CDC Ebola samples and consent management C

Emmanuel Freudenthal filed this request with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States of America.
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18-00121

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From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records covering the time period December 1st 2013 to now.

I hereby request the following records:
1. A copy of all of contracts between the CDC and any subcontractors involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples
2. A list of security incidents related to the transportation, storage, tracking, and use of Ebola samples in the affected countries.
3. A list of all the projects funded by the CDC with “Ebola” in the name or the description
4. The final reports, if they exist, or the annual reports of all the projects funded by the CDC under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.R. 83) and the HHS Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF).

This request should be properly classified as a media request. I am a freelance investigative reporter covering covering East and Central Africa, with a particular focus on business, corruption, natural resources, land and social issues.

I have a strong likelihood of publishing news articles based on information released in response to this request. I have previously been published in Le Monde Afrique, IRIN News, Sydney Morning Herald, African Arguments and others.

This request should be properly classified as a media request. I am a freelance investigative reporter covering covering East and Central Africa, with a particular focus on business, corruption, natural resources, land and social issues. I have a strong likelihood of publishing news articles based on information released in response to this request. I have previously been published in Le Monde Afrique, IRIN News, Sydney Morning Herald, African Arguments and others. If you have questions about my media classification, please let me know and I'm happy to address them.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not, and I would like text-searchable documents.

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.

Best regards,
Emmanuel Freudenthal

From:

November 8, 2017
Request Number: 18-00121-FOIA
Dear Mr. Freudenthal:
This is regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of November 7, 2017, for respective copy contracts between the CDC and any subcontractors documents involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples(Date Range for Record Search: From 12/1/2013 To 11/7/2017).
Please see the attached letter.
Sincerely,
CDC/ATSDR FOIA Office

From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

Dear CDC,

Could you clarify specifically which of the 4 points of the request you find is overly broad ?

I believe that the request is sufficiently narrow, so I think there's a point on which we don't understand each other. Here are further details on the documents requested which I hope will clear any misunderstanding:
- Under point 1: I doubt there will be many contracts for the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples. This would be quite a specific activity. If you would prefer a search term, then I'd like all of the contracts which contain the word "Ebola" in the title or content between 2013 and now.
- Point 2 is also very specific. If such a list does not exist, then please let me know.
- Point 3: I have provided you with a specific search term and the responsive document would only be a list of projects.
- Point 4: I could have been clearer there. I seek the the final reports, if they exist, or the annual reports of all the projects funded by the CDC that are relevant to the request, i.e. those that have the word "Ebola" and that would be the projects that are listed in the reply to Point 3.

Best,
Emmanuel

From:

Good morning Mr. Freudenthal,

Please give me a call at 770-488-6338 between 7:30am and 4:00 pm., to discuss narrowing the scope of your requests 18-00070 and 18-00121. I tried to reach by phone.
Thanks,

Karen La Rue
Government Information Specialist
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act Office
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Phone: (770) 488-6338
E-mail: klarue@cdc.gov<mailto:klarue@cdc.gov>
AWS -1st Friday of PP

From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

Dear Ms La Rue,

I've tried to call you twice just now and left a message on your answering machine. Please call me back on the number I've given you (East Africa time).

Thanks,
Emmanuel

From:

November 20, 2017
Request Number: 18-00121-FOIA
Dear Mr. Freudenthal:
This is regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of November 7, 2017, for respective copy contracts between the CDC and any subcontractors documents involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples(Date Range for Record Search: From 12/1/2013 To 11/7/2017).
Please see the attached letter.
Sincerely,
CDC/ATSDR FOIA Office

From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

Dear CDC,

Thanks for the reply. Could you let me know the date at which you think you'll be able to fullfill this FOIA request?

Best,
Emmanuel

From:

Please see acknowledgement letter for the anticipated completion date for request 18-00121.
Thanks,
Karen

From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

Dear Karen,

Sorry I had missed this information in the reply.

Best,
Emmanuel

From:

December 28, 2017
Request Number: 18-00121-FOIA
Dear Mr. Freudenthal:
This is regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of November 7, 2017, for respective copy contracts between the CDC and any subcontractors documents involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples(Date Range for Record Search: From 12/1/2013 To 11/7/2017).
Please see the attached letter.
Sincerely,
CDC/ATSDR FOIA Office

From:

January 11, 2018
Request Number: 18-00121-FOIA
Dear Mr. Freudenthal:
This is regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of November 7, 2017, for respective copy contracts between the CDC and any subcontractors documents involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples(Date Range for Record Search: From 12/1/2013 To 11/7/2017).
Please see the attached letter.
Sincerely,
CDC/ATSDR FOIA Office

From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

Dear CDC,

My apologies, I had missed this letter.

Could we re-open this request?

I would like the following, which i've tried to narrow down:
1. A copy of all of contracts between the CDC and any subcontractors involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples from Liberia, Sierra Leone and/or Guinea between 2013 and now.

2. A list of security incidents related to the transportation, storage, tracking, and use of Ebola samples collected in Liberia, Sierra Leone and/or Guinea.

3. A list of all the projects funded by the CDC with ‘Ebola’ in the name or the description between 2013 and today.

4. The final reports, if they exist, or the annual reports of all the projects funded by the CDC under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.R. 83) and the HHS Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF). i.e. those that have the word ‘Ebola’ and that would be the projects that are listed in the reply to Point 3.

If this is still not sufficiently narrow, please let me know which points are too broad.

Thanks in advance. Best regards,
Emmanuel

From:

From: FOIA Requests (CDC)
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 8:16 AM
To: LaRue, Karen (CDC/OCOO/OD) <hvi6@cdc.gov>
Subject: Fw: Freedom of Information Act Request #18-00121

This is a follow up to request number 18-00121

Have a Great Day....

Freedom of Information Act Office

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

770-488-6399 (Main) | FAX ~404-235-7852 | Email: FOIAREQUESTS@cdc.gov<mailto:FOIAREQUESTS@cdc.gov>

Hello Mr. Freudenthal,
We have closed request 18-00121 on January 19, 2018. You will need to send new request.
Thanks,
Karen

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To: FOIA Requests (CDC)
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #18-00121

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March 27, 2018

This is a follow up to request number 18-00121:

Dear CDC,

My apologies, I had missed this letter.

Could we re-open this request?

I would like the following, which i've tried to narrow down:
1. A copy of all of contracts between the CDC and any subcontractors involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples from Liberia, Sierra Leone and/or Guinea between 2013 and now.

2. A list of security incidents related to the transportation, storage, tracking, and use of Ebola samples collected in Liberia, Sierra Leone and/or Guinea.

3. A list of all the projects funded by the CDC with 'Ebola' in the name or the description between 2013 and today.

4. The final reports, if they exist, or the annual reports of all the projects funded by the CDC under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.R. 83) and the HHS Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF). i.e. those that have the word 'Ebola' and that would be the projects that are listed in the reply to Point 3.

If this is still not sufficiently narrow, please let me know which points are too broad.

Thanks in advance. Best regards,
Emmanuel

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On Jan. 11, 2018:
January 11, 2018
Request Number: 18-00121-FOIA
Dear Mr. Freudenthal:
This is regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of November 7, 2017, for respective copy contracts between the CDC and any subcontractors documents involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples(Date Range for Record Search: From 12/1/2013 To 11/7/2017).
Please see the attached letter.
Sincerely,
CDC/ATSDR FOIA Office

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On Dec. 28, 2017:
December 28, 2017
Request Number: 18-00121-FOIA
Dear Mr. Freudenthal:
This is regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of November 7, 2017, for respective copy contracts between the CDC and any subcontractors documents involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples(Date Range for Record Search: From 12/1/2013 To 11/7/2017).
Please see the attached letter.
Sincerely,
CDC/ATSDR FOIA Office

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On Nov. 22, 2017:
Dear Karen,

Sorry I had missed this information in the reply.

Best,
Emmanuel
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On Nov. 21, 2017:
Please see acknowledgement letter for the anticipated completion date for request 18-00121.
Thanks,
Karen
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On Nov. 21, 2017:
Dear CDC,

Thanks for the reply. Could you let me know the date at which you think you'll be able to fullfill this FOIA request?

Best,
Emmanuel

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On Nov. 7, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records covering the time period December 1st 2013 to now.

I hereby request the following records:
1. A copy of all of contracts between the CDC and any subcontractors involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples
2. A list of security incidents related to the transportation, storage, tracking, and use of Ebola samples in the affected countries.
3. A list of all the projects funded by the CDC with "Ebola" in the name or the description
4. The final reports, if they exist, or the annual reports of all the projects funded by the CDC under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.R. 83) and the HHS Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF).

This request should be properly classified as a media request. I am a freelance investigative reporter covering covering East and Central Africa, with a particular focus on business, corruption, natural resources, land and social issues.

I have a strong likelihood of publishing news articles based on information released in response to this request. I have previously been published in Le Monde Afrique, IRIN News, Sydney Morning Herald, African Arguments and others.

This request should be properly classified as a media request. I am a freelance investigative reporter covering covering East and Central Africa, with a particular focus on business, corruption, natural resources, land and social issues. I have a strong likelihood of publishing news articles based on information released in response to this request. I have previously been published in Le Monde Afrique, IRIN News, Sydney Morning Herald, African Arguments and others. If you have questions about my media classification, please let me know and I'm happy to address them.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not, and I would like text-searchable documents.

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.

Best regards,
Emmanuel Freudenthal

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From:

April 18, 2018
Request Number: 18-00121-FOIA
Dear Mr. Freudenthal:
This is regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of November 7, 2017, for respective copy contracts between the CDC and any subcontractors documents involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples(Date Range for Record Search: From 12/1/2013 To 11/7/2017).
Please see the attached letter.
Sincerely,
CDC/ATSDR FOIA Office
770-488-6399

From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

Dear CDC

Please treat this as a new request since the previous one was closed.

I would like the following, documents:
1. A copy of all of contracts between the CDC and any subcontractors involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples from Liberia, Sierra Leone and/or Guinea between 2013 and now.

2. A list of security incidents related to the transportation, storage, tracking, and use of Ebola samples collected in Liberia, Sierra Leone and/or Guinea.

3. A list of all the projects funded by the CDC with ‘Ebola’ in the name or the description between 2013 and today.

4. The final reports, if they exist, or the annual reports of all the projects funded by the CDC under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.R. 83) and the HHS Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF). i.e. those that have the word ‘Ebola’ and that would be the projects that are listed in the reply to Point 3.

If this is still not sufficiently narrow, please let me know which points are too broad.

Thanks in advance. Best regards,
Emmanuel

From:

Hello Mr. Freudenthal,

Request 18-00121 is closed. You would need to put in a new request and receive a new FOIA number. Send your request to foiarequests@cdc.gov<mailto:foiarequests@cdc.gov>.
Thanks,

Karen

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