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Released: July 11, 2012

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Before the

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Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Intermountain Rural Electric Association
) File No. EB-FIELDWR-12-00003089
Antenna Structure Registrant
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ASR # 1212061
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NOV No. V201232800038
Parker, CO
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NOTICE OF VIOLATION

Released: July 11, 2012

By the District Director, Denver District Office, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:
1.
This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the
Commission’s Rules,1 to Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA), registrant of antenna structure
# 1212061 in Parker, CO.
2.
On June, 29, 2012, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau’s Denver District Office
inspected antenna structure # 1212061 located 1/4 mile north of CR#186 on CR#21 and observed the
following violations:
a.
47 C.F.R. § 17.4(g): “Except as described in paragraph (h) of this section, the
Antenna Structure Registration Number must be displayed in a conspicuous
place so that it is readily visible near the base of the antenna structure.
Materials used to display the Antenna Structure Registration Number must
be weather-resistant and of sufficient size to be easily seen at the base of the
antenna structure.” The agent observed that the Antenna Structure
Registration Number was not displayed at the time of the inspection on June
29, 2012.
b.
47 C.F.R. § 17.50: “Antenna structures requiring painting under this part
shall be cleaned or repainted as often as necessary to maintain good
visibility.” The agent observed that the paint was faded and chipped at the
time of the inspection on June 29, 2012.
c.
47 C.F.R. § 17.57: “The owner of an antenna structure for which an Antenna
Structure Registration Number has been obtained must notify the

1 47 C.F.R. § 1.89.

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Commission within 24 hours of completion of construction (FCC Form 854–
R) and/or dismantlement (FCC Form 854). The owner must also immediately
notify the Commission using FCC Form 854 upon any change in structure
height or change in ownership information.” During the inspection, the agent
observed that construction of antenna structure # 1212061 had been
completed, however, the FCC’s antenna structure registration database
showed the structure’s status as “granted.”
3.
Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,2 and Section
1.89 of the Commission’s Rules, IREA must submit a written statement concerning this matter within 20
days of release of this Notice. The response must fully explain each violation, must contain a statement
of the specific action(s) taken to correct each violation and preclude recurrence, and should include a time
line for completion of pending corrective action(s). The response must be complete in itself and signed
by a principal or officer of IREA. All replies and documentation sent in response to this Notice should be
marked with the File No. and NOV No. specified above, and mailed to the following address:
Federal Communications Commission
Denver District Office
215 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 303
Lakewood, CO 80226
4.
This Notice shall be sent to Intermountain Rural Electric Association at its address of
record.
5.
The Privacy Act of 19743 requires that we advise you that the Commission will use all
relevant material information before it, including any information disclosed in your reply, to determine
what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure compliance. Any false statement made knowingly
and willfully in reply to this Notice is punishable by fine or imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S.
Code.4
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Nikki P. Shears
District Director
Denver District Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau

2 47 U.S.C. § 403.
3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3).
4 18 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq.

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