HDQ Neutral, Mint Disinfectant, I can't even believe I think this will help (Immigration And Customs Enforcement Miami Field Office)

Matthew Phelan filed this request with the Immigration And Customs Enforcement Miami Field Office of Plantation, FL.
Tracking #

2022-ICFO-14867

Multi Request HDQ Neutral, Mint Disinfectant, I can't even believe I think this will help
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From: Matthew Phelan


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

All invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents (but not limited to solicitation documents or notices of proposed contracts, proposed bids, unsolicited proposals, and/or documents justifying contracting without full and open competition) relating to the disinfectant chemical HDQ Neutral manufactured by Spartan Chemical, as well as the disinfectant chemical Mint Disinfectant manufactured by American Cleaning Solutions (a division of American Wax Company, Inc.).

Additionally, I am hereby requesting any and all emails, memos, faxes, text messages, written letters, and all other relevant correspondences, internal to ICE, between ICE and its private contractors, or between ICE and other government agencies related to these chemicals and their use at the ICE facility inside the Glades County Detention Center in Florida and the Adelanto ICE detention center in California, operated by the private prison company GEO Group.

PLEASE NOTE: I am a freelance reporter and would request that the relevant fees be waived. My past work has appeared at Slate.com, the New Republic, the New York Review of Books, Inverse.com, Scienceline.org, Gawker, Earther, Chemical Engineering magazine, and elsewhere.

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,

Matthew Phelan

From: Immigration And Customs Enforcement Miami Field Office

Good morning,

Please contact the Public Affairs Officer Nestor Yglesias @ 305-597-6032.

Sincerely,

ERO Miami Outreach

From: Matthew Phelan

Pursuant to my conversation with Public Affairs Officer Nestor Yglesias on the proper scoping of my FOIA request, I am hereby reiterating that the ICE Miami Field Office comply with my the portion of my request that includes the following, in compliance with the Florida Sunshine Law:

**** Any and all emails, memos, faxes, text messages, written letters, and all other relevant correspondences, internal to ICE, between ICE and its private contractors, or between ICE and other government agencies related to their COVID-19 pandemic response plans, specifically the use of the disinfectant chemical HDQ Neutral manufactured by Spartan Chemical, the disinfectant chemical Mint Disinfectant manufactured by American Cleaning Solutions (a division of American Wax Company, Inc.), and any other disinfectant or sterilizing chemicals used for these COVID-19 pandemic response procedures at the ICE facility inside the Glades County Detention Center in Florida.

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,
Matthew Phelan

From: Immigration And Customs Enforcement Miami Field Office

Good Afternoon Mr. Phelan,

Any information you are requesting from ICE ERO Miami Field Office would need to go through the FOIA process.

Regards,
ERO Miami Outreach

Warning: This document is UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (U//FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). It is to be controlled, stored, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to FOUO information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval of an authorized DHS official. No portion of this report should be furnished to the media, either in written or verbal form.

From: Immigration And Customs Enforcement Miami Field Office

Good Afternoon Mr. Phelan,
Providing you with the same response that we provided on June 8, 2020.

Any information you are requesting from ICE ERO Miami Field Office would need to go through the FOIA process.
Regards,
ERO Miami Outreach

From: Matthew Phelan

Thanks.

A request was filed through the ICE's own FOIA process on 06/03/2020. It has been assigned reference number 2020-ICFO-52252. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence.

I would respectfully suggest that you contact the ICE FOIA Public Liaison, Fernando Pineiro, via either ice-foia@ice.dhs.gov or (866) 633-1182, if you and the rest of the Miami Field Office have yet to hear from the ICE FOIA Public Liaison offices pursuant to my request. This is already pretty late in the process.

Secondarily, as stated in my 06/05/2020 correspondence with you, I am also requesting documents from your Miami offices specifically via Florida's own state open records law, in addition to the federal FOIA law handled elsewhere.

To reiterate: Pursuant to Article I, section 24 of the Florida Constitution, and chapter 119, F.S., I request any and all emails, memos, faxes, text messages, written letters, and all other relevant correspondences, internal to ICE's Miami Field Office, between ICE's Miami Field Office and its private contractors, or between ICE's Miami Field Office and other government agencies related to their COVID-19 pandemic response plans, specifically the use of either the disinfectant chemical HDQ Neutral manufactured by Spartan Chemical, the disinfectant chemical Mint (see attached image of label), and/or any other disinfectant or sterilizing chemicals used for these COVID-19 pandemic response procedures at the ICE facility inside the Glades County Detention Center in Florida.

Here is a link to that state statute: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0100-0199/0119/Sections/0119.01.html

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. Please inform me of your name and telephone contact information, if you feel this request is unclear in any way.

Fond Regards, Sincerely,
Matthew Phelan

From: Immigration And Customs Enforcement Miami Field Office

Good afternoon,

Please send your request to ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov>.

Respectfully,

Miami Outreach
Miami Field Office
Enforcement and Removal Operations
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

From: Immigration And Customs Enforcement Miami Field Office

Good afternoon,

Please send your request to ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov>.

Respectfully,

Miami Outreach
Miami Field Office
Enforcement and Removal Operations
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

From: Immigration And Customs Enforcement Miami Field Office

Good afternoon,

Please send your request to ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov>.

Respectfully,

Miami Outreach
Miami Field Office
Enforcement and Removal Operations
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

From: Immigration And Customs Enforcement Miami Field Office

Hello,
I am sending you an email in regards to case 2020-ICFO-52252. Your case has referred out for documents. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
V/R
MB
ICE FOIA

From: Immigration And Customs Enforcement Miami Field Office

Mr. Phelan,

ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2022-ICFO-14867, for all invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents (but not limited to solicitation documents or notices of proposed contracts, proposed bids, unsolicited proposals, and/or documents justifying contracting without full and open competition) relating to the disinfectant chemical HDQ Neutral manufactured by Spartan Chemical, as well as the disinfectant chemical Mint Disinfectant manufactured by American Cleaning Solutions (a division of American Wax Company, Inc.) is attached.

Please note that the attachment may be password protected. If you are prompted to enter a password when opening the attachment and you did not receive a password it may be in your junk/spam folder.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

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