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

In the Matter of	)
	)
Fred Meyer Distribution	)                File No.: EB-FIELDWR-14-00014983
	) 
Licensee of Station WQET688	)                NOV No.: V201432980013
	)
Puyallup, Washington	)                
	
	
NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                                                                                                Released:  June 12, 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 Fred Meyer Distribution (Fred Meyer), licensee of radio station WQET688 in Puyallup, 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 March 31, 2014, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Seattle Office monitored radio station WQET688, located in Puyallup, Washington, and observed the following violations:

  + 47 C.F.R. ยง 90.425(a): "Except as provided for in paragraphs (d) and (e) of this section, each station or system shall be identified by the transmissions of the assigned call sign during each transmission or exchange of transmissions, or once each 15 minutes (30 minutes in the Public safety Pool) during periods of continuous operation."  At the time of the investigation, monitoring for over one hour revealed that the WQET688 transmissions did not transmit a station ID at any time.

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