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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )

   ) File No.: EB-07-LA-399

   Exxon Mobil Corporation )

   . ) Citation No.: C20083290005

   Irving, Texas )


                                                   Released: January 31, 2008

       By the District Director, Los Angeles 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"), to Exxon Mobil
       Corporation ("Exxon Mobil") for violation of Sections 15.5(b),
       15.204(a), and 15.204(b) of the Commission's Rules ("Rules").

    2. On January 18, 2008, while responding to a complaint of interference
       from Sprint Nextel, an investigation by the Enforcement Bureau's Los
       Angeles Office revealed that Exxon Mobil was operating an 802.11b
       wireless access point with an auxiliary 802.11 b/g bi-directional
       amplifier from its retail fuel sales station at 2702 W. First Street,
       Santa Ana, California.

    3. Section 15.204(b) of the Rules states "[a] transmission system
       consisting of an intentional radiator, an external radiator, an
       external radio frequency power amplifier, and an antenna may be
       authorized, marketed and used under this part. Except as described
       otherwise in this section, when a transmission system is authorized as
       a system, it must always be ...used in the configuration in which it
       was authorized." The equipment authorization for the Always On
       Wireless Access point, model WDB20B, with FCC ID SINWDB20B does not
       include provision for interconnection with a Hawking, model HSB-1
       signal booster amplifier, FCC ID SOYHSB1. Exxon Mobil's
       interconnection and use of these devices violates the equipment
       authorizations for both devices.

    4. Section 15.204(a) of the Rules states " person shall use,
       manufacture, sell or lease, ...any external radio frequency power
       amplifier or amplifier kit intended for use with a part 15 intentional
       radiator." Exxon Mobil's use of an external bi-directional amplifier
       with part 15 antenna systems violates this section.

    5. Section 15.5(b) of the Rules states "[o]peration of an intentional,
       unintentional, or incidental radiator is subject to the condition that
       no harmful interference is caused . . . ." Exxon Mobil's operation of
       the equipment described above caused interference to a Sprint Nextel
       cell site, in violation of this section.

    6. 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

    7. Exxon Mobil may request an interview at the closest FCC Office, which
       is Federal Communications Commission, 9330 LBJ Freeway, Room 1170,
       Dallas, TX 75243-3429. Exxon Mobil may contact this office by
       telephone, (XXX) XXXX-XXXX to schedule this interview, which must take
       place within 14 days of this Citation. Exxon Mobil 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-07-LA-399 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. Any
       knowingly or willfully false statement made in reply to this Citation
       is punishable by fine or imprisonment.

    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 Exxon
       Mobil Corporation at its address of record.


   Leo E. Cirbo

   Acting Interim District Director

   Los Angeles District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

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

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 15.5(b), 15.204(a), 15.204(b).

   47 C.F.R. S: 15.204(b).

   47 C.F.R. S: 15.204(a).

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

   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