Agreements of Sandia and Los Alamos with Law Enforcement Training

Martin Pfeiffer filed this request with the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration of the United States of America.
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Due June 11, 2019
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Martin Pfeiffer

To Whom It May Concern:

1) This is a FOIA Request
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records including contracts, planning documents, training schedules, reports, training materials (including audiovisuals such as films and presentations), descriptions of activities, and current or past agreements and contracts between NNSA and/or its constituent units (especially Sandia) to provide training, support, or assistance to City, County, or State New Mexico law enforcement or other government personnel on preventing, detecting, mitigating, and responding to radiological or nuclear incidents and attacks. Please include, for example, any discussion of activities conducted at events such as Balloon Fiesta. You may limit your search for responsive records to the time period between and including 01/01/2017 to 5/01/2019.

As the FOIA requires, please release all reasonably segregable nonexempt portions of records. If you redact or exempt records or portions of records then please indicate you have done so; offer your justification with reference to statue and policy; and provide me with my opportunities for appeal.

2) Fees and Fee Status
I am a PhD student at the University of New Mexico and the information requested is for academic and public education purposes, including my PhD dissertation project, and not primarily for commercial use. Furthermore, I will make responsive records available to the public via my academic publications and presentations as well as on social media and my blog. Please note that you can access my UNM student profile page at the following url:

Therefore, as per Sack v. DOD (2016) I qualify for educational institution fee status and ask that you process my request accordingly. In your response please confirm that you will be processing my request under the educational institution fee status. I agree to pay fees up to $30 without additional notice. In the event that there are fees exceeding $30 then please inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

3) Record Delivery and Communications
I hereby request that all records generated by this request be delivered in electronic format via email or, if that is not possible, on CD-ROM if available. If you have any questions or information regarding this request then please do not hesitate to contact me, preferably via email. Please provide an email address through which I can contact you to discuss this request. You may, and I request that you do so, engage in rolling release of responsive documents.

I look forward to receiving your response within the twenty day statutory period. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and time in this matter.

Martin Pfeiffer

From: Martin Pfeiffer

To Whom it May Concern:

I seem not to have received either an emailed or postal acknowledgment of this request to the email or mailing address requested. Please provide a status update to this request as soon as possible as we are long past the statutory 20 day period for response. My apologies if this message is in error.

Martin Pfeiffer

From: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Dear Mr. Pfeiffer,

Please see the attached letter that was sent to you on 5/28/19.


FOIA Services

From: Martin Pfeiffer

Dear FOIA Services,

Thank you for providing the requested acknowledgment letter. I will add it to my files.

Martin Pfeiffer

From: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Dear Mr. Pfeiffer, The attached PDF completes our response to your FOIA request. If you have questions email me anytime. Thank you, Delilah Perez
Government Information Specialist