Green Reaper and Educational Efforts

Martin Pfeiffer filed this request with the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Martin Pfeiffer

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Meeting minutes, emails, reports, analyses, and other records relating to the conceptualization, creation, and appearances of the Nevada National Security Site's (NNSS) mascot the "Green Reaper." In particular, please be sure to include (but not limit) in your search areas and terms that will shed light both on the discussions that led to the idea that the NNSS needed a mascot as well as those that led to the Green Reaper being selected. In addition, please include a list of locations and events the Green Reaper has appeared at; any performance evaluations of the Green Reaper as a mascot or public figure for the NNSS; and any booked future or recurring events planned for the Green Reaper to attend.

As the FOIA requires, please release all reasonably segregable nonexempt portions of documents. If you withhold information or records then please identify the exemption through which you do so and advise me of my options for appeal under the law.

I am a PhD student at the University of New Mexico and the information requested is for academic and public education purposes, including my PhD dissertation project, and not primarily for commercial or profit use. Furthermore, I will make responsive recoIrds available to the public via my academic publications and presentations; on social media (I have over 14,000 Twitter followers); and through the News Site In addition I run a publicly accessible research archive freely accessible to the public (including records provided to me via FOIA requests to NNSA) at the following link : . Please note that you can access my UNM student profile page at the following url: I have both the ability and intent to make records provided to me widely available to the public via either self-publishing or through writing for journalistic and scholarly publications.

Therefore, as per Sack v. DOD (2016) I qualify for educational institution fee status and ask that you process my request accordingly. In your response please confirm that you will be processing my request under the educational institution fee status.

If fees are assessed then I agree to pay fees up to $30 without additional notice. In the event that there are fees exceeding $30 then please inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

I hereby request that all records generated by this request be delivered in electronic format via email or, if that is not possible, on CD-ROM if available. I ask that, if possible, you engage in rolling release of responsive records.
Please do not hesitate to contact me (preferably via email) with any questions or information. You may, and I request that you do so, engage in rolling release of responsive documents.

I look forward to receiving your response within the twenty day statutory period. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and time in this matter.

Martin Pfeiffer

From: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Good afternoon, Mr. Pfeiffer.

The attached PDF file acknowledges receipt of your request for records regarding the NNSS mascot, the Green Reaper.
Best regards,

Karen Laney
CE2 Corporation Contractor
Senior FOIA Specialist/Quality Assurance Manager
Office of the General Counsel<>

From: Martin Pfeiffer

Ms. Laney,

Please provide clarification on what you would like clarification about regarding my use of these records so I can make a proper response.

You will note the attached letter from my advisor regarding my research.

I Am,
Martin Pfeiffer

From: Martin Pfeiffer

Ms. Laney,

My apologies, the previous message did not include the attachment. Please find it here.

Martin Pfeiffer

From: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Attached is FOIA 19-00294-K letter.