Hanford (DOE)

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
Tracking # HQ-2017-01243-F
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From: Caitlin Russell

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Any and all inspection reports regarding the Hanford Nuclear Reservation produced between 1990 and 2017.
-The legal order sent from Washington State to the Department of Energy, which was reported by the Tri-City Herald on May 10, 2017: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/hanford/article149695314.html

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,

Caitlin Russell

From: Drohan, Kathleen (CONTR)

Hi Caitlin,

Our office has received your FOIA request. We will be sending you correspondence shortly.
Thanks,

Kathleen

Kathleen Drohan
FOIA Analyst
CRI Contractor
US Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 287-6814

From: Riehle, Dorothy C

Dear Ms. Russell:

I am contacting you in regards to your recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request you submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters FOIA Office. In this request you asked for "any and all inspection reports regarding the Hanford Nuclear Reservation produced between 1990 and 2017." You continued by stating "the legal order sent from Washington State to the Department of Energy, which was reported by the Tri-City Herald on May 10, 2017..."

I am contacting you to receive further clarification on this request. I am uncertain if you are requesting a copy of the "legal order," all inspection reports for all projects at the Hanford Site or inspection reports regarding Purex. There are thousands of documents including inspection reports and other matters that pertain to Purex that are publicly available through the following:

The DOE Public Reading Room: http://reading-room.labworks.org/Default.aspx

4363 documents matching the following search criteria: Document title Contains "Purex"

351 documents matching the following search criteria: Document title Contains "tunnel"

The Administrative Record: http://pdw.hanford.gov/arpir/

466 documents using the key word "Purex"

184 documents using the key word "tunnel"

136 documents using the key words "Purex" and "tunnel"

https://www.osti.gov/opennet/

6,568 documents using the key word "Purex"

698 documents using the key words "Purex" and "tunnel"

Other web sites include:

https://www.osti.gov/scitech/

https://ntrl.ntis.gov/NTRL/

Would you please contact me so we can discuss the scope of your request. I can be reached on (509) 376-6288. I look forward to your call.

Thank you.

Dorothy Riehle
DOE RL/ORP FOIA and Privacy Act Officer
PO Box 550
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 376-6288

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The information contained in or attached to this e-mail message may contain Official Use Only (OUO) information which may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act at 5 USC 552 and/or the Privacy Act. Approval by the Department of Energy prior to release outside the agency is required.

From: Caitlin Russell

Hello,
I didn't request anything about Purex. Just the following:
-Any and all inspection reports regarding the Hanford Nuclear Reservation produced between 1990 and 2017.
-The legal order sent from Washington State to the Department of Energy, which was reported by the Tri-City Herald on May 10, 2017
Thanks!
Caitlin

From: Riehle, Dorothy C

Hello,

Thank you for your prompt response.

Would you be able to contact me on (509) 376-6288 to discuss your request.

Dorothy Riehle
DOE RL/ORP FOIA and Privacy Act Officer
PO Box 550
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 376-6288

OFFICIAL USE ONLY - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION/PRIVACY ACT INFORMATION
The information contained in or attached to this e-mail message may contain Official Use Only (OUO) information which may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act at 5 USC 552 and/or the Privacy Act. Approval by the Department of Energy prior to release outside the agency is required.

From: Drohan, Kathleen (CONTR)

Hi Caitlin,

Attached is the Department of Energy's acknowledgment response to your request. Please note that the request control number in the subject line of the e-mail below was incorrect. The correct numerical portion of the control number is 01243 and not 01234.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,

Kathleen

From: Riehle, Dorothy C

Hello,

I provided you with the links to the Purex-related documents because the Internet link you provided in your request pertained to that issue and your request did not identify what inspection reports you were specifically seeking.

The legal order is publicly available on Ecology's website:
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/news/2017/docs/HanfordEnforcement-05102017.pdf

Regarding the portion of your request for "any and all inspection reports regarding the Hanford Nuclear Reservation produced between 1990 and 2017" there could be hundreds and perhaps even thousands of inspection reports conducted at the Hanford Site for the many projects/facilities, etc., and this portion of your request is unclear and we need further clarification from you as this portion of your request does not reasonably describe the documents you are seeking. Many Hanford-related reports are already in the public domain and you may want to review those to assist you in your search for documents (The DOE Public Reading Room: http://reading-room.labworks.org/Default.aspx, DOE's web site http://www.hanford.gov, The Administrative Record: http://pdw.hanford.gov/arpir/, https://www.osti.gov/scitech/, https://ntrl.ntis.gov/NTRL/ etc.)

I look forwarding in hearing from you.

Thank you.

Dorothy Riehle
DOE RL/ORP FOIA and Privacy Act Officer
PO Box 550
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 376-6288

OFFICIAL USE ONLY - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION/PRIVACY ACT INFORMATION
The information contained in or attached to this e-mail message may contain Official Use Only (OUO) information which may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act at 5 USC 552 and/or the Privacy Act. Approval by the Department of Energy prior to release outside the agency is required.

From: Drohan, Kathleen (CONTR)

Hi Caitlin,

Attached is the DOE's interim response to your request.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,

Kathleen

From: Riehle, Dorothy C

Dear Ms. Russell:

I sent the below email to you on June 15, 2017, requesting clarification for your request and as of today I have not received a response from you. If I do not hear from you by June 29, 2017, DOE will consider your request withdrawn. Normally I would also follow-up with a telephone call however your request did not provide one.

Thank you.

Dorothy Riehle
DOE RL/ORP FOIA and Privacy Act Officer
PO Box 550
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 376-6288

OFFICIAL USE ONLY - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION/PRIVACY ACT INFORMATION
The information contained in or attached to this e-mail message may contain Official Use Only (OUO) information which may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act at 5 USC 552 and/or the Privacy Act. Approval by the Department of Energy prior to release outside the agency is required.

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