2009 Mosques of America Calendar (state)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # 201107755
Status
Completed

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the entire 2009 Mosques of America Calendar produced or distributed by or for the department of state.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: Department of State

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 17, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201107755.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status <FOIAStatus@state.gov>

Mr. Smathers,

I am responding to your e-mail dated November 29, 2011 for case number
201107755. We are awaiting response from the pending searches. The
estimated completion date was determined to be July 31, 2012. Once the
search and review processes are completed, we will provide all
releasable, responsive records.

If you have questions regarding the status of this request, please call
the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484. Please make
reference to the case control number.

Thank you,

Shamella Tribble

U.S. Department of State


This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Katrina M. Wood

Mr. Jason Smathers,


The estimated completion date for case number 20110775 is July 2012. I apologize for our delayed response. Each case is different and the search time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.


I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582.


Thank you,



Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
foiastatus@state.gov

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 17, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201107755.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status <FOIAStatus@state.gov>

Hello Mr. Smathers,

I am responding to your e-mail dated May 4, 2012, regarding case number
201107755. We are awaiting response from the pending search. The
estimated completion date is July 31, 2012. Once the search and review
processes are completed, we will provide all releasable, responsive
records.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any
questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA
Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 17, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201107755.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of State

From: Jason Smathers

In a letter dated July 13 2012, Sheryl L. Walter provided a no records response to FOIA Case F-2011-07755. I appeal this adverse determination.

My request was for "a copy of the entire 2009 Mosques of America Calendar produced or distributed by or for the department of state."

Ms. Walter 's letter states "GPS advises us that these calendars are no longer available." In this highly disingenuous reply, she carefully did not say they couldn't find an electronic copy or a proof copy, etc., only that they couldn't find any more calendars.

Although they may have tossed the calenders, they did not eradicate every digital copy of them.

I appeal on the grounds that it is inconceivable that they could have eradicated every last digital copy of the calendar as well as any other grounds the appeal authority deems appropriate.

From: Department of State

From: Jason Smathers

Please provide me with the status of my appeal including the date it is expected to be completed.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Smathers - I have forwarded your status inquiry to the Appeals Office for action. Regards,

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Smathers - The Appeals Office has provided an estimated completion date of June 2013. Regards,

From: Department of State

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of State

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