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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Mendocino Environmental Center ) File No. EB-06-SF-196

   Licensee of Radio Station KMEC )

   Facility ID # 124562 ) NOV No. V20073296001



                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: November 22, 2006

   By the District Director, San Francisco Office, Western Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Mendocino Environmental Center,
       licensee of radio station KMEC in Ukiah, California.

    2. On August 25, 2006, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's San Francisco
       Office Inspected radio station KMEC located at 106 West Standley
       Street, Ukiah, California and observed the following violation(s):

     a. 47 C.F.R. S 11.52(d) "Broadcast stations and cable systems and
        wireless cable systems must monitor two EAS sources. The monitoring
        assignments for each broadcast station and cable system and wireless
        cable system are specified in the State EAS Plan and FCC Mapbook.
        They are developed in accordance with FCC monitoring priorities." At
        the time of inspection a review of the station's EAS log indicated
        that KMEC-LP's EAS equipment was only monitoring one station, KUKI,
        for at least the previous three months.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S 11.61(a) "Tests shall be made at regular intervals as
        indicated in paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this section. Additional
        tests may be performed anytime. EAS activations and special tests may
        be performed in lieu of required tests as specified in paragraph
        (a)(4) of this section. All tests will conform with the procedures in
        the EAS Operating Handbook." At the time of inspection, a review of
        the station's EAS log did not show consistent transmitting of tests
        for several months.

    3. Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
       and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Mendocino Environmental
       Center 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 actions taken
       to correct each violation and preclude recurrence, and should include
       a time line for completion of pending corrective actions. The response
       must be complete in itself and signed by a principal or officer of
       Mendocino Environmental Center. 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

   San Francisco Office

   5653 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 105

   Pleasanton, California 94588

    4. This Notice shall be sent to by Certified Mail/Return Receipt
       Requested and regular mail to Mendocino Environmental Center at its
       address of record.

    5. The Privacy Act of 1974 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.


   Thomas N. Van Stavern

   District Director

   San Francisco District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S 403.

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

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

   Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission