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                  VIA CERTIFIED MAIL-RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

   March 2, 2011

   Mr. Steven E. Moore

   Chairman, President & CEO

   Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company

   PO Box 321

   Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0321

   Re: EB-09-GB-0011

   Dear Mr. Moore:

   On February 18, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission notified
   Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) that it had received complaints
   from Mr. (name withheld) that equipment operated by your utility might be
   causing harmful radio interference to his amateur radio equipment. Mr.
   (name withheld) contact information is as follows:

   (Name withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   Tel: (Number withheld)

   The February 18, 2009 letter advised OG&E that the interference, if
   unresolved, could be a violation of Commission rules. For this reason, we
   encouraged OG&E to voluntarily resolve the matter without Commission
   intervention. The letter specifically stated, however, that if it became
   necessary for the Commission to facilitate a resolution, the Commission
   might investigate possible rule violations and address appropriate
   remedies, including monetary forfeitures. On July 1, 2009, the Commission
   sent a second letter noting that OG&E had failed to respond to the
   February 18, 2009, letter. On July 7, 2009, OG&E responded to the letter.
   In its response, OG& E indicated that it had investigated Mr. (name
   withheld) complaint in April. According to OG&E, the ticket was closed
   after the line crew spoke to Mr. (name withheld) and he indicated that
   things were fine at that time and that no further complaints had been
   received by Mr. (name withheld).

   According to Mr. (name withheld), however, OG&E had not made any contact
   with Mr. (name withheld) nor has he ever indicated that the problem had
   been corrected. Indeed, Mr. (name withheld) reports that the interference
   has been continuous. In order to ensure that OG&E had an updated record of
   his complaint, on July 17, 2009, Mr. (name withheld) again refilled his
   interference complaint with the utility. At that time, Mr. (name withheld)
   spoke with a customer service representative who indicated that someone
   from OG&E would come out to his residence that day to attempt to identify
   and resolve the source of the interference. To date, no one from OG&E has
   been out to Mr. (name withheld) residence. Moreover, Mr. (name withheld)
   reports that there has been no reduction in the radio frequency
   interference.

   Given the fact this case has been ongoing for quite some time without
   resolution and OG&E has had ample time to locate the instances of
   interference and make the necessary repairs, you are directed to respond
   to the undersigned within 30 days of receipt of this letter detailing what
   steps you have taken to resolve the remaining instances of interference
   that are reported as being caused by OG&E equipment. Please direct your
   response to the following address: 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg,
   Pennsylvania 17325. Should the remaining interference problems not be
   resolved within those 30 days, OG&E will be required to provide the
   undersigned with a status update every two (2) weeks going forward as to
   what progress, if any, has been made to resolve the matter. Your response
   must also include a carbon copy to Mr. (name withheld) so that he can
   confirm any statement that you make regarding resolution of the
   interference.

   Sincerely,

   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel Enforcement Bureau

   cc: Dallas Field Office

   South Central Regional Director

   Fines normally range from $7,500 to $10,000.