Deregulation task force materials (Department of Energy)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
Tracking # HQ-2017-00960-F
Due Sept. 11, 2017
Est. Completion None
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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: Finney, Auborn T. (CONTR)

Good Morning Mr. Lipton,

Please find attached letter acknowledging receipt of your FOIA request to the Department of Energy. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.
Best regards,

Auborn Finney
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)586-1404

From: Finney, Auborn T. (CONTR)

Good Morning Mr. Lipton,

Are you available today to speak with me about your request?
Best regards,

Auborn Finney
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)586-1404

From: Finney, Auborn T. (CONTR)

Hello Mr. Lipton,

I had a question about your FOIA request , HQ-2017-00960-F, please give me a call so that we may continue to process your request.
Best regards,

Auborn Finney
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)586-1404

From: Finney, Auborn T. (CONTR)

Hello Mr. Lipton,

Are you available to discuss your request today or tomorrow?

Thank You,

Auborn Finney
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)586-1404

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Finney,

I apologize for just now seeing your message. I attempted to call your office, but you were unavailable. Please feel free to call me at 617-299-1832.

Thanks so much,
Beryl

From: Finney, Auborn T. (CONTR)

Hello Ms. Lipton,

Thank you for taking the time to speak to me today. Per our conversation, you agree to accept previously released documents regarding the regulatory reform officer and regulatory reform task force. In accepting the previously released documents, you understand that you waive your right to appeal the search and any redactions in the document. However, you are free to file another FOIA request based on your review of the information provided.

Upon sending the set of previously released documents we will close your request. Please send an email confirming that this is an accurate reflection of our discussion at your earliest convenience.

Auborn Finney
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)586-1404

From: Finney, Auborn T. (CONTR)

Hello Ms. Lipton,

Please see the email below regarding our phone conversation.

Thank You,

Auborn Finney
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)586-1404

From: Finney, Auborn T. (CONTR)

Hello Ms. Lipton,

I have called you a couple of times to follow-up with you regarding the below email. I have not received your confirmation. Please let me know if you are still interested in receiving the previously released docs that name the members of the regulatory reform task force. If I do not hear from you by August 8, 2017, I will consider you are no longer interested and close your request.
Best regards,

Auborn Finney
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)586-1404

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi there,

Will I not be receiving the preprocessed materials? I would appreciate the continued processing of this request.

Thank you.

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