BLM Royalty Rate Reduction Applications (Bureau Of Land Management, Montana State Office)

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Bureau Of Land Management, Montana State Office of Billings, MT .
Tracking #

610160, BLM-2020-00729

610160

Multi Request BLM Royalty Rate Reduction Applications
Est. Completion None
Status
Partially Completed

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From: Jimmy Tobias


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Montana Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All applications for royalty rate reductions received by this BLM state office since March 1, 2020 pursuant to the agency's COVID-19 Guidance for Royalty Rate Reduction. This request also seeks records of the state office's approval or denial of any and all applications for royalty rate reductions it has received since March 1, 2020 pursuant to the aforementioned guidance.

I am a reporter for The Guardian and seek expedited processing.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias

From: Bureau Of Land Management, Montana State Office

Attached is our response to your request for information which was received by the Montana State Office on May 22, 2020. We apologize for the delayed response.

Sincerely,
The MSO FOIA Team

From: Bureau Of Land Management, Montana State Office

Mr. Tobias,

Attached is our letter acknowledging your Freedom of Information Act request and addressing your request for Expedited Processing.

Sincerely,
The MSO FOIA Team

From: Bureau Of Land Management, Montana State Office

Dear Mr. Tobias,

Your first batch response letter is in its final stages of routing. Please note that FOIA requests are processed on a first in first out within the associated track. Your case is within the Normal Track and there are currently there are 19 cases in front of yours.

Sally Sheeks

Government Information Specialist (State Records Administrator/FOIA Specialist & Privacy Act Officer)

Bureau of Land Management | Montana-Dakotas State Office

5001 Southgate Drive | Billings, MT 59101| T: 406.896.5157 | F: 406.896.5298

mailto:ssheeks@blm.gov |

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From: Bureau Of Land Management, Montana State Office

Mr. Tobias,

Attached is our first records release regarding your FOIA request.

Sincerely,
The MSO FOIA Team

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