Kirtland Air Force Base Jet Fuel Spill [EPA] [Take 3]

Rich Jones filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #


EPA-2020-005634, EPA-R6-2020-005634




From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to 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.

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

This is a continuation of EPA-R6-2017-009685 and EPA-R6-2018-000848.

I preemptively agree to any 30-day extensions that may be required to process this request. Any non-response on my part indicates permission to continue processing the request.

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.


Rich Jones

From: Environmental Protection Agency

The FOIA request EPA-2020-005634 has had its Tracking Number changed to EPA-R6-2020-005634. 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:

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Rich Jones
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From: Environmental Protection Agency

Rich Jones
MuckRock News DEPT MR 97901
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02144
RE: Freedom of Information Act Request - EPA-2020-005634
This letter concerns the above-mentioned Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National FOIA Office (NFO) on 07/06/2020. You are seeking the following records: Please See attachment for description.
Your FOIA request was assigned for processing. If you have any questions about your request, please contact the office mentioned below and reference your FOIA request tracking number EPA-2020-005634.
Region 6 FOIA Program: You may contact Region 6’s FOIA Program at (
If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, you may seek assistance from EPA’s FOIA Public Liaison at or call (202) 566-1667. You may also seek assistance from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways: by mail, Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001; email:; telephone: (202) 741-5770 or (877) 684-6448; or fax: (202) 741-5769. For all media inquiries, please contact


National FOIA Office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

From: Environmental Protection Agency

EPA-R6-2020-005634 has been processed with the following final disposition: full grant.

From: Environmental Protection Agency

EPA-R6-2020-005634 has been processed with the following final disposition: Full Grant.