Commerce Department Decision

Andrew Joyce filed this request with the Department of Commerce of the United States of America.
Tracking # DOC-BIS-2017-001106
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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From: Andrew Joyce

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any Department of Commerce activity since January 20, 2017 that directly or indirectly affects the following companies: Starboard GP Ltd., Starboard WLR Associates, L.P., WLR IMRF II Associates LLC, WLR/IVZ Mortgage Recovery Associates LLC, WLR Mezzanine Associates LLC, WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV GP, Ltd., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV GP, Ltd.

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,

Andrew Joyce

From: efoia@doc.gov

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=090004d2812c6e2f)
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2017-001106
* Requester Name: Andrew Joyce
* Date Submitted: 04/28/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Any Department of Commerce activity since January 20, 2017 that directly or indirectly affects the following companies: Starboard GP Ltd., Starboard WLR Associates, L.P., WLR IMRF II Associates LLC, WLR/IVZ Mortgage Recovery Associates LLC, WLR Mezzanine Associates LLC, WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV GP, Ltd., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV GP, Ltd.

From: efoia@doc.gov

04/28/2017 03:05 PM FOIA Request: DOC-OS-2017-001106

Dear Mr. Joyce:
This letter acknowledges receipt of your request for:
“…Department of Commerce activity since January 20, 2017 that directly or indirectly affects the following companies:  Starboard GP Ltd., Starboard WLR Associates, L.P., WLR IMRF II Associates LLC, WLR/IVZ Mortgage Recovery Associates LLC, WLR Mezzanine Associates LLC, WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV GP, Ltd., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV GP, Ltd.”
As written your request is broad and includes the entire Department of Commerce.  This request is considered burdensome, as many of the requested records are in paper format and would require a hand search for responsive records.
Please consider amending your request by narrowing the scope of your request, and/or specifying the Bureau of interest, topics or subject matter.
The Department of Commerce is decentralized and has fourteen (14) Bureaus with a FOIA Officer in each Bureau.  To assist you with determining which Bureau within the Department you believe would provide the documents you are seeking, please visit our website:  http://www.doc@gov .

The following is a list of Bureaus within the Department of Commerce:
Immediate Office of the Secretary (IOS) Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
U.S. Census Bureau (Cen)
Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA)
International Trade Administration (ITA)
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Office of Inspector General (OIG)

If there is no response to this letter within 30 days, we will close your request.
Harriette Boyd FOIA Specialist
DOC/OS/OPOG
202-482-1485
hboyd1@doc.gov

From: Andrew Joyce

Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

From: FOIA, Electronic

Thank you Mr. Joyce, your request will be assigned to Jennifer Kuo, Bureau of Industry and Security, Jennifer.kuo@bis.doc.gov<mailto:Jennifer.kuo@bis.doc.gov>.

Harriette Boyd
Freedom of Information Act Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Privacy and Open Government
Office: (202) 482-1485
Email: hboyd1@doc.gov

From: efoiarequest@bis.doc.gov

The FOIA request DOC-OS-2017-001106 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-BIS-2017-001106. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2017-001106
* New Tracking Number: DOC-BIS-2017-001106
* Requester Name: Andrew Joyce
* Date Submitted: 04/28/2017
* Long Description: Any Department of Commerce activity since January 20, 2017 that directly or indirectly affects the following companies: Starboard GP Ltd., Starboard WLR Associates, L.P., WLR IMRF II Associates LLC, WLR/IVZ Mortgage Recovery Associates LLC, WLR Mezzanine Associates LLC, WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV GP, Ltd., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV GP, Ltd.

From: EFOIA@doc.gov

The FOIA request DOC-BIS-2017-001106 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-2017-001106. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOC-BIS-2017-001106
* New Tracking Number: DOC-2017-001106
* Requester Name: Andrew Joyce
* Date Submitted: 04/28/2017
* Long Description: Any Department of Commerce activity since January 20, 2017 that directly or indirectly affects the following companies: Starboard GP Ltd., Starboard WLR Associates, L.P., WLR IMRF II Associates LLC, WLR/IVZ Mortgage Recovery Associates LLC, WLR Mezzanine Associates LLC, WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV GP, Ltd., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV GP, Ltd.

From: efoiarequest@bis.doc.gov

The FOIA request DOC-2017-001106 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-BIS-2017-001106. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOC-2017-001106
* New Tracking Number: DOC-BIS-2017-001106
* Requester Name: Andrew Joyce
* Date Submitted: 04/28/2017
* Long Description: Any Department of Commerce activity since January 20, 2017 that directly or indirectly affects the following companies: Starboard GP Ltd., Starboard WLR Associates, L.P., WLR IMRF II Associates LLC, WLR/IVZ Mortgage Recovery Associates LLC, WLR Mezzanine Associates LLC, WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV GP, Ltd., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV GP, Ltd.

From: Jennifer Kuo

Good Afternoon Mr. Joyce,

Your FOIA request was referred to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) for processing. I am the FOIA Officer for BIS and I have reviewed the scope of your request. I’d like to understand what type of “activities” are you interested in? Is an email search sufficient for your request?

You have asked for “any Department of Commerce activity since January 20, 2017 that directly or indirectly affects the following companies: Starboard GP Ltd., Starboard WLR Associates, L.P., WLR IMRF II Associates LLC, WLR/IVZ Mortgage Recovery Associates LLC, WLR Mezzanine Associates LLC, WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates IV DSS AIV GP, Ltd., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV, L.P., WLR Recovery Associates V DSS AIV GP, Ltd.”

BIS main website is located at, https://www.bis.doc.gov/, where you can find a description of BIS organization including the organizational chart and program offices.

Please let me know and you can reach me by email or via phone at 202-482-0953.
Thanks,
Jennifer Kuo

From: Jennifer Kuo

Good Afternoon Mr. Joyce,

Please contact me by June 9 or your request will be considered closed. I need further clarifications on the FOIA request you submitted to the Department of Commerce.

You can reach me via email at Jennifer.Kuo@bis.doc.gov<mailto:Jennifer.Kuo@bis.doc.gov> or by phone at 202-482-0953.

Thank you,
Jennifer

From: efoiarequest@bis.doc.gov

DOC-BIS-2017-001106 has been processed with the following final disposition: Other -- Admin close - no response from requester.
Ms. Joyce,
Please contact me if you are still interested in this FOIA request.  I can be reached at 202-482-0953 or Jennifer.Kuo@bis.doc.gov.
Thank you,
Jennifer
Jennifer Kuo BIS FOIA Officer

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