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                    CERTIFIED MAIL-RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

   October 22, 2012

   Mr. Myron D. Rummel

   President & CEO

   Shenandoh Valley Electric Cooperative

   P.O. Box 236

   147 Dinkel Ave.

   Mt. Crawford, VA 22841-0236

   Re: EB-12-GB-0077

   Warning Notice

   Dear Mr. Rummel:

   On March 19, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission notified
   Shenandoh Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) that it has received
   complaints from (name withheld) that equipment operated by your utility
   might be causing harmful radio interference to his amateur radio
   equipment. The contact information for (name withheld) is:

   (Name withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   Tel: (Number withheld)

   The March 19 2012 letter advised SVEC that the interference, if
   unresolved, could be a violation of Commission rules. For this reason, we
   encouraged SVEC 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. SVEC did not respond in writing
   to the March 19, 2012 letter. Likewise, (name withheld) has not reported
   that there has been any reduction in the radio frequency interference.

   In order to avoid enforcement action on this matter, you have thirty (30)
   days from the date of receipt of this warning to respond to this office at
   the following address: 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The
   response must contain a statement of the specific action(s)

   taken to identify and eliminate the source(s) of (name withheld) radio
   interference. Your response must also include a carbon copy to (name
   withheld) so that he can confirm any statement that you make regarding
   resolution of the interference.

   If you have any questions about this matter, please contact me at
   717-338-2577.

   Sincerely,

   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   cc: Columbia Field Office

   South Central Regional Director

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