|Multi Request||2017 FOIA logs: USDA|
|Submitted||Jan. 5, 2018|
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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:
your agency's FOIA request log covering 2017, which includes a field showing the subject of each request and a field for the final disposition.
Further, I request that this document be sent in any digital formats in which it exists (such as PDF and Excel). Under the terms of the E-FOIA Amendments of 1996, Section 5, if a document exists in electronic format, it must be released in that format upon request.
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 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Attached is a correspondence pertaining to your recent (FOIA) request.
This request was acknowledged by two offices within the USDA, the FNCS and APHIS. Can you please clarify which office is processing the request? Thanks!
The FOIA appended below is address to USDA-FNCS. However, an identical FOIA addressed to USDA/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) was received in our office on January 5, 2018. The FOIA submitted to APHIS has been logged and assigned tracking number 2018-APHIS-01758-F. Our agency will provide a direct reply to the requester.
Apparently this FOIA was submitted to both APHIS and FNCS.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 5, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2018-APHIS-01758-F.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Hello Mr. Kick,
I am in receipt of your inquiry regarding the processing of your FOIA request 2018-APHIS-01758-F. Please note that APHIS continues to process your request. Once a final release determination has been rendered, we will forward our response to you. Please note that we are working as expeditiously as possible to provide you with a final response to your request.
Terry Henson | Management Analyst
legislative and Public Affairs - FOIA & Privacy Act
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Rd, Unit 50, Riverdale, MD 20737-1232
* 301-851-4086/ 301/734-5941(fax)
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated January 5, 2018. Your request is below for references. Your request was assigned tracking # 2018-FNS-01726-F and processed by the FNS FOIA Office.
In response to your request, attached is the FY 17 FNS FOIA log. Please note we are working on publishing the logs to our FOIA reading room.
Although no information is being withheld, you have the right to appeal this determination. You may appeal by writing to the Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service at 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302 or by email to FOIA@fns.usda.gov <mailto:FOIA@fns.usda.gov> within 90 calendar days from the date of this letter. The phrase "FOIA APPEAL" should be placed in capital letters on the front of the envelope or in the subject of the email containing the appeal.
For dispute resolution services, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). The Open Government Act of 2007 created OGIS within the National Archives and Records Administration when Congress amended the FOIA. OGIS provides mediation of FOIA disputes between appellants and Federal agencies. Participation in mediation does not affect your right to judicial review. Contact information for OGIS can be located at: www.Archives.gov/ogis.<http://www.archives.gov/ogis>
If you have any questions pertaining to this request or the FOIA process you may contact us at 703-605-0773 or by email at FOIA@fns.usda.gov.<mailto:FOIA@fns.usda.gov>
FNS FOIA and Privacy Act Officer
Information Management Office
USDA Food and Nutrition Service