B53-1 Special Study

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 March 28, 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:

The document titled as "B53-1 Special Study" and previously available on what was the NNSA online FOIA reading room at the following URL:

As the FOIA requires please release all reasonably segregable portions of responsive records. If you withhold records or portions of records then please indicate under which exemption you claim to do so and provide me with my options for appeal.

In addition, please be aware that this document does not seem to be available a the NNSA FOIA Reading Room at Zimmerman Library. I have physically spent dozens of hours in that archive and not encountered said document.

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: https://anthropology.unm.edu/people/grad-students/profile/martin-pfeiffer.html.
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: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Dear Mr. Pfeiffer,

The attached PDF acknowledges receipt of your FOIA request. Please feel free to email me with questions or concerns.

Have a sublime day.

Kind regards,

Angelia Bowman
FOIA Consultant

From: Martin Pfeiffer

Hi Ms. Bowman,

Thank you for your message and for sending the acknowledgment letter for this request. I continue to greatly appreciate your patience, effort, and consideration on this and my other requests.

I hope that you have a magnificent day and get to enjoy this fine weather we are having here in Albuquerque. Last week I saw the first Roadrunner of Spring!

Martin Pfeiffer

From: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Thank you, Mr. Pfeiffer. Take care!