Chief FOIA officer exemption 5 guidance (Federal Trade Commission)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America.


From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any guidance, memo, protocol, directive or other document (or segment of another document) written by or for the Chief FOIA/Privacy Officer that provides departmental application of FOIA exemption 5 from 1990 to the day this request is processed.

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, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Chender, Julian M.


I received your FOIA request regarding Exemption 5 application. I have a few questions for you about the scope and fee status of your request, so please call me as soon as you can: (202) 326-2631.

Thank you!

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Chender,

Thank you for speaking with me. Per our phone conversation, I agree to narrow the search time frame to documents created within the past ten (10) years.

Thank you for your assistance,

From: Chender, Julian M.

Thanks, Shawn. We will process your request accordingly.

From: Federal Trade Commission

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Trade Commission

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Federal Trade Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.