On 10/18 the SEC sent us an email with two pdfs attached: the agency’s response and the redacted record.
The response letter explained that the name of the employee who prepared the report was being withheld under FOIA Exemption 6 – personal privacy. The substance of the report was released in full. The letter also explained that since there were no fees associated with the request, my request for a fee waiver was moot.
See the Agency’s response and the record below.