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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   K. C. Electric Association )  File No. EB-FIELDWR-12-00001050

   Antenna Structure Registrant )

   ASR # 1212979 ) NOV No. V201232800025

   Flagler,  CO  )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: April 4, 2012

   By the District Director, Denver District Office, Western Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a  Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to K. C. Electric Association (K. C.
       Electric), registrant  of antenna structure # 1212979 in Flagler, CO.

    2. On February 27, 2012, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's  Denver
       District  Office inspected antenna structure # 1212979,  located at
       the NE edge of Flagler, CO, and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 17.4(g): "Except as described in paragraph (h) of this
        section, the Antenna Structure Registration Number must be displayed
        in a conspicuous place so that it is readily visible near the base of
        the antenna structure. Materials used to display the Antenna
        Structure Registration Number must be weather-resistant and of
        sufficient size to be easily seen at the base of the antenna
        structure."  At the time of inspection, the agent observed that the
        Antenna Structure Registration Number was faded and not legible.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S:  17.21: "Antenna structures shall be painted and lighted
        when: (a) they exceed 60.96 meters (200 feet) in height above the
        ground or they require special aeronautical study." The FCC Antenna
        Structure Registration (ASR) for antenna structure #1212979 requires
        that it be painted and lit in accordance with FCC Paragraphs 1, 3,
        11, and 21.  Paragraph 11 requires that the structure have sidelights
        with at least two red obstruction lights installed at its midpoint.
        At the time of the inspection, the agent observed the antenna
        structure to have two red obstruction lights installed approximately
        at the one-third and two-thirds levels of the overall height of the
        structure. Additionally, the agent observed that one of the two
        lights at the one-third level was extinguished.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S: 17.50: "Antenna structures requiring painting under this
        part shall be cleaned or repainted as often as necessary to maintain
        good visibility." At the time of inspection, the agent observed that
        the paint on the antenna structure was faded and chipped.

    3. Pursuant to Section 403  of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, K. C. Electric 
       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(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 K.
       C. Electric.  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

   Denver District Office

   215 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 303

   Lakewood, CO 80226

    4. This Notice shall be sent to  K. C. Electric Association at its
       address of record.

    5. The Privacy Act of 1974 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.


   Nikki P. Shears

   District Director

   Denver  District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S: 403.

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

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

   Federal Communications Commission



                       Federal Communications Commission