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   May 12, 2010

   Mr. Paul J. Evanson, CEO

   Allegheny Power

   800 Cabin Hill Drive

   Greensburg PA. 15601

   Dear Mr. Evanson:

   On August 17, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission notified
   Allegheny Power that it had received complaints from (name withheld) that
   equipment operated by your utility might be causing harmful radio
   interference to his amateur radio equipment. (Name withheld's) contact
   information is as follows:

   (Name withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   Tel: (Telephone number withheld)

   The August 17, 2009, letter advised Allegheny Power that the interference,
   if unresolved, could be a violation of Commission rules. For this reason,
   we encouraged Allegheny Power 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. To date, Allegheny
   Power has not reported back to the Commission as to the status of the
   interference matter. Moreover, (name withheld) reports that there has been
   no 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 letter 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's) 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.


   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   cc: Philadelphia Field Office

   Northeast Regional Director

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