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

In the Matter of                   )      File Number EB-02-OR-301
Tecnet, Inc.                       )     NAL/Acct. No.200332620008
Owner of Antenna Structures in     )
Northern Louisiana                 )              FRN 0006 4233 47
Jackson, Mississippi               )


                                 Released: February 19, 2003

By the Enforcement Bureau, New Orleans Office:

                      I.  INTRODUCTION

     1.  In this Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture 
(``NAL''),  we  find  Tecnet, Inc.  (``Tecnet''),  owner  of 
antenna  structure number  1032607  and  five other  antenna 
structures in  northern Louisiana,  apparently liable  for a 
forfeiture  in  the amount  of  four  thousand five  hundred 
dollars  ($4,500)  for  willful and  repeated  violation  of 
Section  17.57  of   the  Commission's  Rules  (``Rules'').1  
Specifically,  we  find  Tecnet apparently  liable  for  its 
failure to notify the Commission  of the change in ownership 
information concerning its antenna structures.

                       II.  BACKGROUND

     2.   On  September 12,  2002,  an  agent from  the  FCC 
Enforcement  Bureau's  New  Orleans  Office  (``New  Orleans 
Office'')   inspected  an   antenna  structure   located  at 
geographic coordinates N 32 27' 04" and W 093 16' 57" near 
the  town   of  Heflin,  Louisiana.   Although   an  Antenna 
Structure Registration (``ASR'') number was not displayed at 
the base of the structure, Commission records indicated that 
the   structure  was   owned   by   Netwave  Systems,   Inc. 
(``Netwave'') and was registered and assigned the ASR number 

     3.  On  October 18, 2002, further  investigation by the 
New  Orleans  Office  determined that  this  structure,  ASR 
number  1032607,  and  five other  structures,  ASR  numbers 
1032605, 1032606,  1032608, 1032609,  and 1032610,  had been 
purchased from  Netwave by Tecnet  more than two  years ago.  
On November 13, 2002, a Letter  of Inquiry was issued by the 
New Orleans Office requesting written information concerning 
these structures.   Tecnet did  not respond.  On  January 6, 
2003,  a check  of  Commission records  by  the New  Orleans 
Office showed that  on November 7, 2002,  the Commission was 
notified of  a change in  ownership by Tecnet  regarding all 
six of these structures.

                      III.  DISCUSSION

     4.  Section 17.57 of the  Rules requires that the owner 
of an  antenna structure  for which an  ASR number  has been 
obtained must  immediately notify  the Commission  using FCC 
Form 854  upon any change  in structure height or  change in 
ownership  information.   Starting approximately  two  years 
ago, and continuing until  November 7, 2002, Tecnet violated 
Section  17.57  of  the  Commission's Rules  by  failing  to 
immediately notify  the Commission of a  change in ownership 
of these structures.  

     5.  Based  on the  evidence before  us, we  find Tecnet 
willfully2  and repeatedly3  violated Section  17.57 of  the 
Rules by failing  to immediately notify the  Commission of a 
change in ownership of antenna structures.

     6.  Pursuant  to Section 1.80(b)(4) of  the Rules,4 the 
base forfeiture amount for failure to file required forms or 
information is $3,000.  In assessing the monetary forfeiture 
amount, we must also take into account the statutory factors 
set forth in Section  503(b)(2)(D) of the Communications Act 
of  1934, as  amended (``Act''),  which include  the nature, 
circumstances,  extent, and  gravity of  the violation,  and 
with respect to the violator, the degree of culpability, any 
history of  prior offenses, ability  to pay, and  other such 
matters  as  justice  may  require.5  Since  there  are  six 
antenna  structures  involved in  this  case  and a  lengthy 
period  of  continuous  violation, we  are  increasing  this 
forfeiture amount  by $1,500. Considering the  entire record 
and applying the factors listed  above, this case warrants a 
$4,500 forfeiture.

                    IV.  ORDERING CLAUSES

     7.   Accordingly,  IT  IS  ORDERED  THAT,  pursuant  to 
Section 503(b)  of the Act,6  and Sections 0.111,  0.311 and 
1.80 of the Rules,7 Tecnet,  Inc. is hereby NOTIFIED of this 
thousand  five  hundred  dollars ($4,500)  for  willful  and 
repeated violation of Section 17.57  of the Rules by failing 
to  immediately  notify  the   Commission  of  a  change  in 
ownership of antenna structures.

     8.   IT IS  FURTHER ORDERED  THAT, pursuant  to Section 
1.80 of the Rules, within thirty days of the release date of 
this  NAL, Tecnet,  Inc. SHALL  PAY the  full amount  of the 
proposed  forfeiture  or  SHALL  FILE  a  written  statement 
seeking   reduction   or   cancellation  of   the   proposed 

     9.  Payment of the forfeiture  may be made 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 NAL/Acct. No. and FRN referenced 
above.  Requests for payment of  the full amount of this NAL 
under an installment plan should  be sent to: Chief, Revenue 
and  Receivables Operations  Group, 445  12th Street,  S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20554.8

     10. The  response, if  any, must  be mailed  to Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of the Secretary, 445 12th 
Street S.W., Washington, DC 20554, Attn: Enforcement Bureau-
Technical  & Public  Safety  Division and  MUST INCLUDE  THE 
NAL/Acct. No. referenced above. 

     11.  The  Commission  will  not  consider  reducing  or 
canceling a forfeiture  in response to a  claim of inability 
to  pay  unless  the  petitioner submits:  (1)  federal  tax 
returns for the most recent three-year period; (2) financial 
statements   prepared   according  to   generally   accepted 
accounting practices (``GAAP''); or  (3) some other reliable 
and  objective documentation  that  accurately reflects  the 
petitioner's  current   financial  status.   Any   claim  of 
inability to  pay must  specifically identify the  basis for 
the  claim  by  reference  to  the  financial  documentation 
     12. Under  the Small  Business Paperwork Relief  Act of 
2002, Pub L. No. 107-198, 116 Stat. 729 (June 28, 2002), the 
FCC is engaged in a  two-year tracking process regarding the 
size of entities involved in forfeitures.  If you qualify as 
a small  entity and  if you  wish to be  treated as  a small 
entity for tracking purposes, please so certify to us within 
thirty (30) days of this NAL, either in your response to the 
NAL or  in a separate filing  to be sent to  the Technical & 
Public Safety Division.   Your certification should indicate 
whether   you,  including   your  parent   entity  and   its 
subsidiaries, meet one  of the definitions set  forth in the 
list provided by the FCC's Office of Communications Business 
Opportunities  (OCBO)  set forth  in  Attachment  A of  this 
Notice of Apparent Liability.  This information will be used 
for  tracking purposes  only.  Your  response or  failure to 
respond to this question will  have no effect on your rights 
and  responsibilities  pursuant  to Section  503(b)  of  the 
Communications Act.  If you  have questions regarding any of 
the information  contained in  Attachment A,  please contact 
OCBO at (202) 418-0990.
     13. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT a copy of this NAL shall 
be sent  by regular mail  and Certified Mail  Return Receipt 
Requested to Tecnet, Inc., 236 East Capitol Street, Jackson, 
Mississippi, 39201. 


                         James C. Hawkins
                         District   Director,  New   Orleans 
                         Enforcement Bureau


1 47 C.F.R.  17.57.

2 Section 312(f)(1) of the Act, 47 U.S.C.  312(f)(1), which 
applies to violations for which forfeitures are assessed 
under Section 503(b) of the Act, provides that ``[t]he term 
`willful', when used with reference to the commission or 
omission of any act, means the conscious and deliberate 
commission or omission of such act, irrespective of any 
intent to violate any provision of this Act . . . .''  See 
Southern California Broadcasting Co., 6 FCC Rcd 4387-88 

3 The term ``repeated,'' when used with reference to the 
commission or omission of any act, ``means the commission or 
omission of such act more than once or, if such commission 
or omission is continuous, for more than one day.''  47 
U.S.C.  312(f)(2).

4 47 C.F.R.  1.80(b)(4).

5 47 U.S.C.  503(b)(2)(D).

6 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

7 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80.

8 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.