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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

     In the Matter of                                                        
     RIO TINTO AMERICA INC.                          File No. EB-09-IH-1665  
     and                                             Acct. No. 201232080009  
     ALCAN CORPORATION                               FRN No. 0019120237      
     Parent Companies of Various Subsidiary          FRN No. 0019227933      
     Companies Holding Various Authorizations    )                           
     in the Wireless Radio Services                                          


   Adopted: December 14, 2011 Released: December 14, 2011

   By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

    1. In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent Decree entered into
       between the Enforcement Bureau ("Bureau"), Rio Tinto America Inc.
       ("Rio Tinto"), and Alcan Corporation ("Alcan"). The Consent Decree
       terminates an investigation by the Bureau into possible violations by
       Rio Tinto and Alcan of Section 310(d) of the Communications Act of
       1934, as amended (the "Act"), and Section 1.948 of the Commission's
       rules ("Rules"), relating to the requirement that Commission approval
       be obtained prior to assignment or transfer of control of wireless
       radio station licenses; and Section 301 of the Act, and Sections 1.903
       and 1.949(a) of the Rules, relating to the authorized operation of
       stations and equipment in the wireless radio services, and the timely
       filing of renewal applications.

    2. The Bureau, Rio Tinto, and Alcan have negotiated the terms of a
       Consent Decree that resolves this matter. A copy of the Consent Decree
       is attached hereto and incorporated by reference.

    3. After reviewing the terms of the Consent Decree and evaluating the
       facts before us, we find that the public interest would be served by
       adopting the Consent Decree and terminating the investigation.

    4. In the absence of material new evidence relating to this matter, we
       conclude that our investigation raises no substantial or material
       questions of fact as to whether Rio Tinto and Alcan possess the basic
       qualifications, including those related to character, to hold or
       obtain any Commission license or authorization.

    5. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to section 4(i) of the Act,
       and sections 0.111 and 0.311 of the Rules, the Consent Decree attached
       to this Order IS ADOPTED.

    6. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the above-captioned investigation IS

    7. 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 counsel for Rio Tinto and Alcan, Catherine C. Butcher,
       Esq., Butcher Feigen, LLC, 9116 Cranford Drive, Potomac, MD 20854.


   P. Michele Ellison

   Chief, Enforcement Bureau

   47 U.S.C. S: 310(d).

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.948.

   47 U.S.C. S: 301.

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 1.903, 1.949(a).

   47 U.S.C. S: 154(i).

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 0.111, 0.311.

                                 Federal Communications Commission DA 11-2004


   Federal Communications Commission DA 11-2004