Burn Pits - Proposals of Studies - VA

Brian Sparks filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
Tracking # VHA-15-08653-F
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From: Brian Sparks

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All proposals and requests for proposals to study the effects of burn pits.

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 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,

Brian Sparks

From: Parise, RuthAnn

Good Morning Mr. Sparks,

This email is to acknowledge receipt of your September 24, 2015 electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in which you requested "All proposals and requests for proposals to study the effects of burn pits."

The FOIA Service received your request on September 24, 2015 and assigned it tracking number 15-08653-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with this office about this request.

We have determined the records you seek fall under the cognizance of Veterans Health Administration Central Office. Your request has been referred to Ms. Tracy Cephas at the following address:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Attention: Ms. Tracy Cephas
Veterans Health Administration Central Office
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
vhafoia2@va.gov<mailto:vhafoia2@va.gov>
Phone: (202) 461-5879
Facsimile: (202) 273-9386

You should hear from Ms. Cephas shortly.

Respectfully,

Ruthann Parise, USMCRet
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: (202) 632-5271
Fax: (202) 632-7581

From: Cephas, Tracy

Good Afternoon Mr. Sparks,

Attached to this message is VHA's acknowledgment of your FOIA Request. Ms. Kellie Robinson will be processing your request and her contact information is listed on the attached letter. Please let me know if you should have any questions.

I would kindly appreciate your confirmation of receipt of this email. A hard copy of the attached letter will not follow in postal mail unless specifically requested by you.

V/R,

Mrs. Tracy R. Cephas, Staff Assistant
VHA Central Office FOIA Office (10P2C1)
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20420
Office: 202-461-5879
Fax: 202-273-9387
Email: Tracy.Cephas@va.gov<mailto:Tracy.Cephas@va.gov>
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From: Robinson, Kellie

Mr. Sparks,

I apologize for the delayed response to your emails regarding the status of the processing of your request. I received records responsive to your request. I hope to have a reply to you by the end of this week.

I appreciate your patience.

Thank you,

Kellie N. Robinson
VHA FOIA Officer
Information Access and Privacy Office
Health Information Governance Office
Office of Informatics and Analytics
810 Vermont Avenue, NW (10P2C1)
Washington, DC 20420
(202) 461-5876

From: Robinson, Kellie

Dear Mr. Sparks:

The purpose of this email is to communicate VHA's response of your September 24, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Attached is the initial agency decision letter and the enclosure of responsive records.

I would appreciate your confirmation of delivery of this message. If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Kellie N. Robinson
VHA FOIA Officer
Information Access and Privacy Office
Health Information Governance Office
Office of Informatics and Analytics
810 Vermont Avenue, NW (10P2C1)
Washington, DC 20420
(202) 461-5876

From: Brian Sparks

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Brian Sparks

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