• FCC Enforcement
  • December 7, 2017 | Author: Timothy A. Doughty
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Last week, the FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture imposing a penalty of $15,000 for the unlicensed operation of a radio station in Van Nuys, California. In October of last year, the Commission received a complaint of interference that was investigated by its Los Angeles Field Office. The Field Office Agent determined that the interference was caused by transmissions that exceeded the limits for permissible unlicensed operations under Part 15 of the agency’s rules and issued a Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NOUO). The unauthorized user reprogrammed his radio but continued operating and received another NOUO, which resulted in the ensuing enforcement action and fine. For more information, please contact Tim Doughty ([email protected]; 202.434.4271).