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FCC 1.50005
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  1.50005   Enforcement.

   (a) Violations. In addition to the penalties provided under the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and section 1.80 of this
   chapter, if a Reimbursement Program recipient violates the Secure and
   Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019, Public Law 116-124, 133
   Stat. 158, the Commission's rules implementing the statute, or the
   commitments made by the recipient in the application for reimbursement,
   the recipient:

   (1) Shall repay to the Commission all reimbursement funds provided to
   the recipient under the Reimbursement Program;

   (2) Shall be barred from further participation in the Reimbursement

   (3) Shall be referred to all appropriate law enforcement agencies or
   officials for further action under applicable criminal and civil law;

   (4) May be barred by the Commission from participation in other
   programs of the Commission, including the Federal universal service
   support programs established under section 254 of the Communications
   Act of 1934, as amended.

   (b) Notice and opportunity to cure. The penalties described in
   paragraph (a) of this section shall not apply to a recipient unless:

   (1) The Commission, the Wireline Competition Bureau, or the Enforcement
   Bureau provides the recipient with notice of the violation; and

   (2) The recipient fails to cure the violation within 180 days after
   such notice.

   (c) Recovery of funds. The Commission will immediately take action to
   recover all reimbursement funds awarded to a recipient under the
   Program in any case in which such recipient is required to repay
   reimbursement funds under paragraph (a) of this section.


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