Aircraft information request for Predator Drone Q9 CBP104

Jacob Appelbaum filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking #

CBP-2020-058999, CBP-OAM-2020-058999 , CBP-OIIL-2020-058999

CBP-2020-058999, CBP-OAM-2020-058999

CBP-2020-058999

Due July 8, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Jacob Appelbaum

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records, documents, emails, and other correspondence regarding or related to the Q9 Predator Drone CBP104 as well as any additional equipment attached to the aircraft. This aircraft has holds registration CPB104. This aircraft uses the mode-s code of AE4BD7 in hexadecimal. I request records, documents, emails, privacy assessments, purchase orders, maintenance records, and other correspondence relating to the equipment.

Additionally, I would like any manuals, procedures, communications protocols, and any communications related to inter-agency coordination. This should include pilot logs, flight plans, and surveillance plans. Specifically, I am looking for any and all data relating to flights over and near the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The data should cover the last week, and for the months of May and June 2020 where the aircraft was documented flying in circles over demonstrations at an altitude of 20,000 feet. Any imaging or other surveillance data from onboard collection is additionally requested, as well as any policies which govern the collection, processing, use, and dissemination of this data. Any communication about this data or related data should be included, especially inter-agency communications, and metadata.

This information is part of a journalistic research project involving the Seattle Privacy Coalition.

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,

Jacob Appelbaum

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=CBP-2020-058999&type=request)

* Tracking Number: CBP-2020-058999
* Requester Name: Jacob Appelbaum
* Date Submitted: 06/09/2020
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
Please See attachment for description

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-2020-058999 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OAM-2020-058999. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-2020-058999
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-OAM-2020-058999
* Requester Name:
Jacob Appelbaum
* Date Submitted:
06/09/2020
* Long Description:
Please See attachment for description

All records, documents, emails, and other correspondence regarding or related to the Q9 Predator Drone CBP104 as well as any additional equipment attached to the aircraft. This aircraft has holds registration CPB104. This aircraft uses the mode-s code of AE4BD7 in hexadecimal. I request records, documents, emails, privacy assessments, purchase orders, maintenance records, and other correspondence relating to the equipment.
Additionally, I would like any manuals, procedures, communications protocols, and any communications related to inter-agency coordination. This should include pilot logs, flight plans, and surveillance plans. Specifically, I am looking for any and all data relating to flights over and near the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The data should cover the last week, and for the months of May and June 2020 where the aircraft was documented flying in circles over demonstrations at an altitude of 20,000 feet. Any imaging or other surveillance data from onboard collection is additionally requested, as well as any policies which govern the collection, processing, use, and dissemination of this data. Any communication about this data or related data should be included, especially inter-agency communications, and metadata.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-OAM-2020-058999 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OIIL-2020-058999. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-OAM-2020-058999
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-OIIL-2020-058999
* Requester Name:
Jacob Appelbaum
* Date Submitted:
06/09/2020
* Long Description:
Please See attachment for description

All records, documents, emails, and other correspondence regarding or related to the Q9 Predator Drone CBP104 as well as any additional equipment attached to the aircraft. This aircraft has holds registration CPB104. This aircraft uses the mode-s code of AE4BD7 in hexadecimal. I request records, documents, emails, privacy assessments, purchase orders, maintenance records, and other correspondence relating to the equipment.
Additionally, I would like any manuals, procedures, communications protocols, and any communications related to inter-agency coordination. This should include pilot logs, flight plans, and surveillance plans. Specifically, I am looking for any and all data relating to flights over and near the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The data should cover the last week, and for the months of May and June 2020 where the aircraft was documented flying in circles over demonstrations at an altitude of 20,000 feet. Any imaging or other surveillance data from onboard collection is additionally requested, as well as any policies which govern the collection, processing, use, and dissemination of this data. Any communication about this data or related data should be included, especially inter-agency communications, and metadata.

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-OIIL-2020-058999 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2020-058999. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-OIIL-2020-058999
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-2020-058999
* Requester Name:
Jacob Appelbaum
* Date Submitted:
06/09/2020
* Long Description:
Please See attachment for description

All records, documents, emails, and other correspondence regarding or related to the Q9 Predator Drone CBP104 as well as any additional equipment attached to the aircraft. This aircraft has holds registration CPB104. This aircraft uses the mode-s code of AE4BD7 in hexadecimal. I request records, documents, emails, privacy assessments, purchase orders, maintenance records, and other correspondence relating to the equipment.
Additionally, I would like any manuals, procedures, communications protocols, and any communications related to inter-agency coordination. This should include pilot logs, flight plans, and surveillance plans. Specifically, I am looking for any and all data relating to flights over and near the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The data should cover the last week, and for the months of May and June 2020 where the aircraft was documented flying in circles over demonstrations at an altitude of 20,000 feet. Any imaging or other surveillance data from onboard collection is additionally requested, as well as any policies which govern the collection, processing, use, and dissemination of this data. Any communication about this data or related data should be included, especially inter-agency communications, and metadata.

From: Jacob Appelbaum

Hello,

Is it possible to update me about the status of this request? Particularly, I'm interested to know the volume of responsive documents and the type of responsive documents such as video, email, photographs, and so on.

Sincerely,
Jacob Appelbaum

From: Jacob Appelbaum

Hello,

Is it possible to update me about the status of request CBP-2020-058999? Particularly, I'm interested to know the volume of responsive documents and the type of responsive documents such as video, email, photographs, and so on.

Sincerely,
Jacob Appelbaum

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request CBP-2020-058999 has been
determined to be not applicable as the request is not billable.

* Fee Waiver Original Justification:
This information is part of a journalistic research project involving the Seattle Privacy Coalition.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
* Fee Waiver Disposition Reason:
N/A

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