Thomas H. Kean CHAIR Lee H. Hamilton VICE CHAIR Richard Ben-Veniste Fred F. Fielding Jamie S.

Gorelick Slade Gorton Bob Kerrey John F. Lehman Timothy J. Roemer James R. Thompson

June 10, 2004 The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta Secretary of Transportation 400 Seventh Street, SW Washington, DC 20590 As you know, the statute that created the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Public Law 107-306) directs the Commission to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11,2001 terrorist attacks, including the nation's preparedness for, and immediate response to, those attacks, as well as to evaluate the lessons learned from those attacks and to make recommendations for preventing future attacks. In connection with its investigation, the Commission has made four separate formal requests for documents from your department. The Commission does not anticipate submitting any further document requests to your department. To ensure that the search for, and production of, responsive documents has been completed, we request that you certify in writing, by return letter, as follows: "To the best of my knowledge and based upon personal inquiry of the appropriate officials, the Department has taken and completed all reasonable steps necessary to find the documents in its possession, custody, or control responsive to the Commission's four document requests. The Department has produced or made available for review by the Commission all such responsive documents that it located." For purposes of this certification, "document request" means the Commission's written document requests as modified by any communications with the Commission's staff, including agreements that certain potentially responsive documents need not be produced, that certain documents from other agencies would be handled by that agency, and that certain documents addressed or sent to or received from the Executive Office of the President (EOP) or that record communications with or coordinated by the EOP would be handled by the EOP. Your personal response to this request is critical to our investigation; it will allow the Commission to rely with confidence on the document production by your department. To avoid any delays in completing our work, please reply to us in writing no later than June 25,2004.

Philip D. Zelikow EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

301 7th Street SW, Room 5125 Washington, DC 20407 T 202.331.4060 F 202.296.5545 www.9-1 lcommission.gov

26 Federal Plaza Suite 13-100 New York, NY 10278 T 212.264-1505 F 212.264-1595

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Thank you for your efforts, and for the efforts of many others at your department, to cooperate with the Commission and to comply with our requests. Sincerely,

Thomas H. Kean Chair

Lee H. Hamilton Vice Chair

cc:

Lindy Knapp, U. S. Department of Transportation

THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20590 July 8, 2004

The Honorable Thomas H. Kean, Chair The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, Vice Chair National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States 301 7th Street SW, Room 5125 Washington, DC 20407 Dear Messrs. Kean and Hamilton: I am responding to your letter of June 10 in which you advise that the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States has completed sending document requests to the U. S. Department of Transportation and its Federal Aviation Administration and ask that we confirm that we have completed our response to the Commission's document requests. To the best of my knowledge and based upon personal inquiry of the appropriate officials, the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration have taken and completed all reasonable steps necessary to find the documents in their possession, custody, or control responsive to the Commission's four document requests. The Department and the Federal Aviation Administration have produced or made available for review by the Commission all such responsive documents that were located. The Department and the Federal Aviation Administration produced and provided an extraordinary amount of information in response to the Commission's request for documentation. Hundreds of thousands of pages of documents including reports, transcripts, directives, and orders were provided. In addition, thousands of hours of re-recordings of transmissions and conversations from air traffic control facilities were produced. The Federal Aviation Administration also produced and provided radar replays and other graphic materials to support the Commission's investigation. Sincerely yours.

Norma: