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                )
Cox Communications, Inc.        )            File  No.  EB-04-SD-
Facility ID #s 002295 & 004818  )
Community Unit ID #s AZ0109, AZ0110,         )
   AZ0148, AZ0176, AZ0273 and AZ0878         )    NOV         No.  
Maricopa County, Arizona        )

                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             Released:  September 
13, 2004

By the District Director, San Diego Office, Western Region, 
Enforcement Bureau:

  1.      This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued 
     pursuant to Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules,1 to Cox 
     Communications, Inc., the operator of a cable television 
     system in Maricopa County, Arizona.  

  2.      From February 10 through 13, 2004, an agent from the 
     Commission's San Diego Office inspected the Emergency Alert 
     System (``EAS'') equipment and logs at the following cable 
     system  headend locations operated by Cox Communications, 

          Site           Address

          Bell                1550 W. Deer Valley Rd., 
          Phoenix, AZ    
          East Mesa           4437 E. Holmes Ave., Mesa, AZ 
          Fowler              6610 Van Buren St., Phoenix, 
          McDowell            3008 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, 
          Peoria              9534 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, 
          Scottsdale North    28213 N. 64th St., Scottsdale, 

The agent observed the following violation:

       47 C.F.R.  11.52(d):  ``Broadcast stations and 
       cable systems and wireless cable systems must 
       monitor two EAS sources.   The monitoring 
       assignments of each broadcast station, cable system 
       and wireless cable system are specified in the State 
       EAS Plan and FCC Mapbook.  They are developed in 
       accordance with FCC monitoring priorities.''  Cox 
       Communications, Inc. had the capability to monitor 
       two EAS sources but failed to monitor the local LP-1 
       station.  According to the local EAS plan for the 
       Phoenix, AZ area (Maricopa County, Arizona), the 
       designated LP-1 station is KTAR(AM), Phoenix, 

  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as amended,2 and Section 1.89 of the Commission's 
     Rules, Cox Communications, Inc., 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.  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
                    San Diego Office
                    4542 Ruffner Street, Suite 370 
                    San Diego, California 92111

  4.      This Notice shall be sent to Cox Communications, Inc., 
     1550 Deer Valley Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85027.

  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 

                                William R. Zears Jr.
                                District Director 
                                San Diego Office
                                Western Region
                                Enforcement Bureau


147 C.F.R.  1.89.

247 U.S.C.  308(b).
3P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).
418 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.