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Summary of Activities of Holmes Brown, Director of State and Federal Programs for Afton Associates, Inc.
Under Contract #0960302 for the State of Vermont

Holmes Brown Summary

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Week of November 1, 1996

Holmes Brown

conferred by phone with the State Geologist for Vermont about activities necessary to prepare for the introduction of the Texas Compact consent legislation in the 105th Congress.

Week of November 3, 1996

conferred by phone with the Legal Counsel for the Texas Authority to obtain information about recent events in Texas including the licensing hearings and whether the low-level radioactive waste disposal facility had been an issue in any Congressional campaigns in Texas.

Week of November 10, 1996

Holmes Brown

conferred by phone with the Director of the Austin office of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations Afton's past activities on behalf of Vermont in support of the Texas Compact consent legislation and offered advice concerning how to proceed to introduce and support the legislation in advance of the new Congressional session;

discussed by phone with the Commissioner for Vermont the designation of the Director of the Austin Office of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations as the Texas coordinator of lobbying strategy for the Texas Compact consent legislation and related issues including the previously listed conversation with the representative of the Austin office of the Governor;

spoke by phone with the Legal Counsel for the Texas Authority to obtain information about the views on the Texas Compact consent legislation of newly-elected members of the House of Representatives; and discussed by phone with the Public Advocate for Maine the upcoming meeting in Washington, D.C. of the Compact Coalition, including state concerns to be emphasized and lessons learned.

Week of November 17, 1996

Holmes Brown

discussed by phone with a utility lobbyist based in Texas the upcoming meeting in Washington, D.C. of the Compact Coalition including obtaining from her information on the positions of some newly-elected members of Congress;

met at Afton's offices with the Director of the Austin office of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations, a staff person from the Washington 9ffice of the Governor of Texas and a utility lobbyist based in Texas to discuss lessons learned from the lobbying activities of the past year, the resources that could be provided to the Compact Coalition by Afton at the behest of the State of Vermont, and a possible chronology and strategy for introduction of the Texas Compact consent language in the upcoming session of Congress;

discussed by phone the results of the meeting mentioned above with the State Geologist of Vermont and the Public Advocate of Maine;

spoke by phone with a professional staff member of the House Commerce Committee to provide him with information about the upcoming Compact Coalition meeting;

attended a Compact Coalition meeting on November 20 to discuss strategy for introduction of the Texas Compact consent language in both houses in the upcoming session-three representatives of the Texas Governor's office as well as a number of utility lobbyists participated in the meeting;

informed by phone the Public Advocate for the State of Maine of the results of the Compact Coalition meeting;

informed by phone the Compact Commissioner from the State of Vermont of the results of the Compact Coalition meeting;

discussed by phone with the Director of the Austin office of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations, the results of the meeting and made additional suggestions concerning strategy particularly in dealing with minority caucuses; also offered to review Texas Compact consent briefing documents; and

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