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                         Before the 
              Federal Communications Commission
                   Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of                )    File No.: EB-05-DT-278 
Mr. Jim Humphrey                )    Citation No.: C20063236001
d/b/a Farm Bureau Insurance     )
Grand Haven, Michigan           )

CERTIFIED MAIL NO.:  7003 1680 0001 9977 1784 


                                Released:  December 19, 2005

By the District Director, Detroit Office, Northeast Region, 
Enforcement Bureau:

   1.     This is an Official Citation issued pursuant to 
     Section 503(b)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
     amended (``Act''),1 to Jim Humphrey d/b/a Farm Bureau 
     Insurance for violation of Sections 15.5(b) and 15.5(c) 
     of the Commission's rules (``Rules'').2

   2.     On February 23, 2005, Riley Hollingsworth, Special 
     Counsel in the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, sent a letter 
     notifying you that the office telephone system used in 
     the offices of Farm Bureau Insurance apparently are 
     causing interference to amateur radio operations.3  In 
     a subsequent telephone message to Mr. Hollingsworth, 
     you indicated that the telephone system had been 
     repaired and that the harmful interference had been 
     solved.  The complainant, however, reported that the 
     interference had been only minimally reduced and Mr. 
     Hollingsworth sent a second letter requesting that you 
     advise his office within twenty days what steps you are 
     taking to resolve the interference.4  You did not 
     respond to Mr. Hollingsworth's letter.

   3.     On August 19, 2005, an agent from the FCC's 
     Detroit Field Office conducted an investigation at the 
     offices of Farm Bureau Insurance in Grand Haven, 
     Michigan, with Nancy Humphrey.  The agent determined 
     that the office telephones, which are Part 15 devices 
     and part of a Panasonic KX-T7633 telephone system, were 
     causing interference to amateur radio operations in the 
     3.82-3.870 MHz band.  The agent informed Mrs. Humphrey 
     of the interference findings and advised her that FCC's 
     rules require that Farm Bureau Insurance discontinue 
     use of the telephone equipment until the interference 
     is eliminated, either through modification or 
     replacement of the equipment.

   4.     As you previously were advised in the February 23, 
     2005 letter from Mr. Hollingsworth, Section 15.5(b) of 
     the Rules states that ``[o]peration of an intentional, 
     unintentional, or incidental radiator is subject to the 
     conditions that no harmful interference is caused . . . 
     . ''5  Section 15.5(c) of the Rules states ``The 
     operator of a radio frequency device shall be required 
     to cease operating the device upon notification by a 
     Commission representative that the device is causing 
     harmful interference.  Operation shall not resume until 
     the condition causing the harmful interference has been 

   5.     Violations of the Act or the Commission's Rules 
     may subject the violator to substantial monetary 
     forfeitures,6 seizure of equipment through in rem 
     forfeiture action, and criminal sanctions, including 

   6.     Mr. Humphrey d/b/a Farm Bureau Insurance may 
     request an interview at the closest FCC Office, which 
     is Federal Communications Commission, 24897 Hathaway 
     Street, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335.8  You may 
     contact this office by telephone, (XXX) XXX-XXXX, to 
     schedule this interview, which must take place within 
     14 days of this Citation.   Mr. Humphrey d/b/a Farm 
     Bureau Insurance may also submit a written statement to 
     the above address within 14 days of the date of this 
     Citation.  Any written statements should specify what 
     actions have been taken to correct the violations 
     outlined above.  Please reference file number EB-05-DT-
     278 and citation number when corresponding with the 

   7.     Any statement or information provided by you may 
     be used by the Commission to determine if further 
     enforcement action is required.9  Any knowingly or 
     willfully false statement made in reply to this 
     Citation is punishable by fine or imprisonment.10

   8.     IT IS ORDERED that copies of this Citation shall 
     be sent by First Class U.S. Mail and Certified Mail, 
     Return Receipt Requested to Mr. Jim Humphrey d/b/a Farm 
     Bureau Insurance at his address of record.


                         James  Bridgewater
                         District Director, Detroit Office
                         Northeast Region
                         Enforcement Bureau

147 U.S.C.  503(b)(5).
247 C.F.R.  15.5(b), 15.5(c). 
3 See Letter from Mr. Riley Hollingsworth, Special Counsel, 
Spectrum Enforcement Division, Enforcement Bureau, to Jim 
Humphrey, dated February 23, 2005.
4 See Letter from Mr. Riley Hollingsworth, Special Counsel, 
Spectrum Enforcement Division, Enforcement Bureau, to Jim 
Humphrey, dated March 29, 2005.

647 C.F.R.  1.80(b)(3).
747 U.S.C.  401, 501, 503, 510.
847 U.S.C.  503(b)(5).
9See Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).
10See 18 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.