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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

     In the Matter of         )                                
                                    File Number: EB-06-ST-184  
     James J. Grinton         )                                
                                  NAL/Acct. No.: 200732980002  
     Amateur Licensee K7VNI   )                                
                                              FRN: 0016955924  
     Bellingham, Washington   )                                

                                FORFEITURE ORDER

   Adopted: January  28, 2008 Released: January  30, 2008

   By the Regional Director, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:

    1. In this Forfeiture Order ("Order"), we issue a monetary forfeiture in
       the amount of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to James J. Grinton
       ("Grinton"), licensee of Amateur station K7VNI, in Bellingham,
       Washington, for willfully and repeatedly violating Section 97.113(b)
       and Section 97.119(a) of the Commission's Rules ("Rules"). The noted
       violations involve Grinton engaging in the transmission of one-way
       communications and his failure to transmit his assigned call sign in
       the Amateur Radio Service.

   2. On September 25, 2007, the District Director of the Enforcement
   Bureau's Seattle Office issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for
   Forfeiture ("NAL") in the amount of $7,000 to Grinton. Despite repeated
   contacts by the Seattle Office, Grinton 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 Act,
   and Sections 0.111, 0.311 and 1.80(f)(4) of the Commission's Rules, James
   J. Grinton, IS LIABLE FOR A MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount of $7,000
   for willfully and repeatedly violating Section 97.113(b) and Section
   97.119(a) 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. Payment of the forfeiture must be made by check or
   similar instrument, payable to the order of the Federal Communications
   Commission.  The payment must include the NAL/Acct. No. and FRN No.
   referenced above.  Payment by check or money order may be mailed to
   Federal Communications Commission, P.O. Box 358340, Pittsburgh, PA
   15251-8340.  Payment by overnight mail may be sent to Mellon
   Bank /LB 358340, 500 Ross Street, Room 1540670, Pittsburgh, PA 15251.  
   Payment by wire transfer may be made to ABA Number 043000261, receiving
   bank Mellon Bank, and account number 911-6106. Requests for full payment
   under an installment plan should be sent to: Associate Managing Director -
   Financial Operations, Room 1A625, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.

   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 James J.
   Grinton, at his address of record.


   Rebecca L. Dorch

   Regional Director, Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 97.113(b), 97.119(a).

   Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct. No. 200732980002
   (Enf. Bur., Western Region, Seattle Office, released September 25, 2007).

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

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

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 97.113(b), 97.119(a).

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

   See 47 C.F.R. S: 1.1914.

   Federal Communications Commission DA 08-175



   Federal Communications Commission DA 08-175