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

In the Matter of	)
	)
Texas Medical Center	)	File No.:  EB-FIELDSCR-14-00015345
Licensee of Station WQGI683	)
	)	NOV No.:  V201432540009
Houston, Texas	)
	)	
	)	
			



NOTICE OF VIOLATION

	Released:  May 8, 2014


By the Resident Agent, Houston Office, South Central Region, Enforcement Bureau:

* This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the Commission's rules (Rules) to Texas Medical Center, licensee of Land Mobile Radio Service Station WQGI683 in Houston, Texas.  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.

* On April 25, 2014, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Houston Office inspected Station WQGI683 located in Houston, Texas and observed the following violation:

  + 47 C.F.R. ยง 1.903(a):  "Stations in the Wireless Radio Services must be used and operated only in accordance with the rules applicable to their particular service as set forth in this title and with a valid authorization granted by the Commission under the provisions of this part, except as specified in paragraph (b) of this section."  Texas Medical Center is authorized to operate on 462.2125 MHz and 462.2625 MHz.  An agent from the Houston Office observed Texas Medical Center operating a radio transmitter on 458.9875 MHz, a frequency not authorized on their station license.  This transmitter was transmitting continuously and causing interference to other licensed radio systems on adjacent frequencies. 

* 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, Texas Medical Center 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 Texas Medical Center to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an authorized officer of Texas Medical Center with personal knowledge of the representations provided in Texas Medical Center'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
Houston Office
9597 Jones Road, #362
Houston, Texas 77065


* This Notice shall be sent to Texas Medical Center 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




Stephen P. Lee
Resident Agent
Houston Office
South Central Region
Enforcement Bureau