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                         Before the
              Federal Communications Commission
                   Washington, D.C. 20554


In the Matter of                        )
                              )
Richard I. Rowland                 )    File No. EB-00-TP-
377
Longwood, Florida                  )    NAL Acct. No. 
200132700001


                      FORFEITURE ORDER

     Adopted: February 7, 2001                    Released: 
February 9, 2001

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:


     1.   In  this  Forfeiture  Order, we  issue  a  $10,000 
forfeiture  to Richard  I.  Rowland,  Longwood, Florida  for 
violating Section 301 of the  Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended  (``Act'').1  In  June  and September  of 2000,  Mr. 
Rowland  operated  an  unlicensed   FM  radio  station  from 
Longwood, Florida.

     2.   On  October 12,  2000, the  Field Office  District 
Director  issued  a  $10,000 Notice  of  Apparent  Liability 
(``NAL'') to  Mr. Rowland  for apparently  violating Section 
301 of the Act.2

     3.   On  November 13,  2000,  Mr.  Rowland submitted  a 
document to the Tampa Field Office.  In it, he asserted that 
the Field  Office District Director must  first register his 
``Fiduciary Tax Estimate'' and ``Fiduciary Tax Return'' with 
the  State of  Florida before  he can  attempt to  prove any 
financial   liability  against   Mr.  Rowland.    We  cannot 
characterize  anything in  Mr. Rowland's  document as  being 
responsive  to the  facts alleged  in the  NAL.  Later  that 
month, on November 28, 2000,  Mr. Rowland submitted a set of 
documents to the Tampa Field Office.  This time, Mr. Rowland 
included, among other things, copies of state constitutions, 
the  Magna  Carta,  the  Mayflower Compact,  and  his  birth 
certificate.  Although he did not timely file his second set 
of documents,  our review of the  documents revealed nothing 
responsive to  the facts alleged in  the NAL.  Additionally, 
nothing in the documents persuades  us to reduce the $10,000 
forfeiture.

     4.   Accordingly,  IT  IS  ORDERED  THAT,  pursuant  to 
Section 503(b) of  the Act,3 and Sections  0.111, 0.311, and 
1.80(f)(4)  of  the  Commission's  Rules  (``Rules''),4  Mr. 
Rowland IS LIABLE FOR A MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount of 
$10,000 for  willfully and repeatedly violating  Section 301 
of the Act.

     5.   Payment  of the  forfeiture shall  be made  in the 
manner provided for in Section 1.80 of the Rules,5 within 30 
days  of  the release  of  this  Forfeiture Order.   If  the 
forfeiture is not paid within the period specified, the case 
may be referred to the  Department of Justice for collection 
pursuant to Section 504(a) of the Act.6  Payment may be made 
by mailing  a check  or similar  instrument, payable  to the 
order of the ``Federal Communications Commission,'' to

          Federal Communications Commission
          P.O. Box 73482
          Chicago, Illinois 60673-7482.
          RE: NAL Acct. No. 200132700001

The  payment   should  note   NAL  Acct.   No.  200132700001 
referenced  above.   Requests  for  full  payment  under  an 
installment plan should  be sent to: Chief,  Credit and Debt 
Management Center,  445 12th Street, S.W.,  Washington, D.C. 
20554.7
      
     6.   IT  IS  FURTHER  ORDERED   that  a  copy  of  this 
Forfeiture  Order shall  be  sent by  Certified Mail  Return 
Receipt Requested to  Richard I. Rowland at  445 East Marvin 
Avenue, Longwood, Florida 32750.  
 

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


                         
                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

1 47 U.S.C.  301.

2 NAL Acct. No. 200132700001 (Enf. Bur., Tampa Field Office, 
rel. Oct. 12, 2000).

3 47 U.S.C.  503(b). 

4 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).
 
5 47 C.F.R.  1.80.

6 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

7 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.