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

In the Matter of	)
Mandan Municipal Airport Authority	)		      File No.:
Licensee of Station WQJE398	)
	)		  NOV No.:  V201532800001
Mandan, ND	)


	Released:  September 30, 2015

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

* This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
of the Commission's rules (Rules) to Mandan Municipal Airport Authority
(MMAA), licensee of radio station WQJE398 in Mandan, North Dakota.
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.

* While investigating an interference complaint, an agent of the
Enforcement Bureau's Denver Office investigated MMAA's operation on
122.8 MHz and observed the following violation:

  + 47 C.F.R. ยง 1.903(a):  "General rule. Stations in the Wireless
  Radio Services must be used and operated only in accordance with
  the rules applicable to their particular service as set forth in
  this title and with a valid authorization granted by the Commission
  under the provisions of this part, except as specified in paragraph
  (b) of this section."  At the time the Denver Office agent contacted
  MMAA regarding the interference complaint, MMAA officials informed
  the agent that the airport operated on 122.8 MHz.  Additionally, the
  airport's official website states that MMAA is operating on 122.8 MHz.
  MMAA was issued an FCC license under call sign WQJE398 that does
  not include the frequency122.8 MHz.  A search of the FCC's licensing
  databases revealed that MMAA has no authority to operate on 122.8 MHz.

* Pursuant to Section 308(b) 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, MMAA
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.

* In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct MMAA to
support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration
under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an authorized officer of
MMAA with personal knowledge of the representations provided in MMAA'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 licensee'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.

* 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 Office
P.O. Box 25446
One Denver Federal Center  -  Building 1A
Lakewood, CO 80225-0446

* This Notice shall be sent to Mandan Municipal Airport Authority at
its address of record.

* 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.


Nikki P. Shears
District Director
Denver Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau