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Telephone:(202) 5I 4-3642

Mr. Erik Larson

DearMr. Larson:

U.S.DepartmentofJustice Officeof InformationPolicy

Suite11050

1425NewYorkAvenue,Nll

l{ashington,DC 20530-000I

Re:

MAR15 2012

AppealNo.AP-2011-02056

RequestNo. I160194 JGM:MWH

You appealedfromtheactionof theFederalBureauof Investigationon yourrequestfor accessto recordsconcerningFBI FileNo.203A-WF-210023.

TheFreedomof InformationAct providesfor disclosureof manyagencyrecords'At the

sametime,Congressincludedin

protectionfor importantinterestssuchaspersonalprivacy,privilegedcommunications,and

Lertainlaw enforcementactivities.All of theinformationresponsiveto

classified.I amaffirming,onpartlymodifiedgrounds,theFBI'swithholdingof

pursuantto 5 U.S.C.

ho*.u.r, referringthis informationto theDepartmentof Justice'sDepartmentReview

Committee(DRC)sothatit

theFOIA nineexemptionsfrom disclosurethatprovide

yourrequestis

thisinformation

$

552(bX1),whichprotectsclassifiedinformationfromdisclosure.I am,

maydetermineif this informationshouldremainclassifiedunder

ExecutiveOrderNo. 13,526.OncetheDRCcompletesitsreview,thisOfficewill informyouif

anyinformationis declassified.

PleasebeadvisedthatthisOffrce'sdecisionwasmadeonlyafterafullreviewof this

matter.Your appealwasassignedto

analyzedyourappeal,yourunderlyingrequest,andtheactionsof theFBI in responseto your request.

anattomeywith this Officewhothoroughlyreviewedand

If you aredissatisfiedwith my actiononyourappeal,theFOIA permitsyouto file a lawsuitin federaldistrictcourtin accordancewith 5 U.S.C. $ 552(aXa)(B).

Foryourinformation,theOfficeof GovernmentInformationServices(OGIS)offers

mediationservicesto resolvedisputesbetweenFOIArequestersandFederalagenciesasanon-

exclusivealternativeto litigation.

litigation. Thecontactinformationfor OGISis asfollows: Officeof GovernmentInformation

Services.NationalArchivesandRecordsAdministration,Room2510,8601AdelphiRoad,

UsingOGISservicesdoesnot affectyourrightto pursue

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CollegePark,Maryland20740-6001;e-mailatogis@nara.gov;telephoneat301-837-1996;toll

freeat l-877-684-6448;or facsimileat301-837-0348.

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JaniceGalli Mcleod AssociateDirector