ADAMS Training Manual (NRC)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-0168
Status
Rejected

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the ADAMS Training Manual or other material which provides instruction on the use of ADAMS.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Jason Smathers

From: Admin, Admin

Acknowledgment letter signed by Mark Graff, Acting FOIA Officer, with attachments. No hard copy to follow. If you are unable to open either document, please let us know by return email (FOIA.Resource@nrc.gov) or call 301-415-7169.

From: Paris So

Regarding your request for "a copy of the ADAMS Training Manual or other material which provides instruction on the use of ADAMS." The ADAMS Users guide for the public version is available on the public website: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams/wba-user-guide.pdf. Please clarify if you are requesting staff training manuals for online training and/or classroom training.

Regards,

Paris So
Senior FOIA/PA Analyst (Contractor - Japan)
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
11545 Rockville Pike, Mail Stop T-2F15
Rockville, Maryland 20852
T: (301) 415-5950

From: Paris So

Good morning Jason,

I'm following up on the email sent on Monday regarding the clarification of your request. If we have not receive a response from you within 10 business days (March 2 5, 2014), we will administratively close your case.

Regards,

Paris So
Senior FOIA/PA Analyst (Contractor - Japan)
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
11545 Rockville Pike, Mail Stop T-2F15
Rockville, Maryland 20852
T: (301) 415-5950

From: Jason Smathers

I am requesting staff training manuals for online training and/or classroom training. Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA/PA-2014-00168.

Thank you for your help.

From: So, Paris

Good morning Jason,

Thank you for your email. We hope to get a response to you before the end of the month.
Best,

Paris

From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: Jason Smathers

I did not have the opportunity to submit an appeal within the 30 day limit. However, I believe that you have withheld these records inappropriately. Can you please either reconsider my request or extend my appeals rights to 30 days from today?

If you are not willing to do either of the above, please consider this a new FOIA request for the following record: A copy of the ADAMS Training Manual or other material which provides instruction on the use of ADAMS. Please include staff training manuals for online training and/or classroom training.

I agree to fees up to $15. If fees are expected to exceed this amount, please let me know so I can consider either expanding my willingness to pay fees or reduce the scope of my request.

I request records in electronic format, preferably via email.

Thank you.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

From: So, Paris

Good morning Mr. Smathers,

As stated in NRC's response Part II of Form 464 on the bottom, "Appeals must be made in writing within 30 days of receipt of this response" and "mailed to the FOIA/Privacy Act Officer." Since we are well beyond the 30 days, we cannot accept an appeal.
Thanks,
Paris

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