|Submitted||Dec. 28, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
The number (quantity) of documents, guidelines, instructions, manuals, process documents or related materials regarding activities authorized by Executive Order 12,333. See http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/codification/executive-order/12333.html. If activities are performed under multiple authorities, including E.O. 12333 and Section 215 of the Patriot Act, or Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Act (FAA), please consider them in scope of this request for count of E.O. 12.333 materials. Please note that the documents themselves are not requested - merely the existence / revision count of unique responsive documents. If the count of responsive documents is cumbersome to provide, the first page of each responsive document, redacted as necessary, is requested in stead. This allows equivalent count via ls piped to wc -l. Thank you!
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, DVD-R, or BD-R if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
DEPT MR 23079
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205
Re: FOIA/PA # 16-061
Dear Mr. Peck:
This is in reference to your email dated December 28, 2015, seeking "The number (quantity) of documents, guidelines, instructions, manuals, process documents or related materials regarding activities authorized by Executive Order 12,333 and if activities are performed under multiple authorities, including E.O. 12333 and Section 215 of the Patriot Act, or Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Act (FAA)." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information request on December 29, 2015.
The Department of Justice regulations require that records, must describe the records that you seek in enough detail to enable Department personnel to locate them with a reasonable amount of effort. And, whenever possible, your request should include specific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name, author, recipient, and subject matter of the record. [28 CFR 16.3 (b)]
We regret to inform you that we cannot comply to your request. The National Security Division does not handle this type of request. Therefore, your file is hereby administratively closed in the National Security Division.
If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's eFOIA portal at http://www.justice.gov/oip/efoia-portal.html. Please note that OIP is in the process of transitioning from its current eFOIA portal to the portal on FOIAonline. Please visit the link above for instructions for submitting an appeal electronically. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 60 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."
Government Information Specialist
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