Amazon.com Drone Delivery Service

Nicole Bousquet filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-006385
Est. Completion None
Status
Withdrawn

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From: Nicole Bousquet

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any documents, physical or electronic, referencing Amazon.com and drones or unmanned aerial vehicles.

In addition, I hereby request that the FAA recognize my status as a media requester to reflect that I am submitting the present request in my capacity as a journalist working on a story for publication.

Here are two examples of my recent work:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/09/fbi-felt-westborough-baptists-fred-phelps-needed-p/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/26/fbi-files-congressman-dickstein-show-close-relatio/

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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,

Nicole Bousquet

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 March 30, 2015. 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 March 30, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From:

Your request has been assigned within the FAA. Attached you will find an Acknowledgement letter with the contact information for the office(s) responding.

Respectfully,

Alan Billings
FOIA Business Analyst
Federal Aviation Administration AFN-140
CPS Professional Services
Desk:202-267-9166

From:

Good Afternoon Ms. Bousquet:
This message is in reference to your FOIA Request 2015-006385 dated March 30, 2015 requesting "Any documents, physical or electronic, referencing Amazon.com and drones or unmanned aerial vehicles."

Your case has been assigned to our office for processing. We sincerely apologize for the delay; we are in the process of compiling the documentation that you are requesting. Due to the nature of your inquiry and to make sure that we provide you with all the information that you are requesting, we need to negotiate with you an extension of 10 days (weekday) from June 22, 2015. If you agree to the extension, the new due date for your case will be July 06, 2015. We will need this additional time to complete the processing of your request.

We also need some clarification regarding your case: what kind of documents are you referring to; Certificates of Authorization? Cease/Desist letters?, receiving the correct type of documents name you need will help us to respond you more efficiently.

Please send me an email with your agreement to this extension.

If you have any questions regarding your case, please contact Lizett Culley, FOIA Coordinator at (202-267-8098) or lizett.Culley@faa.gov<mailto:lizett.Culley@faa.gov>.

Thank you.
Georgina Goldberg
Office of UAS Integration

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 March 30, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-006385.

Thank you for your help.

From:

Good morning Ms. Bousquet:

In response to your follow up request on July 3, 2015 regarding the status of your FOIA Request 2015-006385 dated March 30, 2015. On June 3, 2015, the Office of UAS Integration responded to you requesting that you narrow the scope of your request. Specifically you were asked: what kind of documents you were referring to. Whether they were Certificates of Authorization or Cease/Desist letters. We never received your response. If you could contact either Lizett Culley and/or Georgina Goldberg with your response it would be greatly appreciated. Once we receive your response, we can continue processing your request.

Shari L Harvey
Unmanned Aircraft Integration Office, AFS-80
FOIA Coordinator (On Detail)
490 L'Enfant PL SW
Washington DC, 20024
Office: 202-267-9073

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Good Morning Ms. Bousquet:

This is my second request to you regarding your FOIA Request 2015-006385 dated March 30, 2015, asking you to narrow the scope of your request. Please clarify as to what types of documents you are requesting. Whether the records you are requesting are Certificates of Authorization or Cease/Desist letters. If you could respond back to me, at Shari.L.Harvey@faa.gov<mailto:Shari.L.Harvey@faa.gov>, it would be greatly appreciated. Once we receive your response, we can continue processing your request. If we do not get a response from you by August 7, 2015, we will assume you no longer need the information and will close this request. Thank you.

Shari L Harvey
Unmanned Aircraft Integration Office, AFS-80
FOIA Coordinator (On Detail)
490 L'Enfant PL SW
Washington DC, 20024
Office: 202-267-9073

From: Nicole Bousquet

Hello, apologies for the delay. We are interested in the Cease/Desist letters.
Thank you.

From:

Thank you for your response. Now that we’ve narrowed your scope, you should expect a response from our office by August 12, 2015. Thank you.

Shari L Harvey
Unmanned Aircraft Integration Office, AFS-80
FOIA Coordinator (On Detail)
490 L’Enfant PL SW
Washington DC, 20024
Office: 202-267-9073

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 March 30, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-006385.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From:

Ms. Bousquet,

We are working your request. I don’t think we need you to further clarify since you have asked for, and to just confirm, “Any cease and desist documents, physical or electronic, referencing Amazon.com and drones or unmanned aerial vehicles”. Am I correct?

Shari L Harvey
Unmanned Aircraft Integration Office, AFS-80
FOIA Coordinator (On Detail)
490 L’Enfant PL SW
Washington DC, 20024
Office: 202-267-9073

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Harvey,

That's correct.

Thank you for your help.

From: Federal Aviation Administration

A no responsive documents response.

From:

Good Morning Ms. Bousquet:

This message is regarding your May 29, 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for: "Any documents, physical or electronic, referencing Amazon.com and drones or unmanned aerial vehicles."

In light of the length of time that has elapsed and given the fact that we have no record of any recent correspondence with you concerning this case, we believe it is possible you are no longer interested in pursuing this issue. Please contact me via telephone at 202-267-8098 or by e-mail at lizett.culley@yahoo.com<mailto:lizett.culley@yahoo.com> by no later than June 24, 2016, if you remain interested in continuing with this request. In order to assist you with your decision, please note that all Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COA) applications granted after September 2012 are currently being processed for public release. Once completed, they will be posted to the UAS website located at http://www.faa.gov/uas/public_operations/foia_responses/.

If we have not heard from you by the date listed above, this request will be considered closed.

Thank you.

Lizett G. Culley
FOIA Coordinator, AJV-115
Emerging Technologies Team
Ph. (202) 267-8098
e-mail: lizett.culley@faa.gov<mailto:lizett.culley@faa.gov>

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