Burman Title Transfer CVP

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Bureau of Reclamation of the United States of America .
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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all written or electronic communications, including email attachments, sent or received by Brenda Burman that relate to the title transfer or proposed title transfer of irrigation infrastructure to water contractors of California's Central Valley Project. This request also seeks written or electronic communications, including email attachments, that contain one or more of the following words or phrases: WIIN

This request does not seek aggregated clips of newspaper articles.

I am a reporter for The Guardian and Pacific Standard.

I am a reporter for The Guardian and Pacific Standard.

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.


Jimmy Tobias

From: Bureau of Reclamation

REF: BOR-2019-00217

Jimmy Tobias:

See attached acknowledgement letter for the subject FOIA request.

Jesse Caro
Reclamation FOIA

From: Jimmy Tobias

Thank you!

Also, I should note, if you are planning to mail any responsive documents please mail them to 124 Washington Place New York NY 10014.

Thank you again.

Jimmy Tobias

From: Bureau of Reclamation

We are familiar with the MuckRock submission process but no other mailing
address and/or contact information was provided. In the future it would
help with proper addressing if you included your contact information in the
initial request.

From: Jimmy Tobias

Sounds great. In the future I will include my personal mailing address. It is 124 Washington Place, New York NY 10014.

Thank you.

Jimmy Tobias

From: Bureau of Reclamation

Mr. Tobias,

Our staff in D.C. have begun the search process for your recent requests
but they're hoping to limit the search scope and duplication with the
additional request being processed by the region. Do you have a date window
for the CVP/WIIN search for Brenda Burman?

Thank you,

From: Jimmy Tobias

Hi Jesse,

Thanks for the note. The date window for this request is from August 1, 2017 to the date this request was processed.

Let me know if there are any other questions or concerns I can address around this request.

Thanks so much!

Jimmy Tobias

From: Bureau of Reclamation

I'm not sure if anyone has responded to this request for status but I
believe the documents have been collected and are currently going through
solicitor review, you should hear something soon. The documents are related
to political appointees and there's an additional review process to ensure
exempted information is redacted. If there are redactions you will be
notified of the applicable exemption.


From: Bureau of Reclamation


Please see the attached final response letter and documents.

  • DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Mail - Fwd_ ... 2_30pm - 4pm (PDT) (lindell@wapa


  • Final_Response_BOR-2019-00217

  • DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Mail - Fwd_ ...5_30pm - 7pm (EDT) (errogers@usbr