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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


WASHINGTON, D.C. 204 16

March 15, 2011

Ms. Anne Weism an


Chief Counsel
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
1400 Eye Street, NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005

Re: FOIA Case #32838

Dear Ms. Weisman:

This is in response to your March 7, 2011 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
for copies of correspondence between Representative Harold Rogers and the
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) from January 1,2000 to present.

Enclosed is one record found from the requested period. Redactions to the document
were determined to be exempt from disclosure under Exemption 4 of the FOIA.

Exemption 4 (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)) allows the withholding of "trade secrets and


commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or
confidential information" the release of which could be competitively harmful to the
submitter of the information, which could impair the government's ability to obtain similar
necessary information in a purely voluntary manner in the future , and which could affect
other governmental interests, such as program effectiveness and compliance.

Please be advised that, should you deem this reply unsatisfactory, you have a right to
appeal the decision to the Chief, FOIAIPA Office, SBA, 409 3rd Street, SW,
Washington , DC 20416 . An appeal of a notice of denial of a request for information or
record must be submitted within 60 calendar days after the date of the notice of denial.
This appeal must also contain a description of the information requested , the name and
place of employment of the SBA official or employee who denied the request , the
reason for the denial, and such other pertinent facts as you deem appropriate.

Sincerely yours,

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Office of the Executive Secretariat

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