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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Bruce Douglas ) File No. EB-11-LA-0001

   Vessel Hacienda )

   Licensee of Maritime Radio Station ) NOV No. V201132900011

   Wilmington, California )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                                    Released: March  22, 2011

   By the District Director, Los Angeles Office, Western Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Bruce Douglas, licensee of maritime
       radio station for vessel "Hacienda".

    2. On January 9, 2011, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Los Angeles
       located an active EPIRB at the California Yacht Marina, Berth 202, #6
       in Wilmington, California, aboard the vessel "Hacienda", and observed
       the following violations:

        a. 47 C.F.R. S: 80.89(a): "Stations must not engage in superfluous
           radiocommunication." Transmissions by EPIRBs are intended to be
           actuated manually or automatically and operated automatically as
           part of a ship or a survival craft station as a locating aid for
           survival purposes. The agent located a falsely activated Class A
           ACR/RLB-14 EPIRB aboard the vessel Hacienda, while the vessel was
           tied up at the dock.

        b. 47 C.F.R. S: 80.1053: "Operation of Class A EPIRB stations shall
           be prohibited after December 31, 2006." The EPIRB that was falsely
           activated may not be used on commercial or recreational
           watercraft, as it is a Class A device.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Bruce Douglas
       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 Bruce Douglas, or his
       authorized representative. 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

   Los Angeles District Office

   18000 Studebaker Rd. Suite 660

   Cerritos, CA 90703

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Bruce Douglas at his 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.


   Nader Haghighat

   District Director

   Los Angeles 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


                       Federal Communications Commission