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

In the Matter of	)
NTCH-CA, Inc.	)                    File No.:  EB-FIELDWR-14-00014498 Owner of Antenna Structure No. 1238815	)                    NOV No.:  V201432940031
El Centro, CA	)


	    Released:  March 27, 2014

By the District Director, San Diego 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 NTCH-CA, Inc. (NTCH), registrant of antenna structure #1238815 in El Centro, CA.  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 violations noted herein.

* On February 27, 2014, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's San Diego District Office inspected antenna structure #1238815 located at 32° 44' 54.8" north latitude and 115° 33' 51.5" west longitude, and observed the following violations:

* 47 C.F.R. § 17.4(g):  "...[T]he 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."  The agent observed that the antenna structure registration number was not displayed.

* 47 C.F.R. § 17.51(a):  "All red obstruction lighting shall be exhibited from sunset to sunrise unless otherwise specified."  According to the FCC's antenna structure registration (ASR) database, this tower is required to have a dual lighting system: strobe lighting during the day and red obstruction lighting at night.  At the time of the inspection, the agent observed that the steady-burning red obstruction lighting at the mid-point of the tower was not working at night.

* 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, NTCH 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 NTCH to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an authorized officer of NTCH with personal knowledge of the representations provided in NTCH'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
San Diego District Office
4542 Ruffner Street, Suite 370
San Diego, CA  92111

* This Notice shall be sent to NTCH-CA, Inc., 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.  


James T. Lyon
District Director
San Diego District Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau