Critical Minerals (Military) (Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense)

Julia Rock filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2019-208, 19-F-1550

2019-208

Multi Request Critical Minerals (Military)
Due Aug. 14, 2019
Est. Completion Aug. 23, 2019
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Julia Rock


To Whom It May Concern:

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

- All communications and memos between April 1 2019 and today, regarding “A Federal Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals.”
- All communications and memos dated between January 1 2019 and today, containing the non case-sensitive phrases “critical minerals” AND “climate change” OR “renewable energy.”

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,

Julia Rock

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good Morning,

U.S. Africa Command received your FOIA request regarding reliable supplies of critical minerals and renewable energy.
Sometimes FOIA requests submitted through the National FOIA Portal are inadvertently directed to this command.
If you did not intend to submit this FOIA request to U.S. Africa Command, please let me know.
Otherwise, the case processing number for this request is 2019-207.
Your request will be processed in accordance with Title 5 U.S.C. § 552, the Freedom of Information Act.
The actual processing time for the records you requested may depend upon our administrative backlog and
records that may require consultation with other DoD components and other agencies.
If you have any questions regarding your inquiry, please contact me by phone at + (49) 0711-729-4864, or by email:
africom.stuttgart.accc.list.foia-mba@mail.mil, and refer to FOIA #2019-207.

Thank you,

Kirk Schmidt
FOIA Specialist
U.S. Africa Command

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

The correct case number is 2019-208.

From: Julia Rock

Hello:

I did mean to send this through the regular DOD Secretary of Defense portal. Would you mind redirecting it for me?

Thanks!
Julia Rock

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good morning Julia,

No problem at all. I forwarded your request to the OSD/JS FOIA Office this morning. I would expect that you'd receive an interim response from them within the next couple of days.

Thank you,
Megan

Megan Farrell
FOIA Specialist
U.S. Africa Command

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good morning,

Attached is the interim response to your July 10, 2019 FOIA request, a copy of which is also attached for your convenience.

Thank you.

V/R

Elise "Lisey" Grisel
OSD/JS Office of Freedom of Information
(571) 372-0440
NIPR: elise.m.grisel.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: elise.m.grisel.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: elise.grisel@osdj.ic.gov

Comments: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562

From: Julia Rock

Here is an updated, more specific version of this request:

- Communications and memos dated between April 1 2019 and today, containing the phrase “A Federal Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals.”
- Communications and memos dated between January 1 2019 and today, containing the non case-sensitive phrases “critical minerals” AND “climate change” OR “renewable energy.”

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