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1802 N. Carson Street, Suite 252
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Telephone: (775) 687-3744 • Fax: (775) 687-5277
Executive Director

August 16, 2001

Lake Barrett, Deputy Director
Department of Energy, OCRWM
1000 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20585

Dear Mr. Barrett:

As you are aware, recently it has been discovered that the law firm retained by your office to represent the Department of Energy (DOE) before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regarding a possible license application for Yucca Mountain, Winston &: Strawn, had also been retained, until after the report of this discovery, by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) to lobby on Yucca Mountain related issues. Further, this same firm was retained in 1992 by the Departmentís management and operating contractor, TESS, Inc.(TRW), at the Yucca Mountain site apparently to perfect and prepare studies, reports and other materials for possible use in a licensing proceeding before the NRC. Governor Guinn has recently written to Secretary Abraham regarding this situation.

I am requesting, therefore, that you provide this office with a complete inventory, by title, date and document number of all of the reports, studies, analyses and other materials that Winston &: Strawn had any involvement in perfecting, preparing or reviewing. I am not requesting, at this time, that you provide actual copies of these materials, but rather a complete list of these materials.

I look forward to your prompt response to this request. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Robert R. Loux
Executive Director

State of Nevada
Office of the Governor
Agency for Nuclear Projects
1802 North Carson Suite 252
Carson City, NV 89701
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