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


In the Matter of	)
	)
Patrick K. Sullivan	)	       File No.:  EB-FIELDWR-14-00017855
M/V OLI KAI, Official No. HA5067F	)
Kailua, Hawaii	)	NOV No.:  V201532860004
	)


NOTICE OF VIOLATION


	Released:  December, 16, 2014

By the Resident Agent, Honolulu 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 Patrick K. Sullivan, registered
owner of the Emergency Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) associated
with the vessel OLI KAI, Official No. HA5067F, in Kailua, Hawaii.
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.

* The Enforcement Bureau's Honolulu Office was contacted by the
U. S. Coast Guard (USGC) District 14 Joint Rescue Coordination Center
regarding interference from the false activation of a 406.025 MHz EPIRB
on December 2, 2014.  The beacon registration database information shows
that Patrick K. Sullivan is the owner of the EPIRB associated with M/V
OLI KAI in Kailua, Hawaii.   The EPIRB transmissions on December 2,
2014 were in violation of the following:

47 C.F.R. ยง 80.89(a): "Stations must not engage in superfluous
radiocommunication."  Transmissions by EPIRBs are intended to be actuated
manually or automatically and operated automatically as part of a ship
or a survival craft station as a locating aid for survival purposes.
The vessel EPIRB had been apparently activated when it was improperly
disposed of, in the absence of any emergency situation.

* 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,
Patrick K. Sullivan 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 Patrick
K. Sullivan to support his response to this Notice with an affidavit
or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by Patrick
K. Sullivan, 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
Honolulu Office
POB 971030
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797-1030


* This Notice shall be sent to Patrick K. Sullivan at his 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




Ryan Hagihara
Resident Agent
Honolulu Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau