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Bryant FOIA Appeal - 05-15-02

From: Larry W. Bryant <overtci@cavtel.net>
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

If you wish to discuss any aspect of this appeal, please do not
hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your cooperation.

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

NOTE:  A signed printout of this e-message-formatted letter is
being sent to you via regular U. S. Mail.

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