Communications related to 10 CFR Part 590

Daniel Sherwood filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
Tracking #

HQ-2017-01748-F

Due Oct. 10, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Daniel Sherwood

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). On behalf of the Climate Investigations Center (CIC), a national non-profit association of advocates, bloggers and researchers, pursuant to FOIA, I hereby request the following records:

1. Communications, records, or documents exchanged between staff of the Department of Energy (DOE) and Charif Souki, co-founder of Tellurian Incorporated, related to 10 CFR Part 590 "Small-Scale Natural Gas Exports" since January 1, 2017 until present;
2. Communications, records, or documents exchanged between staff of the DOE and Meg Gentle (also referred to as Meghan/Megan Gentle), President and Chief Executive Officer of Tellurian Inc., related to 10 CFR Part 590 "Small-Scale Natural Gas Exports" since January 1, 2017 until present;
3. Communications, records, or documents exchanged between staff of the DOE and Pat Outtrim, Senior Vice President (SVP) Government and Regulatory Affairs of Tellurian Inc., related to 10 CFR Part 590 "Small-Scale Natural Gas Exports" since January 1, 2017 until present;
4. Communications, records, or documents exchanged between staff of the DOE and Joey Mahmoud, SVP Pipeline Development of Tellurian Inc. and President of Driftwood Pipeline LLC, related to 10 CFR Part 590 "Small-Scale Natural Gas Exports" since January 1, 2017 until present;
5. Communications, records, or documents maintained, created, or received by DOE since January 1, 2017 until present containing the following search terms: "@tellurianinc.com"; "Tellurian"; "Driftwood"; "Driftwood LNG"; and "Calcasieu River".

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. CIC is entitled to a fee waiver because it is a news media organization, and because this request for records concerns activities or operations of the government. Disclosure of the requested records will likely increase public understanding of government operations since CIC has the ability and the intention to effectively convey information contained within the requested records to a broad public audience. Founded in 2014, CIC’s investigative research and reporting has appeared in local and national publications such as the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Post. In addition to using the information from this request to generate news stories, CIC would distribute information obtained and inform the public at large through various online platforms (such as http://climateinvestigations.org/).

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,

Daniel Sherwood

From: Darr, Melissa (CONTR)

Good Afternoon Mr. Sherwood,

Please find attached the acknowledgement letter for the above referenced FOIA request. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best Wishes,
Melissa Darr, Esq.
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)287-6745

From: Daniel Sherwood

Ms. Melissa Darr:

Thank you for your correspondence. I am happy to hear that my request is acknowledged and I look forward to seeing any responsive documents that are produced.

If there is any point of clarification or something I can help with, please let me know. My phone number is (248) 953-5327.

Many Thanks,

Daniel A. Sherwood, J.D.

From: Department of Energy

Good Evening Mr. Sherwood,

Thank you for your email below. We are processing your request and anticipate having a response to you in the next few weeks.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best Wishes,
Melissa

From: Daniel Sherwood

Melissa,

Thank you for following up with me! I am glad to hear that the request is still being processed.

Again, if I can help make the process less burdensome, I would be happy to clarify any potential point of contention. Otherwise, I look forward to the release!

Very Best,

Daniel A. Sherwood, J.D.
(248) 953-5327

From: Daniel Sherwood

Hello Melissa,

I don't mean to be a pest, but am checking in on the status of the request. I am sure you are very busy and I would be glad to refine the request if it is too broad. Otherwise, I was wondering if you could put a date on the expected release of any responsive records?

Thank you in advance. Hope this finds you well!

Best,

Daniel Sherwood

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