|Submitted||July 15, 2011|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All records concerning Automobile Traffic on Davis Dam which forms Lake Mohave in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and connects Nevada with Arizona near Bullhead City, AZ and Laughlin, NV. Please include all documents concerning the vulnerability of the bridge to attack, any records showing discussion or debate concrerning whether or not to allow the dam to be opened to traffic, and any other record concerning traffic over the dam.
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.
Dear Mr. Smathers:
This is the final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) dated 15 July 2011. You are seeking all records concerning Automobile Traffic on Davis Dam which forms Lake Mohave in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and connects Nevada with Arizona near Bullhead City, AZ and Laughlin, NV. Please include all documents concerning the vulnerability of the bridge to attack, any records showing discussion or debate concerning whether or not to allow the dam to be opened to traffic, and any other record concerning traffic over the dam.
We conducted a comprehensive search of files within the Office of Intelligence and Analysis for records that would be responsive to your request. Unfortunately, we were unable to locate or identify any responsive records.
While an adequate search was conducted, you have the right to appeal this determination that no records exist within the Office of Intelligence and Analysis that would be responsive to your request. Should you wish to do so, you must send your appeal and a copy of this letter, within 60 days of the date of this letter, to: Associate General Counsel (General Law), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. 20528, following the procedures outlined in the DHS FOIA regulations at 6 C.F.R. § 5.9. Your envelope and letter should be marked "FOIA Appeal." Copies of the FOIA and DHS regulations are available at www.dhs.gov/foia.
The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) also mediates disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. If you are requesting access to your own records (which is considered a Privacy Act request), you should know that OGIS does not have the authority to handle requests made under the Privacy Act of 1974. If you wish to contact OGIS, you may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-684-6448.
If you need to contact our office concerning this request, please call 202-282-9326 and refer to 11-OIA-0046.
Acting FOIA Officer
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
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