2017 FOIA logs: USDA (U.S. Forest Service)

Russ Kick filed this request with the U.S. Forest Service of the United States of America.
Due Feb. 5, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Russ Kick

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.

Sincerely,

Russ Kick

From: U.S. Forest Service

Dear Mr. Kick: This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated January 05, 2018, which was received in the Washington Office (WO) FOIA Service Center on January 05, 2018.  You requested our agency's FOIA request log covering 2017, which includes a field showing the subject of each request and a field for the final disposition. Please be advisedthat the WO FOIA Service Center has a backlog of pending FOIA requests andappeals.  We are diligently working to process each request and appeal inthe order in which it was received.  Your patience is greatly appreciated. To check on the status of your request, you may contact Joe Starry at 202-205-1542, or via e-mail to .  Please reference your assigned case number, 2018-FS-WO-01779-F. (mailto:josephlstarry@fs.fed.us) josephlstarry@fs.fed.us Thank you,
FOIA Service Center Team
Forest Service

From: U.S. Forest Service

Mr Kick,

Thank you for checking in - the FOIA provides that when an agency receives a FOIA request, it must determine within 20 working days whether to comply with the request; however producing the documents often takes additional time, especially with a significant backlog. Currently there are several cases ahead of yours in my queue, although I work on multiple requests simultaneously in order to keep things moving.

In your case, a records search has been conducted; I still need to review the results of the search, apply any redactions as appropriate, draft a final response letter, and route the letter for signature. Once those steps are complete, I will email the final package to you.

I’m the analyst assigned to process your case, so please feel free to check back with me directly to receive status updates if you have not received a final response by 26 March 2018.

Hope that helps!
Best regards,

Joe

[USFS]

Joe Starry
Government Information Specialist

Forest Service
Office of Regulatory and Management Services

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