Vogtle Loan Guarantee Documents

Daniel Tait filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
Due Nov. 28, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Daniel Tait

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All electronic records in the possession of the following individuals located in the DOE Loan Programs Office:

- John Sneed
- Dong Kwun Kim
- Herbert Glaser
- Robert Marcum
- Douglas Schultz

received from or sent to individuals associated with the following organizations:

- Southern Company (southernco.com)
- Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (meagpower.com)
- JEA (jea.com)
- Oglethorpe Power Company (opc.com)
- PowerSouth (powersouth.com)

and containing the following keyword:
- Vogtle

As used above, the term “electronic records” includes, without limitation, emails (both sent and received), email attachments, text messages, encrypted messages, and any other electronic records.

The timeframe of this public records request is between January 1, 2018 and the date of this filing.

You may exclude news articles, press clippings, and duplicate emails.

The organization I work for, the Energy and Policy Institute (EPI), is a clearinghouse of information and can qualify as a representative of the news media. There are several examples of public record requests provided to EPI that were published on our website to inform journalists publishing articles. Additionally, federal agencies have previously categorized FOIAs from the Energy and Policy Institute under Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1004.9(b)(3) as a "news media" requester and have determined that we satisfy the criteria considered for a waiver of fees.
If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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.


Daniel Tait

From: Department of Energy

Good morning Mr. Tait

Please find attached the acknowledgement letter for the above reference FOIA request. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best regards,
Renee M. Harris, Esq.
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 287-6733