Geomagnetic Storm Risk (Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-07
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all internal reports on the risks of geomagnetic storms to the nation.

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 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,

Michael Morisy

From: Andrew Thibadeau

Mr. Morisy -

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated May 8, 2015 and received in the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) FOIA Office on May 11, 2015 in which you requested "Any and all internal reports on the risks of geomagnetic storms to the nation."

As a representative of the news media, you will not be charged for search fees and since any responsive records will be provided to you electronically there will be no duplication costs. Your assigned tracking number is 15-07.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (202) 694-7000, (800) 788-4016 (Toll Free), or e-mail me at AndrewT@dnfsb.gov<mailto:AndrewT@dnfsb.gov> providing your assigned tracking number 15-07 for reference.
Sincerely,

Andrew Thibadeau
FOIA Officer
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Ave., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004

From: Andrew Thibadeau

Mr. Morisy -

I am writing in reference to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated May 8, 2015 and received in the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) FOIA Office on May 11, 2015 in which you requested "Any and all internal reports on the risks of geomagnetic storms to the nation." We appreciate your continued patience.

The provision of the Board's FOIA regulations governing the processing of your request states that in "unusual circumstances," the time limits prescribed for providing a response to your request may be extended by up to ten additional working days "by written notice to the requester." (See 10 CFR § 1703.108(b)). For purposes of section 1703.108, the term "unusual circumstance" includes, but is not limited to, the need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another agency. (See 10 CFR § 1703.108(c)(3)). The Board has located one potential responsive record which is undergoing classification review at the Department of Energy.

Please be advised I am invoking the provision to extend the time to process your request for an additional ten working days pursuant to section 1703.108(b). The original deadline for the Board's response is June 9, 2015. An additional ten working days will extend the response deadline to June 23, 2015. We expect to have a response at the latest by the end of the extension period on June 23, 2015. A response may come sooner.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (202) 694-7000, (800) 788-4016 (Toll Free), or e-mail me at AndrewT@dnfsb.gov<mailto:AndrewT@dnfsb.gov> providing your assigned tracking number 15-07 for reference.

Sincerely,

Andrew Thibadeau
FOIA Officer
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

From: Andrew Thibadeau

Mr. Morisy -

This is the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's (Board) update to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (assigned tracking number 15-07) dated May 8, 2015, and received in the Board's FOIA Office on May 11, 2015. You requested "Any and all internal reports on the risks of geomagnetic storms to the nation." We appreciate your continued patience.

The Board invoked a 10 day extension for your request based on the need for consultation with another agency. (See 10 CFR § 1703.108(c)(3)). The additional ten working days extended the response deadline to June 23, 2015.

Please be advised that the document is still undergoing classification review at the Department of Energy (DOE). We have remained in touch with DOE regarding your request and are told that the document is currently under review. We'll let you know the results of that review as soon as we're notified. We are currently asking for status updates from DOE on a weekly basis.

For your information, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited. Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track. Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately [one month], whereas complex requests necessarily take longer. At this time, your request has been assigned to the complex track.

Again, thank you for your patience in this matter.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (202) 694-7000, (800) 788-4016 (Toll Free), or e-mail me at AndrewT@dnfsb.gov<mailto:AndrewT@dnfsb.gov> providing your assigned tracking number 15-07 for reference.

Sincerely,

Andrew Thibadeau
FOIA Officer
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

From: Andrew Thibadeau

Mr. Morisy -

This letter responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated May 8, 2015 and received in the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) FOIA Office on May 11, 2015 in which you requested "Any and all internal reports on the risks of geomagnetic storms to the nation."

Attached please find the record we were able to locate responsive to your request. The report is being released to you in full. There are no fees associated with this request.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (202) 694-7000, (800) 788-4016 (Toll Free), or e-mail me at AndrewT@dnfsb.gov<mailto:AndrewT@dnfsb.gov> providing your assigned tracking number 15-07 for reference.

Sincerely,

Andrew Thibadeau
FOIA Officer
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Ave., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004

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From: Andrew Thibadeau

Mr. Morisy -

This letter responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated May 8, 2015 and received in the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) FOIA Office on May 11, 2015 in which you requested "Any and all internal reports on the risks of geomagnetic storms to the nation."

We are resending the Board's response to include the notice that the Board appeal procedures are found at 10 C.F.R. Part 1703 Public Information and Requests.

Attached please find the record we were able to locate responsive to your request. The report is being released to you in full. There are no fees associated with this request.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (202) 694-7000, (800) 788-4016 (Toll Free), or e-mail me at AndrewT@dnfsb.gov<mailto:AndrewT@dnfsb.gov> providing your assigned tracking number 15-07 for reference.

Sincerely,

Andrew Thibadeau
FOIA Officer
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Ave., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004

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