First FOIA (Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board of the United States of America.
Tracking #

19-12, DNFSB 19-13

19-12

Multi Request First FOIA
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

*Documents generated as part of the creation of the FOIA office (defined as whatever department, office, or coordinator is responsible for overseeing and/or processing FOIA requests), whether this was at the time of the agency's creation or the passage of the Freedom of Information Act, to include:
1. The instruction to do so from the Agency, as well as any guidance from the senior leadership
2. Documents discussing proposals and procedures
3. Any legal guidance or analysis produced or acquired by the Agency in response to or as part of the creation of the FOIA office
4. Internal documents from the press office, legislative liaison's office (or equivalent), general counsel's office (or equivalent), director's office (or equivalent) or the newly created FOIA office, reacting to or characterizing the office and it's creation

* A copy of the agency's first perfected (successful) FOIA request

* Copies of other FOIA requests filed before the FOIA request described above

* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA requests described above

* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA requests

* A copy of the agency's first successful FOIA appeal

* Copies of other FOIA appeals received by the agency before the appeal described above

* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA appeals described above

* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA appeals

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,

Emma Best

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Attached is a letter acknowledging receipt of the first of two Freedom of Information Act request submitted by Emma Best to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board by e-mail through muckrock.com on May 21, 2019. (DNFSB tracking number FY 19-12.)
If you encounter any difficulties in accessing the attachment, please get in touch with me directly. My contact information appears below.

Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson

Paul A. J. Wilson, Esq. | ARServices Limited
FOIA Public Liaison
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
paulw@dnfsb.gov<mailto:paulw@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Dear Ms. Best:
The attached letter concerns the status of your Freedom of Information Act request to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for FOIA-related records (DNFSB tracking number FY 19-12). Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about this matter or the processing of your request in general.
Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson

Paul A. J. Wilson, Esq. | ARServices Limited
FOIA Public Liaison | Privacy Act Specialist
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
PaulW@dnfsb.gov<mailto:PaulW@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Dear Ms. Best:
The attached letter concerns your Freedom of Information Act request to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for records pertaining to the WikiLeaks website or organization.
I will be happy to answer any questions about this letter or the processing of your request in general and to work with you in refining the terms of your request. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. My office telephone and e-mail address are below.
Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson

Paul A. J. Wilson, Esq. | ARServices Limited
FOIA Public Liaison | Privacy Act Specialist
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
paulw@dnfsb.gov<mailto:paulw@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

MuckRock News
Attn: Emma Best
Dear Ms. Best:
The response to your Freedom of Information Act request to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Tracking Number FY-19-12) is attached.
If you encounter any difficulties accessing the file or if you have any questions relating to the Board's response to your request, please feel free to call or e-mail me at your convenience. My direct contact information is below.
Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson
Paul A. J. Wilson | ARServices Limited
FOIA Public Liaison | Privacy Act Specialist
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
paulw@dnfsb.gov<mailto:paulw@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Dear Ms. Best:

The attached letter follows-up on the Board's letter of August 26, 2019, which asked you to reformulate the terms of the referenced FOIA request. This letter asks for your response within ten working-days of the transmission of this message.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this or the prior letter. Additionally, I will be happy to work with you to determine if the terms of the request can be recast to identify the records in which you are interested without imposing an unreasonable demand on the agency's resources.
Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson
Paul A. J. Wilson | FOIA Public Liaison | RiVidium, Inc.
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
paulw@dnfsb.gov<mailto:paulw@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Dear Ms. Best:

The attached letter follows-up on the Board's letter of August 26, 2019, which asked you to reformulate the terms of the referenced FOIA request. This letter asks for your response within ten working-days of the transmission of this message.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this or the prior letter. Additionally, I will be happy to work with you to determine if the terms of the request can be recast to identify the records in which you are interested without imposing an unreasonable demand on the agency's resources.
Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson
Paul A. J. Wilson | FOIA Public Liaison | RiVidium, Inc.
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
paulw@dnfsb.gov<mailto:paulw@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

From: Emma North-Best

I am appealing the closing of the request, as:

1. No reasonably calculated search for the requested materials could produce that number of potentially responsive records
and
2. Regardless of whether or not that many records were identified, it does not make the request unreasonably burdensome or overly broad. I am happy to cite case law on the matter, some of which was set in a case brought by my employer.

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Dear Ms. Best:
Attached is the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's response to your FOIA request for records relating to the WikiLeaks website/organization (DNFSB tracking number FY 19-13).
Please feel free to contact me if with any questions you might have concerning the request. My e-mail address and telephone number are below.

Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson
Paul A. J. Wilson | FOIA Public Liaison | RiVidium, Inc.
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
paulw@dnfsb.gov<mailto:paulw@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Dear Ms. Best:
Attached please find the decision on your appeal of the Board's response to your FOIA request, tracking number DNFSB 19-13. Please let me know if you encounter any problems in accessing the file.
Additionally, I remain available to provide whatever assistance I can in connection with this matter: please feel free to contact me your convenience. My phone number and e-mail address are below.
Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson

Paul A. J. Wilson | FOIA Public Liaison | RiVidium, Inc.
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
paulw@dnfsb.gov<mailto:paulw@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Dear Ms. Best:
The three attached files comprise the DNFSB's first partial response resulting from your successful appeal of its initial decision denying your FOIA request FY 19-13. Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me if you have questions about any of these materials or the status of the remainder of the work related the ruling on your appeal. My direct contact information is below.
Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson
Paul A. J. Wilson | RiVidium, Inc.
FOIA Public Liaison
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
paulw@dnfsb.gov<mailto:paulw@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Dear Ms. Best:
Attached is the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's second, and final, partial response to Freedom of Information Act request FY 19-13. Like the Board's First Partial Response, which was transmitted to you on June 2, 2020, the attached letter reflects activities undertaken in compliance with the General Counsel's March 17, 2020, decision granting your appeal of the Board's initial response to your request.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.
Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson
Paul A. J. Wilson | RiVidium, Inc.
FOIA Public Liaison
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
paulw@dnfsb.gov<mailto:paulw@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Dear Ms. Best,
Please substitute the attached final response to FOIA Request 19-13 for the version that was sent to you earlier this morning. The caption on the prior version was in error and has been corrected in this version to reflect the fact that the letter constitutes the agency's final response in this matter. Please destroy the prior version.
Thank you for your assistance.
Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson

Paul A. J. Wilson | RiVidium, Inc.
FOIA Public Liaison
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
paulw@dnfsb.gov<mailto:paulw@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

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