Anita Perry - DOE 'Asset'

Frank Matt filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
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Due Dec. 7, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Frank Matt

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I request all records related to or mentioning Anita Perry's participation in Department of Energy delegations and foreign trips. Records should include, but are not limited to, written and electronic correspondence regarding her participation, records related to the cost of her travel, her qualifications, and her official duties and schedule as a member of these delegations. I also request all memoranda and records related from the Office of General Counsel's review of Anita Perry's participation in department delegations.

The Department of Energy press office confirmed Anita Perry's participation as a delegate in at least two foreign trips in this E&E News report:
The story also contains DOE's confirmation of the Office of General Counsel's review of Anita Perry's participation in department delegations.

As a member of the news media, I request a waiver of fees for this request. I am a reporter whose work has been published with McClatchy Newspapers, The Investigative Fund and Al Jazeera English. I am currently pursuing journalistic projects in the employ of outlets including The Investigative Fund, Climate Home and MuckRock. I am requesting this information for the purposes of newsgathering for

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.


Frank Matt


Mr. Matt,

Attached is acknowledgment of your recent FOIA request.

Thank you,

Mayank Bishnoi, Esq.
Central Research, Contractor to the
US Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 287-6686


Good Morning Mr. Matt,

We are working diligently to process your request and I hope to have a response to you in the next few weeks. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best Wishes,
Melissa Darr, Esq.
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585


Mr. Matt,

Thank you for checking in on this request. The analyst assigned to your case, Ms. Melissa Darr, is out of the office until Wednesday, May 16th. Once she is back in the office, she will be able to give you a status update on this case.


Good Morning,

Thank you for your email. We are continuing to process your request and hope to have a response to you soon.
Best Wishes,

From: Department of Energy

Dear Mr. Matt,

I am a FOIA Analyst working with the Department of Energy. I was recently assigned to take over the processing of your above-referenced request. I couldn't help but notice that some time has passed since you filed your request. If you are still interested in receiving results to your request, I will do my best to obtain them for you, as quickly as possible. If you are no longer interested, I can close your request. Please, let me know, if you are still seeking a response to FOIA request #: HQ-2018-00233-F.
Best Regards,

Craig E. Greenberg, Esq.
F.O.I.A. Analyst
Central Research, Inc., Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
Office: (202)586-7504