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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                 WESTERN REGION

                         Portland Resident Agent Office

                                 P.O. Box 61469

                            Vancouver, WA 98666-1469

                                 (360) 696-6707

                                March  29, 2013

   Waste Management

   Forest Grove, OR 97116

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-FIELDWR-12-00007430

   Document Number: W201332920008

   An inspection conducted on March 18, 2013, revealed that Waste Management
   had operated a faulty Dekolink bi-directional amplifier (BDA), FCCID#
   OIWCBDA8009001W80 that was transmitting a continuous unmodulated carrier
   on frequency approximately 809.9365 MHz at 1525 "B" Street, Forest Grove,
   Oregon 97116. The referenced emission was causing interference to the
   Washington Consolidated Communications Agency' 800 MHz trunked radio
   system in Hillsboro, Oregon. An agent from this office conducted on-off
   tests and verified the interference.

   Section 90.219 of the Commission's Rules,^ only authorized Part-90
   licensees to operate radio systems in the frequency bands above 150 MHz to
   employ signal boosters at fixed locations. The Commission records show no
   license issued for operation of a radio station at this location in the
   800 MHz band.

   Operation of radio transmitting equipment without a valid FCC
   authorization or license is a violation of Section 301 of the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended,^ and may subject the responsible
   parties to substantial monetary forfeitures, in rem arrest action against
   the offending radio equipment, and criminal sanctions including
   imprisonment.^ Because unlicensed operation creates a danger of
   interference to important radio communications services and may subject
   the operator to severe penalties, this warning emphasizes the importance
   of complying strictly with these legal requirements.


   You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with any
   evidence that you have authority to operate granted by the FCC or have
   obtained consent from a licensed Common Carrier. To resolve the issue with
   respect to your authority to operate this device, and pursuant to Section
   403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,^ provide an explanation
   as to what has been done to correct the interference issue and to ensure
   that it will not recur.

   Your response should be sent to the address in the letterhead and
   reference the listed case and document number. Under the Privacy Act of
   1974, 5 U.S.C. S 552a(e)(3), we are informing you that the Commission's
   staff will use all relevant material information before it to determine
   what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure your compliance
   with FCC Rules. This will include any information that you disclose in
   your reply.

   You may contact this office if you have any questions.

   Binh Nguyen

   Resident Agent

   Portland Resident Agent Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

   ^ See 47 C.F.R. S 90.219

   ^ 47 U.S.C. S 301.

   ^ See 47 U.S.C. SS 401, 501, 503, 510.

   ^ 47 U.S.C. S 403.