Communications with Private Nuclear Utility companies (Department of Energy)

Liam Knox filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
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From: Liam Knox

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all emails and other communications with employees or representatives of (including lawyers for) the following private nuclear utility companies:

Consolidated Edison Company of New York
GPU Nuclear, New Jersey
Genoa FuelTech, Wisconsin
Florida Power and Light
Indiana-Michigan Power (American Electric Power), Michigan
Xcel Energy, Minnesota (formerly known as Northern States Power Company)
Southern California Edison Company
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Alabama

To narrow your search, I am looking for communications sent or received from 2002-2019.

Let me know if the search is too broad, or if you need any further clarification.

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as historical pieces based on public records requests.

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.


Liam Knox

From: Department of Energy

Good afternoon Mr. Knox,

I do not show receipt of this request. I went back to our FOIA email account and I did not see a request from you on the 24th thru the 27th. The last request we received from you was on May 7th. I will log this request in today and begin processing. Someone will reach out to you for clarification if needed.


Chris Morris
FOIA Officer
Department of Energy

From: Department of Energy

Hello Mr. Knox,

Our office is in receipt of your FOIA request. In order to move forward with your request, we require some additional information from you. Your request does not include either an agreement to pay fees or a fee waiver request. You can, for example, agree to pay all applicable fees, or agree to pay a particular amount.

Furthermore, your request, as worded, is overly broad. Please contact me at your earliest convenience at the phone number in my signature to discuss further.
Best regards,

Michael G. Snytkin, Esq.
FOIA Analyst - CRI Contractor
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202) 287-6814

From: Department of Energy

Hello Mr. Knox,

I am following up on the above referenced request. Unfortunately, you did not provide a telephone number, hence this is the only way for our office to contact you regarding the above referenced request.

As previously mentioned, in order to move forward with your request, we need more information from you. Please call me at (202) 287-6814 to discuss your request.

If I do not hear from you by the end of business day on Monday, July 1, 2019, I will assume you are no longer interested in your request and your request will be closed.
Best regards,

Michael Snytkin.

From: Department of Energy

Hello Mr. Knox,

Per my last email to you from June 17, 2019, if we did not hear anything further from you regarding the above referenced FOIA request by the end of business day on Monday, July 1, 2019, we said we would proceed with closing this request. Since we have not heard anything further from you, we are closing your request.

Thank you for your interest in DOE.

Michael Snytkin.


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