April 2009 hazardous materials investigation at Camp Kinser

Jon Mitchell filed this request with the Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-F-85
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From: Jon Mitchell

To Whom It May Concern:

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

USFJ report into April 2009 HazMat incident at Camp Kinser warehouse in which Japanese base workers were reportedly injured.

I am making this request as a representative of the media. I have written extensively about the US military presence on Okinawa - these articles have been published by The Japan Times and Asia-Pacific Journal. In addition, this research has been published in Asahi Shimbun, Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Times. These articles have been the focus of intense public debate.

I refer to the above articles in support that my request receive expedited processing. There is “urgency to inform the public concerning actual or alleged Federal Government activity.” 5 U.S.C. § 552. I believe there is widespread and exceptional media interest in which there exist possible questions about the government’s integrity affecting public confidence.

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,

Jon Mitchell

From: PACOM.FOIA.FCT

Dear Mr. Mitchell,

Attached to this email is our interim response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Should you have any questions concerning the administrative processing of your request, please contact USPACOM Chief FOIA Officer, Mr. Julio Perez at (808) 477-0995.

Sincerely,

H. Keliiwaiwaiole
USPACOM, FOIA Analyst

HQ USPACOM
ATTN J06 FOIA
BOX 64022
CAMP SMITH, HI 96861-4022

Pacom.Foia.Fct@pacom.mil

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 June 21, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-F-85.

Thank you for your help.

From: PACOM.FOIA.FCT

Dear Mr. Mitchell,

I apologize for any delay. The record you seek is not a USPACOM record. Therefore, I am consulting with MARFORPAC and USFJ to conduct a search for records. I am waiting for responses from these agencies. I have notified these agencies to provide me with an update. I cannot provide you with a completion date at this time but I will contact you as soon as I hear from them. Should you have any questions concerning the administrative processing of your request, please contact USPACOM Chief FOIA Officer, Mr. Julio Perez at (808) 477-0995.

Sincerely,

H. Keliiwaiwaiole
USPACOM, FOIA Analyst

HQ USPACOM
ATTN J06 FOIA
BOX 64022
CAMP SMITH, HI 96861-4022

Pacom.Foia.Fct@pacom.mil

From: PACOM.FOIA.FCT

Dear Mr. Mitchell,

Attached to this email is our final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Should you have any questions concerning the administrative processing of your request, please contact USPACOM Chief FOIA Officer, Mr. Julio Perez at (808) 477-0995.

Sincerely,

H. Keliiwaiwaiole
USPACOM, FOIA Analyst

HQ USPACOM
ATTN J06 FOIA
BOX 64022
CAMP SMITH, HI 96861-4022

Pacom.Foia.Fct@pacom.mil

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 June 21, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-F-85.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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 June 21, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-F-85.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: PACOM.FOIA.FCT

Dear Mr. Mitchell,

On July 23, 2015, USPACOM referred your case to Marine Corps Installation - Pacific FOIA Office because the record you are seeking is not a PACOM record. For any status updates, please contact them directly. For your convenience, I have provided their contact information below. Please contact me If you have any questions.

Address:
Marine Corps Installation - Pacific
Attn: FOIA/PA Office, Building 1
Basement Room 5
APO, AP 96379

POC: Mr. Sean Haynes
Email: sean.haynes@usmc.mil
Phone: (315) 645-7918

HQMC FOIA POC:
FOIA Program Office (ARSF)
Please note we are not the telephone operator.
Telephone: (703) 614-4008
Fax: (703) 614-6287
Email: hqmcfoia@usmc.mil
(please do not use to submit FOIA/PA requests)

Address:
Headquarters US Marine Corps
Attn: FOIA/PA Section (ARSF) Rm 2B289
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
Washington DC 20350-3000

Sincerely,

H. Keliiwaiwaiole
USPACOM, FOIA Analyst

HQ USPACOM
ATTN J06 FOIA
BOX 64022
CAMP SMITH, HI 96861-4022

Pacom.Foia.Fct@pacom.mil

From: Jon Mitchell

H. Keliiwaiwaiole,

Many thanks for this update.

I will contact Mr. Sean Haynes directly,

Best,

Mitchell

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