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Information Notice No. 83-01, Supplement 1: Ray Miller, Inc.
SSINS No.: 5340/6835 IN 83-01, Supp. 1 UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT WASHINGTON, D. C. 20555 April 15, 1983 Information Notice No. 83-01, SUPPLEMENT 1: RAY MILLER, INC. Addressees: All holders of a nuclear power reactor operating license (OL) or construction permit (CP), nuclear fuel cycle licensees and Category B, Priority I material licensees. Purpose: This information notice is a supplement to Information Notice No. 83-01, issued on January 26, 1983. This generic communication provides an expanded customer list and information related to a potentially significant problem involving fraudulent products that may have been sold to nuclear industry companies by Ray Miller, Inc. of Charleston, West Virginia. The sale of fraudulent materials may have been direct to nuclear industry companies, or indirect, e.g., supplied through several tiers of subcontractors. Planned Future Actions: This information notice is being issued as an intermediate step. Actions planned for the near future include issuance of an IE Bulletin to reactor or nuclear fuel cycle licensees with an enclosed computer listing of all purchase orders that apparently involve fraudulent substitution of materials. At approximately the same time, NRC plans to send a letter to each nonlicensee company that received apparently fraudulent material from Ray Miller with specific information on the purchase order number, date, and type of fraud apparently committed. These purchasers will be requested to provide information to the NRC identifying any NRC reactor or nuclear fuel cycle licensees that may have been supplied fraudulent materials. Discussion: On February 25, 1983, members of the NRC completed a detailed review of the 29 boxes of Ray Miller, Inc. records that are under the custody of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Charleston, West Virginia. The results of this review have been inputted into computer data files. The information that is immediately available includes a more comprehensive customer list than that provided with Information Notice No. 83-01, and a designation of those companies that apparently received fraudulent materials. This list is provided in Attachment 1. 8303040020 . IN No. 83-01, Supp. 1 April 15, 1983 Page 2 of 2 The attached updated customer list enumerates those customers that received materials from the Charleston, West Virginia office during the period 1975-1979. The presence of a company's name on this list does not necessarily mean that it received fraudulent material, only that the company was a customer of Ray Miller, Inc. of Charleston or received materials directly from the Charleston office. However, there is not absolute certainty that orders were filled as specified, because notations on the work sheets may not have been recorded in all cases. Notations were generally written onto the work sheets when substitutions were made. The designation of those companies that apparently received fraudulent materials is shown by an asterisk on the customer list. A review of notations on the work sheets indicate that substitution of material apparently occurred for part of at least one order placed by these companies during the period 1975-1979. Details concerning these apparently fraudulent shipments will be provided to those companies who may have received such shipments, as soon as further sorting and evaluation of the data file is completed. If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact the Regional Administrator of the appropriate NRC Regional Office or this office. Edward L. Jordan Director Division of Emergency Preparedness and Engineering Response Office of Inspection and Enforcement Technical Contact: Ronald M. Young, IE (301) 49-29672 Attachments: 1. Updated Customer List 2. List of Recently Issued Information Notices .
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