COVID-19 Test Report Emails

Russel Neiss filed this request with the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2020-FECS-00038

2020-FEFO-005811, 2020-HQFO-00899

2020-FEFO-005811

Due May 13, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Russel Neiss


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails and their attachments sent to and from the address "fema-hhs-covid-diagnostics-tf@fema.dhs.gov" on March 30, 2020.

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,

Russel Neiss

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Submitted on Monday, March 30, 2020 - 23:35
Submitted by user: Anonymous
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Select the DHS component you wish to submit your request to: : Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Title:
First Name: Russel
Middle Initial:
Last Name: Neiss
Suffix:
Email Address: requests@muckrock.com
Country: United States
Address 1: MuckRock News DEPT MR 91191
Address 2: 411A Highland Ave
City: Somerville
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 02144
Telephone Number: 617-299-1832
Fax Number:
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Please describe the records you are seeking as clearly and precisely as
possible:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails and their attachments sent to and from the address
"fema-hhs-covid-diagnostics-tf@fema.dhs.gov" on March 30, 2020.

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,

Russel Neiss

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From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Dear Russel Neiss:
Attached is the final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request.  If you need to contact our office concerning this request, please call (202) 212-3323 or email and reference your FOIA tracking number (mailto:FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov) FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov 2020-FEFO-00581.
Regards, Richards, Audrey
Disclosure Branch
Information Management Division
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Telephone: (202) 646-3323
FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Dear Mr. Russel Neiss:
Attached is the final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request.  If you need to contact our office concerning this request, please call (202) 212-3323 or email and reference your FOIA tracking number (mailto:FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov) FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov 2020-FECS-00038.
Regards,
Disclosure Branch
Information Management Division
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Telephone: (202) 646-3323
FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Dear Mr. Neiss,

Please see the attached letter responding to the above-mentioned FOIA request. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,

John Maniha
Government Information Specialist
Disclosure Branch (FOIA Office)
Information Management Division
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Desk: (202) 212-3646
Cell: (202) 709-0835
John.maniha@fema.dhs.gov<mailto:John.maniha@fema.dhs.gov>

Federal Emergency Management Agency
fema.gov<http://www.fema.gov>

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Good Morning,

This request has been transferred to the Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office. They will be handling the processing of your case from this point on. Please see the attached letter sent to you on October 23rd for details and contact information. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Regards,

John Maniha
Government Information Specialist
Disclosure Branch (FOIA Office)
Information Management Division
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Desk: (202) 212-3646
Cell: (202) 709-0835
John.maniha@fema.dhs.gov<mailto:John.maniha@fema.dhs.gov>

Federal Emergency Management Agency
fema.gov<http://www.fema.gov>

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Good Morning,

As stated in our email of November 23, 2020, your request has been transferred to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for their direct reply to you. Our letter with contact information is attached.
Regards,

John Maniha

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Good Morning Mr. Neiss,
Thank you for reaching out to us.  We appreciate your interest in these records, and understand that knowing when you might be able receive a response to your request is helpful.
FEMA has provided us with potentially responsive records and your request has been added to our processing queue.  It is very difficult to provide an accurate estimated date of completion until our FOIA analyst reviews these records for responsiveness and we have a better sense of the number of pages and the sensitivity of the material.  The Privacy Office is also coordinating the Department’s response to requests related to COVID-19; many of these requesters asked and qualified for expedited processing, meaning that they are required to be placed at the front of the queue.  Again, our general expectation is that we will be able to send you a final response within three to four months.  Please know that this estimate may change dramatically based on the volume of work associated with our expedited COVID-19 requests and on the types of records that FEMA has provided us for your request.  Regardless of the specificity of your request, we cannot accurately estimate the amount of time it will take to process the record until we understand both the volume and sensitivity of the record.
We are making it a priority to post records related to COVID-19 that are released through FOIA on our website so that they are accessible to the general public.  You may be able to find records of interest to you and/or be better able to target your request by browsing what we have already made available on this page: https://www.dhs.gov/publication/covid-19-outbreak-related-records (https://www.dhs.gov/publication/covid-19-outbreak-related-records)
While we are sure this is not the response you hoped for, we hope that this information is useful to you.  Please let us know if you need any additional assistance.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

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