|Submitted||July 29, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
THIS IS A FOIA REQUEST
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, exhibit development reports and plans, copies of exhibits, and other records related to Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) educational efforts, programs, and exhibits at Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in Nevada and other states. For example (but not limited to), see the September 27, 2016 tweet from the official NNSS Twitter account referencing a display at "Las Vegas' Mabel Hoggard Elementary School." The Tweet is available at the following link: https://twitter.com/NNSANevada/status/780920518249701376?s=20
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.
FEES AND FEE STATUS
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 MuckRock.com 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 : https://osf.io/46sfd/ . Please note that you can access my UNM student profile page at the following url: https://anthropology.unm.edu/people/grad-students/profile/martin-pfeiffer.html. 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.
RECORDS AND COMMUNICATIONS
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.
Please see attached acknowledgment letter regarding a recent request made with our office.
Donna Del Rio
Office of General Counsel
National Nuclear Security Administration
Ms. Del Rio,
Please clarify your request for clarification of my use of these records so I may properly respond.
As mentioned, they are related to my research as a PhD Student (see attached letter from my advisor) and will be made available to the public on my free, public research archive hosted by Open Science Framework (https://osf.io/46sfd/).
If you have specific questions regarding my use of these documents then you will make them known to me prior to your assignment of a fee status.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 29, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #19-00293-DD.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Please see the attached email regarding responses made on this case.