Ajit Pai emails - January 23 - February 1, 2017

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # FCC-2017-000346
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails sent to and from Ajit Pai at any of his applicable email addresses for the period January 23, 2017 through February 1, 2017.

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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: foia@regulations.gov

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* Tracking Number: FCC-2017-000346
* Requester Name: Beryl C. Lipton
* Date Submitted: 02/13/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: All emails sent to and from Ajit Pai at any of his applicable email addresses for the period January 23, 2017 through February 1, 2017. 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, Beryl C.D. Lipton ------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com For mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock DEPT MR 33246 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516

From: Joanne Wall

Ms. Lipton,

I am reviewing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that you submitted on February 13, 2017, in FOIA Control Number 2017-000346 regarding Chairman Ajit Pai's emails. I am contacting you to see whether you might be amenable to clarifying your FOIA request to mean that you do not seek publicly-available or widely-circulated records, including news reports and news articles. It has been our experience that inclusion of such publicly-available or widely-circulated records can delay the processing of FOIA requests.

Please let me know if you would be amenable to this clarification and/or whether you have any questions. Thank you very much.

Joanne

Joanne F. Wall
Attorney Advisor
Administrative Law Division
Office of General Counsel
Federal Communications Commission

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi Joanne,

Thank you so much for your note. Please feel free to exclude press releases or news reports. However, if you could provide links or instruction to where those materials might be found, I'd really appreciate it. If there's anything else I can do to help clarify, please don't hesitate to let me know.

I hope you have a lovely day!

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Joanne Wall

Ms. Lipton,

Depending upon the number of publicly-available/widely-circulated press releases or news reports that we locate in response to your FOIA request, it might be more efficient to include any such press releases or news in a document release rather than spend the time to locate and provide to you the specific associated links. In any event, given your interest in reviewing the publicly-available or widely-circulated material, we will be sure either: (1) to provide you with any such releases or reports that we locate in the document search or (2) to provide you with the associated links.

Joanne

Joanne F. Wall
Attorney Advisor
Administrative Law Division
Office of General Counsel
Federal Communications Commission

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi Joanne,

I appreciate your speedy response. Thanks so much for accommodating this request and for all of the work you and your colleagues do.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Joanne Wall

You're very welcome!

Joanne

From: Joanne Wall

Ms. Lipton,

Your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Federal Communications Commission on February 13, 2017, seeks "[a]ll emails sent to and from Ajit Pai at any of his applicable email addresses for the period January 23, 2017 through February 1, 2017." The request was assigned FCC FOIA Control No. 2017-000346, with a response initially due March 14, 2017. Because of the volume of records potentially involved and the need to consult with multiple offices within the Commission, we are extending the date for responding to your request to March 28, 2017. See 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.461(g)(1)(i) and 0.461(g)(1)(ii). Thank you.

Joanne F. Wall
Attorney Advisor
Office of General Counsel
Federal Communications Commission

From: Joanne Wall

Ms. Lipton,

I will be out of the office from Tuesday, March 21, 2017, until Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Please feel free to contact my colleague Andrea Kearney if you have any questions or concerns regarding your above FOIA request while I'm away from the office. Thank you very much.

Joanne

Joanne F. Wall
Attorney Advisor
Administrative Law Division
Office of General Counsel
Federal Communications Commission

From: Andrea Kearney

Ms. Lipton,

I am writing to request a two-week extension of the deadline for responding to your FOIA request referenced above. We have received the documents and are currently reviewing them. We are seeking a two-week extension, to Tuesday, April 11, 2017, although we anticipate being able to respond to your request before then. Please respond by reply email.
Regards,

Andrea Kearney
Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Federal Communications Commission

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Kearney,

Thank you so much for checking with me regarding this extension. That's absolutely fine. I really appreciate your help.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Andrea Kearney

Ms. Lipton,

Your package is under management review and we are getting close, but we probably will not be able to respond by the end of today (I am on leave next week, until April 18.) Would you agree to another extension of two weeks, to Tuesday, April 25, and if so, please indicate by reply email. Thanks very much,

Andrea Kearney

From: Andrea Kearney

Ms. Lipton,

I am following up my message below to put you in touch with Joanne Wall and Elizabeth Lyle, my supervisor, of this office for purposes of further communications concerning your FOIA request above, while I am out of the office. Your FOIA request will continue to be processed in my absence. Please send your response concerning our extension request and any other communication using this reply email and including both Ms. Lyle and Ms. Wall.

Thanks very much, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Andrea Kearney

From: Elizabeth Lyle

Ms. Lipton,

Just wanted to let you know that, as Ms. Kearney mentioned, that we are continuing to process your request. We are reviewing several hundred pages of responsive documents and are working in good faith to process as quickly as we reasonable can. We would appreciate your granting us a further extension until Tuesday, April 25. I’m happy to discuss further with you if that would be helpful.
Thanks,
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Lyle
Assistant General Counsel
Federal Communications Commission
(202) 418-0776

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Elizabeth,

I appreciate the update. Please feel free to take until April 25, and let me know if additional time might be necessary.

I hope you're enjoying the day!

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Andrea Kearney

Ms. Lipton,

Please see the attached in response to your FOIA request.
Regards,

Andrea Kearney
Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Federal Communications Commission

From: Beryl Lipton

Ms. Kearney,

Thank you so much for this! I'll let you know if I have any other questions.

Hope you're well!

Best wishes,
Beryl

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