|Multi Request||1998 EPA Report on Area 51, supplemental documents|
|Submitted||Feb. 20, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Copies of all correspondence, written or electronic; memoranda; faxes; and all other written or electronic communications produced as a consequence of the 1996 to 1998 investigation conducted by EPA Special Agent in Charge Scott West regarding environmental hazards, toxic material disposals, and other issues of both ecological concern as well as human health and safety concern, at the Groom Lake facility in Nevada, also know as Homey Airport (KXTA), or colloquially "Area 51." This report is nearing 25-years-old and my hope is that documents peripheral to the report itself can be released in some form soon. I am requested the classified report in a separate FOIA request, so as to avoid the potentiality that either request could delay the other, if handled in tandem.
(For reference, the report was discussed in a December 16, 2000 article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal by Keith Rogers, and elsewhere in the media: https://cryptome.org/area51-lie.htm)
PLEASE NOTE: I am a freelance reporter and would request that the relevant fees be waived. My past work has appeared at Slate.com, the New Republic, the New York Review of Books, Inverse.com, Scienceline.org, Gawker, Earther, Chemical Engineering magazine, and elsewhere.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
My name is A1C Camacho from the FOIA office on Joint Base Andrews. I'm
emailing you regarding your FOIA request seeking "A copy of the report
produced from 1996 to 1998 by EPA Special Agent in Charge Scott West as part
of his investigation into environmental hazards, toxic material disposals,
and other issues of both ecological concern as well as human health and
safety concern, at the Groom Lake facility in Nevada, also known as Homey
Airport (KXTA), or colloquially "Area 51."
Our office would not have the records pertaining to your request. Please
contact the EPA FOIA office regarding your FOIA request. Below is some
contact information to help you along the way with this process. Please
note, Regional FOIA Offices will not accept FOIA requests submitted to them
directly. Please submit FOIA requests via FOIAonline.gov, through FOIA.gov,
or by mail to the National FOIA Office.
Region 3 (States: DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)
Regional Freedom of Information Officer
U.S. EPA, Region 3
1650 Arch Street (3RC70)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
National FOIA Program Contact Information:
National FOIA Office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (2310A)
Washington, DC 20460
CHRISTOPHER P. CAMACHO, A1C, USAF
Base FOIA/PA Manager
744th Communications Squadron
Joint Base Andrews, MD
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