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   October 5, 2012

   Mr. Scott Morris


   Avista Utilities

   1411 East Mission Avenue,

   Spokane, Washington 99252

   Re:: EB-FIELDNER-12-00004711

   Dear Mr. Morris:

   On June 8, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission notified Avista
   Utilities that it had received complaints from several amateurs that
   equipment operated by your utility might be causing harmful radio
   interference to their amateur radio equipment. The complainants are:

     (Name withheld)                                  
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     (Address withheld)                               
                              (Address withheld)      
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                              (Address withheld)      
     (Address withheld)                               
                              Tel: (Number withheld)  
     Tel: (Number withheld)                           

     (Name withheld)          (Name withheld)         
     (Address withheld)       (Address withheld)      
     (Address withheld)       (Address withheld)      
     Tel: (Number withheld)   Tel: (Number withheld)  

   The June 8, 2011 letter advised Avista that the interference, if
   unresolved, could be a violation of Commission rules. For this reason, we
   encouraged Avista 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. Avista responded to the
   Commission's June 8, 2011 letter indicating that it would work with the
   licensees to resolve the interference. Unfortunately, the licensees have
   reported to the Commission that there has been any reduction in the radio
   frequency interference and that Avista is no longer working with them on
   resolving the matter.

   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 radio interference. Your
   response must also include a carbon copy to the four licensees so that
   they can confirm any statement that you make regarding resolution of the

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


   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   cc: Seattle Field Office

   Western Regional Director

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