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

In the Matter of                        )         
Verizon Wireless (VAW) LLC                        )    File  No.: 
                              )    NAL/Acct. No. 200332800002
Owner of Antenna Structure #1001987          )    FRN  0003-8003-
Colorado Springs, Colorado                             )

                        FORFEITURE ORDER

Adopted:  January 28, 2003                        Released:  
January 30, 2003 

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In  this  Forfeiture  Order  (``Order''),  we  issue  a 
          monetary  forfeiture  in the  amount  of  ten  thousand 
          dollars  ($10,000)   to  Verizon  Wireless  (VAW)   LLC 
          (``Verizon   Wireless''),  the   registered  owner   of 
          Antenna   Structure  #1001987   in  Colorado   Springs, 
          Colorado,  for   willful  and  repeated  violation   of 
          Sections  17.23 and  17.50  of the  Commission's  Rules 
          (``Rules'').1   The noted  violations  involve  Verizon 
          Wireless'   failure  to   comply  with   the   painting 
          specifications  required for  the registered  structure 
          and  failing  to repaint  the  structure  as  often  as 
          necessary in order to maintain good visibility.

     2.   On October  29,  2002,  the District  Director  of  the 
Commission's Denver,  Colorado Field  Office (``Denver  Office'') 
issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (``NAL'') in 
the amount of $10,000 to Verizon Wireless.2  Verizon Wireless has 
not filed a response to the NAL.  Based on the information before 
us, we affirm the forfeiture.

     3.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS  ORDERED THAT,  pursuant to  Section 
503(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended  (``Act''),3 
and Sections 0.111, 0.311 and  1.80(f)(4) of the Rules,4  Verizon 
amount of $10,000 for willfully and repeatedly violating Sections 
17.23 and 17.50 of the Rules.

     4.   Payment of the forfeiture shall  be made in the  manner 
provided for in Section 1.80 of  the Rules within 30 days of  the 
release of this Order.  If the forfeiture is not paid within  the 
period specified, the case may  be referred to the Department  of 
Justice for collection  pursuant to Section  504(a) of the  Act.5  
Payment shall be made by  mailing a check or similar  instrument, 
payable  to   the   order   of   the   ``Federal   Communications 
Commission,'' to the Federal Communications Commission, P.O.  Box 
73482, Chicago,  Illinois 60673-7482.   The payment  should  note 
NAL/Acct. No. 200332800002, and  FRN 0003-8003-07.  Requests  for 
full payment under an installment plan should be sent to:  Chief, 
Revenue and Receivables Operations Group, 445 12th Street,  S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20554.6

     5.        IT IS FURTHER  ORDERED THAT a  copy of this  Order 
shall be  sent by  first class  mail and  certified mail,  return 
receipt requested,  to  Verizon Wireless  (VAW)  LLC,  Attention:  
Carol King, 30 Independence Boulevard, Warren, NJ 07059.


                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau

     1 47 C.F.R.  17.23 and 17.50.

     2 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct. No. 
200332800002 (Enf.  Bur.,  Denver Office,  released  October  29, 

     3 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

     4 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

     5 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

     6 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.