Communications between Amazon and the FAA

Andrew Couts filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any email communications between FAA employees and employees of, Inc., between November 1, 2014, and March 18, 2015.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is not being made 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.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Dear Mr. O'Neill,

Based on our review of your correspondence, we are unable to take any action at this time. Please be advised that in the FOIA the standard for determining whether a particular request is reasonable is if a professional agency employee familiar with the subject of the request could locate a responsive record(s) with reasonable effort. In this case, the location of the information you have requested, if it exists in the files of the FAA, is unknown, and any search would be based on guesswork. In order to determine if these documents exist the FAA will need you to either provide an employee who would have spoken with the named individuals of Amazon, or at minimum an office where you believe these correspondences took place. If you are able to provide this information, please resubmit your FOIA request, as this one has been withdrawn.


Alan Billings
FOIA Business Analyst

Federal Aviation Administration AFN-140
CPS Professional Services



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