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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Victory and Power Ministries ) File No.: EB-FIELDSCR-13-00009961


   Licensee of Station WPFC-AM ) NOV No.: V201332620022


   Baton Rouge, LA ) Facility ID: 31172


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: July 22, 2013

   By the Deputy Regional Director, New Orleans Office, South Central Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's rules (Rules)^ to Victory and Power Ministries,
       licensee of AM Station WPFC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 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 July 12, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's New Orleans
       Office inspected Station WPFC located at 6943 Titian Ave., Baton
       Rouge, LA, and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S 11.52(d)(2): "Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants
        must comply with the following monitoring requirement: With respect
        to monitoring EAS messages formatted in accordance with the
        specifications 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............... the distribution of Common Alert Protocol
        (CAP)-formatted alert messages from the IPAWS system to EAS
        Participants' EAS equipment." At the time of inspection, WPFC's EAS
        equipment, a Sage EAS Endec Model 1822, did not have an interface
        with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's IPAWS.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S 73.1820(a)(1)(C)(iii): "Entries must be made in the
        station log either manually by a person designated by the licensee
        who is in actual charge of the transmitting apparatus, or by
        automatic devices meeting the requirements of paragraph (b) of this
        section. Indications of operating parameters..........The actual time
        of observation must be included in each log entry. The following
        information must be entered: An entry of each test and activation of
        the EAS pursuant to the requirement of part 11 of this chapter and
        the EAS Operating Handbook. Stations may keep EAS data in a special
        EAS log which shall be maintained at a convenient location; however,
        this log is considered a part of the station log." At the time of
        inspection, Station WPFC could not produce EAS logs for the past six

    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 licensees.

    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, Victory and Power Ministries 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 actions 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 Victory and
       Power Ministries to support its response to this Notice with an
       affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by
       an authorized officer of Victory and Power Ministries with personal
       knowledge of the representations provided in Victory and Power
       Ministries' 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.^

    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

   New Orleans Office

   2424 Edenborn Ave.

   Suite 460

   Metairie, LA 70001

    7. This Notice shall be sent to Victory and Power Ministries 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.


   Loyd Perry

   Deputy Regional Director

   New Orleans District 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 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