Report on the Safety Criteria for Plutonium Bearing Nuclear Weapons

Martin Pfeiffer filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
Tracking #

HQ-2019-00477-F, 19-00116-AB


Due April 16, 2021
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Martin Pfeiffer

To Whom It May Concern:

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:

Report on the Safety Criteria for Plutonium Bearing Nuclear Weapons, (Washington DC: US Atomic Energy Agency, report # RS/56401l032, 23 January 1973).

As the FOIA requires, please release all reasonably segregable nonexempt portions of documents. If you withhold any information then please refer to the exemption through which you do so and advise me of my options for appeal under the law.

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 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 Please note that you can access my UNM student profile page at the following url:

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.

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 if convenient, 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.


Martin Pfeiffer

From: Martin Pfeiffer


I have been having some issues with the DOE portal and I just wanted to make sure that this FOIA made it through safely and was received. I appreciate your consideration and look forward to receiving the acknowledgment letter and control number.

Have a good weekend.

Martin Pfeiffer


Hi Mr. Pheiffer,

Yes we received it. We just sent an acknowledgement letter yesterday. I have attached it for your convenience.



From: Martin Pfeiffer

Hi Chris,

Awesome, thank you for your reply and for the attached acknowledgment letter. I appreciate your help with this matter.


Martin Pfeiffer
Scholar, National Security Studies Program
Fellow (RA), Center for Regional Studies
Graduate Assistant, Department of Anthropology
University of New Mexico


My pleasure Sir.


Mr. Pfeiffer:

This request was transferred to NNSA. Attached is an interim response to your Freedom of Information request.


Llewellyn Smith
Government Information Specialist

From: Martin Pfeiffer

Hi Mr. Smith,

Thank you for transferring this request and notifying me that you had done so. I appreciate your effort and consideration on this manner.

Have a great week!

Martin Pfeiffer


Dear Mr. Pfeiffer,

The attached PDF acknowledges receipt of your FOIA request. Please feel free to email me with questions or concerns.

Have a superb day.

Kind regards,

Angelia Bowman
FOIA Consultant
DOE/NNSA ABQ-Complex<>

From: Martin Pfeiffer

Hi Ms. Bowman,

Thank you for your message and sending an acknowledgment letter. As always I appreciate your effort and consideration with this and my other requests.

Have a great week!