2022 Elephant trophy permits granted

Greg Schwartz filed this request with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOI-FWS-2022-003204

Due May 12, 2022
Est. Completion July 1, 2022
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Greg Schwartz

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of the eight elephant hunting trophy import permits that were recently ruled on here in 2022, with six being granted, including the names of those receiving the permits and any reasons cited for granting the permits.

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,

Greg Schwartz

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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* Tracking Number: DOI-FWS-2022-003204
* Requester Name:
Greg Schwartz
* Date Submitted: 04/17/2022
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of the eight elephant hunting trophy import permits that were recently ruled on here in 2022, with six being granted, including the names of those receiving the permits and any reasons cited for granting the permits.

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,

Greg Schwartz

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From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dear Greg Schwartz:
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated 04/17/2022, and assigned it control number DOI-FWS-2022-003204. Please cite this number in any future communications with our office regarding your request. Fee Category and Fees
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