Deriabin FBI file (NARA)

Emma Best filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
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NARA-NGC-2018-000377

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From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of the files referenced in the attached letter from the FBI's FOIA office.

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,

Emma Best

From: National Archives and Records Administration

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=090004d281844d26)
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2018-000377
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 03/08/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Copies of the files referenced in the attached letter from the FBI's FOIA office. 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, Emma Best

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Ms. Best,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act
request to the National Archives and Records Administration, via the
*FOIAonline* website.

Because you have requested access to historically permanent federal
records, we have forwarded your FOIA request, received in our office March
7, 2018, to our Office of Research Services, Special Access and FOIA staff,
for further review and handling. As a result, your request has been
removed from the *FOIAonline* website and you will be assigned a tracking
number by that office.

If you would like to follow up with that office directly, please contact
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Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

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From: foia@regulations.gov <foia@regulations.gov>
Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 7:15 AM
Subject: FOIA Request Export: NARA-NGC-2018-000377
To: "jodi.foor@nara.gov" <jodi.foor@nara.gov>

Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
request NARA-NGC-2018-000377.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: Emma
- Middle Initial:
- Last Name: Best
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News, 411A Highland Ave
<https://maps.google.com/?q=411A+Highland+Ave&entry=gmail&source=g>
- Address Line 2: DEPT MR 50300
- City: Somerville
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02144
- *Contact Information*
- E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
- Phone Number:
- Fax Number:
- *Agency and Fee Information*
- Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
- Will Pay Up To: $0.00
- *Description*
- To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of
Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Copies of the
files referenced in the attached letter from the FBI's FOIA office. 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, Emma Best
- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: No
- Fee Waiver Reason:
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Ms. Best--

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request of
March 8, 2018, for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration. Your request was received in this office on March
8, 2018, and assigned FOIA case number *RD 56377*.

You requested access to case file serials *62-HQ-109060-1600,
105-HQ-60979-255, 105-HQ-77681-6, 105-HQ-82238-14, 105-HQ-82555-1079 pp
41-42, 105-HQ-83469-9, 105-HQ-85067-1, 105-HQ-86144-4, 105-HQ-89341-5 and
30, 105-HQ-22235-32*, identified by the FBI as potentially responsive to
your request for records relating to Peter Sergeyevich Deriabin.

Two serials are part of the Kennedy Assassination Collection:

- *Case file 62-HQ-109060 Serial 1600* contains one page which was
released in full in 1993.
- *Case file 105-HQ-82555 Serial 1079* contains 53 pages which were
released in full in the October 2017 release.

The references I noted to Mr. Deriabin in the remaining documents all seem
to be limited to his identification of other individuals or organizations
being investigated.

I have reviewed the following serials:

- *Case file 105-HQ-60979 Serial 255,* regarding contact of John J.
Gordon with Sergei Gabelko and Sergey Lyubimov dates to 3 May 1966 and
contains 13 pages, with 12 pages released in full and 1 page released in
part.
- *Case file 105-HQ-82238 Serial 14*, regarding the visit of Soviets to
the Darwin Jubilee Sessions, dated 7 Jan 1960, containing one page released
in full.
- *Case file 105-HQ-77681 Serial 6*, on Petr Yakovlevich Ezhov, dates to
15 June 1959 and contains 5 pages with 4 pages released in full and 1 page
released in part.

You​ or your representative may view the releasable version of these files
in Room 4000, the reading room operated by the Motion Pictures Branch at
the National Archives facility in College Park, Maryland. Please contact
Jessica Hartman at least one week in advance of your visit at
Jessica.Hartman@nara.gov to arrange to see the file. When you arrive in the
reading room, staff will provide a CD/DVD with a copy of the file in .pdf
format that can be transferred to a blank CD/DVD or to your personal
storage device. There is no charge to transfer the file, unless you need to
purchase a blank CD/DVD in the reading room.

If you cannot visit our College Park facility, you may order a reproduction
copy at the cost of $.80 per page. Please contact Ms. Hartman to place an
order.

The following files require declassification review by an agency external
to the National Archives, which will require additional time to process:

- *Case file 105-HQ-83469 Serial 9*, containing 8 pages dated 6 July
1960 on Boris Mikhailovich Belousov.
- *Case file 105-HQ-85067 Serial 1*, containing containing 4 pages dated
29 Feb 1960 on Ivan Vladomirovich Tananayev.
- *Case file 105-HQ-86144 Serial 4*, containing 6 pages dated 30
September 1960 on Gennadi Ivanovich Gorokhov. [Please note, I *did not
find any mention of Mr. Deriabin* in this serial.]
- *Case file 105-HQ-22235 Serial 32*, containing 7 pages dated 9 Aug
1956 on Geli Mikhailovich Tagodkin.

Once these files return from our agency partners, they will then require
screening for categories of information exempted from disclosure under the
terms of the FOIA, prior to public release. In particular, there are
documents that may be redacted to protect national security information
currently and properly classified under Executive Order 13526, or to
protect the identities of confidential sources, including FBI informant
codes and informant file numbers.

Because of the small number of pages, balanced against the need for
external consultation, I have assigned your request to our first-tier
processing queue. Taking into consideration our existing backlog, the
estimated time required to complete the processing of your request is
approximately 24 months from the date of this letter.

Should you not be interested in our pursuing declassification and release
of any of the remainder of these files, please contact us, and we will
update your request.

One case file, *105-HQ-89341*, has not yet been transferred to the National
Archives by the FBI. We confirmed this with FBI records management on March
13, 2018. Please contact the FBI
at https://www.fbi.gov/services/records-management/foipa to request access
to this case file.

To notify this office of a *change in your contact information* or to *track
the status of your request*, please telephone 301-837-3190
<(301)%20837-3190> or e-mail specialaccess_foia@nara.gov. If you have
specific questions regarding the subject of your request, please contact me
directly at Amanda.Weimer@nara.gov or at 301-837-0604 <(301)%20837-0604>.
All communications concerning this request should reference your case
tracking number *RD 56377*.

If you are not satisfied with our action on this request, you have the
right to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days
from the date of this letter. Appeals must be in writing and may be
delivered by regular U.S. mail or by e-mail. By filing an appeal, you
preserve your rights under the Freedom of Information Act and present the
deciding agency with an opportunity to review your request and reconsider
its decision. If you submit your appeal by regular mail, it should be
addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National
Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 4200, College
Park, Maryland 20740-6001. Both the letter and envelope should be clearly
marked “FOIA Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by e-mail, please send it
to foia@nara.gov, addressed to the Deputy Archivist, with the words “FOIA
Appeal” in the subject line. Please be certain to explain why you believe
this response does not meet the requirements of the Freedom of Information
Act. Please reference FOIA case number RD 56377.

If you would like the opportunity to discuss our response and attempt to
resolve your dispute without initiating the appeals process, you may
contact our FOIA Public Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area

FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190 <(301)%20837-3190>

FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3270 <(301)%20837-3270>

E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

If you are unable to resolve your dispute through our Public Liaison, the
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is the federal FOIA
ombudsman. OGIS offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between
FOIA requesters and federal agencies. You may contact OGIS at the following
address:

Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

National Archives and Records Administration

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ogis@nara.gov

202-741-5770 <(202)%20741-5770>

1-877-684-6448 <(877)%20684-6448>

V/r

Dr. Amanda Weimer
Special Access and FOIA (RD-F)
National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001
+1 (301) 837-0604

https://www.archives.gov/research/foia
Main FOIA Telephone: 301-837-3190

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Emma Best

Is there a reason the records can't be sent via email, or another online transfer mechanism?

From: National Archives and Records Administration

This is an automated reply to inform you that National Archives and Records Administration received your e-mail.

If this is a reference request regarding records in the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection, you must contact our Textual Records Reference Division at archives2reference@nara.gov.

If this is a FOIA request, we are currently assessing your FOIA to determine which organization within NARA can best respond. Once your FOIA is properly routed, our goal is to provide you with a reply within 20 working days* that will either resolve your request or inform you of your FOIA case number and the current status. We will contact you at this e-mail address if we require more information in order to proceed.

Thank You.

*According to the FOIA the 20 working days begins when the FOIA is received by the appropriate component of the agency and is calculated excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal public holidays.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Hi,
Thank you for your email. Are you asking for a reproduction price
quote for these materials? We can send reproduction order electronically
by emailing a link to you, we can mail a CD or DVD to you, or we can mail
you a paper copy of the records. To choose an electronic transfer, on the
reproduction order form, you would need to select "Electronic Transfer" and
provide an email address.

Please let us know if you have any other questions!
Jessie

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Your FOIAonline user account for requests@muckrock.com has been locked due to inactivity. Your account can be unlocked using the Forgot Password link at the top of any page within FOIAonline.

From: Emma Best

Emailing a link would be wonderful - thank you!

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Hi,
Attached is the reproduction order you requested via fax on June 19,
2018 for FOIA request RD 56377. Instructions for payment are also attached
to this email. This quote will be valid for 90 days. Please be sure to
send all payment information directly to the Trust Fund. Once the Trust
Fund has received confirmation of payment, we will begin processing your
order. This can take 4-6 weeks, however we attempt to get the records to
you before that time.

If you have any questions, please let us know!
Thank you!
Jessie
--
Jessie Hartman
Government Information Specialist
Special Access and FOIA Branch
National Archives at College Park
301.837.1905

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