CONPLAN 3502: Civil Disturbance Operations

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the USNORTHCOM - US Northern Command of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-AC-0020-A1
Status
Rejected

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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Releasable portions of CONPLAN 3502: Civil Disturbance Operations.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: USNORTHCOM FOIA Officer - OMB

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

10 February 2014

Mr. Musgrave,

We have received your request regarding CONPLAN 3502. Your case has been assigned USNORTHCOM FOIA Case number: FY14-10FEB2014-32.

Attached is our letter of acknowledgement of your request. Please verify receipt.

USNORTHCOM FOIA
NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff
250 Vandenberg St, Ste B016
Peterson AFB, CO 80914-3817
Coml (719) 554-7185

From: Shawn Musgrave

Received. Thank you!

From: USNORTHCOM FOIA Officer - OMB

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

13 February 2014

Mr. Musgrave,

Attached is USNORTHCOM response to the subject request assigned USNORTHCOM FOIA case number: FY14-10FEB2014-32.

USNORTHCOM FOIA
NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff
250 Vandenberg St, Ste B016
Peterson AFB, CO 80914-3817
Coml (719) 554-7185 / DSN 692-7185

From: Shawn Musgrave

February 18, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

This is an appeal of FY14-10FEB2014-32, in which USNORTHCOM has rejected my request for the releasable portions of CONPLAN 3502: Civil Disturbance Operations.

In the attached letter, Major General Luckey claims that the requested document is "deliberative in nature." The requested document is an approved operational plan, and thus hardly deliberative. Furthermore, USNORTHCOM has released another CONPLAN — CONPLAN 3501-08 — in full. Major General Luckey considered that CONPLAN to be "fully releasable" in the attached letter from August 2012. While it is impossible for me to assess whether CONPLAN 3502 is fully releasable, it stands to reason that there are releasable portions of this CONPLAN.

For this and any other reasons deemed relevant by the appeals authority, I appeal this rejection and request release of CONPLAN 3502 under the FOIA.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: USNORTHCOM - US Northern Command

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

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