Commissioner Robert S. Mathes of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources has extended the moratorium on communication tower development until the newly developed rules and regulations are submitted and approved by the Legislature. “We expect to submit the new rules and regs within the next 30 days,” said Commissioner Mathes.
The moratorium established in December 2008 allowed time to conduct a comprehensive study of zoning and development regulations and to draft rules and regulations pertaining to telecommunication facilities throughout the territory.
Public hearings have already been held throughout the territory. Copies of the Draft Telecommunication Facilities Rules and Regulations are available for review at www.planning.dpnr.gov.vi/documents/pubs.htm
and at DPNR’s Division of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning at No. 45 Mars Hill, the 2nd
Floor of the Cyril E. King Airport, and DPNR’s Starfish Market location on St. John, according to a press release from DPNR.
For additional information, contact the Division of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, at 774-3320 or 773-1082.