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Released: December 31, 1969

Federal Communications Commission

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
Precis Communications LLC
File No. EB-08-SF-0358
Physical System ID # 010818
Ely, Nevada
NOV No. V200932960006


Released: January 16, 2009

By the District Director, San Francisco Office, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:
This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the
Commission's Rules,1 to Precis Communications, LLC., operator of a cable system in Ely, Nevada.
On September 18, 2008, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's San Francisco Office
inspected Precis Communications LLC's emergency alert system ("EAS"), located at Squaw Peak and
Morley Ave, Ely, Nevada, and observed the following violation:
a. 47 C.F.R. 11.61(b): "Entries shall be made in EAS Participant records, as
specified in Sections 11.35(a) and 11.54(b)(13)." Precis Communications, LLC's
EAS records did not indicate that the required monthly tests ("RMTs") for the
months of June, July, August, and September of 2008 were conducted. There
were no notes recorded as to why the cable system did not receive the RMTs
from the local primary (LP-1) station, KELY (AM) - Ely, Nevada, from June
2008 to September 2008. Further, there were no records of EAS equipment
inspections and if those inspections revealed any equipment malfunctions.
Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,2 and Section
1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Precis Communications, LLC must submit a written statement
concerning this matter within 20 days of release of this Notice. The response must fully explain each
violation, must contain a statement of the specific action(s) taken to correct each violation and preclude
recurrence, and should include a time line for completion of pending corrective action(s). The response
must be complete in itself and signed by a principal or officer of Precis Communications, LLC. 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:

1 47 C.F.R. 1.89.
2 47 U.S.C. 403.

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Communications Commission
San Francisco District Office
5653 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 105
Pleasanton, CA 94588-8543
This Notice shall be sent by Certified Mail/Return Receipt Requested and regular mail to
Precis Communications LLC at its address of record.
The Privacy Act of 19743 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. Any false statement made knowingly
and willfully in reply to this Notice is punishable by fine or imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S.
Thomas N. Van Stavern
District Director
San Francisco District Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau
cc: Mr. Russell Drake
Precis Communications LLC
1750 S Highway 10
Price, UT 84501-4364

3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(3).
4 18 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.

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