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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

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   )

   In the Matter of )

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   City and County of Honolulu ) File No. EB-10-HL-0028

   Tail Number N5232G )

   Honolulu, Hawaii )

   ) NOV No. V201032860006

   )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                                 Released: February  10, 2010

   By the Resident Agent, Honolulu 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 City and County of Honolulu,
       licensee of rotorcraft radio station N5232G, "Air One" and operator of
       an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), ID No. ADCC40089800315, in
       Honolulu, Hawaii.

    2. On February 5, 2010, in response to a complaint from the United States
       Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC), an agent of the
       Enforcement Bureau's Honolulu Office located an activated ELT
       operating on 406.025 MHz and 121.5 MHz in a helicopter undergoing
       maintenance in the Rotor Wing Hawaii Inc hangar, located at 120
       Kapalulu Place, in Honolulu, Hawaii and observed the following
       violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 87.193: "Transmissions by emergency locator transmitters
        (ELTs) are intended to be actuated manually or automatically and
        operated automatically as part of an aircraft or a survival craft
        station as a locating aid for survival purposes." At the time of the
        inspection, the agent found the ELT in an activated mode on board the
        "Air One" helicopter undergoing maintenance. There was no actual
        emergency situation.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 87.199(f): "To enhance protection of life and property,
        it is mandatory that each 406.0-406.1 MHz ELT must be registered with
        NOAA before installation and that information be kept up-to-date." At
        the time of inspection, the ELT was not registered. JRCC indicated to
        the agent that the ELT with ID No. ADCC40089800315 was not registered
        with NOAA.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, City and County
       of Honolulu 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 City and County of Honolulu. 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

   Honolulu Office

   P.O. Box 971030

   Waipahu, Hawaii 96797-1030

    4. This Notice shall be to City and County of Honolulu, at their 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.

   FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

   Ryan Hagihara

   Resident Agent

   Honolulu Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

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

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

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

   Federal Communications Commission

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