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                         Consent Decree


                        I.  Introduction

1.   This Consent  Decree  is  entered into  by  the  Enforcement 
Bureau of the  Federal Communications  Commission ("Bureau")  and 
North County Communications Corp. (``NCC'').
      
                         II.  Background

2.   NCC  operates  as   a  facilities-based  competitive   local 
exchange carrier in California,  Oregon, Washington and  Arizona, 
providing telecommunications  services  to  its  customers.   NCC 
competes directly in  major local  markets in  these states  with 
large incumbent local  exchange carriers  such as  U.S. West  for 
local service customers, as  well as with interexchange  carriers 
such as AT&T, Sprint and MCI for long distance telecommunications 
service customers.
 
3.   Section 52.15(f)  of the  Commission's rules  requires  U.S. 
carriers receiving numbering  resources from  the North  American 
Numbering Plan Administrator (``NANPA''), a Pooling Administrator 
or another telecommunications carrier, to report semiannually  on 
their actual and  forecast number  usage.  These data  are to  be 
reported on  FCC  Form 502,  the  North American  Numbering  Plan 
Numbering  Resource   Utilization/Forecast   (``NRUF'')   Report. 
Carriers and  their  affiliates  and  subsidiaries  are  assigned 
Operating Company Numbers (``OCNs'') for which NRUF reports  must 
be filed.

4.   Pursuant to section 52.15(f)(6), NRUF reports are due on  or 
before February 1 and  on or before August  1 of each year.1  The 
deadline for filing reports due on August 1, 2000 was extended to 
September 15, 2000.2  The Bureau received information  indicating 
that NCC failed  to file the  NRUF reports due  on September  15, 
2000 for OCN numbers 7894, 8293, and 8294.

5.      The Bureau initiated  an investigation of NCC's  apparent 
failure to comply  with the mandatory  reporting requirements  of 
section 52.15(f).  As a result  of the investigation, the  Bureau 
issued a Notice of  Apparent Liability for Forfeiture  (``NAL'').  
In the  NAL,  the Bureau  made  a preliminary  finding  that  NCC 
apparently had willfully violated section 52.15(f) and proposed a 
forfeiture in the amount of $6,000 for this apparent violation.3

                        III.  Definitions

6.   For the  purposes  of  this Consent  Decree,  the  following 
definitions shall apply:

(a)  "Commission" means the Federal Communications Commission.

(b)  "Bureau" means the Commission's Enforcement Bureau.
(c)  "NCC'' means North County Communications Corp. 
     (d)  "Order" means  the  order  of  the  Enforcement  Bureau 
          adopting this Consent Decree.

     (e)  "Final Order" means the Order that is no longer subject 
          to administrative or judicial reconsideration,  review, 
          appeal, or stay.

     (f)  ``Act''  means  the  Communications  Act  of  1934,  as 
          amended, Title 47 of the United States Code.
       
     (g)  ``NAL''  means   Notice  of   Apparent  Liability   for 
Forfeiture.
       
                         IV.  Agreement

7.   NCC agrees that the Bureau has jurisdiction over the matters 
contained in this Consent Decree and the authority to enter  into 
and adopt this Consent Decree.

8.   The Bureau and NCC agree  that this Consent Decree does  not 
constitute an adjudication on  the merits or  any finding on  the 
facts  or  law  regarding  any  violations  of  the  Act  or  the 
Commission's rules committed by NCC.

9.   NCC agrees to implement, within  10 calendar days after  the 
Bureau  releases  the  Order  adopting  this  Consent  Decree,  a 
comprehensive internal program,  a summary of  which is  attached 
hereto, to ensure NCC's  future compliance with the  Commission's 
rules governing mandatory reporting of actual and forecast number 
usage.  
      
10.  NCC agrees that  it shall make  a voluntary contribution  to 
the United  States Treasury  in the  amount of  $4,800 within  10 
calendar days after the Bureau  releases the Order adopting  this 
Consent Decree.
      
11.  In  express  reliance  upon  the  representations  contained 
herein, the Bureau agrees to terminate its investigation into the 
matters discussed in paragraphs 3-5, above, and to cancel the NAL 
issued to NCC in connection with that investigation. 

12.  The Bureau agrees not to institute on its own motion any new 
proceeding, formal  or  informal, of  any  kind against  NCC  for 
apparent violations of section 52.15(f) of the Commission's rules 
arising from the matters discussed in paragraphs 3-5, above,  for 
behavior during  the  time  period preceding  the  date  of  this 
consent decree. 

13.  In the event  that NCC  is found  by the  Commission or  its 
delegated authority to  have engaged  in a  violation of  section 
52.15(f) subsequent to  the release  of the  Order adopting  this 
Consent  Decree,  NCC  agrees  that  the  conduct  described   in 
paragraphs 3-5, above, may be considered by the Commission or its 
delegated authority in determining an appropriate sanction. 

14.  NCC  waives  any  and  all  rights  it  may  have  to   seek 
administrative or  judicial  reconsideration, review,  appeal  or 
stay, or to otherwise challenge  or contest the validity of  this 
Consent Decree  and  the  Order  adopting  this  Consent  Decree, 
provided the  Order is  limited to  adopting the  Consent  Decree 
without change, addition, or modification.

15.  NCC and  the Bureau  agree that  the effectiveness  of  this 
Consent Decree  is  expressly  contingent upon  issuance  of  the 
Order, provided  the  Order  adopts the  Consent  Decree  without 
change, addition, or modification. 

16.  NCC and the Bureau agree that in the event that this Consent 
Decree  is   rendered  invalid   by   any  court   of   competent 
jurisdiction, it shall become null and  void and may not be  used 
in any manner in any legal proceeding.

17.  NCC and the Bureau agree that if NCC, the Commission, or the 
United States  on behalf  of the  Commission, brings  a  judicial 
action to enforce the  terms of the  Order adopting this  Consent 
Decree, neither NCC nor the Commission shall contest the validity 
of the Consent Decree or Order, and NCC and the Commission  shall 
waive any statutory right to a trial de novo with respect to  any 
matter upon which the Order is based (provided in each case  that 
the Order  is  limited to  adopting  the Consent  Decree  without 
change, addition,  or  modification),  and  shall  consent  to  a 
judgment incorporating the terms of this Consent Decree.

18.  NCC agrees to waive any  claims it may otherwise have  under 
the Equal Access to Justice Act, Title 5 U.S.C.  504 and 47 C.F. 
R.   1.1501  et  seq.,  relating to  the  matters  discussed  in 
paragraphs 3-5, above.

19.  NCC agrees that  any violation  of the  Order adopting  this 
Consent Decree shall constitute a separate violation and  subject 
NCC to appropriate administrative sanctions.

20.  NCC and  the Bureau  agree  to be  bound  by the  terms  and 
conditions stated herein.

21.  NCC and the  Bureau agree  that this Consent  Decree may  be 
signed in counterparts.


ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 


By: ________________________________              ____________  
     David H. Solomon                        Date
     Chief, Enforcement Bureau



North County Communications Corp.


By: ________________________________              ____________ 
                                        Date
     Todd Lesser
      President
                  SUMMARY OF COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
                               OF
                NORTH COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.

     North County Communications Corp. (``NCC'') proposes the 
following compliance plan and will implement the following 
measures in order to ensure compliance with the Commission's 
mandatory reporting requirements of Section 52.15(f) of the 
Commission's rules:

  1.           The President of NCC (``President'') will post a 
     copy of Section 52.15(f) of the Commission's rules, the 
     NANPA Job Aid, and the FCC Form 502 in a public place within 
     NCC's offices. The President will ensure that an NCC 
     employee consults the NANPA's website, www.nanpa.com, on a 
     regular basis - and at least two months before each filing 
     deadline for FCC Form 502 - to obtain information about 
     revisions to the FCC's reporting requirements of FCC Form 
     502.

  2.           The President will ensure that procedures are in 
     place to gather detailed number utilization and forecast 
     data on December 31st and June 30th of each year as required 
     by Section 52.15(f) of the Commission's rules.

  3.           The President will ensure that an NCC employee 
     who is familiar with the mandatory reporting requirements 
     under Section 52.15(f) of the Commission's rules has 
     sufficient time to complete and proof FCC Form 502 before 
     February 1st and August 1st of each year.

  4.           The President will ensure that the completed and 
     proofed FCC Form 502 is properly filed with NANPA by 
     February 1st and August 1st of each year as required by 
     Section 52.15(f) of the Commission's rules.

  5.          The President will maintain dated copies of each 
     FCC Form 502 filed with NANPA pursuant to Section 52.15(f) 
     of the Commission's rules.


_________________________

1  47 C.F.R.  52.15(f)(6).  
2  The extension for the August 1, 2000 report was implemented by 
the Commission in Number Resource Optimization, CC Docket No. 99-
200, 15 FCC Rcd 17005 (2000).
3 North County Communications Corp., 16 FCC Rcd 8650 (EB 2001).