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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   City of Carmi, Illinois ) File No.: EB-FIELDNER-14-00015933

   Owner of Antenna Structure No. 1209818 )

   ) NOV No.: V201432320008

   Carmi, Illinois )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                                     Released: June  23, 2014

   By the District Director, Chicago 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 City of Carmi, registrant of
       antenna structure number 1209818 in Carmi, Illinois. 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 May 2, 2014, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Chicago Office
       inspected antenna structure number 1209818 located in Carmi, Illinois,
       and 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 the inspection, the Antenna Structure Registration Number was not

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b)  of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended,^ and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, we seek
       additional information concerning the violations and any remedial
       actions taken. Therefore, City of Carmi 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 Commission's rules, we direct
       City of Carmi to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit
       or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized officer of City of Carmi with personal knowledge of the
       representations provided in City of Carmi'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 City of
       Carmi'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

   Chicago Office

   1550 North Northwest Highway, Room 306

   Park Ridge, IL 60068

    6. This Notice shall be sent to City of Carmi at its address of record.

    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.


   G. Michael Moffitt

   Regional Director

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   ^ 47 C.F.R. S 1.89.

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

   ^ 47 U.S.C. S 308(b).

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

   ^Section 1.16 of the Commission's 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