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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Ponderosa Telephone Co. ) File No. EB-11-SF-0272

   Antenna Structure Registrant # 1015707 )

   ) NOV No. V201232960009

   O' Neals, California )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                                  Released: December 21, 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 Ponderosa Telephone Co., registrant
       of antenna structure #1015707 in Shaver Lake, California.

    2. On September 27, 2011, agents of the Enforcement Bureau's San
       Francisco Office inspected antenna structure #1015707 located at
       Kokanee Lane, Shaver Lake, California, and observed the following

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 17.50: "Antenna structures requiring painting under this
        part shall be cleaned or repainted as often as necessary to maintain
        good visibility." During the inspection, agents noted that the
        two-third upper level of the antenna structure painting was faded and
        flaking. The contrast in colors, of the alternating sections of
        orange and white paint, was not noticeable.

    3. Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
       and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Ponderosa Telephone Co.,
       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
       Ponderosa Telephone Co. 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 Drive, Suite 105

   Pleasanton, CA 94588-8543

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Ponderosa Telephone Co. 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.


   Thomas N. Van Stavern

   District Director

   San Francisco 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