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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Pacific Gas and Electric Company ) File No. EB-11-SF-0059


   Licensee of Radio Station WQFY568 ) NOV No. V201132960012

   San Francisco, CA )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: September 29, 2011

   By the District Director, San Francisco Office, Western Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Pacific Gas and Electric Company,
       licensee of radio station WQFY568, San Francisco, California.

    2. On, July 1 and July 5 2011, in response to a complaint, an agent from
       the Enforcement Bureau's San Francisco Office monitored the frequency
       151.910 MHz, and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 1.903(a): "Stations in the Wireless Radio Service must
        be used and operated only in accordance with the rules applicable to
        their particular service as set forth in this title and with a valid
        authorization granted by the Commission..." At the time of
        monitoring, Pacific Gas and Electric Company was operating on the
        frequency 151.910 MHz, which is a frequency not authorized by the
        WQFY568 license.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 90.403(e): "Licensees shall take reasonable precautions
        to avoid causing harmful interference. This includes monitoring the
        transmitting frequency for communications in progress and such other
        measures as may be necessary to minimize the potential for causing
        interference." At the time of the investigation, the agent monitored
        the WQFY568 repeater transmitter output and observed that WQFY568 was
        transmitting a morse code identifier on 151.910 MHz, creating the
        potential for interference. There was no evidence of monitoring for
        communications in progress.

   c. 47.C.F.R. S: 90.425(a): "Stations licensed under this part shall
   transmit identification in accordance with the following provisions: (a)
   Identification procedure. Except as provided for in paragraphs (d) and (e)
   of this section, each station or system shall be identified by the
   transmission of the assigned call sign during each transmission or
   exchange of transmissions, or once each 15 minutes (30 minutes in the
   Public Safety pool) during periods of continuous operation. The call sign
   shall be transmitted by voice in the English language or by International
   Morse Code in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section. If the
   station is employing either analog or digital voice scrambling, or
   non-voice emission, transmission of the required identification shall be
   in the unscrambled mode using A3E, F3E or G3E emission, or International
   Morse, with all encoding disabled." At the time of the investigation, the
   agent monitored the WQFY568 repeater output signal for an extended period
   and observed that WQFY568, an Industrial/Business Pool license, identified
   with a call sign every 30 minutes.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Pacific Gas and
       Electric Company must submit a written statement concerning this
       matter within twenty (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 Pacific Gas and Electric
       Company. 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

   San Francisco Office

   5653 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 105

   Pleasanton, CA 94588-8543

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Pacific Gas And Electric Company, at its
       address of record.

    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.


   Thomas N. VanStavern

   District Director

   San Francisco District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S: 308(b).

   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