurisdiction might process an application through an administrative review
describe the process which follows the receipt of a permit application
describe the types of planning staff due diligence that might need to be addressed prior to setting a hearing date
identify the types of advance notice that may be necessary prior to public hearings
explain the purpose of the planning staff report
identify the individuals who review a building permit application
explain how a wireless facility could be built in an area prone to flooding

Process #12 Local Permit Discretionary Processes
30 Learning Objectives
Community Due Diligence

Upon completion of Module 30 the learner will be able to:
list strategies that may be used to oppose development of a wireless facility
list some strategies to minimize strong opposition
identify eight topics of concern to communities considering a wireless facility development
explain how the visual impact of a proposed facility is evaluated
give examples of questions raised regarding the visual aesthetics of a proposed facility
list the four terms that define a substantial increase in the size of a wireless facility
identify the types of existing structures that are included in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
explain what qualifies any multiple story building for existing wireless structure status under the FCC 2018 Small Cell Order
describe two types of monopole structure
give two advantages of the tree-pole design
identify four structures that may be exempted in the local code from height restrictions and setback requirements
identify five issues that need to be addressed regarding the use of flag-pole structures
explain the five key issues to be considered when doing a before and after visual comparison for a proposed structure
describe three issues with regard to the lighting of the wireless facility
explain collocation accommodation with regard to a facility developer, a tower company, and a public agency
list the types of Market Areas that apply to commercial mobile wireless service
identify the three components of site acquisition and the time line associated with the cycle
explain how system capacity and speed is measured
list the reasons for slow response to community technical inquiries about the location of a site
describe the information the client should have when public hearing support is requested
identify real estate facilities whose proximity impacts property values
contrast the purpose of macro cell sites and micro cell sites
identify safety concerns that may need to be addressed in response to community due diligence
explain three major tenets of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
explain how a site acquisition /zoning representative could address an RF energy inquiry
explain where structural design standards for communications poles and towers can be found
explain the role of the termination clause in wireless site leases

Module 31 Learning Objectives
Local Governing Bodies, Public Hearings and Final Documentation

Upon completion of Module 31 the learner will be able to:
identify four local entities that could be involved in the permitting process
list strategies that should be used to make presentations to community entities as effective as possible
explain the role of the Planning Commission in the process
explain the role of the Zoning Board of Adjustment in the process
explain the role of the Historic Architectural Review Committee in the process
explain the purpose of public hearings in the process
identify items that could enhance a presentation to local entities
explain the POPS format presentation
explain the IRAC format of presentation in a legal hearing
explain when it might be necessary to hold a legal hearing during the process



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