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

In the Matter of                )
                                )
Entergy Services, Inc.          )    File No.  EB-02-OR-259
                                )
Owner of Antenna Structure      )    NAL/Acct. No.  200332620002
Registration Number 1020649    )     
Little Rock, Arkansas          )     FRN 0001-7125-87

                                     

                              ORDER

Adopted:   February 12, 2003            Released:   February  14, 
2003

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.        In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent 
Decree entered into between the Enforcement Bureau and Entergy 
Services, Inc. (``ESI'').  The Consent Decree terminates the 
forfeiture proceeding initiated by the Enforcement Bureau against 
ESI for apparently failing to exhibit the prescribed tower 
lighting on the above-captioned antenna structure in violation of 
Section 17.51(a) of the Commission's Rules.  
     2.        The Consent Decree provides that, among other 
things, ESI will implement a Compliance Plan to ensure its future 
compliance with the Commission's rules and will make a $7,500 
voluntary contribution to the United States Treasury.  
     3.        Based on the record before us, we conclude that no 
substantial or material questions of fact exist as to whether ESI 
possesses the basic qualifications, including those related to 
character, to hold or obtain any FCC license or authorization. 
     4.        After having reviewed the record and the Consent 
Decree, including the incorporated Compliance Plan, we believe 
that the public interest will be served by adopting the Consent 
Decree and terminating the Enforcement Bureau's forfeiture 
proceeding against ESI. 
     5.        Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to 
Sections 4(i), 4(j), and 503(b) of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended,1 and Sections 0.111 and 0.311 of the 
Commission's Rules,2 the Consent Decree attached to this Order IS 
ADOPTED.
     6.        IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Enforcement 
Bureau's forfeiture proceeding against ESI IS TERMINATED.
     7.        IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that ESI 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 Forfeiture Collection Section, 
Finance Branch, Federal Communications Commission, P.O. Box 
73482, Chicago, Illinois 60673-7482.  The payment should note 
NAL/Acct. No. 200332620002 and FRN 0001-7125-87.
     8.        IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order 
and Consent Decree shall be sent by first class mail and 
certified mail, return receipt requested, to T. Michael Twomey, 
Esq., Entergy Services, Inc., 639 Loyola Avenue, P.O. Box 61000, 
New Orleans, Louisiana 70161-1000.
                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                         


                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau
                         CONSENT DECREE

                        I.  Introduction

     1.   This Consent Decree  is made  and entered  into by  and 
between the  Enforcement  Bureau of  the  Federal  Communications 
Commission  (``FCC'')  and   Entergy  Services,   Inc.  and   its 
affiliates and  subsidiaries  (``ESI''),  which  own  and  manage 
antenna structures located  in Arkansas, Louisiana,  Mississippi, 
and Texas.

                         II.  Background

     2.   On November 6, 2002,  the FCC's New Orleans,  Louisiana 
Field Office issued a Notice of Apparent Liability to ESI in  the 
amount of $10,000, stating that it appeared that ESI had violated 
the provisions of 47 C.F.R.  17.1 et seq., by failing to exhibit 
the prescribed tower lighting  on its antenna structure  (Antenna 
Structure Registration  No.  1020649)  located  in  Labadieville, 
Louisiana.  

     3.   On December 3,  2002, ESI representatives  participated 
in a  conference call  with Enforcement  Bureau staff  to  detail 
ESI's compliance  efforts  through  that  date  and  present  the 
Enforcement Bureau with  ESI's Compliance  Plan.  The  Compliance 
Plan outlines  the processes  and procedures  that ESI  has  been 
implementing in an  effort to  ensure compliance  with the  FCC's 
Rules in the future.

                        III.  Definitions

     4.   For the purposes of this Consent Degree, the  following 
definitions shall apply:

          (a)  ``FCC''   means    the   Federal    Communications 
               Commission.

          (b)  ``Bureau'' means the FCC's Enforcement Bureau.

          (c)  ``ESI''  means  Entergy  Services,  Inc.  and  its 
               affiliates and subsidiaries.

          (d)  ``Enforcement Proceeding'' means the investigation 
               of the alleged rule  violation by ESI  culminating 
               in  the   Notice   of   Apparent   Liability   for 
               Forfeiture.

          (e)  ``Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture'' or 
               ``NAL'' means Entergy Services, Inc., File No. EB-
               02-OR-259, NAL/Acct. No. 200323620002 (Enf.  Bur., 
               New Orleans Office, released November 6, 2002).

          (f)  ``FCC's  Rules''  means  the  FCC's  tower-related 
               rules in 47 C.F.R.  17.1 et. seq. 

          (g)  ``Order'' means an order of the FCC adopting  this 
               Consent Decree.

          (h)  ``Final Order'' means an action  by the FCC or  by 
               its staff  pursuant  to  delegated  authority  (I) 
               which has not been vacated, reversed, stayed,  set 
               aside, annulled or suspended, (ii) with respect to 
               which  no  timely  appeal,  request  for  stay  or 
               petition of rehearing,  reconsideration or  review 
               by any party or by the  FCC on its own motion,  is 
               pending, and (iii) as to which the time for filing 
               any such  appeal,  request, petition,  or  similar 
               document or for the  reconsideration or review  by 
               the FCC on its own motion under the Communications 
               Act of 1943, as amended,  and the FCC's rules  and 
               regulations, has expired.

          (i)  ``Compliance  Plan''  means   the  processes   and 
               procedures developed by ESI in an effort to ensure 
               compliance with the FCC's Rules regarding  antenna 
               structures registered in accordance with 47 C.F.R. 
                17.4,  as summarized  in an  attachment to  this 
               Consent Decree.

                         IV.  Agreement

     5.   ESI and the Bureau agree to be legally bound by this 
          Consent Decree.

     6.   ESI and the Bureau agree that this Consent Decree  does 
not constitute an adjudication of  the merits, or any finding  on 
the facts or law regarding any compliance or noncompliance by ESI 
with the FCC's Rules arising out of the NAL.  ESI and the  Bureau 
agree that this  Consent Decree is  for settlement purposes  only 
and that by agreeing to this  Consent Decree, ESI does not  admit 
or deny  any noncompliance,  violation, or  liability  associated 
with or arising  from the  NAL before  the date  of this  Consent 
Decree.

       7.      In consideration of the actions of the Bureau 
          described in Paragraph 8 below:

          (a)  As part of its effort to ensure future  compliance 
with the FCC's  Rules, ESI  will implement  the Compliance  Plan, 
which is summarized in an attachment hereto.  The Compliance Plan 
addresses   ESI's   field   maintenance   practices,   monitoring 
requirements,   notification   procedures,   and   record-keeping 
practices  relating  to  tower  lighting.   ESI  may  modify  the 
Compliance  Plan  as  necessary   to  better  ensure   continuing 
compliance with  the  FCC's Rules.   ESI  contemporaneously  will 
notify,  in  writing,  the  Chief,  Enforcement  Bureau,  Federal 
Communications Commission, Washington, D.C., of any  modification 
to the  Compliance  Plan.  The  Chief,  Enforcement  Bureau,  may 
disapprove, in writing, any such modification within 25  calendar 
days of receipt  of ESI's  notification where it  finds that  the 
modification is inconsistent with the terms of the Consent Decree 
or the Commission's rules or policies.

          (b)  ESI  will make  a  voluntary contribution  to  the 
United States  Treasury  in the  amount  of Seven  Thousand  Five 
Hundred Dollars ($7,500) within ten days after the Order adopting 
this Consent Decree has become a Final Order.  ESI will make this 
contribution without  further protest  or recourse  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. 200332620002 and FCC Registration  Number 
0001-7125-87.

8.   In express reliance upon  the covenants and  representations 
  contained herein:

          (a)  The  Bureau agrees  to terminate  the  Enforcement 
Proceeding at such time as both parties sign this Consent  Decree 
and the Bureau adopts this Consent Decree.  

          (b)  In the absence of material new evidence concerning 
the Consent  Decree  or  the  NAL  that  implicates  ESI's  basic 
qualifications (e.g. disqualifying  misrepresentation or lack  of 
candor), the Bureau will not use the fact of this Consent  Decree 
or the NAL or the  underlying facts, behavior, acts or  omissions 
which  relate  to  them,  to  initiate  on  its  own  motion  any 
proceeding against ESI.

     9.   In consideration  for  the actions  taken  pursuant  to 
Paragraphs 7  and 8,  ESI  and the  Bureau  agree to  the  terms, 
conditions and procedures contained herein.

     10.  In the  event  that  the Commission  or  its  delegated 
authority finds that ESI violates  the provisions of 47 C.F.R.   
17.1 et seq. subsequent to the release of this Consent Decree and 
Order, ESI agrees that the Commission or its delegated  authority 
may consider the matters  raised in the  NAL when determining  an 
appropriate sanction.

     11.  ESI agrees that  the Bureau has  jurisdiction over  the 
matters contained in  this Consent  Decree and  the authority  to 
enter into and adopt this Consent Decree.

     12.  ESI hereby waives its  right to seek administrative  or 
judicial review of this Consent Decree or the Order, or otherwise 
to contest or challenge their validity, provided that the Consent 
Decree is adopted without change, addition, or modification.

     13.  ESI and the Bureau agree that the effectiveness of this 
Consent Decree  is expressly  conditioned  upon issuance  of  the 
Order, provided  that  the  Consent  Decree  is  adopted  without 
change, addition, or modification. 

     14.  ESI and the Bureau agree  that, in the event that  this 
Consent Decree  is rendered  invalid by  any court  of  competent 
jurisdiction, it shall become null and  void and may not be  used 
in any manner in any legal proceeding.

     15.  If the United States on behalf of the FCC or ESI should 
bring an action to enforce the terms of this Consent Decree,  the 
parties agree  that they  will not  contest the  validity of  the 
Consent Decree, they will waive any statutory right to a trial de 
novo with respect  to any matter  upon which the  Order is  based 
(provided in each case that the Order is limited to adopting  the 
Consent Decree  without change,  addition, or  modification)  and 
they will consent to a  judgment incorporating the terms of  this 
Consent Decree.

     16.  Each party to  this Consent Decree  shall bear its  own 
attorney fees and costs and ESI agrees to waive any claims it may 
otherwise have under  the Equal  Access to Justice  Act, Title  5 
U.S.C.  504  and 47  C.F.R.  1.1501  et seq.,  relating to  the 
matters discussed in this Consent Decree.

     17.  ESI agrees that  any violation of  this Consent  Decree 
shall constitute a violation of  an FCC order, entitling the  FCC 
to exercise any rights and remedies attendant to the  enforcement 
of an FCC Order.

     18.  ESI and the Bureau agree that the terms and  conditions 
of Sections 7(a) 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 release date of the Order  and 
that the  terms and  conditions of  Section 8  shall survive  the 
expiration of this Consent Decree.  ESI and the Bureau also agree 
that any provision  of this Consent  Decree which conflicts  with 
any subsequent  rule, order  of general  applicability, or  other 
decision of  general applicability  adopted by  the FCC  will  be 
superseded by such rule, order or other decision.
     19.  This Consent Decree  represents the complete  agreement 
between the  parties to  the Consent  Decree and  supersedes  any 
other agreements,  understandings  and representations,  if  any.  
The parties represent, warrant and  agree that the provisions  of 
this Consent Decree  are binding  on each of  them in  accordance 
with their  terms,  and that  the  signatories hereto  have  been 
authorized by the parties to execute this Consent Decree on their 
behalf.  This Consent  Decree may be  signed in counterparts  and 
may be amended  only by a  written instrument signed  by all  the 
parties hereto.



FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


By:___________________________________  
Date:____________________________
     David H. Solomon
     Chief, Enforcement Bureau




ENTERGY SERVICES, INC. on behalf of itself and its affiliates and 
subsidiaries


By:___________________________________  
Date:____________________________
     William P. Alt
     Director, Infrastructure and Enterprise Services
               Summary of Part 17 Compliance Plan
                               of
                     Entergy Services, Inc.

     As  part  of  its  effort  to  ensure  compliance  with  the 
Communications Act of 1934, as  amended, and the FCC's rules  and 
regulations, ESI has developed the following Compliance Plan:

     1.   A  review  of  FAA  and  FCC  obstruction  marking  and 
          lighting   requirements   has   been   conducted   with 
          operational  management  responsible  for   maintaining 
          Entergy's tower  marking  and monitoring  equipment  to 
          confirm Entergy's  compliance  with  such  marking  and 
          lighting requirements.  Entergy will conduct additional 
          reviews to  confirm its  compliance  with FAA  and  FCC 
          obstruction marking and lighting requirements every six 
          months.

     2.   A review  of field  maintenance practices  for  antenna 
          structure light monitoring systems has been  completed.  
          Future  operational  checks   of  Entergy's   automatic 
          monitoring system  will  include remote  terminal  unit 
          (``RTU'') actuation  and  will be  formally  documented 
          using   the   Entergy   Information   Technology   work 
          management system.  Such future operational checks will 
          be conducted every 90 days.

     3.   A review  of  Entergy's  antenna  structures  has  been 
          conducted against FAA monitoring requirements to insure 
          all towers are currently being adequately monitored for 
          light failure.  Entergy will conduct additional reviews 
          to insure  all towers  are currently  being  adequately 
          monitored for light failure every six months.

     4.   A review of  the FAA notification  process for  antenna 
          structure light failures has also been conducted.  As a 
          result, FAA  notification and  tracking  responsibility 
          will be centralized within Entergy's Network Operations 
          Center to insure prompt notification and correction  of 
          any tower light failures.

     5.   Entergy  will  maintain  records  of  all  observed  or 
          otherwise  known   lighting   outages   or   improperly 
          functioning antenna structure lights in accordance with 
          Section 17.49 of the  FCC's Rules.  These records  will 
          include  the   nature  of   the  outage   or   improper 
          functioning; the date  or time the  outage or  improper 
          functioning was observed or  otherwise noted; the  date 
          and time of  FAA notification, if  applicable; and  the 
          date,  time  and  nature  of  adjustments,  repairs  or 
          replacements made.

The  Compliance  Plan  will   be  overseen  by  ESI's   Director, 
Infrastructure and  Enterprise  Services.   ESI  may  modify  the 
Compliance Plan as necessary to better ensure compliance with the 
FCC's Rules.  ESI contemporaneously will notify, in writing,  the 
Chief, Enforcement  Bureau,  Federal  Communications  Commission, 
Washington, D.C., of any modification to the Compliance Plan. The 
Chief, Enforcement Bureau, may  disapprove, in writing, any  such 
modification  within  25  calendar  days  of  receipt  of   ESI's 
notification where it finds that the modification is inconsistent 
with the terms of the Consent Decree or the Commission's rules or 
policies.



_________________________

  1 47 U.S.C.  4(i), 4(j), 503(b).

  2 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311.