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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Centerpoint Energy Inc. ) File No. EB-FIELDSCR-12-00003788

   Owner of Antenna Structure No. 1281666 ) NOV No. V201232540017

   Katy, Texas )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: September 10, 2012

   By the Resident Agent, Houston Office, South Central Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's Rules, to Centerpoint Energy Inc., owner of
       antenna structure number 1281666 in Katy, Texas. Pursuant to Section
       1.89(a) of the Commission's Rules (Rules), issuance of this NOV does
       not preclude the Enforcement Bureau from further action if warranted,
       including issuing a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture for
       the violations noted herein.

    2. On August 20, 2012, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Houston
       Office inspected antenna structure number 1281666 located at 2402 .
       Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy, Texas, and observed the following

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 17.48: "The owner of any antenna structure which is
        registered with the Commission and has been assigned lighting
        specifications referenced in this part: (a) Shall report immediately
        by telephone or telegraph to the nearest Flight Service Station or
        office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) any observed or
        otherwise known extinguishment or improper functioning of any top
        steady burning light or any flashing obstruction light, regardless of
        its position on the antenna structure, not corrected within 30
        minutes." All obstruction lighting on antenna structure number
        1281666 was inoperable at the time of the inspection. At the time of
        inspection, the agent verified that no one had notified the FAA of
        the lighting outages on antenna structure number 1281666. The agent
        notified the FAA of the lighting outages and the FAA issued a Notice
        to Airmen (NOTAM) after the inspection.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 17.51(a): "All red obstruction lighting shall be
        exhibited from sunset to sunrise unless otherwise specified." Antenna
        structure number 1281666 requires red obstruction lighting from
        sunset to sunrise. On August 20, 2012, the agent observed that
        antenna structure number 1281666 did not have any operational
        nighttime obstruction lighting exhibited after sunset.

    3. Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
       and Section 1.89 of the Rules, we seek additional information
       concerning the violations and any remedial actions taken. Therefore,
       Centerpoint Energy 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 Rules, we direct Centerpoint
       Energy 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 Centerpoint Energy Inc. with personal knowledge
       of the representations provided in Centerpoint Energy 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 Centerpoint Energy Inc.'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

   Houston Office

   9597 Jones Road #362

   Houston, Texas 77065

    6. This Notice shall be sent to Centerpoint Energy 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.


   Lee R. Browning

   Resident Agent

   Houston Office

   South Central 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 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