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October 26, 2016 Final Notice of Intent to Appeal Denial of July 11, 2016 FOIA Request #45289

Below is the October 26, 2016 final notice of intent to appeal denial (through non-response) of the July 11, 2016 FOIA request. Some personal information has been redacted (i.e., masked out).
October 25, 2016

John K. Hinsdale
38 Quaker Road
Princeton Junction, NJ
USA 08550-1650
Email: hin@alma.com
Day Tel: +1 609-638-1713

By Certified Mail No. 7015-1730-0000-4737-7686
Return Receipt No. 9590-9402-1695-6053-0657-72

To: Freedom of Information Office, NIH
Building 31, Room 5B35
31 Center Drive, MSC 2107
Bethesda, MD 20892-2107


Dear Sir or Madam,

I write to give final notice of intent to appeal the presumed denial of the FOIA request #45289 submitted on July 11, 2016, which was received at your office on July 14.

On August 23, 2016, over two months ago, you wrote to inform that queries to NIH offices were sent out three months ago on July 28, 2016 [1], that the "request appears to be adequate for processing," [2] and that you are "continuing to work on [my] case, and will have a response to [me] soon." [3] No response has been received. The nature of the request is such that there is no fathomable reason it might be denied under any of the exemptions to FOIA, nor has any indication of backlog or other reason been given.

Please be advised that in the event there is no reply responsive to the request for informtion by Tuesday, November 15, 2016 that the request will be presumed to have been denied, and an appeal will be filed with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Thank you for your time and attention.


John K. Hinsdale

Encl (3):
[1] July 28, 2016 letter from NIH specialist T. Redmond
[2] August 23 letter (email) from NIH, Roger Bordine
[3] August 23 letter (email) from NIH, Roger Bordine

Receipt at NIH on October 28, 2016

The October 26, 2016 letter above, giving notice of intent to appeal denial, was received at NIH on October 28, 2016.
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