|Submitted||Oct. 4, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
- All communications between the CBP Office of Congressional Affairs—assistant commissioner Pete Ladowicz and deputy assistant commissioner Kim M. Lowry, as well as branch chiefs Jennifer Sava and Robert Andrews—and the office of U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) from Nov. 1, 2017 and Oct. 3, 2017.
- All communications among the assistant and deputy assistant commissioners listed above and acting commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan including "FOIA" or "McSally" between Nov. 1, 2016 and Oct. 3, 2017.
Please note that for the purposes of this request, this includes all or electronic communications from personal email accounts, if used for work purposes, which are considered federal record under NARA guidance.
This is a media request. The requester is CJ Ciaramella, a full-time reporter employed at Reason Magazine. 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.
This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28166f2b9)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2018-003725
* Requester Name: CJ Ciaramella
* Date Submitted: 10/04/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Requesting all communications between the CBP office of Congressional Affairs-Assistant commissioner Peter Ladowicz and deputy assistant commissioner Kim M. Lowry, as well as branch chiefs Jennifer Sava and Robert Andrews-and the office of US Rep. Martha McSally from 11/01/2016-10/03/2017. Please note that for the purposes of this request, this includes all or electronic communication from personal email accounts, if used for work purposes, which are considered federal record under NARA guidance. Request not being made for commercial purposes.
This is in reply to your Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). You requested the following: (1) all communications between the Office of Congressional Affairs-Assistant Commissioner Peter Ladowicz and Deputy Assistant Commissioner Kim M. Lowry, as well as Branch Chiefs Jennifer Sava and Robert Andrews-and the Office of U.S. Rep. Martha McSally from November 1, 2016 to October 3, 2017; and (2) all communications among the Assistant and Deputy Assistant Commissioners listed above and Acting Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan including “FOIA” or “McSally” between November 1, 2016 and October 3, 2017.
After careful review of your FOIA request, we determined that your request is too broad in scope or did not specifically identify the records which you are seeking. Records must be described in reasonably sufficient detail to enable government employees who are familiar with the subject area to locate records without placing an unreasonable burden upon the agency. For this reason, 6 C.F.R. Part 5 §5.3(b) of the DHS FOIA regulations require that you describe the records you are seeking with as much information as possible to ensure that our search can locate them with a reasonable amount of effort. Please be advised, we are unable to perform a search for emails without the subject matter of the emails.
In order to conduct a search for emails maintained by CBP we need:
* Name(s) and or e-mail address(es) of individual(s) receiving or sending the e-mail;
* The time frame in which the search should be conducted; and,
* The subject matter of emails.
If we do not hear from you within 30 days from the date of this letter, we will assume you are no longer interested in this FOIA request as it pertains to this office, and this case will be administratively closed. Please be advised that this action is not a denial of your request and will not preclude you from filing other requests in the future.
You may contact a FOIA Public Liaison by sending an email via your FOIAonline account, or call 202-325-0150. Please notate file number CBP-2018-003725 on any future correspondence to CBP related to this request.