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

In the Matter of                 )
Collins Communications (owned by City of Collins) )    File 
No. EB-04-OR-193
Operator of Cable Television System        )
Physical System ID # 011284      )         NOV           No.  
Collins, Mississippi             )

                     NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                    Released: March 17, 2005

By the District Director, New Orleans Office, South Central 
Region, Enforcement Bureau:

   1.     This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued 
     pursuant to Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules,1 to 
     Collins Communications, operator of a cable television 
     system serving Collins, Mississippi.

   2.     On March 1, 2005, an agent of the Commission's New 
     Orleans Office inspected the cable television system 
     located in Collins, Mississippi, and observed the 
     following violations:

        2.a.      47 C.F.R.  11.35(a): ``...cable 
                  systems...are responsible for 
                  ensuring that EAS Encoders, EAS 
                  Decoders and Attention Signal 
                  generating and receiving equipment 
                  used as part of the EAS are installed 
                  so that the monitoring and 
                  transmitting functions are available 
                  during the times are in 
                  operation.''  At the time of 
                  inspection, Collins Communications 
                  personnel said that they never 
                  installed EAS equipment at their 
                  cable headend and were unaware of the 
                  EAS requirements.

        2.b.      47 C.F.R.  76.605(a)(12): 
                  ``...signal leakage from a cable 
                  television system shall be 
                  measured...and shall be limited as 
                  follows:''  This section requires 
                  that cable operators maintain their 
                  cable system signal leakage below 20 
                  V/m measured at 3 meters in the 
                  frequency band between 54 MHz and 216 
                  MHz.  Signal leakage in excess of 20 
                  V/m was measured on 133.2925 MHz at 
                  the following locations. 

             Signal Level   Location
             142            Pole on corner of South 
                            Cherry Avenue and South 2nd 
             602            Pole on corner of Dogwood 
                            Avenue and South 9th Street
             425            Pole on corner of Cherry 
                            Avenue and South 7th Street
             460            Pole 902 on South 3rd Street
             407            Pole on corner of Arrington 
                            Avenue and North 1st Street
             460            Pole on corner of Elm Avenue 
                            and North 1st Street
             192            Pole on corner of Gardenia 
                            Avenue and North 1st Street
             262            Pole on corner of Magnolia 
                            Avenue and Longiano Street
             885            Pole on left side of 403 
                            Victoria Street
             460            Pole on corner of Victoria 
                            Street and Washington High 

        2.c.      47 C.F.R.  76.612(a)(1): ``All such 
                  cable carriers or signal components 
                  shall be offset by 12.5 kHz with a 
                  frequency tolerance of 5 kHz.''  In 
                  the aeronautical radiocommunication 
                  band 118-137 MHz, Collins 
                  Communications channel 16 (C) was not 
                  properly offset and was on 133.2925 

   3.     Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications 
     Act of 1934, as amended,2 and Section 1.89 of the 
     Commission's Rules, Collins Communications, must submit 
     a written statement concerning this matter within 
     twenty (20) days of release of this Notice.  The 
     response must fully explain each violation, must 
     contain a statement of the specific action(s) taken to 
     correct each violation and preclude recurrence, and 
     should include a time line for completion of pending 
     corrective action(s).  The response must be complete in 
     itself and signed by a principal or officer of the 
     licensee.  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
                  New Orleans Office
                  2424 Edenborn Avenue, Suite 460
                  Metairie, LA 70001

   4.     This Notice shall be sent to Collins 
     Communications at its address of record.

   5.     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 

                            James C. Hawkins
                            District Director
                            New Orleans District Office
                            South Central Region
                            Enforcement Bureau


147 C.F.R.  1.89.

247 U.S.C.  308(b).

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

418 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.