Click here for Adobe Acrobat version
Click here for Microsoft Word version

This document was converted from Microsoft Word.

Content from the original version of the document such as
headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, graphics, and page numbers
will not show up in this text version.

All text attributes such as bold, italic, underlining, etc. from the
original document will not show up in this text version.

Features of the original document layout such as
columns, tables, line and letter spacing, pagination, and margins
will not be preserved in the text version.

If you need the complete document, download the
Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat version.


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

In the Matter of                )
Pendleton Woolen Mills          )            File No.  EB-04-PO-069
Washougal, Washington           )            Citation             No.  


                                             Released:  July 7, 2004

By the Resident Agent, Portland Office, Western Region, Enforcement 

     This is an Official Citation issued pursuant to Section 
503(b)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (``Act'')1, 
to Pendleton Woolen Mills (``Pendleton'') for violation of Section 
18.115(a) of the Commission's Rules (``Rules''). 2

     On April 28, 2004, the FCC Portland Office received a complaint 
from Mr. Michiel L. West concerning radio frequency interference to 
the Citizens Band Radio Service.

     On April 29, 2004, an agent of the Commission's Portland Office 
investigated the allegation and located the interfering signal to 
Pendleton Woolen Mills, Washougal, Washington.

     Further investigation revealed that the source of the 
interfering signal on the frequency 27.120 MHz was radiated from the 
following industrial equipment:

             1.a)1.      Fastran Package Dryer, Serial Number R-27
             1.a)2.      Fastran Cool Dry, Serial Number M-28
             1.a)3.      Fastran Cool Dry, Serial Number M-51

     The purpose of this letter is to advise you that your Fastran 
dryers are operating under Part 18 of the Commission's Rules 
(``Rules'') for Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) equipment.  
Section 18.115(a) of the Rules, requires ``The operator of ISM 
equipment that causes harmful interference to radio services shall 
promptly take appropriate measures to correct the problem.''

     Violations of the Communications Act or of the Commission's 
Rules may subject the violator to monetary fines not to exceed 
$11,000 for each violation or each day of a continuing violation,3 
seizure of equipment through in rem forfeiture action and criminal 
sanctions including imprisonment.4

     Section 503(b)(5) of the Act provides that Pendleton may request 
an interview at the closest FCC Office.  You may contact this office 
by telephone,   XXX XXX-XXXX, to obtain the location of the nearest 
FCC Office and schedule the interview.  The interview must be 
scheduled to take place within 14 days of the date of this Citation.  
Pendleton may also submit a written statement to the above address 
within 14 days of the date of this Citation.  Any written statement 
should specify what actions have been taken to correct the violation 
outlined above.  Please reference file number EB-04-PO-069 when 
corresponding with the Commission.  

     This Citation shall be sent by First Class U.S. Mail and 
Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, to Pendleton Woolen Mills, 
Attn: Jack Higgins, Plant Manager, P.O. Box 145, Washougal, 
Washington 98671-0145.

     The Privacy Act of 19745 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. 

                                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                                Binh Nguyen
                                Resident Agent
                                Portland Office
                                Western Region
                                Enforcement Bureau


147 U.S.C.  503(b)(5).

247 C.F.R.  18.115(a).

347 C.F.R. 1.80(b)(3).

447 C.F.R.  401, 501, 503 and 510.

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

618 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.