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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

     In the Matter of         )   File No.: EB-10-TP-0016     
     Vincent E. Aversa, Jr.   )   NAL/Acct. No: 201132700002  
     Indialantic, FL          )   FRN: 0020584777             

                                FORFEITURE ORDER

   Adopted: March 24, 2011 Released: March 25, 2011

   By the Regional Director, South Central Region, Enforcement Bureau:

    1. In this Forfeiture Order ("Order"), we issue a monetary forfeiture in
       the amount of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to Vincent E. Aversa,
       Jr. ("Mr. Aversa") for willful and repeated violations of section 301
       of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended ("Act") and section
       80.13 of the Commission's rules ("Rules"). The noted violations
       involve Mr. Aversa's operation of radio transmission equipment without
       a license on the International Distress, Safety, and Calling Channel 
       ("Marine Safety Channel 16").

   2. On February 8, 2011, the Enforcement Bureau's Tampa Office ("Tampa
   Office") issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture ("NAL") in
   the amount of $20,000 to Mr. Aversa. Mr. Aversa 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, and sections 0.111, 0.204, 0.311
   and 1.80(f)(4) of the Commission's Rules, Vincent E. Aversa IS LIABLE FOR
   A MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount of $20,000 for violations of section
   301 of the Act and section 80.13 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/Account Number and FRN Number
   referenced above. Payment by check or money order may be mailed to Federal
   Communications Commission, P.O. Box 979088, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.
   Payment by overnight mail may be sent to U.S. Bank - Government Lockbox
   #979088, SL-MO-C2-GL, 1005 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101. Payments
   by wire transfer may be made to ABA Number 021030004, receiving bank
   TREAS/NYC, and account number 27000001. For payment by credit card, an FCC
   Form 159 (Remittance Advice) must be submitted.  FCC Form 159 may be
   obtained at When completing the
   FCC Form 159, enter the NAL/Account number in block number 23A (call
   sign/other ID), and enter the letters "FORF" in block number 24A (payment
   type code). Requests for full payment under an installment plan should be
   sent to:  Chief Financial Officer -- Financial Operations, 445 12th
   Street, S.W., Room 1-A625, Washington, D.C.  20554.   Please contact the
   Financial Operations Group Help Desk at 1-877-480-3201 or Email: with any questions regarding payment procedures. Mr.
   Aversa will also send electronic notification on the date said payment is
   made to

   5. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall be sent by both
   First Class Mail and Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested to Vincent E.
   Aversa at his address of record.


   Dennis P. Carlton

   Regional Director, South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 U.S.C. S: 301; 47 C.F.R. S: 80.13.

   The frequency 156.800 MHz, channel 16, is the international distress,
   safety, and calling channel. See 47 C.F.R. S: 80.369(e)(3).

   Vincent E. Aversa, Jr., Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, DA
   11-232 (Enf. Bur. Tampa Office, rel. Feb. 8, 2011).

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

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 0.111, 0.204, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

   47 U.S.C. S: 301; 47 C.F.R. S: 80.13.

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

   Federal Communications Commission DA 11-549



   Federal Communications Commission DA 11-549