Census Bureau Law Enforcement Requests Policy

Michael Morisy filed this request with the U.S. Census Bureau of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the policy regarding how to respond to law enforcement requests
for confidential/personal Census data.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 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.


Michael Morisy

From: Census

I am no longer the FOIA officer, please direct all FOIA requests to Mike Toland.  I have CC'd him here.

From: Michael J. Toland

August 8, 2012

Dear Mr. Morisy:

The U.S. Census Bureau received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request

on: August 8, 2012.

We will process your request within the required 20 business days of its receipt.

Your FOIA log number is: 2012-00269. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence.

Your request is assigned to FOIA staff member: Vernon Curry.

He can be reached at: 301-763-7325 or email: vernon.e.curry@census.gov.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the FOIA staff member assigned to your request.

Thank you,

Michael J. Toland, Ph.D.
Freedom of Information Act Officer
Chief, Freedom of Information Act and Information Branch

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 6, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number # 2012-00269.

Thank you for your help.

From: Census Bureau