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

In the Matter of                )
                                )
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.)    File No. EB-00-TS-279
                                )    NAL/Acct. No. 200132100013 
                               ) 
                                     

                              ORDER

Adopted:  March 2, 2001                 Released:  March 6, 2001

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In this Order, we adopt a Consent Decree terminating an 
inquiry into whether Toyota  Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.  (``TMS'') 
apparently violated  Section 301  of  the Communications  Act  of 
1934, as amended  (``Act''),1 by operating  a Ku-band Very  Small 
Aperture   Terminal   satellite    system   without    Commission 
authorization.

     2.   After reviewing the facts of record, we negotiated  the 
terms of  a  Consent Decree  with  TMS that  will  terminate  our 
inquiry.  A copy  of the  Consent Decree is  attached hereto  and 
incorporated by reference.

     3.   Following  our  adoption  of   this  Order,  TMS   will 
institute  a   compliance  plan   and  will   make  a   voluntary 
contribution to the United States Treasury of $15,000.

     4.   We believe that the public interest would be served  by 
approving the Consent Decree and terminating our inquiry.

     5.   Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to Sections  4(i), 
4(j) and 503(b) of the Act,2 and Sections 0.111 and 0.311 of  the 
Commission's Rules,3 that the attached Consent Decree IS ADOPTED.
     6.   TMS shall make its voluntary contribution to the United 
States Treasury by mailing a check or similar instrument, payable 
to the order  of the  Federal Communications  Commission, to  the 
Federal Communications Commission, Forfeiture Collection Section, 
Finance Branch,  P.O. Box  73482, Chicago,  Illinois  60673-7482.  
The payment should reference NAL/Acct. No. 200132100013.

     7.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Commission staff inquiry 
into the matter described herein IS TERMINATED.

                              FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                         


                              David H. Solomon
                              Chief, Enforcement Bureau

                         CONSENT DECREE

     8.   The Enforcement  Bureau of  the Federal  Communications 
Commission (``Bureau'')  and  Toyota Motor  Sales,  U.S.A.,  Inc. 
(``TMS''), by  their  attorneys  or  authorized  representatives, 
hereby  enter  into  this  voluntary  Consent  Decree   regarding 
possible  violations   of   the  Communications   Act   and   the 
Commission's rules concerning unauthorized operation of a Ku-band 
Very Small Aperture Terminal (``VSAT'') satellite system.

     9.   On  February  17,  1989,  the  Federal   Communications 
Commission authorized TMS to construct and operate a Ku-band VSAT 
network  designed  as  an   umbrella  system  connecting   Toyota 
subsidiaries and  affiliates  (``the  TMS  Network'').   The  TMS 
Network was authorized to consist of:

     a.   up to 2,700 1.8 meter VSAT terminals;
     b.   up to 300 2.4 meter VSAT terminals; and
     c.   one  6.1  meter  hub   station  located  in   Torrance, 
California.

     10.  Since 1989  the  TMS  Network has  been  the  principal 
communications link  between  TMS  headquarters  and  dealerships 
throughout the United States.   During this period of  operation, 
no complaint or enforcement action  has been brought against  the 
TMS Network or Toyota Motor Sales.

     11.  In October 2000, TMS became aware that the TMS  Network 
license expired  in 1999,  without a  renewal application  having 
been filed.   TMS immediately  informed  the Commission  and,  on 
October 23, 2000,  sought Special  Temporary Authority  (``STA'') 
nunc pro tunc, to continue to operate the TMS Network as licensed 
in 1989.  The  International Bureau  granted the  STA request  on 
November 1, 2000.

     12.  TMS began preparation of  the necessary application  to 
reinstate the authorization of the TMS Network.  In doing so,  it 
was discovered that an additional  four 1.2 meter earth  stations 
had been  deployed as  part of  the TMS  Network.  TMS  requested 
additional nunc  pro  tunc  STA  for  operation  of  these  earth 
stations on November 14, 2000.  The International Bureau  granted 
this STA request on January 3,  2001.  On November 27, 2000,  TMS 
filed the requisite  application for authority  to construct  and 
operate the entire TMS Network,  including the 1.2, 1.8, 2.4  and 
6.1 meter earth stations.   The International Bureau granted  the 
application on January 26, 2001.  

     13.  TMS and the Bureau have met to seek a resolution of the 
matters described in  the STA requests  and the application.   In 
consideration of the  termination by  the Bureau  of its  inquiry 
into whether TMS may have violated the Communications Act and the 
Commission's rules,  and in  accordance with  the terms  of  this 
Consent Decree, TMS agrees to the following terms, conditions and 
procedures.

     14.  For the purposes of this Consent Decree, the  following 
definitions shall apply:

     7.1  ``Commission'' or ``FCC'' means the Federal 
Communications Commission;
     7.2  ``Bureau'' means the Enforcement Bureau of the Federal 
Communications Commission;
     7.3  ``TMS'' means Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.;
     7.4  ``Parties'' means TMS and the Bureau;
     7.5  ``Adopting Order'' means an order of the Bureau 
adopting the terms and conditions of this Consent Decree.

     15.  The Parties agree that the provisions of this voluntary 
Consent Decree shall be subject  to final approval by the  Bureau 
by incorporation of such provisions by reference in the  Adopting 
Order and that either party may withdraw from this Consent Decree 
upon written notice to the other  party prior to the issuance  of 
such Adopting Order.

     16.  The Parties agree that this Consent Decree shall become 
effective on the date on  which the Bureau releases the  Adopting 
Order.  Upon release, the Adopting Order and this Consent  Decree 
shall have the same  force and effect as  any other order of  the 
Commission and any violation of the terms of this Consent  Decree 
shall constitute a violation of a Commission order entitling  the 
Commission to exercise any and all rights and to seek any and all 
remedies authorized by  law for  an enforcement  of a  Commission 
order. 

     17.  TMS acknowledges the jurisdiction of the Commission  to 
adopt this Consent Decree.

     18.  TMS waives  any rights  it may  have to  seek  judicial 
review or  otherwise challenge  or contest  the validity  of  the 
Adopting Order or this Consent Decree.

     19.  TMS waives any rights it  may have under any  provision 
of the Equal Access to Justice Act, 5 U.S.C.  504 and 47  C.F.R. 
 1.1501 et seq.

     20.  The Parties  agree  that  this Consent  Decree  is  for 
settlement purposes  and  that TMS  does  not admit  any  alleged 
violation or liability.

     21.  TMS shall make a  voluntary contribution to the  United 
States Treasury in the  amount of $15,000 within  30 days of  the 
effective date of this  Consent Decree.  Such contribution  shall 
be made, without further protest or recourse, by mailing a  check 
or similar  instrument,  payable  to the  order  of  the  Federal 
Communications Commission, Forfeiture Collection Section, Finance 
Branch,  P.O.  Box  73482,  Chicago,  Illinois  60673-7482.   The 
payment should reference NAL/Acct. No. 200132100013.

     22.  TMS  will  implement   a  Regulatory  Compliance   Plan 
(``RCP'') that will include the  appointment of an employee,  the 
VSAT Manager, who will  be responsible for overseeing  compliance 
with the Commission's technical rules.  This employee will review 
Commission rules  for  specific  applicability to  the  TMS  VSAT 
system.  The VSAT  Manager will also  review current  periodicals 
and other  information provided  by  the TMS  satellite  services 
provider.  The  Project  Management  Office  of  the  Information 
Systems Department at  TMS will be  responsible for alerting  the 
VSAT  Manager   of  the   impending  due   date  for   compliance 
certifications, regulatory filing fees and license renewals.  The 
VSAT  Manager  is  the  person  responsible  for  completing  the 
required compliance certifications, as well as documentation  for 
annual regulatory fees  and/or license  renewals, and  submitting 
these to  the Commission.   TMS shall  provide the  Chief of  the 
Bureau (or the designee of the Chief) within thirty (30) calendar 
days of the receipt of a written request from the Bureau,  copies 
of business  records kept  in the  ordinary course  demonstrating 
implementation and use  of the  RCP.  TMS may  request that  such 
records be  treated as  confidential  business records  and  such 
records shall  be  subject to  all  the protections  afforded  to 
confidential  business  records  under  the  Commission's  rules.  
Nothing  in  this  Consent  decree  shall  be  deemed  to  be  an 
obligation  on  the  part  of  TMS  to  disclose  to  the  Bureau 
``material inside  information''  as  that  term  is  defined  in 
applicable  securities  laws  and  regulations,  or   proprietary 
technical or engineering data, techniques or procedures.

     23.  The Parties  agree and  acknowledge that  this  Consent 
Decree shall constitute a final settlement of the inquiry of  the 
Bureau into the  matters described  above.  The  Bureau will  not 
initiate or entertain  any enforcement actions  against TMS,  nor 
will it seek,  entertain or  impose any  administrative or  other 
penalties or injunctive or other relief from or against TMS based 
on any complaint, claim or allegation arising out of the  matters 
described above.

     24.  The Parties agree that the terms and conditions of this 
Consent Decree shall remain in effect for twenty-four (24) months 
from the effective date  of this Consent  Decree, which shall  be 
the date of the release of the Adopting Order. 

     25.  If this Consent Decree is  not signed by both  Parties, 
is not adopted by the Bureau or is otherwise rendered invalid  by 
any court of  competent jurisdiction,  it shall  become null  and 
void and shall not become part of the record in these enforcement 
proceedings  nor  may  it  be  used  by  any  party  in  a  legal 
proceeding.  The Parties agree, however, that except as otherwise 
ordered by any court of competent jurisdiction, the Parties  will 
comply with,  defend and  support the  validity of  this  Consent 
Decree and  the  Adopting  Order in  any  proceeding  seeking  to 
nullify, void  or  otherwise modify  the  Consent Decree  or  the 
Adopting Order.

     26.  This Consent Decree may be signed in counterparts.

For the Federal Communications Commission:


_____________________________________
David H. Solomon
Chief, Enforcement Bureau



For Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.


_____________________________________
Veronica M. Ahern
Its Attorney




_________________________

  1  47 U.S.C.  301.

  2  47 U.S.C.  154(i), 154(j) and 503(b).

  3  47 C.F.R.  0.111 and 0.311.