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


In the Matter of                )
                                )
Charter Communications          )            File  No.  EB-04-OR-
015
Operator of Cable Television System          )
Bogalusa, Louisiana             )            NOV              No.  
V20043262015
                                
                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             Released:  February 
2, 2004

By the District Director, New Orleans Office, Enforcement Bureau:

  1.      This  is  a  Notice  of  Violation  ("Notice")   issued 
     pursuant to  Section 1.89  of  the Commission's  Rules,1  to 
     Charter Communications operator of a cable television system 
     in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

  2.      On January  27, 2004,  agents of  the Commission's  New 
     Orleans Office  inspected  the cable  television  system  in 
     Bogalusa,   Louisiana,    and   observed    the    following 
     violation(s):

  2.a.      47 C.F.R.   76.605(a)(12):  As an exception  to 
            the general provision requiring measurements  to 
            be  made at  subscriber terminals,  and  without 
            regard to  the type of  signals carriers by  the 
            cable television  system, signal leakage from  a 
            cable  television system  shall be  measured  in 
            accordance  with  the  procedures  outlined   in 
            76.609(h)  and  shall be  limited  as  follows:  
            Over 54  MHz, and  less than  and including  216 
            MHz -  20 micro-volts  per meter  measured at  3 
            meters.

            At  the time  of inspection  signal leakage  was 
            observed  on the  frequency of  133.2625 MHz  as 
            follows:

              141           Alleyway   behind   509 
              V/m          Caswell Street
              282           1208 Davis Street
              V/m
              229           Corner East 4th  Second 
              V/m          Avenue
              229           Corner  of  Austin  and 
              V/m          Ontario  Streets,  pole 
                            near Dominos Pizza


  2.b.      47 C.F.R.   76.1700(b):  The public  inspection 
            file  shall be  maintained at  the office  which 
            the   systems   maintains   for   the   ordinary 
            collection of subscriber charges, resolution  of 
            subscriber complaints, and other business or  at 
            any  other  accessible place  in  the  community 
            served   by  the   system  unit.    The   public 
            inspection file  shall be  available for  public 
            inspection at  any time during regular  business 
            hours.

            At   the   time  of   inspection,   the   public 
            inspection   file   was   not   available    for 
            inspection in the Charter Communications  office 
            located in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as  amended,2 and  Section  1.89 of  the  Commission's 
     Rules,  Charter   Communications  must   submit  a   written 
     statement concerning this matter  within 20 days of  release 
     of this  Notice.   The  response  must  fully  explain  each 
     violation,  must  contain  a   statement  of  the   specific 
     action(s) taken  to  correct  each  violation  and  preclude 
     recurrence, and should include a time line for completion of 
     pending corrective action(s).  The response must be complete 
     in itself  and  signed by  a  principal or  officer  of  the 
     licensee with personal knowledge of the matter.  All replies 
     and documentation sent in response to this Notice should  be 
     marked with the File  No. and NOV  No. specified above,  and 
     mailed to the following address:

                 Federal Communications Commission
                 New Orleans Office
                      Room 460
                                      2424 Edenborn Avenue
                                      Metairie, Louisiana  70001

  4.      This Notice shall  be sent  to Charter  Communications, 
     60097 Highway 11, Slidell, Louisiana, 70458.

  5.      The Privacy Act  of 19743 requires  that we advise  you 
     that  the  Commission   will  use   all  relevant   material 
     information before it,  including any information  disclosed 
     in your reply, to determine what, if any, enforcement action 
     is required to ensure compliance.  Any false statement  made 
     knowingly  and  willfully  in   reply  to  this  Notice   is 
     punishable by fine  or imprisonment  under Title  18 of  the 
     U.S. Code.4


                                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS 
COMMISSION



                                     James C. Hawkins
                                District Director
                                New Orleans Office
_________________________

1 47 C.F.R.  1.89.

2 47 U.S.C.  308(b).

3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).

4 18 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.