FBI/DOJ FOIA consult (New Hampshire State Police)

Emma Best filed this request with the New Hampshire State Police of New Hampshire.
Multi Request FBI/DOJ FOIA consult
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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire Right to Know Law, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of any emails, letters, memos or other records of consultations regarding public records requests (FOI/FOIL/FOIA etc.) with either the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Agency components.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: New Hampshire State Police

Dear Ms. Best:

I write to acknowledge your request received on August 26, 2019 for:

- Copies of any emails, letters, memos or other records of consultations regarding public records requests (FOI/FOIL/FOIA etc.) with either the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Agency components.
Your request contained no timeframe, so I will ask for a search of such records for the last two years. I estimate that approximately 30 days will be reasonably necessary to conduct a search for such records and determine their availability, as well as prepare them for release in accordance with RSA 91-A and applicable case law.

Best,
Karen Schlitzer

Karen A. Schlitzer, Esq.
Staff Attorney
Office of the Commissioner
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
W (603) 227-0040
F (603) 271-1033
Hours: 8:00 - 2:00 (out on Wed.)

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New Hampshire State Police
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August 26, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire Right to Know Law, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of any emails, letters, memos or other records of consultations regarding public records requests (FOI/FOIL/FOIA etc.) with either the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Agency components.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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From: New Hampshire State Police

Dear Ms. Best:

Following up on my email below, we are unable to conduct a search of records, as your request is worded, because it is unclear what records you seek. Please resubmit a request which reasonably describes the records you seek so that we may conduct a search. Additionally, please identify a specific timeframe applicable to the revised request for the records you seek.

If I do not hear from you within two weeks, I will consider your request closed.
Regards,
Karen Schlitzer

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