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                           Before the
                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                     Washington, D.C. 20554


In the Matter of                 )
                                )
CONSOLIDATED EDISON COMPANY OF   )    Acct. No.  X32080027
NEW YORK, INC.                   )    File No. EB-00-IH-0076/GS
                                 )
Licensee of 93 Land Mobile       )
Radio and 50 Microwave           )
Authorizations in the New York   )
City Metropolitan Area 


                  MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

     Adopted:  August 22, 2000          Released:    August   23, 

2000  

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau: 


1.   By this Memorandum Opinion and  Order we adopt the  attached 
Consent Decree in which Consolidated Edison Company of New  York, 
Inc. (``Con Edison'') agrees to implement an internal  compliance 
program and to make a voluntary contribution to the United States 
Treasury.  We find,  for the  reasons discussed  below, that  the 
Consent Decree provides for a  just and reasonable resolution  of 
the Bureau's  investigation  into Con  Edison's  compliance  with 
Section 310(d) of  the Communications Act  of 1934, as  amended,1 
and conclude that adoption of the Consent Decree is in the public 
interest.

2.   Con  Edison  is  engaged  in  producing,  transmitting,  and 
distributing electricity, natural gas, and steam to customers  in 
New York City  and Westchester County  (New York). In  connection 
with these  activities, Con  Edison is  the licensee  of 93  land 
mobile radio authorizations and 50 microwave authorizations.  Con 
Edison uses these authorizations  for a communications system  to 
safely and efficiently  coordinate the  control, monitoring,  and 
repair  of   its  generation,   transmission,  and   distribution 
facilities, including communications  with work crews  responding 
to service requests, power outages, and related troubles. 

3.   On January  1,  1998, Con  Edison  carried out  a  corporate 
restructuring which resulted in the pro forma transfer of control 
of Con Edison's  land mobile and  microwave stations. Con  Edison 
was required  to obtain  Commission consent  to the  transfer  of 
control  prior  to  consummating  the  transaction,  pursuant  to 
Section 310(d) of the Act.  It did not obtain Commission consent, 
however, until April 1999. 

4.   The Bureau has  reached an  agreement with  Con Edison  that 
will resolve this investigation.  The terms and conditions of the 
agreement are contained in the attached executed Consent  Decree.  
Among other  things, the  Consent  Decree contemplates  that  Con 
Edison will implement a program  to ensure its future  compliance 
with the  Act  and  the  Commission's  rules  and  policies.   In 
addition, the Consent  Decree contemplates that  Con Edison  will 
make a voluntary  contribution to the  United States Treasury  in 
the amount of $5,000.00.2
 
5.   We have  reviewed  the  Consent  Decree  and  evaluated  the 
circumstances underlying the investigation.  We believe that  the 
public interest would  be served by  adopting the Consent  Decree 
and terminating the investigatory proceeding.  

6.   ACCORDINGLY, IT  IS  ORDERED  that,  pursuant  to  delegated 
authority, the Consent Decree attached hereto IS ADOPTED.

7.   IT   IS   FURTHER   ORDERED,   that   the    above-captioned 
investigatory proceeding IS TERMINATED.  

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                          
     
                         David H. Solomon 
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau
               


_________________________

1  47 U.S.C.  310(d).

2 Payment may be made by credit card through the Commission's 
Credit and Debt Management Center at (202) 418-1995 or 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 
the Acct. No. referenced above.