Aberdeen Proving Ground

Harun Krasna filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Harun Krasna

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All studies and inspections of the US Army Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland between the years 1970 to 2000.

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,

Harun Krasna

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Mr. Krasna,

We have received your request. Would you please provide some clarification as to what type of studies and inspections you are seeking? The more specific you are, the better it is for us to locate what you are requesting. The clock has not started on your request and will not start until we hear from you. You can reply to this email directly or give me a call at the number mentioned below. Either way, I look forward to hearing from you.

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Benita Graham
Acting FOIA Officer
U.S. EPA
Office of Communications and Government Relations
1650 Arch Street/MC: 3CG00
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-814-5634 (o)
215-814-5102 (f)

From: Harun Krasna

Ms. Graham,

I am seeking any records from 1970 to 2000 which might have come to involve the EPA by way of the unintentional release or improper storage of chemical agents. For instance, the EPA's website previously detailed the improper storage (in rusting tanks) of the chemical BZ, but this was scrubbed from the agency website after 9/11/2001.

Regards,
H. Krasna

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Mr. Krasna,

After speaking with our program staff, I have found out that, as a matter of practice, the relevant service (Army) is the custodian of records for any FEDFAC site. EPA simply provides oversight. The remediation of a FEDFAC and all the documentation for that remediation are the property of the Service (Army). It would be more effective for the requester to go to the Service for these documents. Since this is the case, I will wait for your acknowledgement of this email before we close out your request within FOIAonline. Should you have any questions, please let me know.

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Benita Graham
Acting FOIA Officer
U.S. EPA
Office of Communications and Government Relations
1650 Arch Street/MC: 3CG00
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-814-5634 (o)
215-814-5102 (f)

From: Harun Krasna

Benita,

Please close this case & I will file a reworded one.

Best,
Harun

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Not a problem. Thanks for your reconsideration of this request. I will close this out as you requested.

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