Deregulation task force materials (Department of Commerce)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Commerce of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOC-IOS-2017-001474

Due May 24, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all materials related to any and all "deregulation task force" organization, considerations, recommendations, and determinations related to divisions within this agency. On February 28, 2017, President Donald Trump, in a speech before members of Congress, stated: "We have undertaken a historic effort to massively reduce job-crushing regulations, creating a deregulation task force inside of every Government agency; imposing a new rule which mandates that for every 1 new regulation, 2 old regulations must be eliminated...."

By Executive Order, issued February 25, 2017, President Donald Trump ordered that within 60 days of the date of this order, a time period that concludes today, the head of each agency "shall designate an agency official as its Regulatory Reform Officer (RRO)."

Please include all communications, databases, organizational charts, evaluations, reports, audits, or any other materials related to the following elements:

• All organizational and structural materials related to the set up of the task force, including the names of all members and responsibilities.
• All materials related to meetings between members or auxiliary members of the task force, including notes, meeting minutes, agendas
• All available lists and related materials regarding regulations to be kept and regulations to be cut, as well as any notes, reports, or other materials being used to support or inform the assignments

Please provide materials on a rolling basis.

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: FOIA, Electronic

Dear Mr. Lipton, I am unable to identify your FOIA Request please provide the tracking number. Thanks. Harriette

Harriette Boyd
Freedom of Information Act Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Privacy and Open Government
Office: (202) 482-1485
Email: hboyd1@doc.gov

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Boyd,

I never received an acknowledgement for this request, and so I haven't a tracking number for it yet. If you could provide one now, I'll happily include it on future follow ups.

Thanks so much for your help. I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: FOIA, Electronic

Dear Mr. Lipton, the only request we have open in FOIAonline with your name is the following MR#34874-348761:

DOC-IOS-2017-000807 – Any available log of appeals submitted to this agency or the agency tasked with processing Freedom of Information Act
appeals for this division. Please provide such logs for the period from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2016.

Could it be listed under another name?

Harriette Boyd
Freedom of Information Act Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Privacy and Open Government
Office: (202) 482-1485
Email: hboyd1@doc.gov

From: Boyd, Harriette (Federal)

Dear Mr. Lipton, please accept my apologies, after further research, I did find where you submitted this request April 27, 2017. Unfortunately and unexplained circumstances it was not created on FOIAonline and assigned for search. I will create the request immediately and make the assignment. You will receive a system generated email that the request is online. This request will be assigned to the Office of the Secretary/ Immediate Office of the Secretary. Bobbie Parsons, FOIA Officer, bparsons@doc.gov<mailto:bparsons@doc.gov>, 202-482-3257.

Harriette Boyd
Freedom of Information Act Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Privacy and Open Government
Office: (202) 482-1485
Email: hboyd1@doc.gov

From: efoia@doc.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2813ffcec)
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2017-001474
* Requester Name: Beryl Lipton
* Date Submitted: 07/05/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Any and all materials related to any and all "deregulation task force" organization, considerations, recommendations, and determinations related to divisions within this agency. On February 28, 2017, President Donald Trump, in a speech before members of Congress, stated: "We have undertaken a historic effort to massively reduce job-crushing regulations, creating a deregulation task force inside of every Government agency; imposing a new rule which mandates that for every 1 new regulation, 2 old regulations must be eliminated...." By Executive Order, issued February 25, 2017, President Donald Trump ordered that within 60 days of the date of this order, a time period that concludes today, the head of each agency "shall designate an agency official as its Regulatory Reform Officer (RRO)." Please include all communications, databases, organizational charts, evaluations, reports, audits, or any other materials related to the following elements: • All organizational and structural materials related to the set up of the task force, including the names of all members and responsibilities. • All materials related to meetings between members or auxiliary members of the task force, including notes, meeting minutes, agendas • All available lists and related materials regarding regulations to be kept and regulations to be cut, as well as any notes, reports, or other materials being used to support or inform the assignments

From: efoia@foia.gov

The FOIA request DOC-OS-2017-001474 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-IOS-2017-001474. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2017-001474
* New Tracking Number: DOC-IOS-2017-001474
* Requester Name: Beryl Lipton
* Date Submitted: 07/05/2017
* Long Description: Any and all materials related to any and all "deregulation task force" organization, considerations, recommendations, and determinations related to divisions within this agency. On February 28, 2017, President Donald Trump, in a speech before members of Congress, stated: "We have undertaken a historic effort to massively reduce job-crushing regulations, creating a deregulation task force inside of every Government agency; imposing a new rule which mandates that for every 1 new regulation, 2 old regulations must be eliminated...." By Executive Order, issued February 25, 2017, President Donald Trump ordered that within 60 days of the date of this order, a time period that concludes today, the head of each agency "shall designate an agency official as its Regulatory Reform Officer (RRO)." Please include all communications, databases, organizational charts, evaluations, reports, audits, or any other materials related to the following elements: • All organizational and structural materials related to the set up of the task force, including the names of all members and responsibilities. • All materials related to meetings between members or auxiliary members of the task force, including notes, meeting minutes, agendas • All available lists and related materials regarding regulations to be kept and regulations to be cut, as well as any notes, reports, or other materials being used to support or inform the assignments

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Department of Commerce

Hi,

The office unit searching for responsive records are still conducting searches and reviewing documents for responsiveness and disclosure. As soon as, I receive the unit’s response, I will send to you an interim or a final response.
Thanks,
Bobbie

From: Department of Commerce

Hi Muckrock,

Thank you for sending your email regarding the status of FOIA DOC-IOS-2017-001474.

I have sent the operating unit tasked for this FOIA a status email.

As soon as I hear back, I will let you know where we are in the process.

We appreciate your patience in waiting for the FOIA response. The Department of Commerce is experiencing a significant backlog in requests. We are working as diligently as we can to respond to all our backlogged requests.
Thanks,
Bobbie

Bobbie Parsons
FOIA Officer, Immediate Office of the Secretary
Office of Privacy and Open Government
PH: x23257
Email: BParsons@doc.gov

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From: Department of Commerce

Hi Mr. Lipton,

I just the office unit an email asking when I can expect to receive the response from them. We are experiencing a backlog in resonding to FOIA requests. As soon as, I have the response, I will be sure to send respond to your request.
Thanks,
Bobbie

Bobbie Parsons
Acting Deputy Chief FOIA Officer and
Acting Departmental FOIA Officer
FOIA Officer, Immediate Office of the Secretary
Office of Privacy and Open Government
PH: x23257
Email: BParsons@doc.gov

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From: Department of Commerce

Hi,

I am still waiting on the Office unit for its response. As soon as they submit the response to me, I will send to you an interim or a final determination. We are experiencing a back log in responding to our FOIA requests. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thanks,
Bobbie

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