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

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	)
	)
Professional Antenna, Tower and Translator	)                    File No.: EB-FIELDWR-13-00012921 Service (PATTS)	)
	)	          NOV No.:  V201432800016
Licensee of Station K245AB	)
	)	                        Facility ID: 76233
Montrose, CO	)


NOTICE OF VIOLATION

	    Released:  February 27, 2014

By the District Director, Denver District 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 Professional Antenna, Tower and Translator Service (PATTS), licensee of FM translator K245AB serving Montrose, CO.  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 December 10, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Denver District Office inspected FM translator K245AB located by Montrose, CO, and observed the following violation:

  + 47 C.F.R. ยง 74.1265(b):  "The call sign of the translator or booster together with the name, address, and telephone number of the licensee or local representative of the licensee if the licensee does not reside in the community served by the translator or booster, and the name and address of a person and place where station records are maintained, shall be displayed at the translator or booster site on the structure supporting the transmitting antenna, so as to be visible to a person standing on the ground at the transmitter site. The display shall be prepared so as to withstand normal weathering for a reasonable period of time and shall be maintained in a legible condition by the licensee."  During the inspection conducted on December 10, 2013, the agent observed that there was no signage with the required information posted at the transmitter site.
 
* 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, PATTS 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 PATTS to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an authorized officer of PATTS with personal knowledge of the representations provided in PATTS'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
Denver District Office
P.O. Box 25446
One Denver Federal Center  -  Building 1A
Lakewood, CO  80225

* This Notice shall be sent to Professional Antenna, Tower and Translator Service (PATTS) at its 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




Nikki P. Shears
District Director
Denver District Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau