Industrial Communications

PAL has completed more than 30 projects in New England for Industrial Communications & Electronics, Inc., a leading provider of communications solutions to businesses, public safety, and government throughout New England and South Florida.

Each new telecommunications facility requires a license or other authorization by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and therefore constitutes a federal undertaking subject to review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

In order to facilitate the Section 106 review process, the FCC — in consultation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, National Council of State Historic Preservation Officers, individual State Historic Preservation Officers, and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers — developed programmatic agreements for the review of effects on historic properties for new and co-located telecommunication installations.


PAL assisted Industrial Communications in complying with the programmatic agreement by:

  • preparing the FCC Form 620 New Tower Submission Packet
  • conducting due diligence reviews to identify historic properties within the installation's area of potential effect
  • overseeing consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer, Native American, and other interested parties
  • conducting historic architectural and archaeological survey, when necessary
  • assessing effects for identified historic properties within direct and visual Areas of Potential Effect.
Client Name: 
Industrial Communications & Electronics, Inc.
Project Name: 
Industrial Communications
Project Date: 
2006 to 2009
Project Location: 
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine