2018 FOIA logs - USDA (Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency)

Russ Kick filed this request with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2019-FPAC-BC-02931-F

Multi Request 2018 FOIA logs - USDA
Status
Completed

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From: Russ Kick

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.

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.

Thank you for your assistance,

Russ Kick

From: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency

March 21, 2019 Delivered via email Russ Kick
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 69705
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-2516 Dear Mr.Kick: This letter acknowledgesreceipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request datedFebruary 25, 2019, to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Productionand Conservation Business Center (FPAC-BC).  Your request was received inthis office onMarch 21, 2019, and you requested the following: 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. Your request was assignedFOIA Request 2019-FPAC-BC-02931-F and has been placed in the Simple multi-processing track.  Please refer to this number concerningany future inquiries you may have. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request but we are still growing into the new organizational structure of FPAC. Iwill query the appropriate componentof RMA and FPAC-BC for responsive records.  If any responsive records are located,they will be reviewed for determination of releasability.  Please beassured that I will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. I appreciate your patience as I proceed with your request. If you have any questionsregarding the processing of this request, please contact me at(202) 590-6168 or electronically at Patrick.mcloughlin@usda.gov. I appreciate theopportunity to assist you in this matter. Sincerely, Patrick McLoughlin
FOIA Officer

From: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency

March 28, 2019 Delivered via [EMAIL] Mr. Russ Kick
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 69705
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-2516 DearMr. Kick: This letter acknowledgesreceipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request datedFebruary 25, 2019, to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Productionand Conservation Business Center (FPAC-BC).  Your request was received inthis office located at Washington, DC , onMarch 21, 2019, and you requested the following: 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. Your request was assignedFOIA Request 2019-FPAC-BC-02931-F and has been placed in the Simple multi-processing track.  Please refer to this number concerningany future inquiries you may have. Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Pursuant to USDA FOIA regulations, Title 7 CFR §1.8(d), the USDA processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt. If you have any questionsregarding the processing of this request, please contact me at202-720-2086 or electronically at joneta.saceda@usda.gov. I appreciate theopportunity to assist you in this matter. Sincerely, Joneta Saceda
FOIA Officer

From: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency

April 30, 2019 Delivered via [Email] Russ Kick
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 69705
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-2516 Dear Kick: This is a final response letter to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated February 25, 2019, to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA).  Your request was received in this office located at Washington, DC on March 21, 2019, and you requested the following: 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. Your FOIA request number is 2019-FPAC-BC-02931-F. INTRODUCTION The Farm Production and Conservation Business Center(FPAC-BC) has done a search for the records you requested. The search produced 18pages or responsive documents. Enclosed is the FOIA log from January 1, 2018 -December31, 2018, released in part pursuant to Exemption 6. Exemption 6protects information about an individual in "personnel and medical filesand similar files" where the disclosure of such information "wouldconstitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy" 5 U.S.C.552(b)(6).The District Courts have held that all information that applies to a particularindividual meets the threshold requirement for privacy protection. See UnitedStates Department of State v. Washington Post Co., 456 U.S. 595 (1982).

There are no fees or duplication costs associated with the processing of your request. You may contact Philip Buchan, FOIA Public Liaison, at (301) 504-1701 or , for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. nrcs.foia@nrcs.usda.gov 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
College Park, MD  20740-6001
Email: ogis@nara.gov
Telephone: (202) 741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448
Fax: (202) 741-5769
https://ogis.archives.gov If you are not satisfied with RMA’ determination in response to this request, you may administratively appeal this determination.  The appeal must be received by RMA within 90 days of the date of the denial letter.  Your appeal should include a copy of the original request, the response to the request, and a statement of your reason for the appeal.  To facilitate the processing of an appeal, the phrase “FOIA APPEAL” or "PRIVACY ACT APPEAL" in capital letters should be placed on the front of the envelope or in the subject line of an email and send to the following: Farm Production and Conservation Business Center
Attention: Appeals and Litigation Division
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 5971-S
Washington, D.C. 20250-0570
Telephone: (202) 690-3297
FSAFOIAappeal@wdc.usda.gov If you have any questions pertaining to this action, you can direct them to me via telephone at 202-720-2086, or via email at joneta.saceda@usda.gov. Sincerely, Samantha Jones
FOIA Officer Enclosures:
Responsive Records:
Total Number of Pages: 18 Exemption(s) Applied:
Redacted Pages by Code and Description: FOIA exemption 6

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