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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. ) File No.EB-FIELDSCR-12-00001818

   Owner of Antenna Structure No. 1247947 ) NOV No. V20123250017


   Forestburg, Texas )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released:  May 21, 2012

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

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's Rules, to Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.,
       owner of antenna structure number 1247947, in Forestburg, Texas.

    2. On April 4, 2012, agents of the Enforcement Bureau's Dallas Office
       inspected antenna structure number 1247947 located in Forestburg,
       Texas, and observed the following violation(s):

     a. 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 Federal Aviation
        Administration's (FAA's) painting and lighting recommendations set
        forth on the structure's FAA determination of "no hazard," as
        referenced in the. . .FAA Advisory Circulars." The FCC's Antenna
        Structure Registration (ASR) database currently indicates that the
        antenna structure requires aviation orange and white paint and red
        obstruction lighting in accordance with FAA Circular Number
        70/7460-1J, Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 13. At the time of the inspection,
        the antenna structure did not conform to these recommendations. The
        structure paint was equipped with medium intensity flashing white
        obstruction lighting. In order to come into compliance with the
        Commission's rules, Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc must
        obtain an FAA "no hazard" determination indicating that the current
        lighting system is permitted and submit a modified antenna structure
        registration to reflect the new "no hazard" requirements.

     b. 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. Material used to display the
        Antenna Structure Registration Number must be weather resistant and
        of sufficient size to be easily seen at the base of the antenna
        structure." The antenna structure is surrounded by a perimeter
        property fence. The Antenna Structure Registration Number was not
        posted at the gate of the perimeter property fence and any signage at
        the base of the antenna structure was not visible from the perimeter
        fence gate.

    3. Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
       and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Brazos Electric Power
       Cooperative, 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, to 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 Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.
       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

   Dallas Office

   9330 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1170

   Dallas, Texas, 75243

    4. This Notice shall be sent to by Certified Mail/Return Receipt
       Requested and regular mail to Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.
       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.


   James D. Wells

   District Director

   Dallas District Office

   South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. did obtain a "no hazard" study
   from the FAA, Study 2007-2007-ASW-175-OE, which allows the use of medium
   intensity flashing white strobe lights. If this study is still valid,
   Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. may use the latest study to update
   its Antenna Structure Registration.

   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