FOIA Requests Received by the Carlsbad Field Office since 2009

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FOIA Requests Received by the Carlsbad Field Office since 2009

FOIA 2009

April 7, 2009
FOIA 09-001 - Southwest Research and Information Center, Don Hancock
Current contracts with Visionary Solutions, LLC and CAST Specialty Transportation Incorporated, for transportation services for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
Finalized 5/19/09

March 6, 2009
FOIA 09-002 - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Robert A. Hirsch
(1) All documents dated from February 2001 to the present relating or referring to any labor disputes that have delayed completion of federal construction projects costing $25 mission or more during the time period referenced above.
(2) All documents dated from February 2001 to the present relating or referring to any difficulties asserted by contractors in predicting labor costs and/or interruptions in the supply of labor that have occurred on federal construction contracts costing $25 mission or more, which threatened the efficient or completion of such projects during the time period referenced above.
(3) All documents dated from February 2001 to the present relating or referring to any lack of coordination among employers on federal construction projects costing $25 million or more, which has threatened the efficient or timely completion of such projects during the time period referenced.
(4) All documents dated from February 2001 to the present relating or referring to any uncertainty about the terms and conditions of employment of various groups of workers, which has threatened the efficient or timely completion of federal construction projects costing $25 million or more during the time period referenced.
(5) All documents dated from February 2001 to the present relating or referring to any frictions or disputes regarding coordination among contractors and/or terms and conditions of employment, resulting from the absence of an agreed upon resolution mechanism, that have threatened the efficient and timely completion of federal construction projects costing $25 million during the time period reference above.
Finalized 06/30/09

July 23, 2009
FOIA 09-003 - Miriam Wilcox
Asking for a copy of position description to include grade of all current Department of Energy Freedom of Information Act and/or Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Officers.
Finalized 08/04/09

July 31, 2009
FOIA 09-004 - Albuquerque Journal, Thomas J. Cole
A request to inspect documents related to the DOE decision in 2000 or 2001 to award a contract to Westinghouse TRU Solution for operation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Specifically, this is a request for copies of the request(s) for proposals that led to issuance of the contract. Westinghouse's proposal(s), the evaluation of all proposals by the DOE Source Evaluation Board and its report to the Selecting Official and the Selecting Official's decision memo.
Finalized 08/31/09

August 31, 2009
FOIA 09-005 - Randy Menuey
Asking for copies of the Navarro contract and RFT and also pertaining documents to the Navarro contract
Finalized 09/30/09

April 7, 2009
FOIA 09-006 - Southwest Research and Information Center, Don Hancock
Requesting the following three references used in the Supplement Analysis for WIPP Site-Wide Operations (DOE/EIS-0026-SA-07, May 2009):
1. Baselice and Associates, Inc., 2007, A Tabulation of Survey Results Among New Mexico Residents, October 30-November 5, 2007.
2. Galloway Research Service, WIPP Environmental Justice Field Survey Report - A Field Study of the Impacts to New Mexico Residents Who Live Near WIPP Shipping Routes, July 2008.
3. Sandia National Laboratories, 2008, Summary Report for Update to Disposal Phase Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Transportation Analysis of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, AP-141, August 2008.
Finalized 09/10/09

June 30, 2009
FOIA 09-007 - Pro Publica, David Epstein (Withdrawn)
Requesting all records of phone calls, letters, e-mails or other communications between December 1, 2008 and June 9, 2009 from members of Congress or their staff members to the Department of Energy regarding provisions or potential future provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that deal with nuclear cleanup sites.

June 15, 2009

FOIA 09-008 - Pro Publica, David Epstein (Withdrawn)
Requesting all records of phone calls, letters, e-mails or other communications between December 1, 2008 and February 18, 2009 from employees or officials of or lobbyists for private contractors involved in nuclear cleanup to the Department of Energy regarding provisions or potential provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

September 27 2009
FOIA 09-009 - Randy Menuey
Requesting current contract for Navarro, Transition Plan and also the Scope of Work documents.
Finalized 11/16/09

October 29, 2009
FOIA - 09-010 - Randy Menuey
Requesting the transportation contracts.
Finalized 10/29/09

February 19, 2008
FOIA - 09-011 - Mark Stephen Ludwig
Requesting copies of all documents and information in regards to the John Boyd and Zachary Ives request for information (references any request for information from the law firm of Freedman Boyd Daniel Hollander & Goldberg P.A.), also copies of all documents and information that have been provided to Mr. Boyd and his law firm, including all documents provided to Ms. Patricia Susan Gingrich (AB# 208288) You have requested any and all records, to include all communications held by the Office of Inspector General to include its Office of Investigations, Office of Counsel, and all other subdivisions, which include any information associated with my name, in part or whole, and/or any of my identifying information and that of Mr. Patrick Daniel O'Neill (AB#15166). This also includes any records pertaining to reports or other information issued or received by the DOE OID, DOE and NNSA in regards to information pertaining to the Bay Report, the Wood Wisdom Report and any correspondence, reports or other information the DOE OIG provided to any congressional inquiries.
Finalized 12/21/09 Transferred to NNSA

FOIA 2010

February 4, 2010
FOIA 10-001 - Dave Plunmer
Asking for IT manages of all of the IT projects at the Department of Energy
Finalized 04/04/10

March 2, 2010
FOIA 10-002 - Alice Vyowitz
Requesting copies of Consultation and cooperative Agreement between the Department of Energy and the State of New Mexico with the following initial agreements dated November, 1984, August 1987 and June 1988.
Finalized 03/03/10

March 22, 2010
FOIA 10-003 - Donna L. Chapman, Attorney at Law
Requesting copies of Consultation and cooperative Agreement between the Department of Energy and the State of New Mexico with the following initial agreements dated November, 1984, August 1987 and June 1988.
Finalized 04/09/10

April 9, 2010
FOIA 10-004 - Kristin Hincke Requesting Annual Performance Evaluations Reports for contract years 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 for the following DOE prime contracts.
WTS - WIPP Carlsbad, NM
CWI - Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP)
WVES - Interim Ends State Contract - West Valley, NY.
Finalized 05/06/10

April 22, 2010
FOIA 10-005 - J. Adam Tate, Esq.
Provide an accounting for the last three (3) years on how the Department of Energy expended WIPP acceleration Funds.
Finalized 05/06/10

May 20, 2010
FOIA 10-006 - Randy Menuey
I would like to request all documents concerning the auction services for DOE, WIPP.
Finalized 05/24/10

June 1, 2010
FOIA 10-007 - Brian Williams, Investigator
Requesting any and all information pertaining to the use of asbestos-containing materials during the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings or other facilities at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, between 1952 and 1980. The types of information I seek includes any invoices, bill of materials, approved vendor lists, specifications, drawings, maintenance catalogs, abatement records, etc.
Finalized 06/03/10 Transferred to NNSA

May 24, 2010
FOIA 10-008 - Connie Marini
Requesting a listing of location addresses as well as latitude/longitude for all the facilities included in the Annual Transuranic Waste Inventory Report.
Finalized 06/24/10

June 28, 1010
FOIA 10-009 - Kenneth C. Michaels
Requesting a copy of a cooperative agreement from 1978 that apparently made the Environmental Evaluation Group a part of the Environmental Improvement Division of the N.M. Health and Environment Department, although it continued to be funded entirely by the DOE. The number of the document is: Cooperative Agreement No. DE-AC04-79AL10752.
Finalized 07/02/10

July 28 2010
FOIA 10-010 - Bev Schatz
Asking for the credit card holders for the Department of Energy, specifically the telephone numbers, names, and addresses.
Finalized 07/29/10

July 30, 2010
FOIA 10-011 - Fed Sources, Cheyenne Johnson
Reference: Solicitation #DEAC0401AL66444 M0146, awarded to Washington TRU Solutions (WTS), LLC - A clearly releasable copy of the basic awarded contract, including the statement of work.
Finalized 09/14/10

September 10, 2010
FOIA 10-012 - Robert A. Luskin, Goodman, McGuffrey Lindsey & Johnson, LLP
Requesting copies of all e-mail correspondence between Thomas T. Tiller and Rhonda M. Tiller during the 2008 calendar year. Rhonda M. Tiller's email address is rhonda.thiler@srs.gov
Finalized 09/28/10 Transferred to Savannah Site Office

FOIA 2011

February 22, 2011
FOIA 11-001 - Guy Lutman, Eddy County Commissioner
Asking for the history of WIPP acceleration funding disbursements to the City of Carlsbad from 1997 to date, Criteria for funding. What categories (i.e. education, infrastructure, economic development etc.). Payment made to date and future availability of funds. What documentation is required for other government entities (i.e. Country) to request such funding.
Finalized 03/15/11

March 24, 2011
FOIA 11-002 - Michael Wereschagin, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Access to and copies of an accounting of legal expenses charged to the agency for services involving Congressional Testimony, hearings, investigations and inquiries from 2000 to the present (March 23, 2011).
Finalized 03/31/11

March 31, 2011
FOIA 11-003 - Amanda West, Centre Consulting
Requesting an electronic copy of the names and contact information of all Contracting Officers. The contract information should include the name, business address, phone number and email of each Contracting Officer.
Finalized 04/04/11

April 24, 2011
FOIA 11-004 - Harold T. Conner, Jr.
Requesting the Award Fee scores for all DOE national labs and production sites for the last 10 years to include as part of the study. This information is included in the DOE annual Performance Evaluation Plans for the labs and production sites.
Finalized 05/03/11

April 25, 2011
FOIA 11-005 - Jeanne Haffner, Department of Science, Harvard University
Requesting copies of all information from 1978-2008 concerning the project to mark the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for generations in 10,000 years (the "futures" panel and the "markers panel") as described in the following two Sandia Reports:

  • Stephen C. Hora, et. al. "Expert Judgment on Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant," SAND90-3063, UC-721, 1991
  • Kathleen M. Trauth, et. al;, "Expert Judgment on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant," SAND92-1382, UC-721, Nov. 1993.
Finalized on June 2, 2011