EPA - Radiological emergencies Q&A

Frank Matt filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
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EPA-HQ-2018-000772

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Rejected

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From: Frank Matt

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I request all documents, supplemental material, research, memos, emails and other communication related to or mentioning the document entitled "Protective Action Questions & Answers for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies," dated September 2017.

Document link: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-07/documents/pags_comm_tool_p9.pdf

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.

Sincerely,

Frank Matt

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request No. EPA-HQ-2018-000772
Dear Mr. Matt:
The Agency is requesting additional time to respond to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which was received by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on October 17, 2017. The specifics are outlined in enclosed extension request letter.
Sincerely,
Candice Marbury
Office of Radiation and Indoor Air

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Dear Mr. Matt,

EPA has received your FOIA request specifically related to the PAGs Communication/Q&A document. We wanted to contact you to possibly set up a phone call to talk about this request, and how we might be able to narrow down what you’re looking for specifically to help speed things along. As documented in the initial extension e-mail we sent to you in early November (extending our estimated time of completion to December 1st), we set up our records search and were just notified that the request came back with roughly 12,000+ documents. We are in the process of narrowing these down even further, and so we wanted to set aside some time to talk with you to see if we can't whittle it down some more. Myself, along with a FOIA lead coordinator and one other subject matter expert (one of the main custodians who worked on the actual Q&A document) would be on this call with you to discuss particulars.

Is there a convenient time for us to call you, either in the remainder of this week (Wed-Thur-Fri.) or next? Please let me know of a couple options that might work for you (specific days, time block of one hour or so) and I’ll work with our staff to get it nailed down.
Thanks,

Ray Lee
Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
Center for Radiation Information & Outreach

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Dear Mr. Matt,

I am writing to follow up on the e-mail I sent on Tuesday, 11/28 in regards to your FOIA. We have officially stopped the clock on your request as we've yet to hear back from you in terms of a good time to set up a call to discuss particulars. As noted in my previous e-mail, please let me know a date/time that works for you and we will get something set up.
Thanks,

Ray

From: Environmental Protection Agency

1200 Pennsylvania Avneue, NW Washington, DC 20460


Mr. Frank Matt
Muck Rock, Dept MR 44741 411 A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request No. EPA-HQ-2018-000772
Dear Mr. Matt:
This letter concerns the above-referenced Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, received by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on October 19, 2017, in which you requested all documents, supplemental material, research, memos, emails and other communication related to or mentioning the document entitled "Protective Action Questions & Answers for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies," dated September 2017.
EPA has received your FOIA request specifically related to the PAGs Communication/Q&A document. We have made multiple attempts to contact you to possibly set up a phone call to talk about this request, and how we might be able to narrow down what you’re looking for specifically to help speed things along. As documented in the initial extension e-mail we sent to you in early November (extending our estimated time of completion to December 1st), we set up our records search and were just notified that the request came back with roughly 12,000+ documents. We are in the process of narrowing these down even further, and so we wanted to set aside some time to talk with you to see if we can't whittle it down some more.  Myself, along with a FOIA lead coordinator and one other subject matter expert (one of the main custodians who worked on the actual Q&A document) would be on this call with you to discuss particulars.
Is there a convenient time for us to call you, either in the remainder of this week (Wed-Thur-Fri.) or next? Please let me know of a couple options that might work for you (specific days, time block of one hour or so) and I’ll work with our staff to get it nailed down.
If we do not receive a response from you within the next 10 business days, by December 19, 2017, we will proceed to officially close-out this FOIA request.
Thanks,
Ray Lee                                                                                                                    Office of Radiation and Indoor Air                                                                                      Center for Radiation Information & Outreach

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From: Environmental Protection Agency

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue                                                                                                     Washington, DC 20460

December 20, 2017

Mr. Frank Matt MuckRock, Dept MR 44741
411 A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Mr. Matt,
Please see the letter and attachment below regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request No. EPA-HQ-2018-000772. Thank you.
Sincerely,

Candice Marbury                                                                                                              Office of Radiation and Indoor Air

From: Environmental Protection Agency

The request has been rejected by the agency.

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