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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )

   ) File No.: EB-07-DL-155

   Xcel Energy )

   ) Citation No.: C20073250017

   Lubbock, Texas, 79407 )


                                                      Released: July 25, 2007

   By the District Director, Dallas 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 Xcel Energy 
       for violation of Section 15.5(b) of the Rules.

    2. An investigation by the Commission's Dallas  Office of the Enforcement
       Bureau revealed that on May 22-25, 2007,  Xcel Energy caused harmful
       interference to the reception of amateur communications to amateur
       licensee W5KFT  in Lubbock, Texas.

    3. Section 15.5(b) 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 15.3(n) defines an incidental radiator as "[a] device that
       generates radio frequency energy during the course of its operation
       although the device is not intentionally designed to generate or emit
       radio frequency energy." Xcel Energy's  electrical distribution system
       is an incidental radiator and violates Section 15.5(b) of the Rules.

    4. Section 15.209 sets the general radiated emission limits for
       intentional radiators. The limit for the band 30 to 88 MHz is 100
       micro-volts per meter measured at 3 meters. The attached list of
       strong electrical arcing points appears to exceed the value allowed
       even for intentional radiators.

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

    6. Pursuant to Sections 4(i), 4(j), 308(b) and 403 of the Act, Xcel
       Energy  is directed to provide the documents and information specified
       herein, within 10 days from the date of this Citation.

   Because the source of harmful interference is emanating from more than one
   power company and past attempts have not resolved the problem, you must
   submit a written plan describing the planned resolution of this case,
   including coordination with Lubbock Power & Light.

    7. Additionally, pursuant to Sections 4(i), 4(j), 308(b) and 403 of the
       Act, Xcel Energy  is directed to provide a report every sixty (60)
       days, of work completed to resolve the interference until your
       distribution system is in compliance.

    8. Xcel Energy  may request an interview at the closest FCC Office, which
       is Federal Communications Commission, 9330 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1170,
       Dallas, Texas 75243. You may contact this office by telephone, (XXX)
       XXXX-XXXX to schedule this interview, which must take place within 14
       days of this Citation. Xcel Energy  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-07-DL-155  when corresponding with the Commission.

    9. 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.

   10. IT IS ORDERED that copies of this Citation shall be sent by First
       Class U.S. Mail and Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested to Xcel
       Energy  at its  address of record.


   James D. Wells

   District Director, Dallas Office

   South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   Strong electrical arcing points noted near Amateur licensee's residence.

                             Intersecting With                      

      1   Memphis                       66th                        

      2   Nashville/Memphis/Lynnhaven   82nd                        

      3   Kenosha                       Alley South of 61st         

      4   Memphis                       58/59th                     

      5   Memphis                       59/60th                     

      6   Memphis                       74th                        

      7   Oxford                        Nashville/62nd              

      8   Oxford                        Nashville/Norfolk           

      9   56th                          East of Richmond            

     10   57th                          East of Richmond            

     11   Indiana                       58/59th                     

     12   Indiana                       60/61st                     

     13   Indiana                       74th                        

     14   Indiana                       82nd                        

     15   Indiana                       South Loop 289              

     16   Indiana                       South of 82nd at TacoVilla  

     17   Orlando                       51/52nd                     

     18   Peoria                        55th                        

     19   Quaker                        54/55th                     

     20   Quaker                        58th                        

     21   Quaker                        60/61st                     

     22   Quaker                        61/62nd                     

     23   Quaker                        63/64th                     

     24   Utica                         Alley North of 7002A        

     25   Elgin                         54/55th                     

     26   Elgin                         57/58th                     

     27   Elgin                         58/59th                     

     28   Elgin                         60/61st                     

     29   Elgin                         61/62nd                     

     30   Elgin                         67/68th                     

     31   Elgin                         68/69th                     

     32   Elgin                         74th                        

     33   Elgin                         77/78th                     

     34   Elgin                         80/81st                     

     35   Indiana                       94/95th                     

     36   Raleigh                       51st                        

     37   Salem                         51/52nd                     

     38   Salem                         82nd                        

     39   Utica                         52/53rd                     

     40   Utica                         54/55th                     

     41   Utica                         55/56th                     

     42   Utica                         58/59th                     

     43   Utica                         63/64th                     

     44   Indiana                       73rd                        

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

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

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

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

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

   47 C.F.R. S: 15.209

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

   47 U.S.C. S:S: 401, 501, 503, 510.

   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