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Sandra Bauer, M/V SHIBUI, Honolulu, HI

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Released: February 23, 2010

Federal Communications Commission

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
Sandra Bauer
File No. EB-10-HL-0030
Licensee of Maritime Radio Station
NOV No. V201032860008
Honolulu, Hawaii


Released: February 23, 2010

By the Resident Agent, Honolulu 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 Sandra Bauer, licensee of maritime radio station SHIBUI.
On February 19, 2010, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau’s Honolulu Office inspected
ship radio station SHIBUI, documentation number 534693, moored at Keehi Harbor, pier 1000 in
Honolulu, Hawaii, and observed the following violations:
47 C.F.R. § 80.89(a): “Stations must not engage in superfluous
radiocommunication.” Transmissions by EPIRBs are intended to be actuated
manually or automatically and operated automatically as part of a ship or a survival
craft station as a locating aid for survival purposes. At the time of the inspection, the
agent found that the ACR MagnumB EPIRB, serial number 7673, had been
inadvertently activated, with the switch in the “ON” position.
47 C.F.R. § 80.1053: “Operation of Class A EPIRB stations shall be prohibited after
December 31, 2006.” The ACR EPIRB that was falsely activated may not be used on
commercial or recreational watercraft, as it is a Class A device.

1 47 C.F.R. § 1.89.

Federal Communications Commission

Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,2 and
Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, 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 Sandra Bauer, or his authorized representative. 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
Federal Communications Commission
Honolulu Office
P.O. Box 971030
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797-1030
This Notice shall be sent to Sandra Bauer at her 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.
Ryan Hagihara
Resident Agent
Honolulu Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau

2 47 U.S.C. § 308(b).
3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3).
4 18 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq.

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