Administrative Record Keeping

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States of America.
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FWS-2019-00005

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From: Jimmy Tobias


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any guidance or memos issued in September 2018 that pertain to Fish and Wildlife Service administrative recording keeping and/or compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.

I am a reporter for The Guardian.

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,

Jimmy Tobias

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dear Jimmy Tobias,

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Headquarters FOIA Office
received your request dated October 2, 2018. We have assigned your
request FOIA number FWS-2019-00005; please refer to this number when
inquiring about your request. The response to your request will be
coordinated by our HQ's FOIA office.

If you have any questions or concerns; please contact Shaunta Nichols at
703-358-2372 or shaunta_nichols@fws.gov.

Respectfully,

United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office
MS: IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 3:17 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Freedom of Information Act Request: Administrative
Record Keeping
To: FOIA, FWHQ <fwhq_foia@fws.gov>

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
FOIA Office
MS:IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

October 2, 2018

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any guidance or memos issued in September 2018 that pertain to Fish and
Wildlife Service administrative recording keeping and/or compliance with
the Freedom of Information Act.

I am a reporter for The Guardian.

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,

Jimmy Tobias

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Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office
MS: IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

I will be out of the office today, if you need immediate assistance please contact fwhq_foia@fws.gov. Thanks. (mailto:fwhq_foia@fws.gov)
--
Shauntá Nichols
Information Disclosure Specialist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Branch of FOIA/Privacy Act
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: IRTM
Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803, USA
work 703·358·2374  fax 703 358 2251 email: shaunta_nichols@fws.gov (mailto:shaunta_nichols@fws.gov)

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Due to the lapse in funding of the federal government budget, I am out of the office. I amnot authorized to work during this time, but will respond to your email when I return to theoffice.
--
Shauntá Nichols
Information Disclosure Specialist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Branch of FOIA/Privacy Act
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: IRTM
Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803, USA
work 703·358·2374  fax 703 358 2251 email: shaunta_nichols@fws.gov (mailto:shaunta_nichols@fws.gov)

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mr. Tobias -

Attached is our acknowledgement to your FOIA request. My since
apologies for overlooking getting this to you sooner. We have been working
on the review of responsive documents and expect to get you them n a couple
of weeks.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Eileen Harke, CRM and ERMM
Government Information Specialist
Branch of Listing Policy and Support, Division of Conservation and
Classification
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
eileen_harke@fws.gov
703-358-2096

From: Jimmy Tobias

Thank you Ms. Harke! I appreciate the update.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mr. Tobias -

Thank you for reaching out about your FOIA request. We have several FOIA
requests regarding this topic that are being reviewed by subject matter
experts right now. We intend to respond to your request with a response
this month.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Eileen Harke, CRM and ERMM
Government Information Specialist
Branch of Listing Policy and Support, Division of Conservation and
Classification
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
eileen_harke@fws.gov
703-358-2096

From: Jimmy Tobias

Thank you Eileen.

Jimmy Tobias

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mr. Tobias -

I have the responsive documents ready to send to our Solicitor for review.
I plan to submit them next week and hope to have a release out to you the
following week.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Eileen Harke, CRM and ERMM
FOIA Coordinator
Branch of Listing Policy and Support, Division of Conservation and
Classification
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
eileen_harke@fws.gov
703-358-2096

From: Jimmy Tobias

Thank you Eileen!

Jimmy

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mr. Tobias -

Attached is our incremental release letter and the responsive pages.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Eileen Harke, CRM and ERMM
Government Information Specialist
Branch of Listing Policy and Support, Division of Conservation and
Classification
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
eileen_harke@fws.gov
703-358-2096

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mr. Tobias -

Attached is our closure letter and the responsive pages.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Eileen Harke, CRM and ERMM
Government Information Specialist
Branch of Listing Policy and Support, Division of Conservation and
Classification
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
eileen_harke@fws.gov
703-358-2096

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