|Submitted||March 4, 2014|
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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:
Any and all "DD Form 1532" reports filed for the Guantanamo Bay facility during the 2013 calendar year. The "DD Form 1532" reports detail the use of pesticides and other means of animal, pest and noxious plant control at DoD facilities.
Instructions for and examples of the forms can be found here: http://www.afpmb.org/content/dd-form-1532-updated-pest-management-report
The instructions on the form state that the "worksheets were formatted as an excel spreadsheet so that they can be easy for the user to complete and compatible for permanent archiving by the US Army Public Health Command." As such, these records should be easily located and easily provided in their original digital format.
Department of Defense Instruction 4150.07 states that DD Form 1532 must be filed monthly for "all DoD operations, activities, and installations worldwide.”
DoDi 4150.07 can be found here: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/415007p.pdf
I also request that fees be waved as I am a member of the news media and intend to use any documents to educate the public.
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.
I received your FOIA request asking for DD Form 1532, reports filed for the Guantanamo Bay facility during the 2013 calendar year. The "DD Form 1532" reports detail the use of pesticides and other means of animal, pest and noxious plant control at DoD facilities. I would appreciate it for you would either call me (number listed below) or provide me a contact number to discuss issues concerning this request. Thank you.
Thanks again for all your help on the phone! I should have mentioned this when we were talking, but I was hoping you could send me a brief summary of what you told me -- that Guantanamo hasn't filed the 1532s -- in writing for my records.
I also wanted to let you know that I'll probably be filing another request with you soon regarding Guantanamo because I'm interested in what they are/aren't filing. Do you have any kind of suggestions as to the types of things they might have to file? I don't want to overload you with a super broad request.
I am not sure what they are to file with us. I will have to look into that. I will be in training the rest of the week. Give me till mid next week to see what I can find out. I will type something up and get it out to you as soon as I can.
Great, can't thank you enough!
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