Ohio Citizen Action
614 West Superior Avenue, Suite 1200
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
December 4, 2003
Executive Office of the President
Office of Administration
479 Old Executive Office Buliding
Washington, DC 20503
(202) 456-7921 FAX
Dear FOI Officer:
Pursuant to the federal Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. s. 552, I request access to and copies of any records, including papers, notes, reports, letters, e-mails, computer disks or tapes, calendars, pertaining to contacts at any time in 2003, on the subject of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant, between President George Bush or any member of the White House staff, and (1) any employee, board member, contractor or lobbyist for FirstEnergy Corporation or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates; (2) U.S. Senator George Voinovich (Ohio) or any of his aides; or (3) Nils Diaz, Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
I agree to pay reasonable duplication fees for the processing of this request in an amount not to exceed $100. However, please notify me prior to your incurring any expenses in excess of that amount.
Please waive any applicable fees. Release of the information is in the public interest because it will contribute significantly to public understanding of government operations and activities.
If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material. I, of course, reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to deny a waiver of fees.
Please provide expedited review of this request which concerns a matter of urgency. As a Executive Director, Ohio Citizen Action, I am primarily engaged in disseminating information.
The public has an urgent need for information about FirstEnergy's efforts to influence the government decision whether to restart Davis-Besse because the consequences of the wrong decision are so severe.
I certify that my statements concerning the need for expedited review are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
I look forward to your reply within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Thank you for your assistance.
Very truly yours,
Sandy Buchanan, Executive Director
Ohio Citizen Action