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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Pamplin Broadcasting- Washington, Inc. ) File No. EB-FIELDWR-12-00005887


   Licensee of Station KKOV )

   Facility ID # 69812 )

   ) NOV No. V201332920006

   Vancouver, WA )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: January 16, 2013

   By the Resident Agent, Portland 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 (Rules), to Pamplin Broadcasting-Washington,
       Inc. (Pamplin), licensee of radio station KKOV in Vancouver,
       Washington. Pursuant to Section 1.89(a) of the Rules, issuance of this
       Notice does not preclude the Enforcement Bureau from further action if
       warranted, including issuing a Notice of Apparent Liability for
       Forfeiture for the violation(s) noted herein.

    2. On December 14, 2012, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Portland
       Office inspected radio station KKOV located at 6605 SE Lake Road,
       Portland, Oregon, and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.52(d)(2): " With respect to monitoring EAS messages
        formatted in accordance with the specification set forth in S:
        11.56(a)(2), EAS Participants' EAS equipment must interface with the
        Federal Emergency Management Agency's Integrated Public Alert and
        Warning System (IPAWS) to enable (whether through "pull" interface
        technologies, such as Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and Atom
        Syndication Format (ATOM), or "push" interface technologies, such as
        instant messaging and email) the distribution of Common Alert
        Protocol (CAP)-formatted alert messages from the IPAWS system to EAS
        Participants' EAS equipment." At the time of the inspection on
        December 14, 2012, KKOV's EAS equipment model Sage Digital ENDEC was
        observed off-line from the FEMA's IPAWS server.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.61(b): "Entries shall be made in EAS Participant
        records, as specified in S: 11.35(a) and 11.54(a)(3)." KKOV did not
        have EAS CAP-formatted entries from August 13, 2012 through December
        14, 2012.

    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. The inspection conducted on
       December 14, 2012, revealed that KKOV's EAS Sage Digital ENDEC
       equipment was off-line from the FEMA's IPAWS server and KKOV's EAS
       Logs did not have CAP-formatted entries from August 13, 2012 through
       December 14, 2012.

    4. Pursuant to Section 308(b)  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,
       Pamplin, 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.

    5. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct Pamplin  to
       support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration
       under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an authorized officer of
       Pamplin with personal knowledge of the representations provided in
       Pamplin'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 regulatee'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.

    6. 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

   Portland Resident Agent Office

   P.O. Box 61469

   Vancouver, WA 98666-1469

    7. This Notice shall be sent to Pamplin Broadcasting-Washington, Inc. at
       its address of record.

    8. 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.


   Binh Nguyen

   Resident Agent

   Portland 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: 308(b).

   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