2018 FOIA logs - USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture - Research, Education and Economics)

Russ Kick filed this request with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2019-REE-02392-F

Multi Request 2018 FOIA logs - USDA
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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, Agricultural Research Service

Dear Mr. Kick,

This message is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which was submitted to the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) FOIA office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Your request seeks: "...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 case was assigned tracking number 2019-REE-02392-F.

The FOIA, 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i), requires USDA to make a determination in response to a FOIA request within 20 business days from its date of receipt. In unusual circumstances, the Federal agency time limit may be extended by 10 business days as stated in 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). If your request seeks numerous documents that will necessitate a wide-ranging search, including searches with components and possible consultations with components that have a substantial interest in the determination of this request, USDA will invoke a 10 business day extension for determination of your request.

Provisions of the FOIA allow USDA to recover part of the cost of complying with your request. For purposes of fee assessment, you have been categorized as an "all other" requester pursuant to 7 CFR Part 1, Appendix A, Section (5)(d). No charge shall be made to requesters in this category for the first 100 duplicated pages; or the first two hours of manual search time, or the equivalent value of computer search time. REE will contact you should the cost to process your request be expected to exceed $25.

Please be assured that a FOIA Analyst in this office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. REE appreciates your patience as it proceeds with your request.

Please refer to the case number in any future correspondence. If you have any questions regarding this letter, please contact me at 202-205-9784 or electronically at REEfoia@ars.usda.gov.

For additional information regarding USDA FOIA regulations and process, please refer to the information available on-line at www.dm.usda.gov/foia.

Sincerely,

I. Cristina Abello, Esq.
Senior FOIA Analyst
USDA/ARS Contractor
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington DC 20250

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From: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

Dear Mr. Kick,

The agency is reviewing its FOIA log for releasibility and will respond to you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,
I. Cristina Abello, Esq.
Senior FOIA Analyst
USDA/ARS Contractor
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington DC 20250

From: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

Good afternoon Mr. Kick,

Attached please find the final response to the subject FOIA request.

Best,

I. Cristina Abello, Esq.
Senior FOIA Analyst
USDA/ARS Contractor
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington DC 20250
202-205-9784

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