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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   State of Maryland ) File No.: EB-FIELDNER-14-00013494

   Antenna Structure Registrant ) NOV No.: V201432340006

   ASR #1028990 )

   Woodlawn, Maryland )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: February  26, 2014

   By the District Director, Columbia 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 the State of Maryland,
       registrant of antenna structure number 1028990 located in Woodlawn,
       Maryland. 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 January 30, 2014, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Columbia
       Office inspected antenna structure number 1028990 located at 1711
       Belmont Avenue, Woodlawn, Maryland. The agent observed the following

   47 C.F.R. S 17.50: "Antenna structures requiring painting under this part
   shall be cleaned or repainted as often as necessary to maintain good
   visibility." At the time of inspection, the agent observed that the tower
   had faded and peeling paint.

    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 violation and any remedial actions taken.
       Therefore, the State of Maryland 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 the State of
       Maryland to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or
       declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized official of the State of Maryland with personal knowledge
       of the representations provided in the State of Maryland'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 State of Maryland'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

   Columbia Office

   9200 Farm House Lane

   Columbia, Maryland 21046

    6. This Notice shall be sent to the State of Maryland 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.


   Salomon Satche

   District Director

   Columbia District 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