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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. )  File No.

   Antenna Structure Registrant )

   ASR # 1023489 )  NOV No. V201232800030

   Matheson, CO )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: May 23, 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 Mountain View Electric Association,
       Inc. (MVEAI), registrant of antenna structure # 1023489  about five
       miles east of Matheson, CO.

    2. On March 20, 2012, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's  Denver
       District Office inspected  antenna structure # 1023489  located
       approximately five miles east of Matheson, 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 the inspection, the agent observed that
        the antenna structure registration number was not displayed.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 17.23: "Unless otherwise specified by the Commission,
        each new or altered antenna structure to be registered on or after
        January 1, 1996, must conform to the Federal Aviation
        Administration's (FAA's) painting and lighting recommendations set
        forth on the structure's FAA determination of "no hazard," as
        referenced in the. . .FAA Advisory Circulars." The FAA Notice for the
        antenna structure requires aviation orange and white paint, and red
        obstruction lighting in accordance with FAA Circular Number
        70/7460-1G, Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 9. At the time of the inspection,
        the antenna structure paint was deteriorated, and the structure was
        equipped with a dual  red and medium intensity flashing white
        obstruction lighting system.

    3. Pursuant to Section 403  of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, MVEAI  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
       MVEAI.  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  Mountain View Electric Association,
       Inc.,  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