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


In the Matter of                )
                                )
American Towers, Inc.           )            File  No.  EB-04-NY-
294
                                )
ASR # 1061739                   )            NOV No. V20053238013
Boston, MA                      )            



                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             Released:  November 
17, 2004

By the District Director, New York Office, Northeast Region, 
Enforcement Bureau:

  1.      This  is  a  Notice  of  Violation  ("Notice")   issued 
     pursuant to  Section 1.89  of  the Commission's  Rules,1  to 
     American Towers, Inc.

  2.      On November 9, 2004, an  agent of the Commission's  New 
     York Office inspected the  antenna structure, ASR#  1061739, 
     located atop  Illinois  Mountain, Highland,  New  York,  and 
     observed the following violations:

       AI.1.a)i)1)a)i.a.      47  C.F.R.  17.48(a):   ``The 
          owner of any antenna structure which is registered 
          ...  Shall  report  immediately  by  telephone  or 
          telegraph to the nearest Flight Service Station or 
          office of the Federal Aviation Administration  any 
          observed  or  otherwise  known  extinguishment  or 
          improper functioning  of  any top  steady  burning 
          light   or   any   flashing   obstruction   light, 
          regardless  of   its  position   on  the   antenna 
          structure, not corrected within 30 minutes.   Such 
          reports shall set forth the condition the light or 
          lights,  the   circumstances  which   caused   the 
          failure, the  probable  date  for  restoration  of 
          service...''  The  tower light  at the  two-thirds 
          level   was   not   in   operation.     Flashlight 
          Technologies,  the  alarm  company  for   American 
          Towers, Inc.,  notified  the  New  York  Automated 
          Flight Service  Station  of the  light  outage  on 
          September 21, October 5, 19 and November 2,  2004, 
          but failed to report a return to service date.

       AI.1.a)i)1)a)i.b.      47    C.F.R.        17.56(a): 
          "Replacing  or  repairing  of  lights,   automatic 
          indicators  or  automatic  control  alarm  systems 
          shall be accomplished as soon as practicable."  At 
          the time of inspection, it was determined that the 
          tower light at the  two-thirds level had not  been 
          in operation since September 21, 2004.  Because of 
          hazards to air navigation  due to the 272.5  meter 
          height of the  tower, American  Towers, Inc.  must 
          diligently investigate  the  ongoing  problem  and 
          resolve the light failure. 

  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as  amended,2 and  Section  1.89 of  the  Commission's 
     Rules,  American  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  tower 
     owner 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
                 New York Office
                 201 Varick Street, Suite 1151
                 New York, NY 10014


  4.      This Notice shall be sent to American Towers, Inc., 116 
     Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.

  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




                                Daniel W. Noel
                                District Director
                                New York Office
                                Northeast Region
                                Enforcement Bureau



_________________________

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.