DAPL Pipeline Protests (EMAC Agreements & Documents)

Melissa Hill filed this request with the National Park Service of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # FOIA-2017-00589
Due March 24, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Melissa Hill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am seeking the following records regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project:

- any and all Emergency Management Assistance Compacts (EMAC) and/or similar Intergovernmental Agreements requesting assistance from the National Park Service for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Project and the related protests in North Dakota.

- any After Action report(s) created regarding the DAPL project and responses to protests

- any and all e-mails regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

-any documents regarding equipment and personnel provided by the National Park Service for the DAPL project

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,

Melissa Hill

From: FOIA, NPS

Ms. Hill,

Your request has been routed to the US Park Police FOIA Office for
processing. They will contact you shortly to provide you with a tracking
number and an estimated response date. In the meantime you can contact
their FOIA Officer at:

*Janeen Tyson, USPP FOIA Officer*
*National Park Service*
*1100 Ohio Drive, SW*
*Washington, DC 20242*
*202-610-8759*

*uspp_foia@nps.gov <uspp_foia@nps.gov>*

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: FOIA, NPS

Ms. Hill,

As I indicated in my earlier message your request has been forwarded to the
US Park Police FOIA Office for processing. You will need to contact them
to get specific status information on your request.

However, from the information in our tracking system I can tell you that
your request was assigned tracking number NPS-2017-00589 and not
NPS-2017-00529. It was placed in the complex processing queue. In
accordance with 43 CFR 2.15 we are required to process requests on a
first-in, first-out basis within each processing track. There are
currently 1 expedited, 44 normal and 23 complex requests ahead of yours in
the USPP processing queue.

Because we were not able to process your request within the required twenty
workday period you have the right to appeal. You may file an appeal by
writing to:

Freedom of Information Act Appeals Officer
Office of the Solicitor
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
MS-6556-MIB,
Washington, D.C. 20240
foia.appeals@sol.doi.gov

Your failure-to-timely-respond appeal may be filed anytime between now and
the date we issue our final response. The appeal should be marked, both on
the envelope and the face of the appeal letter, with the legend "FREEDOM OF
INFORMATION APPEAL." Your appeal should be accompanied by a copy of your
original request and copies of all correspondence between yourself and the
National Park Service related to this request, along with any information
you have which leads you to believe our response to be in error. Note, any
appeal received after 5 p.m. EST will be considered to have been received
on the next business day.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: FOIA, NPS

Ms. Hill,

Please note your request was assigned tracking number NPS-2017-00589, not
529. Please use the correct number when corresponding about this request.

Your request was reassigned to my office for processing on April 4, 2017,
after it was discovered that the office that would have the majority of the
responsive records was our Visitor and Resource Protectorate office and not
the US Park Police. As I previously notified you we are required to
process requests on a first-in, first-out basis within several processing
tracks. Your request was placed in the complex processing track and
currently there are 3 simple, 35 normal, and 18 complex requests ahead of
yours in my processing queue. As a result, I am unable to provide you with
an estimated response date. As noted previously, you have the right to
file an appeal.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: FOIA, NPS

Ms. Hill,

Currently there are 6 simple, 34 normal, and 15 complex requests ahead of
yours in my processing queue. I can tell you that the staff in the Visitor
and Resource Protection (VRP) directorate have completed their search for
responsive records. Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests ahead of
yours, I am unable at this time to give you an estimate for when I will be
able to begin reviewing those materials.

Again, I apologize for the delay in getting this information to you.
Please note, because we were not able to process your request within the
required twenty workday period you have the right to appeal. You may file
an appeal by writing to:

Freedom of Information Act Appeals Officer
Office of the Solicitor
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
MS-6556-MIB,
Washington, D.C. 20240
foia.appeals@sol.doi.gov

Your failure-to-timely-respond appeal may be filed anytime between now and
the date we issue our final response. The appeal should be marked, both on
the envelope and the face of the appeal letter, with the legend "FREEDOM OF
INFORMATION APPEAL." Your appeal should be accompanied by a copy of your
original request and copies of all correspondence between yourself and the
National Park Service related to this request, along with any information
you have which leads you to believe our response to be in error. Note, any
appeal received after 5 p.m. EST will be considered to have been received
on the next business day.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: FOIA, NPS

Ms. Hill,

We are required under DOI FOIA regulations to process requests on a
first-in, first-out basis within several processing tracks. Your request
was placed in our complex processing track. Currently there are 4 simple,
28 normal, and 16 complex requests ahead of yours in my processing queue.

Because we were unable to process your request within the required 20
workdays you have the right to file an appeal in accordance with the
instructions previously provided to you. You also have the right to modify
or narrow the scope of your request, which could result in the request
being placed in the normal or simple processing tracks, for example
limiting your request to after action reports rather than "every email".

Also, please note as I noted in my April 5, 2017, email to you the tracking
number assigned to your request is: NPS-2017-00589 and not 529.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: FOIA, NPS

Ms. Hill,

Please note, as previously advised, the correct number for your request is
NPS-2017-00*589*, not 529. Referencing the correct tracking number
facilitates our ability to respond to your inquiries in a more timely and
efficient manner.

Your request was placed in our complex processing track. There are
currently 2 expedited, 3 simple, 36, normal, and 13 complex requests ahead
of yours in the processing queue. Unfortunately, I am unable to give to an
estimate as to a date when we will be able to complete the processing on
your request. We are working on getting a contract in place for staff who
will be able to assist me in reviewing materials for our older requests.
However, at this time I do not have an ETA for that contract assistance.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

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