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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554



   In the Matter of )


   Lesea Broadcasting of Hawaii, Inc. )

   Licensee of Television Station KWHE ) File No. EB-11-HL-0075

   Facility ID# 36846 )

   Honolulu, Hawaii ) NOV No. V201132860014



                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: August 3, 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 Lesea Broadcasting of Hawaii, Inc.,
       licensee of  television station KWHE  in Honolulu, Hawaii.  This
       Notice may be combined with a further action, if further action is

    2. On June 1, 2011 and August  1, 2011, an agent of the Enforcement
       Bureau's Honolulu Office monitored television station KWHE, virtual
       channel 14, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, and observed the following

   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 KWHE did not retransmit the audio portion of the
   required monthly tests issued by Hawaii State Civil Defense on both June
   1, 2011  and August 1, 2011.

    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, Lesea Broadcasting of Hawaii, 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
       Lesea Broadcasting of Hawaii, 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 Lesea Broadcasting of
       Hawaii, Inc., with personal knowledge of the representations provided
       in Lesea Broadcasting of Hawaii, 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  Lesea Broadcasting of Hawaii, Inc., at
       its address of record. 

    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.


   John R. Raymond

   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