Change List for this Rule

 

Original Version

Rule 94

 

94    Antennas

 

94.1    Definition (See Rule 20.0)

  

94.2    Maintenance and Inspection (See Rules 31.1 and 31.2)

  

94.3    General Requirements

 

On joint use poles supporting Class T, C, L or H Circuits (up to 50 kV), the following shall apply:

  

A.    Antennas shall meet the requirements of Class C equipment, unless otherwise specified in this rule.

  

B.    All associated elements of the antenna (e.g. associated cables, messengers, and pole line hardware) shall meet the requirements of Class C circuits.

 

94.4   Clearances

  

A.    Antennas and supporting elements (e.g. crossarms, brackets) shall maintain a vertical clearance of 6 feet from Supply Conductors operating at 0 50kV.  (See Figure 94-1)

  

B.    Antennas and supporting elements (e.g. crossarms, brackets) shall maintain a 2 ft. vertical separation from communication conductors and equipment.  (See Figure 94-2)

  

C.    Antennas shall maintain a 2 ft. horizontal clearance from centerline of pole.  (See Figures 94-1 and 94-2)

  

D.    Antennas shall have a vertical clearance above ground as specified in Table 1, Column B, Cases 1 to 6a.

 

 

  

 

 

  

94.5    Marking

 

A.    No antenna owner or operator shall install an antenna on a joint use pole unless such installation is subject to an agreement with the pole owner(s) that includes marking requirements that are substantially similar to and achieve at least the same safety standards as those set forth in Appendix H to GO 95.

 

B.    Joint use poles shall be marked with a sign for each antenna installation as follows:

 

(1)    Identification of the antenna operator

 

(2)    A 24-hour contact number of antenna operator for Emergency or Information

 

(3)    Unique identifier of the antenna installation.

  

94.6    De-energizing

No antenna owner or operator shall install an antenna on a joint use pole unless such installation is subject to an agreement with the pole owner(s) that includes de-energizing protocols that are substantially similar to and achieve at least the same safety standards as those set forth in Appendix H to GO 95.

 

Exceptions:

 

Antennas utilized by utilities for the sole purpose of operating and monitoring their supply system are exempt from this rule and shall only meet the construction and clearance requirements of supply equipment.

 

Antennas embedded in or attached to communication cables and messengers are exempt from this rule and shall only meet the construction requirements for Class C circuits.

  

 

Strikeout and Underline Version

Rule 94

 

94    Antennas

 

94.1    Definition (See Rule 20.0)

 

94.2    Maintenance and Inspection (See Rules 31.1 and 31.2 )

 

94.3    General Requirements

 

On joint use poles supporting Class T, C, L or H Circuits (up to 50 kV), the following shall apply:

 

A.    Antennas shall meet the requirements of Class C equipment, unless otherwise specified in this rule.

  

B.    All associated elements of the antenna (e.g. associated cables, messengers, and pole line hardware) shall meet the requirements of Class C circuits.

  

C.    Support elements (e.g. arms, braces, brackets, hardware) and pole-top extensions shall conform to the requirements of Section IV.

  

Note:    Support elements (e.g. arms, braces, brackets, hardware) and pole-top extensions installed above supply lines shall meet Grade A requirements and safety factors specified in Rule 44, Table 4.

  

94.4   Clearances

 

A.    Antennas and supporting elements below supply lines (e.g. crossarms, brackets) shall maintain a vertical clearance of 6 feet from Supply Conductors operating at 0 50kV.  (See Figure 94-1)

 

B.    Antennas and supporting elements below communication lines (e.g. crossarms, brackets) shall maintain a 2 ft. vertical separation from communication conductors and equipment.  (See Figure 94-12)

 

C.    Antennas, associated equipment (e.g. terminations, enclosures) and support elements installed above supply lines and/or communication lines of different ownership attached to the same structure shall maintain the vertical clearances specified in Rule 38, Table 2, Case 21, Columns A - H.

 

Note:    Other vertical clearances between communication equipment and supply lines are specified in Rule 92.1-F(2).

 

D.    Antennas, associated equipment (e.g. terminations, enclosures) and support elements, installed above supply lines and/or communication lines of different ownership, shall maintain the radial clearances from unattached supply and communication lines specified in Rule 38, Table 2, Case 3.

 

CE.    Antennas shall maintain a 2 ft.horizontal clearance from centerline of pole when affixed between supply and communication lines or below communication lines. (See Figures 94-1 and 94-2)

 

F.    Horizontal clearances from centerline of the pole for Antennas, associated equipment and support elements, affixed between supply lines or at the top of a climbable pole, are not specified, but must be arranged so that the pole may be climbed safely.

 

DG.    Antennas shall have a vertical clearance above ground as specified in Rule 37, Table 1, Column B, Cases 1 to -6a. (See Figure 94-1)

 

 

 

94.5    Marking

 

A.    No antenna owner or operator shall install an antenna on a joint use pole unless such installation is subject to an agreement with the pole owner(s) that includes marking requirements that are substantially similar to and achieve at least the same safety standards as those set forth in Appendix H to GO 95.

 

B.    Joint use poles shall be marked with a sign for each antenna installation as follows:

 

(1)    Identification of the antenna operator

 

(2)    A 24-hour contact number of antenna operator for Emergency or Information

 

(3)    Unique identifier of the antenna installation.

  

94.6    Climbing Space

  

A.    Climbing space above supply lines shall be maintained in accordance with Rule 54.7-A to:

   

(1)    The bottom of the Antenna (including associated support elements) if affixed less than eight inches from the surface of the pole at the top of the pole or pole-top extension.

  

(2)    The top of the pole or pole-top extension if the Antenna (including associated support elements) is affixed more than eight inches from the surface of the pole or pole-top extension.

  

(3)    The bottom of the uppermost Antenna (including associated support elements) if multiple Antennas are present at different levels above supply lines.

 

B.    Climbing space above communication lines shall be maintained in accordance with Rule 84.7 to:

  

(1)    The bottom of the Antenna (including associated support elements) at the top of the pole or pole-top extension when affixed less than eight inches from the surface of the pole.

  

(2)    The top of the pole or pole-top extension if the Antenna (including associated support elements) is affixed more than eight inches from the surface of the pole or pole-top extension.

  

(3)    The bottom of the uppermost Antenna (including associated support elements) if multiple Antennas are present at different levels.

   

94.7    Stepping (See Rule 91.3)

   

94.8    Risers and Vertical Runs

 

A.    Risers and vertical runs passing supply lines and/or equipment or communication lines and/or equipment on nonmetallic structures (e.g. single wood, concrete, composite, fiberglass poles or multiple pole configurations) shall be suitably covered throughout their length; shall occur on a single pole; shall be installed outside the climbing space; and shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with Rules 54.6-D 1, 2, 3 and 5.

   

(1)    Associated cable runs extending to an adjacent structure or building shall be bonded to existing communication cables and messengers and effectively grounded at the originating structure (see Rule 83.4). Where communication guard arm construction exists, the protective covering shall extend below the arm.

   

B.    The suitable protective covering (see Rule 22.8) for risers and vertical runs passing supply lines and/or equipment shall extend no less than (see Figure 94.1):

  

(1)    3 ft. above lines energized from 0 750 Volts.

  

(2)    6 ft. above lines energized from 750 35,000 Volts.

   

(3)    9 ft. above lines energized from 35,000 50,000 Volts.

 

C.    Risers and vertical runs passing supply lines and/or equipment or communication lines and/or equipment on metallic structures shall occur on a single structure, and be installed outside the climbing space in accordance with Rule 54.6-D 4.

 

94.69    De-energizing

No antenna owner or operator shall install an antenna on a joint use pole unless such installation is subject to an agreement with the pole owner(s) that includes de-energizing protocols that are substantially similar to and achieve at least the same safety standards as those set forth in Appendix H to GO 95.

 

Exceptions:

 

Antennas utilized by utilities for the sole purpose of operating and monitoring their supply system are exempt from this rule and shall only meet the construction and clearance requirements of supply equipment.

 

Antennas embedded in or attached to communication cables and messengers are exempt from this rule and shall only meet the construction requirements for Class C circuits.

 

 

 

Final Version

Rule 94

 

94    Antennas

 

94.1    Definition (See Rule 20.0)

 

94.2    Maintenance and Inspection (See Rules 31.1 and 31.2)

 

94.3    General Requirements

 

On joint use poles supporting Class T, C, L or H Circuits (up to 50 kV), the following shall apply:

 

A.    Antennas shall meet the requirements of Class C equipment, unless otherwise specified in this rule.

 

B.    All associated elements of the antenna (e.g. associated cables, messengers) shall meet the requirements of Class C circuits.

 

C.    Support elements (e.g. arms, braces, brackets, hardware) and pole-top extensions shall conform to the requirements of Section IV.

  

Note:    Support elements (e.g. arms, braces, brackets, hardware) and pole-top extensions installed above supply lines shall meet Grade A requirements and safety factors specified in Rule 44, Table 4.

 

94.4   Clearances

 

A.    Antennas and supporting elements below supply lines shallmaintain a vertical clearance of 6 feet from Supply Conductors operating at 0 50kV.  (See Figure 94-1)

 

B.    Antennas and supporting elements below communication lines shall maintain a 2 ft. vertical separation from communication conductors and equipment.  (See Figure 94-1)

  

C.    Antennas, associated equipment (e.g. terminations, enclosures) and support elements installed above supply lines and/or communication lines of different ownership attached to the same structure shall maintain the vertical clearances specified in Rule 38, Table 2, Case 21, Columns A - H.

 

Note:    Other vertical clearances between communication equipment and supply lines are specified in Rule 92.1-F(2).

 

D.    Antennas, associated equipment (e.g. terminations, enclosures) and support elements, installed above supply lines and/or communication lines of different ownership, shall maintain the radial clearances from unattached supply and communication lines specified in Rule 38, Table 2, Case 3.

 

E.    Antennas shall maintain a 2 ft.horizontal clearance from centerline of pole when affixed between supply and communication lines or below communication lines.  (See Figure 94-1)

 

F.    Horizontal clearances from centerline of the pole for Antennas, associated equipment and support elements, affixed between supply lines or at the top of a climbable pole, are not specified, but must be arranged so that the pole may be climbed safely.

 

G.    Antennas shall have a vertical clearance above ground as specified in Rule 37 Table 1, Column B, Cases 1 -6a.  (See Figure 94-1)

  

 

94.5    Marking

 

A.    No antenna owner or operator shall install an antenna on a joint use pole unless such installation is subject to an agreement with the pole owner(s) that includes marking requirements that are substantially similar to and achieve at least the same safety standards as those set forth in Appendix H to GO 95.

 

B.    Joint use poles shall be marked with a sign for each antenna installation as follows:

 

(1)    Identification of the antenna operator

 

(2)    A 24-hour contact number of antenna operator for Emergency or Information

 

(3)    Unique identifier of the antenna installation.

 

94.6    Climbing Space

  

A.    Climbing space above supply lines shall be maintained in accordance with Rule 54.7-A to:

   

(1)    The bottom of the Antenna (including associated support elements) if affixed less than eight inches from the surface of the pole at the top of the pole or pole-top extension.

  

(2)    The top of the pole or pole-top extension if the Antenna (including associated support elements) is affixed more than eight inches from the surface of the pole or pole-top extension.

  

(3)    The bottom of the uppermost Antenna (including associated support elements) if multiple Antennas are present at different levels above supply lines.

 

B.    Climbing space above communication lines shall be maintained in accordance with Rule 84.7 to:

  

(1)    The bottom of the Antenna (including associated support elements) at the top of the pole or pole-top extension when affixed less than eight inches from the surface of the pole.

  

(2)    The top of the pole or pole-top extension if the Antenna (including associated support elements) is affixed more than eight inches from the surface of the pole or pole-top extension.

  

(3)    The bottom of the uppermost Antenna (including associated support elements) if multiple Antennas are present at different levels.

   

94.7    Stepping (See Rule 91.3)

   

94.8    Risers and Vertical Runs

 

A.    Risers and vertical runs passing supply lines and/or equipment or communication lines and/or equipment on nonmetallic structures (e.g. single wood, concrete, composite, fiberglass poles or multiple pole configurations) shall be suitably covered throughout their length; shall occur on a single pole; shall be installed outside the climbing space; and shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with Rules 54.6-D 1, 2, 3 and 5.

   

(1)    Associated cable runs extending to an adjacent structure or building shall be bonded to existing communication cables and messengers and effectively grounded at the originating structure (see Rule 83.4). Where communication guard arm construction exists, the protective covering shall extend below the arm.

   

B.    The suitable protective covering (see Rule 22.8) for risers and vertical runs passing supply lines and/or equipment shall extend no less than (See Figure 94-1):

  

(1)    3 ft. above lines energized from 0 750 Volts.

  

(2)    6 ft. above lines energized from 750 35,000 Volts.

   

(3)    9 ft. above lines energized from 35,000 50,000 Volts.

 

C.    Risers and vertical runs passing supply lines and/or equipment or communication lines and/or equipment on metallic structures shall occur on a single structure, and be installed outside the climbing space in accordance with Rule 54.6-D4.

 

94.9    De-energizing

No antenna owner or operator shall install an antenna on a joint use pole unless such installation is subject to an agreement with the pole owner(s) that includes de-energizing protocols that are substantially similar to and achieve at least the same safety standards as those set forth in Appendix H to GO 95.

 

Exceptions:

 

Antennas utilized by utilities for the sole purpose of operating and monitoring their supply system are exempt from this rule and shall only meet the construction and clearance requirements of supply equipment.

 

Antennas embedded in or attached to communication cables and messengers are exempt from this rule and shall only meet the construction requirements for Class C circuits.