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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Radio Free Palmer, Inc. )  File No. EB-FIELDWR-12-00002167

   Licensee of Station KVRF )

   Facility ID #177165 )

   Palmer, Alaska ) NOV No. V201232780007


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: July 2, 2012

   By the Resident Agent, Anchorage Resident Agent  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 Radio Free Palmer, Inc. (RFP), licensee
       of non-commercial educational FM radio station KVRF in Palmer, Alaska.
       This Notice may be combined with a further action, if further action
       is warranted.

    2. On March 28, 2012, agents of the Enforcement Bureau's Anchorage
       Resident Agent Office inspected  Station KVRF's main studio located at
       550 South Alaska Street, Suite 201, Palmer, Alaska and observed the
       following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: Section 11.15: "The EAS Operating Handbook states in
        summary form the actions to be taken by personnel at EAS Participant
        facilities upon receipt of an EAN, an EAT, tests, or State and Local
        Area alerts. It is issued by the FCC and contains instructions for
        the above situations. A copy of the Handbook must be located at
        normal duty positions or EAS equipment locations when an operator is
        required to be on duty and be immediately available to staff
        responsible for authenticating messages and initiating actions." At
        the time of the inspection, the EAS Operating Handbook was not

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: Section 11.52(d): "EAS Participants must monitor two EAS
        sources. The monitoring assignments of 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 the inspection, only one
        source, Station KNBA, was being monitored.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S: Section 73.1226(a): "Station records and logs shall be
        made available for inspection or duplication at the request of the
        FCC or its representative." At the time of the inspection, the
        station's logs were not made available to the agents.

     d. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.1870(b)(3): "Chief operators shall be employed or
        serve on the following basis: (3) The designation of the chief
        operator must be in writing with a copy of the designation posted
        with the station license. Agreements with chief operators serving on
        a contract basis must be in writing with a copy kept in the station
        files." At the time of the inspection, no written designation of the
        chief operator was made available to the agents.

    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. We also must investigate
       violations of other rules that apply to broadcast licensees.  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 violations and any remedial actions the station may
       have taken.  Therefore, Radio Free Palmer, 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
       Radio Free Palmer, 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 Radio Free Palmer, Inc. with personal
       knowledge of the representations provided in Radio Free Palmer, Inc.
       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

   Anchorage Resident Agent Office

   P.O. Box 231949

   Anchorage, Alaska

    6. This Notice shall be sent to Radio Free Palmer, 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.


   Marlene Windel

   Resident Agent

   Anchorage Resident Agent  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