Christiansen Comms

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the U.S. Forest Service of the United States of America .
Tracking #

2018-FS-WO-04300-F

Status
Completed

Communications

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 sent or received by Interim Chief Vicki Christiansen that contain one or more of the following words or phrases: "Mountain Valley Pipeline", "MVP", "tree sit", "tree sitter", "protest", "protestor", "protestors", "arrest", "arrests", "Chancey", "Nutty", "Appalachian Mountain Advocates", and/or "Appalachian Trail Conservancy". This request also seeks all communication between Ms. Christiansen (or her executive assistant) and any representative of Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, EQT Midstream Partners, and/or any of their subsidiaries, parent companies or their private security contractors. This request seeks documents produced between March 1, 2018 and the date this request is processed.

I am a reporter with Pacific Standard 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.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias

From: U.S. Forest Service

Dear Mr. Tobias This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated May 29, 2018, which was received in the Washington Office (WO) FOIA Service Center on May 29, 2018.  You requested the following records:Any and all written or electronic communications sent or received by Interim Chief Vicki Christiansen that contain one or more of the following words or phrases: "Mountain Valley Pipeline", "MVP", "tree sit", "tree sitter", "protest", "protestor", "protestors", "arrest", "arrests", "Chancey", "Nutty", "Appalachian Mountain Advocates", and/or "Appalachian Trail Conservancy". This request also seeks all communication between Ms. Christiansen (or her executive assistant) and any representative of Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, EQT Midstream Partners, and/or any of their subsidiaries, parent companies or their private security contractors. This request seeks documents produced between March 1, 2018 and the date this request is processed. Please be advisedthat the WO FOIA Service Center has a backlog of pending FOIA requests andappeals.  We are diligently working to process each request and appeal inthe order in which it was received.  Your patience is greatly appreciated. To check on the status of your request, you may contact Sara Sullivan at 202-205-1369, or via e-mail to .  Please reference your assigned case number, 2018-FS-WO-04300-F. (mailto:slsullivan@fs.fed.us) slsullivan@fs.fed.us Thank you,
FOIA Service Center Team
Forest Service

From: U.S. Forest Service

Mr. Tobias,

I have submitted an Ediscovery search (search of the Chief’s email account) and a search from the Chief’s office. As soon as I receive all of the records, I will be able to process your FOIA request.

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Sara L. Sullivan
Government Information Specialist

Forest Service
WO-FOIA/PA

p: 202-205-1369
slsullivan@fs.fed.us<mailto:slsullivan@fs.fed.us>

201 14th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20250
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From: U.S. Forest Service

Good morning,

I am awaiting a search result from the Chief’s office. As soon as I received all the responsive records, I will be able to process your FOIA request. (2018-FS-WO-04300-F).

Thank you,

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Sara L. Sullivan
Government Information Specialist

Forest Service
WO-FOIA/PA

p: 202-205-1369
slsullivan@fs.fed.us<mailto:slsullivan@fs.fed.us>

201 14th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20250
www.fs.fed.us<http://www.fs.fed.us/>
[USDA Logo]<http://usda.gov/>[Forest Service Twitter]<https://twitter.com/forestservice>[USDA Facebook]<https://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Forest-Service/1431984283714112>

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From: Jimmy Tobias

Thank you Sara.

Jimmy Tobias
248-763-0088

From: U.S. Forest Service

Good afternoon,

I have received the responsive records for your FOIA request, however, some of the records originated in other Agencies, therefore I must consult with those Agencies to complete the process. As soon as their review is completed, I will be able to provide a final response to your FOIA request.

[Forest Service Shield]

Sara L. Sullivan
Government Information Specialist

Forest Service
WO-FOIA/PA

p: 202-205-1369
slsullivan@fs.fed.us<mailto:slsullivan@fs.fed.us>

201 14th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20250
www.fs.fed.us<http://www.fs.fed.us/>
[USDA Logo]<http://usda.gov/>[Forest Service Twitter]<https://twitter.com/forestservice>[USDA Facebook]<https://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Forest-Service/1431984283714112>

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From: U.S. Forest Service

Your request had records that had other agency equities, therefore, I had to reach out to the other equities for review. Once those equities have provided their perspective of the responsive records, I will be able to finalize your request.

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Sara L. Sullivan
Acting Assistant Director, FOIA/PA

Forest Service
Office of Regulatory and Management Service

p: 202-205-1369
slsullivan@fs.fed.us<mailto:slsullivan@fs.fed.us>

1400 Independence Ave., SW Mailstop 1143
Washington, DC 20250

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From: U.S. Forest Service

Good morning,

As you may be aware, the Federal Government was partially closed. The Forest Service was closed during this shutdown.

However, your FOIA request was sent for final signature in December 2018 just before the shutdown. I expect that it will take a while for offices to get back on track but I will send an email message to find out when to expect a final signature.

Thank you for your patience,

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Sara L. Sullivan
Acting Assistant Director

Forest Service
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act

p: 202-205-1369
slsullivan@usda.gov<mailto:slsullivan@usda.gov>

1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
www.fs.fed.us<http://www.fs.fed.us/>
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From: U.S. Forest Service

Mr. Tobias,

Please see the attached in response to your FOIA request.

Thank you for your patience,

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Sara L. Sullivan
Acting Assistant Director

Forest Service
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act

p: 202-205-1369
slsullivan@usda.gov<mailto:slsullivan@usda.gov>

1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
www.fs.fed.us<http://www.fs.fed.us/>
[USDA Logo]<http://usda.gov/>[Forest Service Twitter]<https://twitter.com/forestservice>[USDA Facebook]<https://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Forest-Service/1431984283714112>

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