Deregulation task force materials (U.S. Department of Education)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the U.S. Department of Education of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-01606-F
Due May 23, 2017
Est. Completion Dec. 1, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

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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: Baker, Juanita

This is the Department's acknowledgment of your request for information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552. Your request was forwarded to the primary responsible office(s) for action.
Any future correspondence or questions regarding your request, please contact the FOIA Public Liaison at 202-401-8365 or
EDFOIAManager@ed.gov

  • Department of Education FOIA Acknowledgment Letter 17-01606-F

From: Short, Jacqueline (Contractor)

Good morning:

Please see the attached document concerning your FOIA request to the Department of Education FOIA Service Center.

v/r,

JACQUELINE (JACKIE) M. SHORT
FOIA Analyst
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW, Room 4C155
Washington, DC 20202-4510

From: ED FOIA Manager

Dear Beryl Lipton,

This e-mail is in response to your request for a status on the subject FOIA request: 17-01606-F

Status:
Conducting Search for responsive records. Once the search for responsive records has been completed the status will be updated accordingly. In the interim, you can monitor the status of your request via the Department’s FOIA Web page below:

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/foiatoc.html

Unfortunately we do not have a specific completion time available. We understand how important your FOIA Request is to you and want to handle it as soon as possible but we must process all FOIA request in their order of receipt. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of Education FOIA Service Center!

ED FOIA Manager
FOIA Service Center
400 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20202
202-401-8365 - Hotline
202-401-0920 – Fax
edfoiamanager@ed.gov<mailto:edfoiamanager@ed.gov>

From: ED FOIA Manager

This e-mail is in response to your request for a status on the subject FOIA request: REQUEST # 17-01606-F

Status:

Conducting Search for responsive records. Once the search for responsive records has been completed the status will be updated accordingly. In the interim, you can monitor the status of your request via the Department’s FOIA Web page below:

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/foiatoc.html - This searchable PDF is a document updated bi-weekly on the FOIA Service Center’s website. You also have the option of calling or emailing EDFOIAManager@ed.gov to get an update of your request for records.

Unfortunately we do not have a specific completion time available. We understand how important your FOIA Request is to you and want to handle it as soon as possible but we must process all FOIA request in their order of receipt. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of Education FOIA Service Center!

ED FOIA Manager
FOIA Service Center

From: Short, Jacqueline (Contractor)

Good afternoon:

The office that is process your request is dealing with a enormous backlog, and I can’t at this time give you a responsive date.

JACQUELINE (JACKIE) M. SHORT
FOIA Analyst
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW, Room 4C155
Washington, DC 20202-4510

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Short,

Thanks so much for your help. I'll look forward to hearing from you again.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Short, Jacqueline (Contractor)

Good morning:

I still don’t have a response date for your request at this time.

v/r,

JACQUELINE (JACKIE) M. SHORT
FOIA Analyst
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW, Room 4C155
Washington, DC 20202-4510

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Short,

Thanks so much for the update. I'll look forward to hearing from you again.

Best wishes,
Beryl

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