DeVito Itinerary/Schedule

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary of the United States of America.
Tracking #

OS-2018-00413

OS -2018- 00413

Status
Completed

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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Vincent DeVito, counselor for energy policy, from May 1, 2017 through the date this request is processed.

I am a reporter for Pacific Standard magazine, and the requested documents will be made available to the general public. 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,

Jimmy Tobias

From: Jimmy Tobias

Hello Karmen and Clarice,

I wanted to follow up on this request, as it was filed in December and has still not bee acknowledged by DOI. Please let me know the status of this request if you get a chance.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias

From: Jimmy Tobias

Hello Karmen and Clarice,

If you get a chance, could you please let me know if you have received this request. I would very much like to receive an acknowledgement if possible. Thanks so much.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias
248-763-0088

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Hello Mr. Tobias,

It was certainly a great pleasure speaking with you earlier this morning.
We appreciate you contacting our office.

Please know the two acknowledgement letters were emailed to your
jtoby87@gmail.com email account on February 8, 2018. Herein, I am
forwarding them to you.

Please know that we are still waiting to receive records from the program
office.

Please see attachments.
-Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Jimmy Tobias

Thanks so much Karmen!

Jimmy

From: Jimmy Tobias

Jimmy Tobias
124 Washington Place
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 248-763-0088
Email: jtoby87@gmail.com

March 19, 2018

Attn: FOIA Appeals Officer
U.S. Department of the Interior
Office of the Solicitor
1849 C Street, N.W.
MS-6556 MIB
Washington, D.C. 20240
Fax: 202-208-6677
E-mail: FOIA.Appeals@sol.doi.gov

FOIA Appeal

To Whom It May Concern:

This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. ยง 552.

I very much appreciate the work of the Interior Department's FOIA officers, and want to thank you for your time and your efforts on behalf of the public's right to know. I am writing today, however, because it has been 101 days since my request was received by DOI. This period greatly exceeds the 20 days provided by the statute, thus I deem my request denied at this time. This request was assigned tracking number OS-2018-00413.

The information which I have requested is releasable under FOIA and, in my opinion, may not validly be withheld under any of the Act's exemptions.

I trust that upon re-consideration, the Department of the Interior will reverse the decision denying me access to this material and grant my original request within twenty days of receipt of this letter. However, if within twenty days I have not received a full response to my request (not merely an acknowledgement), I will deem the appeal denied and explore initiating a lawsuit to compel disclosure on one or more of these requests.

As I have made this request in the capacity of a journalist and this information is of timely value, I would appreciate the Department of the Interior expediting the consideration of my appeal in every way possible. In any case, I will expect to receive the department's decision within 20 business days, as required by the statute.

Thank you again for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias

Cc: First Amendment Project, Oakland CA

From: Jimmy Tobias

Hello,

I wanted to follow up on this request and see when it might be ready for public release. I am hoping to obtain Mr. DeVito's calendars as soon as possible. Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,

Please find attached a final response letter for OS-2018-00413.
Thanks,
Emily

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Jimmy Tobias

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Jimmy Tobias

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