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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Rapid Broadcasting Company )  File No. EB-FIELDWR-13-00007914

   Licensee of Station KNBN(DT) )

   ) NOV No. V201332800051

   Rapid City, SD )   Facility ID # 81464


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: May 16, 2013

   By the District Director, Denver District  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 Rapid Broadcasting Company
       (Rapid Broadcasting), licensee of station KNBN(DT)  in Rapid City, SD.
       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 April 3, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Denver District
       Office inspected TV station KNBN located at 2424 S Plaza Drive, Rapid
       City, SD, 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 (CAP) 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 S11.61(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
        SS73.1820 and 73.1840 of this chapter for all broadcast streams." At
        the time of inspection, KPRO did not have records to indicate their
        equipment was receiving tests formatted with the Common Alerting
        Protocol (CAP). Additionally, there were no records to determine the
        cause of the failure to receive the CAP tests.

    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.

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

   Denver District Office

   215 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 303

   Lakewood, CO 80226

    7. This Notice shall be sent to Rapid Broadcasting Company 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 District 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).

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