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                1.                       Before the
          2.            Federal Communications Commission
             3.                 Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of                )
American Towers, Inc.           )            File  No.  EB-04-PO-
ASR# 1217535                    )
Rockaway Beach, Oregon          )            NOV No. V20043292002

              5.                  NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             Released:  February 
4, 2004

By the Resident Agent, Portland Office, Enforcement Bureau:

     This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant  to 
Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules,1 to American Towers, Inc.

     On January 23, 2004, the FCC Portland Resident Agent  Office 
received a copy of a  Notice To Airmen (``NOTAM'') referred  from 
the Federal Aviation Administration  in McMinnville, Oregon.  The 
investigation from this Office  revealed that since December  13, 
2003, the FAA has issued four consecutive NOTAMs (MMV12/036,  MMV 
12/078, MMV  1/082,  and  MMV 1/0106)  to  a  registered  antenna 
structure located in Rockaway Beach, Oregon due to problems  with 
the antenna structure's lighting equipment. FCC records show that 
the referenced  antenna  structure  was  registered  to  American 
Towers, Inc. under Antenna Structure Registration Number 1217535. 
The geographic coordinates for  this antenna site are  N45-40-26, 

          Section 17.56(a)  of  the Commission's  Rules,  47 
          C.F.R.   17.56(a),  states  that  ``Replacing  or 
          repairing  of  lights,  automatic  indicators   or 
          automatic  control  or  alarm  systems  shall   be 
          accomplished as soon as practicable.''

     Pursuant to  Section 308(b)  of  the Communications  Act  of 
1934, as amended,2  and Section 1.89  of the Commission's  Rules, 
American Towers, Inc. must submit a written statement  concerning 
this matter  within  20 days  of  release of  this  Notice.   The 
response must  fully  explain  each  violation,  must  contain  a 
statement of the specific action  taken to correct the  violation 
and preclude  recurrence,  and should  include  a time  line  for 
completion of pending  corrective action.  The  response must  be 
complete in itself and  signed by a principal  or officer of  the 
licensee with personal knowledge of the matter.  All replies  and 
documentation sent in  response to this  Notice should be  marked 
with the File No. and NOV No. specified above, and mailed to  the 
following address:

                 Federal Communications Commission
                 Portland Resident Agent Office
                 P.O.Box 61469
                 Vancouver, WA 98666

     This Notice shall be sent to American Towers, Inc., 6802  S. 
220th St., Kent, Washington,  98032.

     The Privacy Act of  19743 requires that  we advise you  that 
the Commission will use all relevant material information  before 
it,  including  any  information  disclosed  in  your  reply,  to 
determine what, if any, enforcement action is required to  ensure 
compliance.  Any false statement made knowingly and willfully  in 
reply to this Notice is punishable by fine or imprisonment  under 
Title 18 of the U.S. Code.4

                                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS 

                                Binh Nguyen
                                Resident Agent
                                Portland Office


1 47 C.F.R.  1.89.

2 47 U.S.C.  308(b).
3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).

4 18 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.