Communications With Mountain Valley Pipeline, April 5, 2018-present (U.S. Forest Service)

Christopher Schiano filed this request with the U.S. Forest Service of the United States of America.
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Communications

From: Christopher Schiano

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any text messages, emails, letters, or any other records of written or digital communications between any employee of your agency and any representative of Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, sent or received between April 5, 2018 and the date on which this request is processed.

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,

Christopher Schiano

From: U.S. Forest Service

Dear Mr. Schiano This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated April 12, 2018, which was received in the Washington Office (WO) FOIA Service Center on April 13, 2018.  You requested the following records:Any text messages, emails, letters, or any other records of written or digital communications between any employee of your agency and any representative of Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, sent or received between April 5, 2018 and the date on which 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 Joe Starry at 202-205-1542, or via e-mail to .  Please reference your assigned case number, 2018-FS-WO-03532-F. (mailto:josephlstarry@fs.fed.us) josephlstarry@fs.fed.us Thank you,
FOIA Service Center Team
Forest Service

From: U.S. Forest Service

Dear Mr. Schiano,

Before I can process your request I need you to clarify what records are you seeking and from what office to conduct a search. Are you asking for records from a particular person on a National Forest? This would make it easier to search, reduce search fees, and we would be able to get you a response fairly quickly. If you are asking for every employee to search for records pertaining to Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC then I am afraid that will be very broad and burdensome to conduct such a wide records search and cost a lot of taxpayers money since you are requesting fees to be waived for you records search. Might I suggest for you to narrow your search to an employee that has the records you are requesting or at least narrow this down to the forest that the records may be found.

Please provide me clarification of what records you are seeking so I can start a reasonable records search or refer this to the proper office. At this time I have placed your case on hold, if I do not receive clarification from you by 29 May 2018 then I will consider this case closed and administratively close this request. If at a later date you would like to request these records again you would have to submit a new FOIA request and clarify the records you are requesting.

I am the technician assigned to your case, if you have any questions please feel free to email.

v/r

Joe

[USFS]

Joe Starry
Government Information Specialist

Forest Service
Office of Regulatory and Management Services

josephlstarry@fs.fed.us<mailto:josephlstarry@fs.fed.us>

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 1143
Washington, DC 20250

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From: Christopher Schiano

Mr. Starry,

I am seeking any records meeting those descriptors which would have been sent or received by any Forest Service law enforcement personnel deployed in Jefferson National Forest regarding the area where the pipeline protest monopod is currently blocking Pocahontas Road. If I need to clarify or narrow this request more specifically than that, please let me know.

Thank you for your prompt acknowledgement of my FOIA request.

sincerely,
Christopher Schiano

From: U.S. Forest Service

Mr. Schiano,

Thank you for your quick response and clarification to this request. The Jefferson National Forest is under Region 8. I will refer this request to the USFS Region 8 FOIA coordinator for processing. They will coordinate this request and contact you directly with any questions or updates.

Thank you,

Joe

[USFS]

Joe Starry
Government Information Specialist

Forest Service
Office of Regulatory and Management Services

josephlstarry@fs.fed.us<mailto:josephlstarry@fs.fed.us>

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 1143
Washington, DC 20250

For FedEx and UPS:
201 14th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

www.fs.fed.us<http://www.fs.fed.us/>
[http://fsweb.wo.fs.fed.us/esignature/images/usda-logo.png]<http://usda.gov/>[Twitter]<https://twitter.com/forestservice>[Facebook]<http://facebook.com/USDA>

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From: U.S. Forest Service

Mr. Schiano,

Your FOIA Request, #2018-FS-R8-03645-F was forwarded to this office on April 23, 2018 for processing. Please see the attached final response.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the below number.

Best,
Doug M.

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Douglas J. Meloche
Staff Assistant

Forest Service
Law Enforcement & Investigations, Southern Region

p: 404-347-4427
f: 404-347-1849
dmeloche@fs.fed.us<mailto:dmeloche@fs.fed.us>

1720 Peachtree Road, NW., Suite 870S
Atlanta, GA 30309
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From: U.S. Forest Service

Mr. Schiano,

Your FOIA Request, #2018-FS-R8-03643-F was forwarded to this office on April 23, 2018 for processing. Please see the attached final response.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the below number.

Best,
Doug M.

[Forest Service Shield]

Douglas J. Meloche
Staff Assistant

Forest Service
Law Enforcement & Investigations, Southern Region

p: 404-347-4427
f: 404-347-1849
dmeloche@fs.fed.us<mailto:dmeloche@fs.fed.us>

1720 Peachtree Road, NW., Suite 870S
Atlanta, GA 30309
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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