|Dec. 19, 2013
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Administrative case files for use of Yersinia pestis bacilli (formerly Pasteurella pestis), Y. pestis bacilli, pneumonic plague, bubonic plague,
Time frame: December 1948 to January 1961.
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 MuckRock.com, 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.
Good Afternoon Sir/Ma:
Attached is a response to your FOIA request.
If you have any question(s), please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Tolu Olabode, Program Analyst
7701 Telegraph Road, Suite 144
Alexandria, VA 22315-3905
U.S. Army, RMDA
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Office (FOIA/PA)
Direct Line: (703)-428-6497
I am the FOIA officer at the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). Your FOIA request has been forwarded to me to determine if we have any responsive records for "administrative case files for use of Yersinia pestis bacilli (formerly Pasteurella pestis), Y. pestis bacilli, pneumonic plague, bubonic plague, Time frame: December 1948 to January 1961." You noted in your request that you believe this request is in the public interest.
A proper FOIA request is both file related, which includes the subject area, and event-related, which includes the circumstances that resulted in the record being created. It is requested that you please reformulate your request by identifying the subject area being sought: that you narrow the scope of your request by reasonably describing the type administrative case files being sought.
No further action will be taken until we receive your response.
Sandra J. Rogers
Staff Action Officer
US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
810 Schreider Street
Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5012
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