|Submitted||Jan. 24, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
A copy of any social media plans generated between November 1, 2016 and Febuary 1, 2017 for the @BadlandsNPS Twitter account, which is operated by the National Park Service.
Please include emails, spreadsheets, PowerPoints, and other documents used to help plan and manage the National Park Service social media accounts.
I also request a copy any emails sent or received by any employee or contractor that manages or oversees management of National Park Service social media accounts that include any of the following search keywords:
You may limit this request for emails to those sent or received between January 1, 2017 and 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.
We have received your request and have assigned it tracking number
NPS-2017-00372. All future communications should reference this tracking
number. In accordance with 43 CFR 2.19, we are notifying you that we have
determined that we will need to extend the basic 20 workday time limit, in
order to make a determination on your request. We are taking this ten-day
extension due to the need to search for responsive records in multiple
We expect to issue our determination response to you by, to you by March 8,
2017. If you do not receive our response by that date, you may consider
your request administratively denied and may file an appeal. You may file
an appeal by writing to:
Freedom of Information Act Appeals Officer
Office of the Solicitor
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
The appeal should be marked, both on the envelope and the face of the
appeal letter, with the legend "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEAL." Your appeal
should be accompanied by a copy of your original request and copies of all
correspondence between yourself and the National Park Service related to
this request. Please note appeals received after 5 p.m. EST will be
considered to have been received as of the following day.
You may also contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)
at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the
FOIA mediation services they offer. You can contact OGIS at:
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Your request has been put into our exceptional and voluminous
track , which means that the estimated completion date for processing and
releasing responsive records will be April 19, 2017.. You have the right
to limit the scope of your request so that it may be processed within the
20 work-day time limit or an opportunity to arrange an alternative time
frame for processing the request. For example, you could limit your request
to records held by staff in the Washington and regional public affairs
offices who have social media responsibilities. Or another option might be
to limit the date range to the period of January 20, 2017, to the present.
Please feel free to contact me, both as the FOIA Liaison and the person who
is processing your request, to discuss the processing of your request.
Regarding your request for any e-mails received by individuals who manage
NPS social media accounts, I have confirmed with the staff in our public
affairs and information technology offices that the NPS Twitter accounts
are not centrally managed. They also have advised me that they do not have
a master list of all accounts and/or the individuals who have
responsibilities for managing those accounts. So at this point we have no
way to determine who needs search for responsive records.
So I'm contacting you to request that you specify which Twitter accounts
you are interested in. Once we have that information, then we can
determine which NPS employees have management responsibilities for those
accounts and request that they conduct a search of their e-mails for the
terms you have requested.
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