Commercial and Potable Diving

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Department of Labor of the United States of America.
Due Aug. 4, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Reports and statistics on the number of commercial or potable diving accidents per year since 2010.
-Any DOL studies done on how to improve safety for commercial and potable divers since the year 2000.
-A list of investigations into commercial and potable diving accidents since the year 2010.
-Guidelines and safety regulations for potable and commercial diving companies.

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,

Curtis Waltman

From: Karamoko, Arginia - SOL

Hello:

Your request has been assigned to OSHA with tracking number 835155. When they begin processing it, you will be able to track its progress at www.dol.gov/foia<http://www.dol.gov/foia>. If you need to contact them about it for any reason, please submit your inquiry through osha.foia@dol.gov<mailto:osha.foia@dol.gov> or phone 202-693-1999. In addition, it would be helpful to include the tracking number in the Subject line of any submission to the agency or to have it available at the time of your call.

Sincerely,

Arginia Karamoko
Government Information Specialist, Office of Information Services
Office of the Solicitor | Management & Administrative Legal Services
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
200 Constitution Ave., N.W., N-2420 | Washington, DC 20210
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From: Streets, April - OSHA

Dear Mr. Waltman:

This letter is to acknowledge receipt of your July 7, 2017, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which was forwarded to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP) for response on July 12. Your request has been assigned FOIA tracking number: 835155. Please refer to this number in any future correspondence.

You request the following:

"-Reports and statistics on the number of commercial or potable diving accidents per year since 2010.
-Any DOL studies done on how to improve safety for commercial and potable divers since the year 2000.
-A list of investigations into commercial and potable diving accidents since the year 2010.
-Guidelines and safety regulations for potable and commercial diving companies."

Your request is currently in progress. Note that your response is anticipated to exceed the allotted 20 days, as all FOIA's are sent to the Office of the Solicitor (SOL) for clearance, which usually protracts processing time. This request also involves coordination with another agency component, who will query OSHA's databases for responsive accidents and investigations, which requires time on their end, as well. Please keep these considerations in mind while you await your response.

Sincerely,

April Streets
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP)
200 Constitution Ave., NW, N3119
Washington, DC 20210

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