5 oldest requests (FEMA)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # FEMA 12-321 (2013-FEFO-00430)
Status
Completed

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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.

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

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

From: FEMA-FOIA <FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov>

Dear Mr. Smathers:

The attached acknowledges receipt of your February 24, 2012, Freedom of Information Act Request. If you need to contact our office concerning this request, please call (202) 646-3323 or electronically at FEMA-FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:FEMA-FOIA@dhs.gov> and refer to FEMA 12-321.

Thank you,
The FEMA Disclosure Branch

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FEMA 12-321.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FEMA 12-321.

Thank you for your help.

From: Hawkins, Christopher

Good Afternoon Mr. Smathers

Please find enclosed within the above attachment a further response to your Freedom of Information Act request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Please review this communication and response within the seven day timeframe.

Thank You,

Christopher R. Hawkins, Management Analyst
Records Management Division, Disclosure Branch
DHS/FEMA/MS/OCAO
Email: Christopher.hawkins@dhs.fema.gov<mailto:Christopher.hawkins@dhs.fema.gov>
Office: (202)-646-3250
BB: (202) 802-2458

From: Jason Smathers

I am still interested. Please continue processing this request.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FEMA 12-321 (2013-FEFO-00430).

Thank you for your help.

From: McCoy, David

FYI

From: Jason Smathers

Does this mean you are still processing the request?

From: McCoy, David

Yes.

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FEMA 12-321 (2013-FEFO-00430).

Thank you for your help.

From: McCoy, David

Good morning Mr. Smathers, I am processing your request. I do need some further clarification. After reviewing your request, it is my understanding that you are not interested in the responsive documents, but the Admin processing. For example all Admin actions taken from the initial request until the documents are ready for release. This would include any analysts' notes made during the processing of the request, standard worksheets completed by the analyst, any justification for exemption invocation or other supporting documentation provided to the Appeals Authority , and any correspondence referencing the request, including tasking orders, e-mails, and coordination documentation. This request is for the five oldest request which are still being processed. Please confirm the scope of your request. Thank you for your patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, this office can be reached at (202) 212-5061 or electronically at Disclosure-Unit-TeamC@fema.dhs.gov.

From: Jason Smathers

Thank you for your email. You do correctly understand my request.

From: McCoy, David

Thank you. I will be able to give you a time frame of expected release by the end of the week.

David D. McCoy
Management and Program Analyst (FOIA), Disclosure Unit
Mission Support Bureau, OCAO
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Office:   202-212-5061
Mobile: 202-716-6907
Email: david.mccoy@fema.dhs.gov

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FEMA 12-321 (2013-FEFO-00430).

Thank you for your help.

From: McCoy, David

Good morning Mr. Smathers, I am still processing your request . I should be complete within the next two weeks.
Thank you for your patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, this office can be reached at ( 212-5061) or electronically at Disclosure-Unit-TeamC@fema.dhs.gov

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FEMA 12-321 (2013-FEFO-00430).

Thank you for your help.

From: McCoy, David

Good afternoon Mr. Smathers. I am processing your request. The oldest cases are 07-508, 09-330, 09-883, 10-003, and 10-058. Is this the time frame you are interested in. Thanks.

David D. McCoy
Management and Program Analyst (FOIA), Disclosure Unit
Mission Support Bureau, OCAO
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Office:   202-212-5061
Mobile: 202-716-6907
Email: david.mccoy@fema.dhs.gov

From: Jason Smathers

This request was made on 02/24/2012, so it is the 5 oldest cases on that date which were still open that I am interested in. Please let me know the status of this request. Thank you.

From: McCoy, David

Good afternoon Mr. Smathers, per your request, I will provide the cases mentioned below. Please be advised that I have 2 cases ahead of you. Thanks

David D. McCoy
Management and Program Analyst (FOIA), Disclosure Unit
Mission Support, OCAO
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Office: 202-212-5061
Mobile: 202-716-6907
Email: david.mccoy@fema.dhs.gov<mailto:david.mccoy@fema.dhs.gov>

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 Feb. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FEMA 12-321 (2013-FEFO-00430).

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Dear Mr. Smathers:

Attached is the final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request, FEMA 12-321 (2013-FEFO-00430). If you need to contact our office concerning this request, please call (202) 646-3323 or electronically at FEMA-FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:FEMA-FOIA@dhs.gov> and refer to FEMA 12-321 (2013-FEFO-00430).

Thank you,
The FEMA Disclosure Branch

From:

Good Morning, Attached is your update regarding FOIA request 2014-TSFO-00045. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the TSA reference number. This will enable us to q  to your TSA FOIA requestuickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 571-227-2300. Regards,
Teri M. Miller or Amanda Deplitch
Acting FOIA Branch Officers

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