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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   City of Torrance ) File No. EB-10-LA-0260

   Antenna Structure Registrant )

   ASR # 1221886  ) NOV No. V201132900010

   Torrance, CA )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: February  28, 2011

   By the District Director, Los Angeles  Office, Western Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules to City of Torrance ("Torrance"),
       registrant of antenna structure # 1221886  in Torrance, California.

    2. On November 26, 2010, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Los Angeles
       Office inspected antenna structure # 1221886 located in Torrance,
       California and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 17.4(g): "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." At the time of the
        inspection, the agent observed that there was no registration number
        posted at or near the base of the antenna structure.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 17.23: "Unless otherwise specified by the Commission,
        each new or altered antenna structure to be registered on or after
        January 1, 1996, must conform to the FAA's painting and lighting
        recommendations set forth on the structure's FAA determination of `no
        hazard.'" The painting and lighting specifications for antenna
        structure # 1221886 are listed as FAA Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 12, in
        accordance with FAA Circular Number 70/7460-1K. Chapter 3 specifies
        the painting requirements for the structure. At the time of the
        inspection, the agent observed that the structure had white
        obstruction lighting, but was not painted.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S: 17.57: "The owner of an antenna structure for which an
        Antenna Structure Registration Number has been obtained must notify
        the Commission within 24 hours of completion of construction (FCC
        Form 854-R) and/or dismantlement (FCC Form 854)." Based on a review
        of the FCC's Antenna Structure Registration records, which reflect a
        status of "Granted," the City of Torrance failed to notify the
        Commission that antenna structure # 1221886 had been constructed.

    3. Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
       and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, the City of Torrance  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
       City of Torrance. 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

   Los Angeles  District Office

   18000 Studebaker Rd., Suite 660

   Cerritos, CA  90703

    4. This Notice shall be sent to the  City of Torrance at its address of

    5. The Privacy Act of 1974 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.


   Nader Haghighat

   District Director

   Los Angeles District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S: 403.

   P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. S: 552a(e)(3).

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

   Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission