New rules coming for meteorological evaluation towers

New rules coming for meteorological evaluation towers

LANSING — A recently adopted State law will mean some changes for operators of meteorological evaluation towers.

Michigan Department of Transportation officials say Public Act 28 of 2016 requires owners of such towers — which are used to evaluate locations for electricity-generating wind turbines — to register them with the MDOT Office of Aeronautics.

The act applies to towers fifty feet or higher and goes into effect on May 30th. It also outlines requirements for marking the towers. Click here to find out how to apply for a Michigan tall structures permit.

[Photo courtesy F. John Hay from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln]