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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Union Telephone Company ) File No. EB-FIELDWR-12-00003172

   Antenna Structure Registrant )

   ASR # 1062952 ) NOV No. V201232800040

   Buford, WY )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: July  18, 2012

   By the District Director, Denver District 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 Union Telephone Company, registrant of
       antenna structure # 1062952 in Buford, WY.

    2. On July 9, 2012, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Denver District
       Office inspected antenna structure # 1062952 located at 2.5 Buford
       Road, Buford, WY, and observed the following violation:

     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 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. The antenna structure does not
        conform to these recommendations. The structure is not painted and is
        equipped with a medium intensity flashing white obstruction lighting

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

   Denver District Office

   215 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 303

   Lakewood, CO 80226

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Union Telephone Company 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.


   Nikki P. Shears

   District Director

   Denver 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