All communications to and from Richard Pinedo (U.S. Trade Representative)

Kat B filed this request with the U.S. Trade Representative of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

FY18-110

Multi Request All communications to and from Richard Pinedo
Est. Completion April 23, 2018
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Kat B

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications, to and from, Richard Pinedo.

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,

Kat B

From: U.S. Trade Representative

Kat,

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated March 17, 2018 and assigned it tracking number FY18-110. Please cite this number in any future communications with our office regarding your request.

We are unable to begin processing your request at this time because we cannot determine precisely which records you are seeking. If you are still interested, we will need you to provide us with more specific information to describe the records sought so that they can be located with a reasonable amount of effort (15 CFR 2004.3(b)), e.g.,
1. which USTR officials were communicating with Mr. Pinedo;
2. contact information (preferably email address) for Mr. Pinedo;
3. specific trade topics; and
4. a timeframe.

Please note: this is not an exhaustive list. We cannot proceed further with your request until we receive additional written clarification from you.

If we do not hear from you within 30 calendar days from the date of this email, we will assume that you are no longer interested in pursuing your request, and we will close our files on the request.

If you have any questions or would like help refining your search, please contact me or my colleague Melissa Keppel at FOIA@ustr.eop.gov or 202-395-3419.

Thank you,
Monique

Monique T. Ricker
Attorney Advisor
(o) 202-395-4990
mricker@ustr.eop.gov<mailto:mricker@ustr.eop.gov>

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
WASHINGTON DC 20508

From: Kat B

Hello,

This is in reference to request FY18-110.

I am looking for any emails between Richard Pinedo and Robert E. Lighthizer between January 20, 2017 and the present day. Thank you for your help.

Best,

From: U.S. Trade Representative

Kat,

The USTR FOIA Office will provide you with a determination for FY18-110 on or before April 23, 2018.

Thank you,
Monique

Monique T. Ricker
FOIA Program Manager/Attorney
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
WASHINGTON DC 20508

From: U.S. Trade Representative

Kat,

This email is the final response of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) No. FY18-110 submitted on March 17, 2018 and perfected on March 27, 2018 requesting "any emails between Richard Pinedo and Robert E. Lighthizer between January 20, 2017 and the present day."

A search of Ambassador Lighthizer's emails utilizing eDiscovery software located no records responsive to your request.

This constitutes a complete response to your request. You may contact me or my colleague Melissa Keppel at FOIA@ustr.eop.gov or 202-395-3419 for further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

If you are not satisfied with the response to this request, you may also administratively appeal by writing to: FOIA Office, ATTN: Janice Kaye, Office of the US Trade Representative, Anacostia Naval Annex, Bldg. 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20509.

Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of the response to your request. Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked: "Freedom of Information Act Appeal" and should include a reference to the FOIA Case File number listed above. Heightened security in force may delay mail delivery; therefore we suggest that you also email any such appeal to foia@ustr.eop.gov.

In the event you are dissatisfied with the results of any such appeal, judicial review will thereafter be available to you in the United States District Court for the judicial district in which you reside or have your principal place of business, or in the District of Columbia, where we searched for the records you requested.

Thank you,
Monique

Monique T. Ricker
FOIA Program Manager/Attorney
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
WASHINGTON DC 20508

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