NIH communications on retiring chimps

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the National Institutes of Health of the United States of America.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Any communications between Dr. Collins and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service regarding USFWS proposal to list all chimpanzees as endangered. Please include between January 1, 2013 and the date this request is processed, to include electronic communications.

-Any memos, directives, guidelines, protocols or similar guiding documents sent from the Director's office to NIH sub-components, institutes and centers regarding the retirement of research chimpanzees. Please include documents from January 1, 2013 to the date this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: National Institute of Health

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To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 10, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #41509.

Thank you for your help.


Mr. Musgrave,

We are searching one final office for records and hope to make a response to your request by the end of the week.

From: National Institute of Health

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