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Thomas H.

Kean July 9, 2003


CHAIR

Lee H. Hamilton BY FACSIMILE


VICE CHAIR
Mr. Kenneth Becker
Richard Ben-Veniste Associate Corporation Counsel
WTC Unit Chief
Max Cleland
100 Church Street, 20th Floor
Frederick F. Fielding New York, NY 10007
Jamie S. Gorelick
Dear Mr. Becker:
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The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
John F. Lehman
is directed by statute to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding
Timothy J. Roemer the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including the nation's preparedness
for, and immediate response to, those attacks, as well as to evaluate the
James R. Thompson
lessons learned from those attacks and to make recommendations for
preventing future attacks. As part of its investigation, the Commission has
Philip D. Zeltkow issued New York City Document Request No. 1, which is enclosed. Please
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
call John Farmer at 212-264-2627 with any questions about this request and to
arrange for production of the requested documents. Feel free to call me as
well at 202-331-4065 if any issues arise.

Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation with the
Commission and its staff in this important matter.

Yours sincerely,
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General Counsel

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Thomas H. Kean
CHAIR NYC DOCUMENT REQUEST No. 1
Lee H. Hamilton
VICE CHAIR The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the
Richard Ben-Veniste
"Commission") requests that the City of New York (NYC or the "respondent")
provide the Commission with copies of the following documents no later than July
Max Cleland 25, 2003 (the "production date"):
Fred F. Fielding
A. New York City Police Department
Jamie S. Gorelick

Slade Gorton
1. All records, plans or other documents setting forth or discussing New York City
Police Department ("NYPD") standard operating procedures, duties, protocols
John Lehman and policies in connection with response plans to catastrophes, disasters, terrorist
Timothy J. Roemer attacks of any nature and fires or other crises in skyscrapers which were in place
on September 10, 2001, including, but not limited to, patrol guides, disorder
James R. Thompson
control guidelines, training manuals, citywide security assessment plans,
emergency recall plans and guidelines, SOPs, and precinct disaster plans.
Philip D. Zelikow
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
2. The following documents, records or raw data pertaining to NYPD's response to
the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 (the "9/11
Attacks"): (i) radio communication tapes and transcripts for NYPD
communications on September 11, 2001, (ii) operational logs for September 11,
2001 through September 20, 2001 (this ten day period is referred to as "9/11-
9/20"), (iii) dispatch records for 9/11-9/20, (iv) internal and external video
footage of the NYPD's response from 9/11-9/20 to the 9/11 Attacks, and (v)
staffing and unit location charts for 9/11-9/20, including, but not limited to,
NYPD "SWAMP site maps."

3. Records of all interviews conducted in connection with any report (including any
after-action final report), study, evaluation, critique, summary or review of the
NYPD's response from 9/11-9/20 to the 9/11 Attacks, as follows: (i) where
transcripts of such interviews exist, please provide the transcripts; (ii) if no
transcript exists, please provide any memoranda of interview, notes, or other
memorialization of the interviews; and (iii) if no transcripts or other
documentation exists, please provide the recordings of the interviews.

4. All NYPD internal after-action reports, summaries, studies, evaluations, critiques


or reviews, including, but not limited to, McKinsey & Company's "Improving
NYPD Emergency Preparedness and Response" Study, as well as all records and
materials used to produce such internal after-action reports, summaries,
evaluations, critiques, or reviews.

5. All incident reports, after-action "task force" transcripts and final reports,
summaries, evaluations, reviews, critiques, "WTC Briefings" and studies of the
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NYPD's response from 9/11-9/20 to the 9/11 Attacks, conducted either internally
by the NYPD or by any external entity.

B. New York City Fire Department and EMS

6. All records, plans or other documents setting forth or discussing New York City
Fire Department's and EMS' (together the "FDNY") Standard Operating
Procedures, duties, protocols and policies in connection with response plans to
catastrophes, disasters, terrorist attacks of any nature and fires or other crises in
skyscrapers which were in place on September 10, 2001, including, but not
limited to, SOPs, training manuals, emergency recall plans and guidance, and
related materials.

7. The following documents, records or raw data pertaining to FDNY's response to


the 9/11 Attacks: (i) radio communication tapes and transcripts for FDNY
communications on September 11,2001, (ii) operational logs for 9/11-9/20, (iii)
dispatch records for 9/11-9/20, (iv) internal and external video footage of the
FDNY's response from 9/11-9/20 to the 9/11 Attacks, and (v) staffing and unit
location charts for 9/11-9/20, including, but not limited to, FDNY Phoenix Unit
Geographic Information Systems data.

8. Records of all interviews conducted in connection with any report (including any
after-action final report or "WTC Briefings"), study, evaluation, critique,
summary or review of the FDNY's response from 9/11-9/20 to the 9/11 Attacks,
as follows: (i) where transcripts of such interviews exist, please provide the
transcripts; (ii) if no transcript exists, please provide any memoranda of
interview, notes, or other memorialization of the interviews; and (iii) if no
transcripts or other documentation exists, please provide the recordings of the
interviews.

9. All FDNY internal after-action reports, summaries, studies, evaluations, critiques


or reviews, including but not limited to McKinsey & Company's "Increasing
FDNY's Preparedness" Study, as well as all records and materials used to
produce such internal after-action reports, summaries, evaluations, critiques, or
reviews. This includes all records of the EMS presentation and CD-15s made
available to McKinsey & Company for its Study on FDNY's response to the 9/11
Attacks.

10. All incident reports, "WTC Briefings," after-action "task force" transcripts and
final reports, summaries, evaluations, reviews, critiques and studies of the
FDNY's response from 9/11-9/20 to the 9/11 Attacks, conducted either internally
by the FDNY or by any external entity.
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C. Office of Emergency Management

11. All records, plans or other documents related to New York City Office of
Emergency Response ("OEM") standard operating procedures, duties, protocols
and policies in connection with response plans to catastrophes, disasters, terrorist
attacks of any nature and fires or other crises in skyscrapers which were in place
on September 10, 2001.

12. The following documents, records or raw data pertaining to OEM's response to
the 9/11 Attacks: (i) radio communication tapes and transcripts for OEM
communications on September 11, 2001, (ii) operational logs for 9/11-9/20, (iii)
dispatch records for 9/11-9/20, (iv) internal and external video footage of the
OEM's response from 9/11-9/20 to the 9/11 Attacks, and (v) staffing and unit
location charts for 9/11-9/20.

13. Records of all interviews conducted in connection with any report (including
after-action final reports), study, evaluation, critique, summary or review of the
OEM's response from 9/11-9/20 to the 9/11 Attacks, as follows: (i) where
transcripts of such interviews exist, please provide the transcripts; (ii) if no
transcript exists, please provide any memoranda of interview, notes, or other
memorialization of the interviews; and (iii) if no transcripts or other
documentation exists, please provide the recordings of the interviews.

14. All after-action reports, summaries, evaluations, reviews, critiques and studies of
the OEM's response from 9/11-9/20 to the 9/11 Attacks, conducted either
internally by OEM or by any external entity.

C. Department of Health

15. All records, plans or other documents related to New York City Department of
Health("DoH") standard operating procedures, duties, protocols and policies in
connection with response plans to catastrophes, disasters, terrorist attacks of any
nature and fires or other crises in skyscrapers which were in place on September
10,2001.

16. The following documents, records or raw data pertaining to DoH's response to
the 9/11 Attacks: (i) radio communication tapes and transcripts for DoH
communications on September 11, 2001, (ii) operational logs for 9/11-9/20, (iii)
dispatch records for 9/11-9/20, (iv) internal and external video footage of the
DoH's response from 9/11-9/20 to the 9/11 Attacks, and (v) staffing and unit
location charts for 9/11-9/20.

17. Records of all interviews conducted in connection with any report (including
after-action final reports), study, evaluation, critique, summary or review of the
DoH's response from 9/11-9/20 to the 9/11 Attacks, as follows: (i) where
transcripts of such interviews exist, please provide the transcripts; (ii) if no
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transcript exists, please provide any memoranda of interview, notes, or other


memorialization of the interviews; and (iii) if no transcripts or other
documentation exists, please provide the recordings of the interviews.

18. All after-action reports, summaries, evaluations, reviews, critiques and studies of
the DoH's response from 9/11-9/20 to the 9/11 Attacks, conducted either
internally by the DoH or by any external entity.

The Commission requests that the documents requested above be provided as soon as they are available,
even though all requested documents may not be provided at the same time, through means of a "rolling"
production.

If any requested documents are withheld from production, even temporarily, based on an alleged claim of
privilege or for any other reason, the Commission requests that the respondent, as soon as possible and in
no event later than the production date, identify and describe each such document or class of documents,
as well as the alleged basis for not producing it, with sufficient specificity to allow a meaningful challenge
to any such withholding.

If the respondent does not have possession, custody or control of any requested documents but has
information about where such documents may be located, the Commission requests that the
respondent provide such information as soon as possible and in no event later than the production date.

If the respondent has any questions or concerns about the interpretation or scope of these document
requests, the Commission requests that any such questions or concerns be raised with the Commission as
soon as possible so that any such issues can be addressed and resolved prior to the production date.

July 9, 2003 Daniel Marcus


General Counsel