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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554



   In the Matter of )


   Hearst Stations Inc. )

   Licensee of Television Station KITV ) File No. EB-11-HL-0031

   Facility ID# 64548 )

   Honolulu, Hawaii ) NOV No. V201132860010



                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: May 5, 2011

   By the Resident Agent, Honolulu Office, Western Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a  Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Hearst Stations Inc.,  licensee of 
       television station KITV  in Honolulu, Hawaii.  This Notice may be
       combined with a further action, if further action is warranted.

    2. On March 1, 2011 and May 2, 2011, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's
       Honolulu Office monitored television station KITV virtual channel 4-1,
       located in Honolulu, Hawaii, and observed the following violation:

   47 C.F.R. S: 11.61(a)(1)(i): "Required Monthly Tests of the EAS header
   codes, Attention Signal, Test Script and EOM code...must be transmitted
   within 60 minutes of receipt by EAS Participants in an EAS Local Area or

   The agent found that KITV did not retransmit the required monthly tests
   issued by Hawaii State Civil Defense on both March 1, 2011  and May 2,

    3. As the nation's emergency warning system, the Emergency Alert System
       is critical to public safety, and we recognize the vital role that
       broadcasters play in ensuring its success. The Commission takes
       seriously any violations of the Rules implementing the EAS and expects
       full compliance from its regulatees. Pursuant to Section 403 of the
       Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 1.89 of the
       Commission's Rules, we seek additional information concerning the
       violation and any remedial actions the station may have taken. 
       Therefore, Hearst Stations Inc., must submit a written statement
       concerning this matter within twenty (20) days of release of this
       Notice. The response (i) must fully explain each violation, including
       all relevant surrounding facts and circumstances, (ii) must contain a
       statement of the specific action(s) taken to correct each violation
       and preclude recurrence, and (iii) must include a time line for
       completion of any pending corrective action(s). The response must be
       complete in itself  and must not be abbreviated by reference to other
       communications or answers to other notices.

    4. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Commission's Rules, we direct
       Hearst Stations Inc., to support its response to this Notice with an
       affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by
       an authorized officer of Hearst Stations Inc., with personal knowledge
       of the representations provided in Hearst Stations Inc.'s response,
       verifying the truth and accuracy of the information therein, and
       confirming that all of the information requested by this Notice which
       is in the licensee's possession, custody, control, or knowledge has
       been produced. To knowingly and willfully make any false statement or
       conceal any material fact in reply to this Notice is punishable by
       fine or imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.

    5. 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

    6. This Notice shall be sent to  Hearst Stations Inc., at its address of

    7. 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.


   Ryan Hagihara

   Resident Agent

   Honolulu Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(a).

   47 U.S.C. S: 403.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(c).

   Section 1.16 of the Commission's Rules provides that "[a]ny document to be
   filed with the Federal Communications Commission and which is required by
   any law, rule or other regulation of the United States to be supported,
   evidenced, established or proved by a written sworn declaration,
   verification, certificate, statement, oath or affidavit by the person
   making the same, may be supported, evidenced, established or proved by the
   unsworn declaration, certification, verification, or statement in writing
   of such person . . . . Such declaration shall be subscribed by the
   declarant as true under penalty of perjury, and dated, in substantially
   the following form . . . : `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under
   penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on
   (date). (Signature)'." 47 C.F.R. S: 1.16.

   18 U.S.C. S: 1001 et seq. See also 47 C.F.R. S: 1.17.

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

   Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission