Click here for Adobe Acrobat version
Click here for Microsoft Word version
******************************************************** 
                      NOTICE
********************************************************

This document was converted from Microsoft Word.

Content from the original version of the document such as
headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, graphics, and page numbers
will not show up in this text version.

All text attributes such as bold, italic, underlining, etc. from the
original document will not show up in this text version.

Features of the original document layout such as
columns, tables, line and letter spacing, pagination, and margins
will not be preserved in the text version.

If you need the complete document, download the
Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat version.

*****************************************************************




                           Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                     Washington, D.C. 20554


In the Matter of                )
                                )
Pinnacle Towers, Inc.           )
ASR # 1035818                   )            File  No.  EB-03-CF-
642
Mechanicsville, MD.             )
                                )            NOV              No.  
V20043234001
                                )
                                )


                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             Released:  December 
16, 2003

By the Enforcement Bureau: Columbia Office

  1.      This  is  a  Notice  of  Violation  ("Notice")   issued 
     pursuant to  Section 1.89  of  the Commission's  Rules,1  to 
     Pinnacle Towers, Inc.
 
  2.      On December  10, 2003,  an  agent of  the  Commission's 
     Columbia Office  inspected the  antenna structure,  a  tower 
     ASR# 1035818 in  Mechanicsville, Maryland  and observed  the 
     following violations:

  2.a.      47   C.F.R.      17.50:    Antenna   structures 
            requiring   painting   shall   be   cleaned   or 
            repainted  as  often as  necessary  to  maintain 
            good  visibility.  The  paint  on the  tower  is 
            faded   and  numerous   black   coaxial   cables 
            attached   to   the   tower   obstructed   clear 
            visibility of the tower painting.

  2.b.      47  C.F.R.  17.57:  The  owner  of  an  antenna 
            structure  requiring painting  must  immediately 
            notify the  Commission using FCC  Form 854  upon 
            any change  in ownership  information.  The  FCC 
            antenna  registration database  still lists  the 
            former owner of the tower. 

  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as  amended,2 and  Section  1.89 of  the  Commission's 
     Rules, Pinnacle Towers, Inc. 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  the  company  with 
     personal  knowledge  of   the  matter.    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
                 Columbia Office
                 9200 Farm House Lane
                 Columbia, MD 21046


  4.      This Notice shall be sent to Pinnacle Towers, Inc., 301 
     N. Cattleman Rd. 3rd Floor, Sarasota, FL  34232.  

  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




                                Charles C. Magin
                                District Director,
                                Columbia Office




_________________________

1 47 C.F.R.  1.89.

2 47 U.S.C.  308(b).
3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).

4 18 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.