Deregulation task force materials (Department of Justice)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy of the United States of America.
Tracking # EMRUFOIA042517-4
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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: MRUFOIA Requests

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA042517-4.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.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=090004d2812ef87a)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2017-003948
* Requester Name: Beryl C. Lipton
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.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=090004d281360013)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2017-004423
* Requester Name: Beryl C. Lipton
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Records pertaining to the Regulatory Reform Task Force.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.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=090004d28136001b)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2017-004424
* Requester Name: Beryl C. Lipton
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Records pertaining to the Regulatory Reform Task Force.

From: MuckRock

Hi there,

It seems your office has sent four separate acknowledgement letters to this one request. Do you mind clarifying the associated MuckRock (DEPT MR) numbers associated with the following tracking numbers:

EMRUFOIA042517-4
DOJ-2017-003948
DOJ-2017-004424
DOJ-2017-004423

Each of the requests had to do with deregulation task force materials.

Thanks so much for your help.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

Attached is this Office's acknowledgment of the above-referenced request.

From: Kochurka, Kimberley (OIP)

Good afternoon,

This email is for Ms. Beryl Lipton. I am inquiring about FOIA request DOJ-2017-003948 dated April 25, 2017, filed with the Department of Justice, regarding documents pertaining to the Regulatory Reform Task Force. We already have a search in progress for these records, in order to satisfy other requests, and in the interest of providing you records on a timelier basis I was wondering if the search cutoff date of May 4, 2017 would be acceptable to you. If so, we will provide to you what we are providing in response to other requests regarding the task force.

Please let me know at your earliest convenience.

Thank you,

Kim Kochurka
Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice
Kimberley.Kochurka@usdoj.gov <mailto:Kimberley.Kochurka@usdoj.gov>

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi there,

Thanks so much for your note. A May 4 cutoff seems fine for the purposes of this request; thanks so much for checking!

Hope you have a lovely week.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Kochurka, Kimberley (OIP)

Good morning,

Thank you for your inquiry. At this time, we are still conducting our records search to identify material responsive to your request. As we locate records and determine that they are appropriate for disclosure to you, we will be in contact again to discuss your request.

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