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                         Before the
              FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                   Washington, D.C. 20554




CERTIFIED MAIL: 
RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

Motel 6                                           File No.: 
EB-05-DL-095
2550 N Central Expressway     
Plano, TX                               Citation No.: 
C20053250007

                          CITATION

                                        Released:  July 25, 
                                        2005

By the District Director, Dallas Office, South Central 
Region, Enforcement Bureau:

   1.This is an Official Citation issued pursuant to Section 
503(b)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended 
(``Act''),1 to Motel 6 for violation of Section 
76.605(a)(12) of the Commission's Rules (``Rules'').2

   2.On June 16, 2005, an agent from the Commission's Dallas 
Office of the Enforcement Bureau inspected a non-cable 
multichannel video programming distributor (``MVPD'') system 
located at the Motel 6, 2550 N Central Expressway, Plano, 
Texas for signal leakage.

   3.Section 76.620 of the Rules states, among other things, 
that Section 76.605(a)(12) of the Rules applies to all non-
cable MVPDs.3  Section 76.605(a)(12) of the Rules, provides 
that ``As an exception to the general provision requiring 
measurements to be made at subscriber terminals, and without 
regard to the type of signals carried by the cable 
television system, signal leakage from a cable television 
system shall be measured in accordance with the procedures 
outlined in 76.609 (h) and shall be limited to 20 microvolts 
at three meters for frequencies over 54 up to and including 
216 MHz.''4   An emission exceeding the field strength 
allowed by the Rules for the frequency of 121.2625 MHz was 
detected and measured at 201 microvolts, at three meters 
from the MVPD equipment room located at the Motel 6. 

   4.     Subsequent violations of the Act or the Rules may 
subject the violator to severe penalties, including, but not 
limited to, substantial monetary fines and criminal 
sanctions including imprisonment.5

   5.     Section 503(b)(5) of the Act provides that the 
     Motel 6 may request a personal 
interview at the closest FCC location,6 namely:

                  Federal Communications Commission
                  Dallas Office
                  9330 LBJ Freeway
                  Suite 1170
                  Dallas, Texas 75013

which you can contact by telephone at (XXX) XXX-XXXX.  You 
must schedule this interview to take place within 14 days of 
the date of this Citation.  Motel 6 may submit a written 
statement to the same address within 14 days of the date of 
this Citation.  Any written statement should specify what 
actions have been taken to correct the violation outlined 
above.  Please reference case number EB-05-DL-095 when 
corresponding with the Commission.

   6.Under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3), 
we are informing you that the Commission's staff will use 
all relevant material information before it to determine 
what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure your 
compliance with the Rules.  This will include any 
information that you disclose in your reply.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION



                            James D. Wells
                            District Director
                            Dallas District Office
                            South Central Region
                            Enforcement Bureau


_________________________

147 U.S.C.  503(b)(5).
247 C.F.R.  76.605(a)(12).
347 C.F.R.  76.620.
447 C.F.R.  76.605(a)(12).
5See 47 U.S.C.  401, 501, 503.
647 U.S.C.  503(b)(5).