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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Lakeland Electric ) File No.: EB-06-TP-090

   Attn: Jim Stanfield )

   General Manager ) Citation No.: C20063270005

   501 E. Lemon Street )

   Lakeland, FL 33801 )


                                                       Released: May 16, 2006

   By the District Director, Tampa Office, South Central Region, Enforcement

    1. This is an Official Citation issued pursuant to Section 503(b)(5) of
       the Communications Act of 1934, as amended ("Act"), to Lakeland
       Electric for violation of Section 15.5 of the Commission's Rules
       ("Rules") regarding the general conditions for operating incidental

    2. On March 28, 2006, two agents from the Commission's Tampa Office of
       the Enforcement Bureau were dispatched in regards to a complaint of
       interference to amateur radio frequencies in Lakeland, Florida. The
       Agents identified Lakeland Electric's utility poles number LE106273,
       LE106272 and LE106268 which were acting as incidental radiation
       devices, emitting radio frequency energy to the extent that it caused
       harmful interference to an authorized radio service.

    3. Section 15.5(b) of the Rules states "[o]peration of an intentional,
       unintentional, or incidental radiator is subject to the conditions
       that no harmful interference is caused." Section 15.3(m) of the Rules
       defines harmful interference as "any emission, radiation or induction
       that ... seriously degrades, obstructs or repeatedly interrupts a
       radio communication service operating in accordance with this
       chapter." Section 15.5(c) of the Rules requires that "[t]he operator
       of the radio frequency device shall be required to cease operating the
       device upon notification by a Commission representative that the
       device is causing harmful interference."

    4. You are hereby notified that operation of these utility poles was
       causing interference to a licensed service, such that the service was
       seriously degraded, in violation of Section 15.5(b) of the Rules

    5. Violations of the Act or the Rules may subject the violator to
       substantial monetary forfeitures.

    6. Lakeland Electric may request an interview at the closest Commission
       Office, which is: Federal Communications Commission, 2203 N. Lois
       Avenue, Suite 1215, Tampa, FL 33607. You may contact this office by
       telephone, (813)  348-1741, to schedule this interview, which must
       take place within 14 days of this Citation. Lakeland Electric  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 violation outlined above.
       Please reference file number EB-06-TP-090  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. Any
   knowingly or willfully false statement made in reply to this Citation is
   punishable by fine or imprisonment.

   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 Lakeland
   Electric at the address of record.


   Ralph M. Barlow

   District Director, Tampa Office

   South Central

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 U.S.C. S 503(b)(5).

   47 C.F.R. S 15.5.

   47 C.F.R S 15.3(n).

   47 C.F.R. S 15.5(b).

   47 C.F.R. S 15.3(m).

   47 C.F.R. S 15.5(c).

   47 C.F.R. S 1.80(b)(3).

   47 U.S.C. S 503(b)(5).

   See Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. S 552a(e)(3).

   See 18 U.S.C. S 1001 et seq.

                       Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission