From: Larry W. Bryant <email@example.com> Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 11:44:18 -0400 Fwd Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 17:23:44 -0400 Subject: Bryant FOIA Appeal - 05-15-02 TO: Deputy Archivist (ND) U. S. National Archives and Records Administration College Park, MD 20740-6001 FROM: Larry W. Bryant 3518 Martha Custis Drive Alexandria, VA 22302 DATE: June 15, 2002 This constitutes my formal appeal pursuant to Subsection (a)(6) of the U. S. Freedom of Information Act as regards the decision delivered to me by James R. Mathis's letter of June 3, 2002, which withheld portions of your agency's FOIA case file on my FOIA appeal of Sept. 14, 2001. In redacting the identity of the three agencies to which your FOIA staff has forwarded the requested documents, Mr. Mathis has misapplied FOIA exemption No. (b)(2), which reads: "...related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency." The identities of the third-party agencies have nothing to do with the internal rules or practices of NARA. NARA has an obligation to collecting, preserving, and disseminating the nation's "essential evidence." This decision fails to uphold that commitment. I note that the material provided by Mr. Mathis's letter neglected to include ANY of the NARA-generated correspondence sent to me in response to my letter of Sept. 14, 2001. If he intended to omit those letters from his June 3 response, I hereby appeal that omission -- on the grounds that it leaves an incomplete historical record of the subject case file. As you know, NARA is required by statute to respond to this appeal within 20 working days -- as per 5 U.S.C. =A7 552(a)(6). Failure to do so will result in the initiation of litigation before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. If you wish to discuss any aspect of this appeal, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your cooperation. LARRY W. BRYANT Director, Washington, D.C., Office of Citizens Against UFO Secrecy Copies furnished to: Mark S. Zaid, Esq. (Washington, D.C.) Peter Robbins, Editor-in-Chief of http://www.ufocity.com Ryan S. Wood, Chief Researcher for the website of http://www.majesticdocuments.com NOTE: A signed printout of this e-message-formatted letter is being sent to you via regular U. S. Mail.
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