Asteroid collision training/simulation materials (NASA)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the National Nuclear Security Administration, Albuquerque Complex of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 17-00062-R
Due March 3, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all materials---guides, slideshows, pictures, handouts, videos, audio recordings, memorandums of understanding, directives, simulation software, etc.---regarding, referencing, or involved in any simulations, training sessions, or exercises focused on the possibility of an asteroid collision with Earth, including but not limited to those held on October 25, 2016 in El Segundo, California.

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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Aponte-Rossini, Camille (CONTR)

Dear Mr. Lipton:

We have received your FOIA request (which has been assigned the number referenced above) for "any and all materials - guides, slideshows, pictures, handouts, videos, audio recordings, memorandums of understanding, directives, simulation software, etc. - regarding, referencing, or involved in any simulations, training sessions, or exercises focused on the possibility of an asteroid collision with Earth, including but not limited to those held on October 25, 2016 in El Segundo, California."

Your request did not explicitly state a willingness to pay fees. For purposes of assessment of any fees, you would be categorized under the DOE regulation that implements the FOIA at Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 1004.9(b)(3), as a "news media" requestor. Requestors in this category are charged fees for duplication only and are provided 100 pages at no cost. Nonetheless, per the FOIA, in order to process your request you must agree to payment of fees that may be assessed, with a minimum of $15.00.

Please confirm your willingness to pay fees that may be assessed so that your request may be processed.
Regards,

Camille C. Aponte-Rossini, Esq.
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. (CRI), Contractor
US Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-7504

From: Aponte-Rossini, Camille (CONTR)

Dear Mr. Lipton:

Please see the attached letter relating to the FOIA request referenced above.

I am also awaiting your response to my email of January 23, 2017, attached hereto for your reference, regarding our need for your agreement to pay fees in order to process this request.
Best,

Camille

Camille C. Aponte-Rossini, Esq.
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. (CRI), Contractor
US Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-7504

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Aponte-Rossini,

Thanks so much for your note. I agree to pay fees, though I would appreciate it if you would provide me a cost estimate for the total request before exceeding my statutorily-allotted time.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Aponte-Rossini, Camille (CONTR)

Dear Ms. Lipton:

Please see the attached.
Best,

Camille C. Aponte-Rossini, Esq.
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. (CRI), Contractor
US Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-7504

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Summerson,

Could you please confirm you've received this request?

Thanks so much,
Beryl

From: Summerson, Jane

Yes we have.

From: National Nuclear Security Administration, Albuquerque Complex

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Summerson, Jane

As stated in the acknowledgement letter of February 13, 2017, the case is out for search for responsive records. As of March 20, 2017, we had not yet received any notice of responsive records found but the search is not completed. When it is you will be notified.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Summerson,

Thanks so much for your note. I'll look forward to hearing from you again.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Marquez, Roberto

Dear Mr. Lipton,

Please turn off your auto messenger regarding FOIA 17-00062-R. This case was closed on April 6, 2017. A final response and CD containing fully releasable records were mailed to you via Certified Mail. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Sincerely,

R. Marquez

Roberto Marquez,
Government Information Specialist
Office of the General Counsel
National Nuclear Security Administration

From: Caitlin Russell

Hello,
I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but the CD with the responsive documents never arrived. Would it be possible to send it again? Thank you!
Best,
Caitlin Russell

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