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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE, DATA, ‘AND INFORMATION SERVICE February 29, 2008 Mr. Mitchell Anderson 1297-207 West Hasting Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H7 Canada Re: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request No. 2008-00065 Subject of FOIA: Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) Mission Dear Mr. Anderson: This letter is in response to your FOIA request dated November 8, 2007, in which you requested access to and copies of any records, reports, correspondence, emails, memos, minutes, or other documents touching on or relating to the Deep Space Climate ‘Observatory (DSCOVR) mission, formerly known as Triana from the period January 1, 2000, to the present. Enclosed are the remaining documents of the interim release of documents responsive to your FOIA request. Because the documents copied were under 100 pages, no fees were assessed. Previous responsive documents were sent electronically on February 15, 2009; February 21, 2008; February 26, 2008; and February 27, 2008. However, some documents retrieved during the agency's search have been withheld under FOIA Exemption 5 (5 USC 552(b\(5)) as predecisional deliberative process documents. Some of these withheld documents are also subject to FOIA Exemption 4 (S USC 552(b)(4)) because they are commercial documents that are privileged or confidential. 2 You have the right to appeal the partial denial of this FOIA request. Your appeal must be received by the Assistant General Counsel for Administration within 30 calendar days of the date of this initial denial letter. Address your appeal to the following office: Assistant General Counsel for Administration US. Department of Commerce Room 5898-C 14" Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C, 20230 ‘You may also send your appeal via email to FOIAAPPEAL@doe. gov or by fax to area code (202) 482-2552. The appeal must include a copy of the original request, the initial determination, and a statement of the reasons why you believe this decision to be in error. ‘The submission (including email and fax submissions) is not complete without the required attachments. The appeal, the envelope, the email subject line, and the fax cover sheet should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” The email, fax machine and Office of the General Counsel are monitored only on working days during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday). FOIA appeals posted to the email box, fax machine or Office of the General Counsel after normal business hours will be deemed received on the next normal business day. If you have any questions conceming your request, you may contact Barbara Brooks, NESDIS FOIA Officer, at 301-713-9203, ext. 139. Sincerely, Newall Wy \\ Jean Carter-Johnson NOAA Freedom of Information Act Officer Enclosures ce: NOAA FOIAOffice