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Released: May 1, 2013

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Before the

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Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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North Oaks Medical System
) FileNo.: EB-FIELDSCR-13-00008262
) NOV No. V201332620013
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Owner of Antenna Structure No. 1065724
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Hammond, LA
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NOTICE OF VIOLATION

Released: May 1, 2013

By the Deputy Regional Director, New Orleans Office, SouthCentral 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 North Oaks Medical System, owner of antenna structure number 1065724
in Hammond, Louisiana. Pursuant to Section 1.89(a) of the Rules, issuance of this NOV 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 23, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau’s New Orleans Office inspected
antenna structure 1065724 located at 15790 Paul Vega M.D. Drive in Hammond, Louisiana, 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 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 violation and any remedial actions
taken. Therefore, North Oaks Medical System 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 North Oaks Medical System to
support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and
dated by an authorized officer of North Oaks Medical System with personal knowledge of the
representations provided in North Oaks Medical System’s response, verifying the truth and accuracy of
the information therein,5 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.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
New Orleans Office
Room 460, 2424 Edenborn Avenue
Metairie, Louisiana 70001
6.
This Notice shall be sent to North Oaks Medical System 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
Loyd Perry
Deputy Regional Director
New Orleans District Office
SouthCentral Region
Enforcement Bureau


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