FAA Spokesperson Kathleen Bergen said, “We sent the district a notice of presumed hazard as the tower reaches 746 feet above mean sea level. It will be a presumed hazard unless the structure is reduced in height to not exceed 720 feet.”
Though the district has considered the tank for over two years, the FAA received notice of the structure on January 8 of this year, while rendering a decision on February 26. According to an FAA form found on the Internet at https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=556570. The form said that the proposed tower would stand 3,728 feet from Lake Barkley Airport.
Bergen said that when the FAA has identified a hazard, the agency accepts public comments to discuss the issue. She said that the period for public comment began on March 13 and concluded April 19. “Upon review of the comments, we will make a determination on the structure. We evaluate the proposal based on an aviation safety standpoint.”
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