Dear Defence Science and Technology Organisation FOI Officer,
On 18 Nov 20120, I received an email from Sarah Toaldo Director Defence Science Communication | Media and Communication Branch where she responded to an email I sent to your organisation ( Hazard Management Branch) regarding the N95 Face Mask being issued as ancillary equipment to a soldiers CBRN kit, which I appreciate her response .
However, I am now requesting IAW the FOI Act, that DSTO provide a copy of the following documents if they exist:
a. any documents, tests or studies it has in its archives or on record, that relate to N95/P2 PPE Face Masks being used in a Hazardous environment infected with a Biological Agent; and
b. any documents, tests or studies DSTO has in its archives or on record, that relate to N95/P2 PPE Face Masks being used or tested to protect the wearer against exposure to a biological agent, in particular Anthrax Spores and SARS-CoV-2, which may also be called 2019-nCoV, HCoV-19, and COVID-19. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a member of the Coronaviridae family and genus beta-coronavirus that allegedly causes COVID-19 infections in humans and where airborne transmission may be possible?
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Good morning Brett,
In relation to your below, can you please give me a call on 0417 058 385 to discuss the scope of your request? This will avoid a potential practical refusal notification and enable me to commence document searches for the relevant in scope documents.
Jo Groves | Assistant Director Freedom of Information Media & Sensitive
Enterprise Reform Branch | Governance and Reform Division | Department of Defence
CP1-6-008 Campbell Park Offices ACT 2600
m 0417 058 385
Dear Assistant Director FOI Jo Groves,
I will call you as soon as is possible this week to discuss.