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

In the Matter of	)
	)
Maritime Fire and Safety Association	)		    File No.:
EB-FIELDWR-15-00019699
	)
Licensee of Radio Station WHW656	)
	)
Portland, Oregon	)		    NOV No.: V201532920006

NOTICE OF VIOLATION

	Released:  August 5, 2015

By the Resident Agent, Portland 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 Maritime Fire and Safety Association
( Maritime) , licensee of radio station WHW656, Portland, Oregon.
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 August 3, 2015, in response to a complaint from the United States
Coast Guard in Portland, Oregon, concerning a continuous, un-modulated
signal was transmitting on Marine Channel 16, an agent of the Enforcement
Bureau's Portland Office, investigated and determined that the source
of the interfering signal was transmitting from station WHW656.

  + 47 C.F.R. ยง 80.89(a):  "Stations must not engage in superfluous radio
  communications."  Marine Channel 16 (156.800 MHz) is the international
  voice distress, urgency, safety, call and reply channel for ship,
  public, and private coast stations.  At the time of the investigation,
  the Portland agent determined that there was a continuous, un-modulated
  signal transmitting on frequency 156.800 MHz from station WHW656 near
  Kalama, Washington, with no authorized purpose for the transmissions.

* 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,
Maritime, 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 Maritime to
support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration under
penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an authorized officer of Maritime
with personal knowledge of the representations provided in Maritime'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
Portland Resident Agent Office
P.O. Box 61469
Vancouver, Washington 98666-1469

* This Notice shall be sent to Maritime Fire and Safety Association at
the 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


Binh Nguyen
Resident Agent
Portland Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau