Animal Care Information System

Ashley Williams filed this request with the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2017-APHIS-02183-F
Due March 6, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Ashley Williams

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The most recent backup of the database containing the Animal Care Information System made before 11:00 a.m. EST on Feb. 3, 2017, and all associated assets — including, but not limited to, inspection reports, regulatory correspondence, enforcement records (including enforcement records that have not received final adjudication), research facility annual reports, lists of licensees and registrants under the Animal Welfare Act, and lists of designated qualified persons licensed by USDA-certified horse industry organizations.

In the event that the Animal Care Information System was not contained in a database, I request the raw HTML files, and all associated assets as described above. In the event that a backup made before 11:00 a.m. EST on Feb. 3, 2017, is not available, I request the current database as of the date your office processes this request. In the event that the database containing the Animal Care Information System and all associated assets is not segregable from a larger database, I request that larger database in its entirety.

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.


Ashley Williams


From: Boyd, Shirley A - APHIS


Ms. LaRima, the assigned Analyst to your FOIA request, will respond to your status inquiry.

Shirley Browning Boyd
4700 River Road, Unit 50
Riverdale, MD 20737

From: Coleman, LaRima - APHIS

Ms. Williams:

This email is in response to your request for a status update. Your FOIA request was sent to the Animal Care Program for it to search for responsive records. As soon as we receive the records, I can continue processing your request, and will do so as quickly as possible. In the interim, if you have any other questions or concerns, please give me a call or send me an email.


LaRima L. Coleman
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
Legislative and Public Affairs
FOIA & Privacy Act Office
Telephone: (301) 851-4106
Fax: (301) 734-5941
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From: Coleman, LaRima - APHIS

Good afternoon,

Unfortunately the program office is still searching for the information that is responsive to your request. To date, we (the FOIA Office) have not yet received any responsive records. I have sent a message requesting the status to the appropriate official in charge of searching for responsive records. As soon as I receive a response from them, I will provide you with an estimated by which I believe we can issue a response to your request.

As always, please contact me if you have any further questions or concerns.


From: Coleman, LaRima - APHIS

Good Morning Ms. Williams,

I regret to inform you that the status of your request is the same. We are still waiting for the Program Office to provide any responsive records they locate. My apologies for the delay but once we receive the responsive records, we will continue to process you request.
LaRima Coleman

From: Coleman, LaRima - APHIS

Good afternoon Ms. Williams,

The status of your FOIA request is the same. Unfortunately, no additional information is available at this time.


From: Coleman, LaRima - APHIS

Ms. Williams,

Good morning. The program office that is likely to have any records that are responsive to your request is currently experiencing a backlog of FOIA requests, which has delayed the time it is able to search for and provide records to this office. Please know that as soon as I receive the records, I will continue the processing of your request. My apologies for not being able to provide you more information at this time… but as always, if you have any other questions or concerns, please contact me.

Thank you,