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

In the Matter of					)
				                          )             	File No.: EB-07-SF-057
Irving L. Levine				)            	Citation No.: C20073296005
Reno, Nevada  89511				)


Released: May 22, 2007

By the District Director, San Francisco District Office, Western 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 Irving Levine for violation of Section 15.5(b) of the Commission?s rules (?Rules?).2

2. Investigation by the Enforcement Bureau?s San Francisco Office revealed that on April 18, 2007, Irving Levine operated a desktop computer, a Part 15 device,3 which caused interference to a Federal Aviation Administration radar station.

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 . . . .? 4  Levine?s operation of the desktop computer violates this section.

4. The San Francisco Office received a complaint of interference to radar reception at Reno Tahoe International Airport, Reno, Nevada.  A San Francisco agent used radio direction finding techniques to determine that the source of the interference was at Levine?s residence and an on-off test confirmed that the computer generated a spurious radio signal that caused the interference. 

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

6. Pursuant to Sections 4(i), 4(j), 308(b) and 403 of the Act, Levine is directed to provide the documents and information specified herein, within 30 calendar days from the date of this Citation:

a. Explain efforts made to discontinue operation of the device until the device has been replaced.

b. Send a statement on the actions taken to ensure the interference will not recur.

7. Levine may request an interview at the closest FCC Office, which is Federal Communications Commission, 5653 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California 94588.7  You may contact this office by telephone,   XXX XXX-XXXX, to schedule this interview, which must take place within 14 days of this Citation.  Levine 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-SF-057 when corresponding with the Commission.

8. Any statement or information provided by you may be used by the Commission to determine if further enforcement action is required.8  Any knowingly or willfully false statement made in reply to this Citation is punishable by fine or imprisonment.9

9. IT IS ORDERED that copies of this Citation shall be sent by First Class U.S. Mail and Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested to Irving Levine at his address of record.


Thomas N. Van Stavern
District Director, San Francisco District Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau