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Martin Peck filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-HQFO-00699; 2015-NPFO-00703
Due Oct. 16, 2015
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Martin Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records, research, analysis, risk assessments related to CRISPR/Cas-9 and related genomic editing techniques with regards to biological terror threat. Please include third party research partnerships and other contributory efforts on behalf of the department within scope of this request.

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 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, DVD-R, or BD-R 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,

Martin Peck

From: FOIA, NPPD

Good Morning

Your request was submitted to HQ DHS, not NPPD. Your case number is 2015-NPFO-00703. You may contact them at foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>.

Have a nice day.

Sandy Ford Page
Chief, FOIA Operations
National Protection and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security

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From: FOIA

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office, you can check the status of your request at: http://www.dhs.gov//foia-status<http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status>.
This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

The DHS Privacy Office has a new mobile application (app) to simplify and enhance the submission process for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesters. Requesters can now submit requests and check the status of existing requests anyplace, anytime. The free app is available for all Apple and Android devices. To download the app, go here<http://www.dhs.gov/efoia-mobile-app>.

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From: FOIA

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office, you can check the status of your request at: http://www.dhs.gov//foia-status<http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status>. You can also contact the following DHS component to inquire about the status of your request:

National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
FOIA Officer: Sandy Ford Page
Phone: 703-235-2211
Fax: 703-235-2052
E-mail: NPPD.FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:NPPD.FOIA@dhs.gov>
Website<http://www.dhs.gov/about-national-protection-and-programs-directorate>
Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

The DHS Privacy Office has a new mobile application (app) to simplify and enhance the submission process for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesters. Requesters can now submit requests and check the status of existing requests anyplace, anytime. The free app is available for all Apple and Android devices. To download the app, go here<http://www.dhs.gov/efoia-mobile-app>.

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you

From: FOIA

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office, you can check the status of your request at: https://www.dhs.gov/foia-status This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you

From: FOIA

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office, you can check the status of your request at: https://www.dhs.gov/foia-status. Please use Reference #2015-HQFO-00699. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you

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From: FOIA

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for contacting the Department of Homeland Security Privacy and FOIA Office.

According to our internal database and publicly available records, there is no FOIA request in the system for 2015-NPFO-00703. That case number may have been deleted from the system back in 2015 after NPPD transferred the request to our office.

With regard to 2015-HQFO-00699, documents are pending review at this time and may take at least one more week for delivery. You can check the status of that request at https://www.dhs.gov/foia-status .

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>
https://www.dhs.gov/freedom-information-act-foia

This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and/or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, any disclosure, dissemination, distribution, copying or other use of this communication or its substance is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please return to the sender and delete from your computer system.

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From: FOIA

Thank you for contacting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy and FOIA Office. As your question relates to Request ##2015-HQFO-00699, we anticipate delivering a final response in approximately ten business days.

As your question relates to Request #2015-NPFO-00703, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) is handling that request. You may check that request status by visiting https://www.dhs.gov/foia-status.

For reference, the NPPD FOIA office's contact information is:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
FOIA Officer: Gayle Worthy
Phone: 703-235-2211
Fax: 703-235-2052
E-mail: NPPD.FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:NPPD.FOIA@dhs.gov>
https://www.dhs.gov/national-protection-and-programs-directorate

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>
Visit our FOIA website<http://www.dhs.gov/foia>

This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and/or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, any disclosure, dissemination, distribution, copying or other use of this communication or its substance is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please return to the sender and delete from your computer system.

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From: FOIA

Good Afternoon Mr. Peck,

For your awareness, your request inquiry has been forwarded to the assigned specialist, Mia Day.

Additionally, as mentioned in your acknowledgement letter, please note, that due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the DHS FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, the Department processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt. Although DHS' goal is to respond within 20 business days of receipt of your request, the FOIA does permit a 10-day extension of this time period. DHS will invoke a 10-day extension for your request, as allowed by Title 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(a)(6)(B). We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner.

Lastly, as it relates to your NPPD request, you will need to contact that office directly.

National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)<https://www.dhs.gov/foia-contact-information>
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
FOIA Officer: Gayle Worthy
Phone: 703-235-2211
Fax: 703-235-2052
E-mail: NPPD.FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:NPPD.FOIA@dhs.gov>

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

From: FOIA

Good afternoon,

The final response for FOIA Request 2015-HQFO-00699 was sent to 21346-71968143@REQUESTS.MUCKROCK.COM<mailto:21346-71968143@REQUESTS.MUCKROCK.COM> on November 11,2016. Please check the spam folder of that email account to ensure that it has not been misplaced. Thank you.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you

From: FOIA

Good Morning,

The DHS Privacy Office has already sent the final response for 2015-HQFO-00699. Please contact the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) FOIA Office for the status of 2015-NPFO-00703. The contact information is below.

National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
FOIA Officer: Toni Fuentes
Phone: 703-235-2211
Fax: 703-235-2052
E-mail: NPPD.FOIA@dhs.gov
NPPD Website: https://www.dhs.gov/national-protection-and-programs-directorate

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you

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