Bears Ears

Nick Surgey filed this request with the Department of the Interior of the United States of America.
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OS -2017-00518

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From: Nick Surgey

To Whom It May Concern:

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

For electronic records in the possession of the following Interior Department custodians that contain the keywords “Bears Ears” or “San Juan County”:

1. Ryan Zinke
2. Thomas Baptiste
3. Christine Bauserman
4. Kathleen Benedetto
5. Megan Bloomgren
6. Caroline Boulton
7. Scott Cameron
8. James Cason
9. Micah Chambers
10. Marshall Critchfield
11. Landon Davis
12. Natalie Davis
13. Thomas Dickens
14. Douglas Domenech
15. Daniel Fisher
16. Nancy Guiden
17. Casey Hammond
18. Scott Hommel
19. Virginia Johnson
20. Daniel Jorjani
21. Amanda Kaster
22. Benjamin Keel
23. Katharine MacGregor
24. Downey Magallanes
25. Lori Mashburn
26. Amy Mitchell
27. Ryan Nichols
28. Ricky Puckett
29. Brendan Quinn
30. Russell Roddy
31. James Schindler
32. Melissa Simpson
33. Heather Swift
34. Timothy Williams
35. Wadi Yakhour

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

The Center for Media and Democracy is entitled to a fee waiver because it is a news media organization, and because this request for records concerns activities or operations of the government. Disclosure of the requested records will likely increase public understanding of government operations since CMD has the ability and the intention, through the means described below, to effectively convey information contained within the requested records to a broad public audience. Founded in 1993, CMD’s investigative research and reporting has appeared in local and national publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Washington Post. CMD documents key facts in order to reveal the impact of policies on ordinary people, and has received various awards for its investigative reporting. In addition to using the information from this FOIA request to generate news stories, CMD would distribute information obtained and inform the public at large through various online platforms. CMD publishes information and investigative findings on a near daily basis through CMD’s reporting websites, PRWatch and ExposedbyCMD.

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,

Nick Surgey
Center for Media and Democracy

From: OS, OS FOIA

Dear Mr. Surgey,

Please find attached the acknowledgement letter for FOIA request
OS-2017-00518.
Thanks,

Nick

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: OS, OS FOIA

Dear Mr. Surgey,

We are waiting to receive records from our program office in response to
your request. Once we receive these records, we can begin processing these
records and provide them to you as quickly as possible. Hope that you have
a great day!
Thanks,

Cindy

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: OS, OS FOIA

Dear Mr. Surgey,

We are waiting to receive records in response to your request. Once
we receive these records, we can begin processing these records and
provide them to you as quickly as possible. Hope that you have a great day!
Thanks,

Cindy

--
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: OS, OS FOIA

Mr. Koronowski

We are continuing to follow up on the search being conducted by our program
office in response to your request. Once we receive these records, we can
begin processing these records and provide them to you as quickly as
possible. Hope that you have a great day!]
Thanks,
Justin

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: OS, OS FOIA

Dear Mr. Surgey,

We are still coordinating and waiting for records. Please be assured we
are following up regularly and will begin processing as soon as we have all
potentially responsive records.
Thanks,

Cindy

--
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: OS, OS FOIA

Dear Mr. Surgey,

Thank you for your continued interest in your Freedom of Information Act
request. We are still following up on our search for potentially responsive
documents. Once we have received all records, we will endeavor to release
them as soon as possible.
Thanks,

Nick

--
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of the Interior

Mr. Surgey,

Thank you for contacting our office.
We are still awaiting the receipt of responsive records and unable to
provide a timeline of completion.

We are working as expeditiously as possible.
Thank you for your patience.
Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of the Interior

Dear Mr. Surgey,

We are still waiting to receive all responsive records and unable
to provide a timeline of completion. Please know that we are working as
expeditiously as possible.

Thank you for your patience and contacting our office.
Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of the Interior

Mr. Surgey,

RE: FOIA Request, OS -2017-00518

We are making progress, however still waiting to receive all records before
we can begin processing your request. Therefore, we are unable to provide a
timeline of completion.
Your patience is appreciated and thank you for contacting our office.

Thank you
-Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of the Interior

Mr. Surgey,

Some progress has been made and those records are in review. We fully
understand your request and do not need further clarification.

Please know we are working as expeditiously as possible to process and
release your requested records.

Thank you for contacting our office.

Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of the Interior

Dear Mr. Surgey,

RE: OS-2017-00518

Please know that we are still waiting for potentially responsive records
from the program office. Once we have received all records, we will
endeavor to release them as soon as possible.

We appreciate you contacting our office and are working as expeditiously as
possible.

v/r,
Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of the Interior

Dear Mr. Surgey,

Thank you for your inquiry. At this time we are still waiting on a program
office to send us any potentially responsive records as we do
not retain records in the OS FOIA office. Once we have those records, we
can begin processing them. While we cannot provide you a timeline at this
point, please be assured we are working to complete your request as
promptly as we can.
Thanks,

Cindy Sweeney

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Nick Surgey

Cindy

I was informed in February that records were in review, but your email suggests that this was not correct. Can you please clarify.

Thanks,

Nick Surgey
Co-Director
Documented

From: Department of the Interior

Dear Mr. Surgey,

Thank you for your inquiry. At this time we have received all of the
records for OS and are processing these records. We are still waiting on
records from other bureaus (since we have been coordinating between bureaus
with the monuments requests). Please know that we are working as
diligently as possible to release records to you. Hope that you have a
wonderful day!
Thanks,

Cindy Sweeney

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Nick Surgey

Thank you for your email. Since this request was made more than eleven months ago, we would ask that records be released on a rolling basis.

Thanks,

Nick Surgey
Co-Director
Documented

From: Department of the Interior

Dear Mr. Surgey,

As records for all of the monument requests have been processed, we have
been releasing these records on a rolling basis onto our website. Please
check our website and as more get processed they will be uploaded to our
website at https://www.doi.gov/foia/os. I hope that this helps!
Thanks,
Cindy Sweeney

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of the Interior

Dear Requester,

We are writing to partially respond to your national monument-related FOIA
request(s) on behalf of the Office of the Secretary. We have released
records related to the Secretary’s review of certain National Monuments
designated or expanded under the Antiquities Act of 1906 at
https://www.doi.gov/foia/os/national-monuments-review-executive-order-13792.
The newly released documents are located at the bottom of the page under
“Categorized Records.” The categories will enable you to locate the
documents responsive to the information sought in the FOIA requests that
you submitted.

Please see the attached letter for additional information about this
release.

Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

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