complaints received regarding "Skins" (FCC)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.


From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All informal complaints received at the FCC regarding the television show "Skins" between January 2010 and the present.

Please search the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) only. At this time you need not search and retrieve records from the Enforcement Bureau.

Please omit complaints that appear to be the product of a mass mailing or a coordinated complaint campaign or are duplicative or repetitive, to the extent practicable.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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.


Jason Smathers


Dear Mr. Smathers:

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Your request has been assigned FOIA control number 2011-353. Agencies are allowed 20 working days to respond to your request, extending this period for an additional 10 working days under certain circumstances. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i) and 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(i). We anticipate responding to your request by or on June 3, 2011. If additional time is needed to respond to your requests you will be notified.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, please call the FOIA Office at (202) 418-0440.


Shoko B. Hair
Room 1-A827

From: Federal Communications Commission

From: Federal Communications Commission