Transcript of FOIA Response:
On September 6, 2019 you requested records from Death Valley National Park under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Your request has been assigned a tracking number: FOIA-NPS-2019-01569. You requested “any documents concerning unidentified flying objects (also known as a UFO) reported within Death Valley National Park by employees, volunteers, or visitors.” Staff at Death Valley National Park have searched paper files, archives, and emails. No records responsive to this request were found. This concludes our response to this FOIA request.
For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. 552(c). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.
You may appeal this response to the Department’s FOIA/Privacy Act Appeals Officer. If you choose to appeal, the FOIA/Privacy Act Appeals Officer must receive your FOIA appeal no later than 90 workdays from the date of this letter. Appeals arriving or delivered after 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, will be deemed received on the next workday. Your appeal must be made in writing. You may submit your appeal and accompanying materials to the FOIA/Privacy Act Appeals Officer by mail, courier service, fax, or email. All communications concerning your appeal should be clearly marked with the words: “FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEAL.” You must include an explanation of why you believe the National Park Service’s response is in error. You must also include with your appeal copies of all correspondence between you and the National Park Service concerning your FOIA request, including your original FOIA request and the National Park Service’s response. Failure to include with your appeal all correspondence between you and the National Park Service will result in the Department’s rejection of your appeal, unless the FOIA/Privacy Act Appeals Officer determines (in the FOIA/Privacy Act Appeals Officer’s sole discretion) that good cause exists to accept the defective appeal.