COVID-19 FOIA impact (Drug Enforcement Administration)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
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Multi Request COVID-19 FOIA impact
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From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records mentioning or describing any impact on the processing of FOIA requests caused by COVID-19 AKA the Corona virus.

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.


Emma Best

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

Good morning,

Your FOIA request is still under review. Your patience is appreciated.

Thank you.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

Good morning,

Your request is currently being processed. Please be advised, due to the national emergency concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, DEA, like many Federal Agencies, has mandated telework for its FOIA staff. As a result, you may experience a delay in receiving a substantive response to your FOIA request. DEA will finish processing your request as quickly as possible at the resolution of the COVID-19 emergency. Your patience is appreciated.

Thank you.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

Good afternoon Ms. Best,

Your FOIA request is currently being processed. I apologize for the delay.

Aneris Kent
Paralegal III, IBSS Corp. Contractor
Drug Enforcement Administration
Freedom of Information, PA Unit
Desk: 202-307-6542

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

Goodafternoon Emma Best: Thise-mail responds to your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA)request dated March 16, 2020, addressed to the Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA), FOIA/PA Unit , seeking access to information regarding records mentioning ordescribing any impact on the processing of FOIA requests caused by COVID-19 AKAthe Corona virus. Given the passage of time and the changing needs of requesters , this communication is to confirm whether you are still interested in the documents you requested . Therefore, we ask that you please review your request and confirm yourcontinued interest by written reply within 30 business days from the date ofthis communication and reference the above case number .  If this office does not receive confirmation of your continued interest within the specified time frame, we will conclude that you do not wish to pursue this matter and your requestwill be administratively closed. In the event that we administratively close your request, you may submit anew request at any time. Please e-mail your response to ( Sincerely,
Yvette D. Davis, Chief Intake Sub-Unit FOIA/PA Unit Telephone: (571) 776-2300 E-mail: