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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative )  File No. EB-FIELDWR-12-00004510

   Antenna Structure Registrant )

   ASR # 1061352 )  NOV No. V201232800089

   Williston, ND 58801 )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: September 28, 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 Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative
       (Mountrail), registrant of Antenna Structure # 1061352 in Williston,
       ND.  Pursuant to Section 1.89(a) of the Commission's Rules, issuance
       of this NOV does not preclude the Enforcement Bureau from further
       action if warranted, including issuing a Notice of Apparent Liability
       for Forfeiture for the violation noted herein.

    2. On August  6, 2012, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Denver
       District Office inspected Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) #
       1061352, located at 218 58th Street W, in Williston, ND, 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 ASR for Antenna Structure # 1061352 requires that the structure
        be lit in accordance with Chapters 4, 6, and 13 of FAA Circular
        Number 70/7460-1H. Chapter 6 specifies a white light atop the
        structure. During a daytime inspection on August 6, 2012, the agent
        observed that the light atop the structure was off.

    3. Pursuant to Section  403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, we seek
       additional information concerning the violations and any remedial
       actions taken.  Therefore, Mountrail must submit a written statement
       concerning this matter within twenty (20) days of release of this
       Notice. The response (i) must fully explain each violation, including
       all relevant surrounding facts and circumstances, (ii) must contain a
       statement of the specific action(s) taken to correct each violation
       and preclude recurrence, and (iii) must include a time line for
       completion of any pending corrective action(s). The response must be
       complete in itself and must not be abbreviated by reference to other
       communications or answers to other notices.

    4. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Commission's Rules, we direct
       Mountrail to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or
       declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized officer of Mountrail with personal knowledge of the
       representations provided in Mountrail's response, verifying the truth
       and accuracy of the information therein, and confirming that all of
       the information requested by this Notice which is in the licensee's
       possession, custody, control, or knowledge has been produced. To
       knowingly and willfully make any false statement or conceal any
       material fact in reply to this Notice is punishable by fine or
       imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.

    5. 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

    6. This Notice shall be sent to Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative
       at its address of record.

    7. 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.


   Nikki P. Shears

   District Director

   Denver  District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(a).

   47 U.S.C. S: 403.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(c).

   Section 1.16 of the Commission's Rules provides that "[a]ny document to be
   filed with the Federal Communications Commission and which is required by
   any law, rule or other regulation of the United States to be supported,
   evidenced, established or proved by a written sworn declaration,
   verification, certificate, statement, oath or affidavit by the person
   making the same, may be supported, evidenced, established or proved by the
   unsworn declaration, certification, verification, or statement in writing
   of such person . . . . Such declaration shall be subscribed by the
   declarant as true under penalty of perjury, and dated, in substantially
   the following form . . . : `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under
   penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on
   (date). (Signature)'." 47 C.F.R. S: 1.16.

   18 U.S.C. S: 1001 et seq. See also 47 C.F.R. S: 1.17.

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

   Federal Communications Commission



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