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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

     In the Matter of                     )                                 
                                               File No.: EB-09-LA-0177      
     Terra Exploration & Production Co.   )                                 
                                               Citation No.: C201032900003  
     Long Beach, CA                       )                                 


                                                     Released: March 17, 2010

   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 Terra
       Exploration & Production Co. ("Terra'), for violation of Section
       15.5(b) of the Commission's rules ("Rules").

    2. Investigation by the Enforcement Bureau's Los Angeles Office revealed
       that on December 15, 2009, the operation of oil wells located near the
       intersection of E. Spring Street and Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach,
       California, were emitting radio frequency signals that caused harmful
       interference to the Sprint Cell frequency band of 806 MHz to 821 MHz

    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 [. . .]." The operation of the
       oil wells created an interfering signal, which violated this section.

    4. The Los Angeles Office received a complaint of interference to the
       reception of Sprint cell towers in Long Beach, California. On December
       15, 2009, agents from the Los Angeles Office confirmed that the
       interfering radio frequency signals were emanating from the engine
       spark plugs of Terra's oil wells near the intersection of Spring
       Street and Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach, California.


    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. Terra may request an interview at the closest FCC Office, which is
       Federal Communications Commission, 18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 660,
       Cerritos, CA 90703. Terra may contact this office by telephone, (XXX)
       XXXX-XXXX to schedule this interview, which must take place within 14
       days of this Citation. Terra  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-09-LA-0177 when corresponding with the Commission.

    7. Any statement or information provided by Terra 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 Terra
       at its address of record.


   Nader Haghighat

   District Director

   Los Angeles District Office

   Western Region

   FCC Enforcement Bureau

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

   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