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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Northern Illinois Gas Company ) File No.: EB-FIELDNER-13-00010200

   Communications Department )

   Owner of Antenna Structure No. 1272566 ) NOV No.: V201332320009

   Naperville, Illinois )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: August  2, 2013

   By the District Director, Chicago Office, Northeast Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's rules (Rules)^ to the Northern Illinois Gas
       Company, Communications Department, registrant of antenna structure
       number 1272566 in Joliet, Illinois. Pursuant to Section 1.89(a) of the
       Rules, issuance of this Notice does not preclude the Enforcement
       Bureau from further action if warranted, including issuing a Notice of
       Apparent Liability for Forfeiture for the violation noted herein.^

    2. On July 30, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Chicago Office
       inspected antenna structure number 1272566 located west of Midland
       Court, 2.65 miles East of Joliet Regional Airport, and observed the
       following violation:

   47 C.F.R. S 17.4(g): "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 Antenna Structure Registration Number was not

    3. Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended,^ and Section 1.89 of the Rules, we seek additional
       information concerning the violations and any remedial actions taken.
       Therefore, the Northern Illinois Gas Company must submit a written
       statement concerning this matter within twenty (20) days of release of
       this Notice. The response (i) must fully explain each violation,
       including all relevant surrounding facts and circumstances, (ii) must
       contain a statement of the specific action(s) taken to correct each
       violation and preclude recurrence, and (iii) must include a time line
       for completion of any pending corrective action(s). The response must
       be complete in itself and must not be abbreviated by reference to
       other communications or answers to other notices.^

    4. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct the Northern
       Illinois Gas Company to support its response to this Notice with an
       affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by
       an authorized official of the Northern Illinois Gas Company with
       personal knowledge of the representations provided in the Northern
       Illinois Gas Company's response, verifying the truth and accuracy of
       the information therein,^ and confirming that all of the information
       requested by this Notice which is in the Northern Illinois Gas
       Company's possession, custody, control, or knowledge has been
       produced. To knowingly and willfully make any false statement or
       conceal any material fact in reply to this Notice is punishable by
       fine or imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.^

    5. 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

   Chicago Office

   1550 North Northwest Hwy., Suite 306

   Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

    6. This Notice shall be sent to the Northern Illinois Gas Company,
       Communications Department, at its address of record.

    7. 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.


   James M. Roop

   District Director

   Chicago District Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   ^ 47 C.F.R. S 1.89.

   ^ 47 C.F.R. S 1.89(a).

   ^ 47 U.S.C. S 403.

   ^ 47 C.F.R. S 1.89(c).

   ^ Section 1.16 of the Rules provides that "[a]ny document to be filed with
   the Federal Communications Commission and which is required by any law,
   rule or other regulation of the United States to be supported, evidenced,
   established or proved by a written sworn declaration, verification,
   certificate, statement, oath or affidavit by the person making the same,
   may be supported, evidenced, established or proved by the unsworn
   declaration, certification, verification, or statement in writing of such
   person . . . . Such declaration shall be subscribed by the declarant as
   true under penalty of perjury, and dated, in substantially the following
   form . . . : `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of
   perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date).
   (Signature)'." 47 C.F.R. S 1.16.

   ^ 18 U.S.C. S 1001 et seq. See also 47 C.F.R. S 1.17.

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

   Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission