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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   American Electric Power ) File No.: EB-FIELDNER-13-00010347

   Owner of Antenna Structure No. 1062259 )

   ) NOV No.: V201332360038

   Bellville, Ohio )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: August 22, 2013

   By the District Director, Detroit Office, Northeast Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's rules (Rules),^ to American Electric Power,
       registrant of antenna structure number 1062259 in Bellville, Ohio.
       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.^

    2. On July 17, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Detroit Office
       inspected antenna structure number 1062259 located at the coordinates
       40-o 39' 09" North Latitude, 082-o 30' 57" West Longitude in
       Bellville, Ohio. The agent observed the following violation:

   47 C.F.R. S 17.4(g): "... the Antenna Structure Registration Number must
   be displayed in a conspicuous place so that it is readily visible near the
   base of the antenna structure. Materials used to display the Antenna
   Structure Registration Number must be weather resistant and of sufficient
   size to be easily seen at the base of the antenna structure." At the time
   of inspection, the Antenna Structure Registration Number was not posted.

    3. Pursuant to Section 403 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, American Electric Power 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.^

    4. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct American
       Electric Power, to support its response to this Notice with an
       affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by
       an authorized officer of American Electric Power with personal
       knowledge of the representations provided in American Electric Power'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 American Electric Power'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.^

    5. 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

   Detroit Office

   24897 Hathaway Street

   Farmington Hills, MI 48335

    6. This Notice shall be sent to American Electric Power at its address of

    7. 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.


   James A. Bridgewater

   District Director

   Detroit Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   ^ 47 C.F.R. S 1.89.

   ^ 47 C.F.R. S 1.89(a).

   ^ 47 U.S.C. S 403.

   ^ 47 C.F.R. S 1.89(c).

   ^ Section 1.16 of the Rules provides that "[a]ny document to be filed with
   the Federal Communications Commission and which is required by any law,
   rule or other regulation of the United States to be supported, evidenced,
   established or proved by a written sworn declaration, verification,
   certificate, statement, oath or affidavit by the person making the same,
   may be supported, evidenced, established or proved by the unsworn
   declaration, certification, verification, or statement in writing of such
   person . . . . Such declaration shall be subscribed by the declarant as
   true under penalty of perjury, and dated, in substantially the following
   form . . . : `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of
   perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date).
   (Signature)'." 47 C.F.R. S 1.16.

   ^ 18 U.S.C. S 1001 et seq. See also 47 C.F.R. S 1.17.

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

   Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission