Project Rumpler

Martin Pfeiffer filed this request with the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration of the United States of America.
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19-00281-EW

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From: Martin Pfeiffer

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:

Studies, reports, memos, meeting minutes, test records, feasibility studies, and other records related to Projects Rumpler, Bayonet, Lek, Bayonet and Lek, and Sopwith all of which are identified as "EPW [Earth Penetrating Weapon] Developmental Programs" conducted as part of a "Sandia/Los Alamos EPW Program Historical Perspective of Accomplishments" discussion included as part of a presentation about Earth Penetrating Weapons in the document previously available on the DOE Online Reading Room at the following link: http://nnsa.energy.gov/sites/default/files/nnsa/foiareadingroom/RR00275.pdf . To assist you in locating responsive documents I have attached the first page and the page I quoted above as PDF files to this request. Project Rumpler is identified as involving a "Gun Launched ADM EPW". Project "Bayonet and Lek" (please search these terms separately and together) is described as "Low Altitude Aircraft Delivered Epw: Low Yield." Sopwith is described as "Rock Penetrating EPW."

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 records available to the public via my academic publications and presentations; on social media (I have over 13,000 Twitter followers); and through the News Site MuckRock.com. 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.

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.
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.

CONCLUSION
I look forward to receiving your response within the twenty day statutory period. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and time in this matter.

Regards,
-marty-
Martin Pfeiffer

From: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Mr. Pfeiffer,

The attached PDF is the NNSA's acknowledgement of your recent FOIA request.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.

V/R

Erica White
FOIA/PA Analyst
Office of the General Counsel
National Nuclear Security Administration

From: Martin Pfeiffer

Ms. White,

I have already told you in my original request that the records are for research, public dissemination, and for me to write about in scholarly and other pubs. If you cannot find that portion I can color code it for you.

If you have actual questions about my use of these records then make them known to me in a manner such that I can actually answer them productively.

I Am,
-Martin Pfeiffer

From: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Mr. Pfeiffer,

See attached Acknowledgement/ Fee Category Denial letter.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.

V/R

Erica White
FOIA/PA Analyst
Office of the General Counsel
National Nuclear Security Administration

From: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Dear Mr. Pfeiffer,
Please see the attached PDF regarding your FOIA request under Control Number FOIA 19-00234-M. If you have questions email me anytime.
Thank you, Delilah Perez
Government Information Specialist
DOE/NNSA ABQ-Complex
delilah.perez@nnsa.doe.gov

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