Rocky Mountain Labratories Security Breaches v.2

Troy Carter filed this request with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the United States of America .


From: Troy Carter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All reports of physical security breaches at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Rocky Mountain Laboratories covering the last five years.

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.


Troy Carter

From: FOIA

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Good Afternoon Mr. Carter,

We are already processing your September 30, 2014, request which was sent to<> where you asked for “all reports of security breaches at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories biomedical research facility in Hamilton, Montana from 2008 – 2014.” The request below that you sent to NIAID today seems to be asking for the same information. Is there something else you were looking for? Please let us know if we are misinterpreting your new request below.

Thank you,

Lauren Bartok
Program Assistant, Contractor
Freedom of Information Office

National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room 5B35
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-496-5633
Fax: 301-402-4541

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From: Troy Carter

My apologies Ms. Bartok,

They are seeking the same information. Please disregard one of the requests.

Troy Carter


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.


Mr. Carter,

We responded to your September 30, 2014 FOIA request for these records on November 10, 2014 under NIH FOIA No. 42963. It appears you received the records because earlier this week you sent this email to Dr. Bloom in which you note receipt of the records.