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Released: May 16, 2013

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Before the

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Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Support Services Division
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Department of Public Safety
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City of Columbus, Ohio
) File No.: EB-FIELDNER-13-00008091
Registrant of Antenna Structure 1245403
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) NOV No.: V201332360024
Columbus, Ohio
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NOTICE OF VIOLATION

Released: May 16, 2013

By the District Director, Detroit Office, Northeast Region, Enforcement Bureau:
1.
This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the
Commission’s rules (Rules)1 to the Support Services Division, Department of Public Safety, City of
Columbus, Ohio (Support Services Division), registrant of antenna structure number 1245403 in
Columbus, 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
2.
On April 4, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau’s Detroit Office inspected antenna
structure number 1245403 located at coordinates 40º 08’ 14.0” N. Latitude, 082º 59’ 44.0” W. Longitude,
and observed the following violation:
47 C.F.R. § 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 posted.
3.
Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,3 and Section
1.89 of the Rules, we seek additional information concerning the violations and any remedial actions
taken. Therefore, the Support Services Division must submit a written statement concerning this matter


1 47 C.F.R. § 1.89.
2 47 C.F.R. § 1.89(a).
3 47 U.S.C. § 403.

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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
4.
In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct the Support Services Division to
support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and
dated by an individual who has personal knowledge of the representations provided in the Support
Services Division’s response and who has the authority to verify the truth and accuracy of the information
therein,5 and confirm that all of the information requested by this Notice which is in the possession,
custody, control, or knowledge of the Support Services Division (or any other division of the City of
Columbus) 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.6
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, Michigan 48335
6.
This Notice shall be sent to the Support Services Division at its address of record.


4 47 C.F.R. § 1.89(c).
5 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. § 1.16.
6 18 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq. See also 47 C.F.R. § 1.17.
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7.
The Privacy Act of 19747 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
James A. Bridgewater
District Director
Detroit District Office
Northeast Region
Enforcement Bureau


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