1998 EPA Report on Area 51, supplemental documents (Environmental Protection Agency)

Matthew Phelan filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
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EPA-HQ-2020-003185

Multi Request 1998 EPA Report on Area 51, supplemental documents
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Awaiting Appeal

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From: Matthew Phelan

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.

Sincerely,

Matthew Phelan

From: Environmental Protection Agency

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=EPA-HQ-2020-003185&type=request)

* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2020-003185
* Requester Name: Matthew Phelan
* Date Submitted: 02/21/2020
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
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.

Sincerely,

Matthew Phelan

From: Environmental Protection Agency

03/03/2020
Please see the attached.

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Hello,
Please see the attached letter.

Sincerely,

Kevin Hill
EPA National FOIA Office

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request EPA-HQ-2020-003185 has been
determined to be not applicable as the request is not billable.

* Fee Waiver Original Justification:
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.
* Fee Waiver Disposition Reason:
N/A

From: Environmental Protection Agency

EPA-HQ-2020-003185 has been processed with the following final disposition: No Records.

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From: Matthew Phelan

I appeal, because I do not think there was an adequate search made for these records. Thank you.

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