BLM and COGCC MOU

John Herrick filed this request with the Bureau of Land Management of the United States of America .
Tracking #

2020-00171

Due Dec. 17, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: John Herrick


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all communication since January 1, 2019 between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Office, the BLM Colorado State Office or the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) regarding a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning oil and gas permitting on BLM and U.S. Forest Service land in Colorado.

The request includes any emails, letters or text messages between Deputy Director William Perry Pendley, the Colorado State Office Director Jamie Connell or COGCC Director Jeff Robbins, any drafts of an MOU regarding oil and gas drilling on federal land in Colorado, and any emails or letters between the BLM National Office, BLM Colorado State Office, and the COGCC mentioning the words “oil,” “gas,” “permit,” “inspection,” “181,” or “energy independence.”

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,

John Herrick

From: Bureau of Land Management

Good afternoon Mr. Herrick,

Our FOIA received your FOIA request dated and received in our office
November 18, 2019. We assigned it control number 2020-00171. Please cite
this number in any future communications with our office regarding your
request. In your request you asked for the following:

"Any and all communication since January 1, 2019 between the Bureau of Land
Management (BLM) National Office, the BLM Colorado State Office or the
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) regarding a memorandum
of understanding (MOU) concerning oil and gas permitting on BLM and U.S.
Forest Service land in Colorado."

We have classified you as an “other-use” requester. As such, we may charge
you for some of our search and duplication costs, but we will not charge
you for our review costs; you are also entitled to up to 2 hours of search
time and 100 pages of photocopies (or an equivalent volume) for free. See
43 C.F.R. § 2.39. If, after taking into consideration your fee category
entitlements, our processing costs are less than $50.00, we will not bill
you because the cost of collection would be greater than the fee collected.
See 43 C.F.R. § 2.49(a)(1)

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