Bill Cooper Conflict of Interest Waiver/Personnel File (Department of Energy)

Steve Horn filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
Multi Request Bill Cooper Conflict of Interest Waiver/Personnel File


From: Steve Horn

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents pertaining to any Conflicts of Interest Waiver and/or resume/CV on-file for William "Bill" Cooper to work as a Senior Advisor for the U.S. Department of Energy. According to his profile, Cooper has served a Senior Advisor capacity since November 2018.

I would also like any existing descriptions which may exist about Mr. Cooper's job duties/job description, as well as any/all documents, emails, letters or memoranda written by Mr. Cooper about the issue of liquefied natural gas (LNG) or Puerto Rico.

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.


Steve Horn

From: Department of Energy

Good afternoon, Mr. Horn:

Thanks for reaching out to our office earlier today. DOE is still working on your request and moving it forward. I hope to get you a response as soon as I can.

I know you've been very patient throughout this process, and I really do appreciate that. I left you a voicemail a few weeks ago when you last checked in with us. If you'd like to talk, I'm still available at any point. Thanks again.

Rachel Dillon Fellows, Esq.
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc., Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202) 287-6831

From: Steve Horn

Hi Rachel,

Following up for the umpteenth time on this now. Why is this taking so long and what's the delay? It was a very simple FOIA request.

Please advise and thanks for your time and help. Have a good weekend.


From: Department of Energy

Good morning Mr. Horn,

I am following up on the status email regarding this request. We provided the attached response last year. It was sent to the email address on the original request that you filed.

I am happy to assist you with this matter.


Chris Morris
FOIA Officer
Department of Energy