5 oldest FOIA requests (DOE)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
Tracking # HQ-2011-00388-F
Status
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records referencing the five oldest FOIA and Privacy Act requests which are still being processed that contain remarks, comments, notes, explanations, etc. made by your personnel or contractors about the processing of these requests (and appeals, if appropriate), the invocation of exemptions, or related matters. This is to include any analysts' notes made during the processing of the requests, any standard worksheets completed by the analysts, any justifications for exemption invocations or other supporting documentation provided to the Appeals Authority, and any correspondence referencing the requests, including tasking orders, emails, and coordination documentation. However, any records previously released to the original requesters in unredacted form may be excluded from this request. Additionally, please provide the initial request letters for the 5 oldest open FOIA/PA requests.

When processing this request, please note that the D.C. Circuit has previously held that agencies have a duty to construe the subject material of FOIA requests liberally to ensure responsive records are not overlooked. See Nation Magazine, Washington Bureau v. U.S. Customs Service, 71 F.3d 885, 890 (D.C. Cir. 1995). Accordingly, you are hereby instructed that the term “record” includes, but is not limited to: 1) all email communications to or from any individual within your agency; 2) memoranda; 3) inter-agency communications; 4) sound recordings; 5) tape recordings; 6) video or film recordings; 7) photographs; 8) notes; 9) notebooks; 10) indices; 11) jottings; 12) message slips; 13) letters or correspondence; 14) telexes; 15) telegrams; 16) facsimile transmissions; 17) statements; 18) policies; 19) manuals or binders; 20) books; 21) handbooks; 22) business records; 23) personnel records; 24) ledgers; 25) notices; 26) warnings; 27) affidavits; 28) declarations under penalty of perjury; 29) unsworn statements; 30) reports; 31) diaries; or 32) calendars, regardless of whether they are handwritten, printed, typed, mechanically or electronically recorded or reproduced on any medium capable of conveying an image, such as paper, CDs, DVDs, or diskettes.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Jason Smathers
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From: Angelia Bowman

From: Bowman, Angelia (CONTR)
Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:46 AM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Subject: DOE FOIA Request: HQ-2011-00328-F

Good afternoon Mr. Smathers:

I am writing regarding your continued interest in DOE FOIA: HQ-2011-00328-F. Please let me know if you are still interested in receiving this request. If yes, would you be willing to accept the FOIA requests and final responses for the five oldest FOIAs in FY 2010 in lieu of your original request? If not, please advise how you would like to proceed. If I don't hear from you by September 29, 2014, I will consider your request closed.

Feel free to call me with questions or concerns. Thank you, in advance, for your time.

Kind regards,

Angelia Bowman
Sr. Project Manager
eGT Contractor
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-3112

From: Angelia Bowman

Hello Mr. Smathers,

I need to make a correction. The FOIA I am referencing below is HQ-2011-00388-F. My apologies for any confusion.

Best,

Angelia Bowman
Sr. Project Manager
eGT Contractor
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-3112

From: Jason Smathers

Ms. Angelia Bowman,

Please provide the records for the five oldest requests which were still open on December 13, 2010 when I made this request.

Thank you.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 20, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQ-2011-00388-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Woldai, Yordanos (CONTR)

Dear Mr. Smathers:

I am forwarding you a copy of the email I sent you on September 30, 2014, which was sent in final response to your Department of Energy FOIA request HQ-2011-00388-F. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

Yordanos A. Woldai, Esq.
eGlobalTech Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-5955

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