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   March 2, 2011

   Mr. Michael G. Morris

   Chairman, President and CEO

   American Electric Power - Corporate Headquarters

   1 Riverside Plaza

   Columbus, Ohio 43215-2372

   Re: EB-10-GB-0085

   Warning Notice

   Dear Mr. Morris:

   On July 15, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission notified American
   Electric Power (AEP) 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. The complainant is:

   (Name withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   Tel: (Number withheld)

   The July 15 2010 letter advised AEP that the interference, if unresolved,
   could be a violation of Commission rules. For this reason, we encouraged
   AEP 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. AEP did not respond to the July 15, 2010 letter.
   Likewise, Mr. (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 Mr. (name withheld) radio
   interference. 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.

   If you have any questions about this matter, please contact me at


   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   cc: Detroit Field Office

   Northeast Regional Director

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