Kirtland Air Force Base Jet Fuel Spill [EPA] [Take 2]

Rich Jones filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # EPA-R6-2018-000848
Est. Completion None
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From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all relevant and adjacent documents, memorandum, digital and analog communications, phone records, invoices, PowerPoint presentations, written reports, emails, letters to and from the public, letters to and from the press, communications with any other federal or local agencies, including the United States Air Force, communications with other EPA regions, and any other related files referring to the Kirtland Air Force Base jet fuel spill, dating back until January 1, 1999. Please also forward a copy of this request to all other relevant EPA regions.

Here are some preemptive answers to your previous questions:

> Where did the Kirtland Air Force Base jet fuel spill occur?
The Kirtland Air Force Base jet fuel spill occurred at Kirtland Air Force Base. The Kirtland Air Force Base is headquarted at 2000 Wyoming Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. Public reporting so far estimates that 6 to 24 million gallons of extremely carcinogenic, ethylene dibromide containing jet fuel has been released into the soil at the site over the past few decades, making it the largest toxic contamination of an aquifer in United States history.

> When did it occur?
It began in the 1950s and occurred continuously until it was discovered in the mid 1990s.

> Which federal or local agencies' correspondences are requested? Please be specific with the name of these agencies.
Specifically, the Bernalillo County city council, the New Mexico Environment Department, the Albuquerque Water Utility Authority and the United States Air Force, particularly the staff of the base itself.

> Please provide a contact phone number.
I can be reached at this email address.

> Please also provide your organization or describe whether this request is being made for personal use or business use.
This request is being made as part of a non-profit public investigation through the transparency service MuckRock. All documents released will be made directly available to the public.

> We need your decision on whether you are requesting publicly available information only or would you like a denial log of confidential business information (CBI).
I am only seeking information that legally belongs to the public.

This is a continuation of EPA-R6-2017-009685.

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,

Rich Jones

From: Environmental Protection Agency

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28168b67f)
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2018-000848
* Requester Name: Rich Jones
* Date Submitted: 10/20/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Requesting records referring to the Kirtland Air Force Base jet fuel spill, dating back until January 1, 1999.

From: Environmental Protection Agency

The FOIA request EPA-HQ-2018-000848 has had its Tracking Number changed to EPA-R6-2018-000848. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2018-000848
* New Tracking Number: EPA-R6-2018-000848
* Requester Name: Rich Jones
* Date Submitted: 10/20/2017
* Long Description: Requesting records referring to the Kirtland Air Force Base jet fuel spill, dating back until January 1, 1999.

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Mr. Jones,

EPA Region 6 is in receipt of your subject FOIA. Will you be agreeable to a 30-day extension, and rolling responses to allow for time to process your request? This would make your new target date Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Will you please confirm if you would like public available information only, or would you like a denial log of withheld information? If any confidential information is located, would you like to substantiate the claim? The substantiation process can take up to a year to finalize, and can result in additional cost to you.

Justification:

The need to search for and collect the requested records from offices that are physically distant from this office. (5 USC 552(a)(6)(B)(iii)(I)).

Please reply back to "all" if you are, or are not in agreement to our request.

Thank you

Diana Ortiz
Superfund FOIA Coordinator
Information Management & Logistics Team (6SF-VI)
(214) 665-7315

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Mr. Jones,

EPA Region 6 is in receipt of your subject FOIA. Will you be agreeable to a 30-day extension, and rolling responses to allow for time to process your request? This would make your new target date Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Will you please confirm if you would like public available information only, or would you like a denial log of withheld information? If any confidential information is located, would you like to substantiate the claim? The substantiation process can take up to a year to finalize, and can result in additional cost to you.

Justification:

The need to search for and collect the requested records from offices that are physically distant from this office. (5 USC 552(a)(6)(B)(iii)(I)).

Please reply back to "all" if you are, or are not in agreement to our request.

Thank you

Diana Ortiz
Superfund FOIA Coordinator
Information Management & Logistics Team (6SF-VI)
(214) 665-7315

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Diana Ortiz
Superfund FOIA Coordinator
Information Management & Logistics Team (6SF-VI)
(214) 665-7315

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Diana Ortiz
Superfund FOIA Coordinator
Information Management & Logistics Team (6SF-VI)
(214) 665-7315

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Mr. Jones,

EPA Region 6 is in receipt of your subject FOIA.  Will you be agreeable to a 30-day extension, and rolling responses to allow for time to process your request?  This would make your new target date Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  Will you please confirm if you would like public available information only, or would you like a denial log of withheld information?  If any confidential information is located, would you like to substantiate the claim?  The substantiation process can take up to a year to finalize, and can result in additional cost to you.

Justification:

The need to search for and collect the requested records from offices that are physically distant from this office.  (5 USC 552(a)(6)(B)(iii)(I)).

Thank you
12/06/2017 05:10 PM FOIA Request: EPA-R6-2018-000848

From: Environmental Protection Agency

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Rich Jones

I want all publicly available information, and a denial log if possible.

Thank you,
Rich

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Mr. Jones,

We have made several attempts to reach out to you for clarification and an extension since November 20, 2017, but have not heard back from you.

We will close-out your request if we do not hear back from you by Wednesday, January 20, 2018.

Thank you

Diana Ortiz
Superfund FOIA Coordinator
Information Management & Logistics Team (6SF-VI)
(214) 665-7315

From: Environmental Protection Agency

The correct close-out day is Saturday, January 20th.

Diana Ortiz
Superfund FOIA Coordinator
Information Management & Logistics Team (6SF-VI)
(214) 665-7315

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