Deregulation task force materials (Department of Treasury)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Treasury of the United States of America.
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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.


Beryl Lipton



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Dear Mr. Lipton,

Attached, please find Treasury's response to your April 25, 2017 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Daniel Olsen
FOIA Analyst, FOIA and Transparency
Privacy, Transparency, and Records
U.S. Department of the Treasury
(202) 622-1108


From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Olsen,

Thank you for your message. I agree to pay fees up to $25 and will be willing to negotiate any associated costs that exceed that amount.

Thank you very much for your help.

Best wishes,


I have reached out to the office conducting the search and will provide you with an update as soon as I receive a response from them.

Daniel Olsen
FOIA Analyst, FOIA and Transparency
Privacy, Transparency, and Records
U.S. Department of the Treasury<>
(202) 622-1108



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From: Department of Treasury

Good morning, Ms. Lipton.

I apologize for the interruption. My name is Dan Dzara and I am an attorney at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. I have some questions regarding your FOIA request (Case No. 2017-04-209). Do you have availability to speak today or tomorrow? I may be reached at 202-622-0670 or, in the alternative, if you provide me with a phone number, I would be pleased to call you. Thank you for your help with this matter and I look forward to speaking with you.

Dan Dzara

D. Daniel Dzara, II
Office of the General Counsel, GLER

From: Department of Treasury

Dear Ms. Lipton,

The attached letter is an interim response to your request for information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, dated April 25, 2017, and received in this office on April 28, 2017.

Thank you for contacting Department of the Treasury.


Samuel Giovannucci
FOIA Analyst, FOIA and Transparency
Privacy, Transparency, and Records
U.S. Department of Treasury