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                                  Before the
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
                                       

In the Matter of	)
	)
KIRO-TV, Inc.	)                File No.: EB-FIELDWR-13-00012618
	) 
Licensee of Station KIRO-TV	)                NOV No.: V201432980005
	)
Olympia, Washington	)                Facility ID: 66781
	
	
	

NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                                                                                                Released:  January 30, 2014

By the Acting District Director, Seattle Office, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:

* This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the Commission's rules (Rules) to KIRO-TV, Inc., licensee of DTV translator station KIRO-TV serving Olympia, 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 noted herein.

* On November 8, 2013, agents of the Enforcement Bureau's Seattle Office inspected the commercial digital TV translator KIRO-TV, Facility ID 66781,  located in Olympia, Washington, and observed the following violation:

  + 47 C.F.R. ยง 74.765(b):  "The call sign of the translator or booster together with the name, address, and telephone number of the licensee if the licensee does not reside in the community served by the translator or booster, and the name and address of a person and place where station records are maintained, shall be displayed at the translator or booster site on the structure supporting the transmitting antenna, so as to be visible to a person standing on the ground at the transmitter site.  The display shall be prepared so as to withstand normal weathering for reasonable period of time and shall be maintained in a legible condition by the licensee." During the inspection conducted on November 8, 2013, the agents observed that there was no signage posted on the structure supporting the antenna.
 
* 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, KIRO-TV, 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.  

* In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct KIRO-TV, 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 KIRO-TV, Inc. with personal knowledge of the representations provided in  KIRO-TV, 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 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.  

* 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
Seattle Office
11410 NE 122[nd] Way, Suite 312
Kirkland, Washington 98034


* This Notice shall be sent to KIRO-TV, Inc. at its address of record.  


* 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.  


FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


                                             			      

Leo Cirbo
Acting District Director
Seattle Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau