Click here for Adobe Acrobat version
Click here for Microsoft Word version

This document was converted from Microsoft Word.

Content from the original version of the document such as
headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, graphics, and page numbers
will not show up in this text version.

All text attributes such as bold, italic, underlining, etc. from the
original document will not show up in this text version.

Features of the original document layout such as
columns, tables, line and letter spacing, pagination, and margins
will not be preserved in the text version.

If you need the complete document, download the
Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat version.


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

In the Matter of                )
Charter Communications          )            File  No.  EB-04-OR-
Operator of Cable Television System          )
New Roads, Louisiana            )            NOV              No.  
                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             Released:  May 4, 

By the District Director, New Orleans Office, Enforcement Bureau:

  1.      This  is  a  Notice  of  Violation  ("Notice")   issued 
     pursuant to  Section 1.89  of  the Commission's  Rules,1  to 
     Charter  Communications,  operator  of  a  cable  television 
     system in New Roads, Louisiana.

  2.      On April 28,  2004, an  agent of  the Commission's  New 
     Orleans Office inspected the cable television system in  New 
     Roads, Louisiana, and observed the following violation(s):

  2.a.      47 C.F.R.   76.605(a)(12):  As an exception  to 
            the general provision requiring measurements  to 
            be  made at  subscriber terminals,  and  without 
            regard to  the type of  signals carriers by  the 
            cable television  system, signal leakage from  a 
            cable  television system  shall be  measured  in 
            accordance  with  the  procedures  outlined   in 
            76.609(h)  and  shall be  limited  as  follows:  
            Over 54  MHz, and  less than  and including  216 
            MHz -  20 micro-volts  per meter  measured at  3 

            At the  time of inspection,  signal leakage  was 
            observed  on the  frequency of  133.2625 MHz  as 

              112 V/m       Corner 5th Street  and 
              218 V/m       1309 Richey Street
              98 V/m        813 Lindsly Street
              141 V/m       125  Cherry (or  Curet 
                             ) Street
              116 V/m       1502    False    River 
              1094           Apartments  at end  of 
              V/m           Ewing Street
                             Behind   Buildings   P 
                             and Q

  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as  amended,2 and  Section  1.89 of  the  Commission's 
     Rules,  Charter   Communications  must   submit  a   written 
     statement concerning this matter  within 20 days of  release 
     of this  Notice.   The  response  must  fully  explain  each 
     violation,  must  contain  a   statement  of  the   specific 
     action(s) taken  to  correct  each  violation  and  preclude 
     recurrence, and should include a time line for completion of 
     pending corrective action(s).  The response must be complete 
     in itself  and  signed by  a  principal or  officer  of  the 
     licensee with personal knowledge of the matter.  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
                 New Orleans Office
                      Room 460
                                      2424 Edenborn Avenue
                                      Metairie, Louisiana  70001

  4.      This Notice shall  be sent  to Charter  Communications, 
     3421 Ewing Street, New Roads, Louisiana  70760.

  5.      The Privacy Act  of 19743 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.  Any false statement  made 
     knowingly  and  willfully  in   reply  to  this  Notice   is 
     punishable by fine  or imprisonment  under Title  18 of  the 
     U.S. Code.4

                                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS 

                                     James C. Hawkins
                                District Director
                                New Orleans Office

1 47 C.F.R.  1.89.

2 47 U.S.C.  308(b).

3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).

4 18 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.