|Multi Request||2018 FOIA logs - DOJ 2|
|Submitted||Feb. 15, 2019|
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
your agency's FOIA request log covering 2018, 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.
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.
Thank you for your assistance,
March 12, 2019 Mr. Russ Kick P.O. Box 36914
Tucson, AZ 85740-6914 Re: PARDON FOIA 2019-285323 ( Full Grant Dear Mr. Kick: This correspondence is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received in the Office of the Pardon Attorney ( “PARDON” ) on February 20, 2019 . Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act , 5 U.S.C. § 552 et seq ., you requested a PDF or Excel spreadsheet of the Office of the Pardon Attorney FOIA logs covering 2018, including a field showing the subject of each request and the final disposition Please be advised that the FOIA does not require federal agencies to answer questions, create records, or conduct research in response to a FOIA request, but rather is limited to requiring agencies to provide access to reasonably described, nonexempt records. See Students Against Genocide v. Dep't of State , 257 F.3d 828, 837 (D.C. Cir. 2001). While we proactively disclose our most recent FOIA logs on our website at https://www.justice.gov/pardon/pardon-attorney-foia/foia-library , that page is due for an update within the next month or so. Once we update the log, it will be available to you there, but our most recent draft is available for review and download now. For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(c). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist. You may email this office at PardonAttorneyFOIA@usdoj.gov for any further assistance with your FOIA request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at email@example.com ; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. 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 FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 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.” Sincerely, William Taylor II Executive Officer Office of the Pardon Attorney U.S. Department of Justice