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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of  )


   Golden West Cablevision, Inc. ) File No.  EB-FIELDWR-13-00006630

   Cable System Operator )

   Physical System ID No.  007694 )

   Custer, South Dakota  )  NOV No. V201332800045


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                                    Released:  March 12, 2013

   By the District Director, Denver Office, Western Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's rules (Rules),^ to Golden West Cablevision, Inc.
       (Golden West), operator of a cable system in Custer, South Dakota.
       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 noted herein.^

    2. On January 23, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Denver
       Office inspected the Golden West  cable system located at Custer,
       South Dakota, and observed the following violation:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S 11.35(a): "EAS Participants are responsible for ensuring
        that EAS Encoders, EAS Decoders, Attention Signal generating and
        receiving equipment, and Intermediate Devices used as part of the EAS
        to decode and/or encode messages formatted in the EAS Protocol and/or
        the Common Alerting Protocol are installed so that the monitoring and
        transmitting functions are available during the times the stations
        and systems are in operation.  Additionally, EAS Participants must
        determine the cause of any failure to receive the required tests or
        activations specified in S 11.61(a)(1) and (2).  Appropriate entries
        indicating reasons why any tests were not received must be made in
        the broadcast station log as specified in SS 73.1820 and 73.1840 of
        this chapter for all broadcast streams and cable system records as
        specified in SS 76.1700, 76.1708, and 76.1711 of this chapter. All
        other EAS Participants must also keep records indicating reasons why
        any tests were not received and these records must be retained for
        two years, maintained at the EAS Participant's headquarters, and made
        available for public inspection upon reasonable request." At the time
        of the inspection, the FCC agent reviewed the EAS electronic log. The
        transmission of the Required Monthly Test (RMT) was missing for
        November 2012.  Also, the required weekly tests (RWT's) from the LP-2
        (KIQK) were missing for the following weeks: October 7-13, 14-20 of
        2012; November 11-17, 18-24 of 2012; and December 9-15, 16-22, 23-29
        of 2012. In addition, appropriate entries indicating why any tests
        were not received were missing.

    3. As the nation's emergency warning system, the Emergency Alert System
       is critical to public safety, and we recognize the vital role that
       cable operators play in ensuring its success. The Commission takes
       seriously any violations of the Rules implementing the EAS and expects
       full compliance from its regulatees.

    4. 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, Golden West 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 Golden West to
       support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration
       under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an authorized officer of
       Golden West with personal knowledge of the representations provided in
       the Golden West 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

   Denver Office

   215 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Suite 303

   Lakewood, Colorado 80226

    7. This Notice shall be sent to Golden West Cablevision, 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.


   Nikki P. Shears

   District Director

   Denver 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 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