Ofice ofthe Under Secretary for Preparedness

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528

March 23,2006 Ms. Melanie Sloan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington 11 DuPont Circle, N.W. 2ndFloor Washington, DC 20036 Re: PREP06F 125 Dear Ms. Sloan: This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated September 7,2005, to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for copies of all records relating to FEMA's response to Hurricane Katrina. Item 2 of your request concerning the amount of money diverted from emergency preparedness for and response to natural disasters to emergency preparedness for and response to acts of terrorism and the rationale behind any such diversion, was subsequently' forwarded to the Preparedness Directorate. Your request was received on March 23,2006. Your request has been assigned reference number PREP06F125. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence. Our address is: Preparedness Directorate, Disclosure, 3801 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Nebraska Avenue Complex, Building 81, Washington, DC 20528. As stated in the DHS Interim FOIA and Privacy Act (PA) regulations (Title 6, Chapter I, Part 521, Seition 5.5), t k D ~ p a i ~ cpocesscs FOiA a i d PA reqcsts asccrding to their order of nt receipt. Nevertheless, I want to assure you that we will respond to your request as soon as we can. Sincerely,

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Donna L. Sealing Deputy FOIA Officer Preparedness Directorate

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