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

Steve Horn filed this request with the Department of Energy Inspector General of the United States of America.
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HQ-2019-00749-F

Multi Request Bill Cooper Conflict of Interest Waiver/Personnel File
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Completed

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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 LinkedIn.com 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.

Sincerely,

Steve Horn

From:

Dear Mr. Horn:

Please find attached the acknowledgement letter for your DOE FOIA Request HQ-2019-00749-F.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your request, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.
Best regards,
Rachel

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

From:

Good morning, Mr. Horn:

Do you happen to have any availability in the near future to discuss this request? Before proceeding with any searches, I just want to ask you a few brief questions that I believe will help move the process along more quickly and more efficiently.

Please feel free to call me at your convenience at the phone number below, or please let me know a convenient time and phone number to reach you. Thank you.
Best,
Rachel

Rachel Dillon Fellows, Esq.
(202) 287-6831

From: Steve Horn

Hi Rachel,

Sounds good. I'll call you this afternoon. Thanks for your response.

Best,
Steve

From: Steve Horn

Sorry today got away from me. Will call tomorrow.

From: Department of Energy Inspector General

Mr. Horn,

No worries at all. I'm generally in the office from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, so please feel free to try me whenever convenient.
Thanks,
Rachel

Rachel Dillon Fellows, Esq.
(202) 287-6831

From: Steve Horn

Hi Rachel:

Just called and left a voicemail. Looks like I missed you because it was about 4:30 your time when I called. Give me a call tomorrow maybe at about 10:00 AM PT or so? Thanks!

Best,
Steve
262-705-5856

From: Department of Energy Inspector General

Mr. Horn,

I think I missed you by 5 or 10 minutes yesterday, but I'm glad we can talk today. Per your last email, I will try giving you a call in a half hour or so.
Thanks,
Rachel

From: Department of Energy Inspector General

Mr. Horn,

Thank you again for speaking with me just now. Per our conversation, you have set a date range of August 1, 2018, to April 15, 2019, for all elements of this request. Further, you have agreed to provide DOE with search terms to run for any electronic searches.

We look forward to receiving the list of search terms from you so that we can continue moving forward with that portion of your request. If you have any follow-up questions however, please feel free to get in touch again.
Best,
Rachel

From: Steve Horn

Hi Rachel,

Thanks for talking me through the clarifications. To clarify on the time parameters, can we actually do June 1, 2018-date of request? In terms of search terms, let's go with these:

"LNG," "liquefied natural gas," "Puerto Rico," "Jones Act," "Merchant Marine Act," "Integrated Resource Plan," "New Fortress Energy"

Let me know if you need anything else on my end. Thanks again!

Best,
Steve

From: Department of Energy Inspector General

Mr. Horn,

Happy to help. Yes, I can certainly readjust the time frame to June 1, 2018, to April 15, 2019. And thank you very much for providing that list of search terms- we will run these seven search terms in our search, and that information will be very helpful to us.
Best,
Rachel

From: Steve Horn

Hi Rachel,

Just writing to check in on the status of this request. Hope you had a good Monday and thanks for your help throughout this process!

Best,
Steve

From: Department of Energy Inspector General

Hi Steve,

I'm still working with various offices here to confirm that we have located all of the potentially responsive documents. I expect to have all of the documents back by next week, though, and I'll do my best to move this along as quickly as possible.

Thanks so much for your patience, and please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or want another status at any point. Have a good weekend.
Best,
Rachel

Rachel Dillon Fellows, Esq.
(202) 287-6831

From: Department of Energy Inspector General

Mr. Horn,

DOE is still processing this response. Thanks, and please feel free to contact me if you have any follow-up questions.
Best,
Rachel

Rachel Dillon Fellows, Esq.
(202) 287-6831

From: Department of Energy Inspector General

Good morning, Mr. Horn:

DOE is still processing this request. I will do my best to get you a response as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions or need anything else, please feel free to give me a call.
Thanks,
Rachel

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

From: Department of Energy Inspector General

Good morning, Mr. Horn:

DOE is still processing this request. We will do our best to get you a response soon.

If I can assist with anything else, please feel free to contact me.
Best,
Rachel

Rachel Dillon Fellows, Esq.
(202) 287-6831

From: Department of Energy Inspector General

Mr. Horn,

DOE is still processing this request. Thanks for your patience; please let me know if you have any questions or if I can assist with anything else.
Best,
Rachel

Rachel Dillon Fellows, Esq.
(202) 287-6831

From: Steve Horn

Hi Rachel,

What exactly is the delay at this point and when will the documents be made available? It's now been about half a year since I filed this request.

Please let me know and thanks.

Best,
Steve

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.

Best,
Steve

From: Department of Energy Inspector General

Good Morning Mr. Horn,
Please find attached, the final response for the above-referenced request.
Thank you,

Veronica Jones, Esq.
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
202 586 9141

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