DHS FOIA Guidelines 2020

Andrew Free filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2020-HQFO-01443, 2020-HQAP-00164

2020-HQFO-01443

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Status
Fix Required

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From: Andrew Free


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All guidance to DHS FOIA officers regarding compliance with the timing provisions of the FOIA under COVID.

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,

Andrew Free

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good afternoon, Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Andrew Free

I hereby appeal the adequacy of the agency's search, the b6 withholding, and the failure to release reasonably segregable, non-exempt information.

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA appeal.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your appeal, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Free:

Please find attached the FOIA Appeal Decision issue by the judge's office in Houston/Galveston in the above captioned matter.

Thank you,

Lauren Meus
Hearing Docket Clerk
U.S. Coast Guard

From: Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Free:

Please find attached the FINAL FOIA Appeal Letter issued by the judge’s office in Houston/Galveston for the above matter.

Thank you,

Lauren Meus
Hearing Docket Clerk
U.S. Coast Guard

From: Department of Homeland Security

From: Meus, Lauren M CIV
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2020 12:52 PM
To: requests@muckrock.com
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #2020-HQFO-01443, 2020-HQAP-00164

Mr. Free:

Please find attached the FINAL FOIA Appeal Letter issued by the judge’s office in Houston/Galveston for the above matter.

Thank you,

Lauren Meus
Hearing Docket Clerk
U.S. Coast Guard

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> <requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>>
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2020 5:01 AM
To: Meus, Lauren M CIV <Lauren.M.Meus@uscg.mil<mailto:Lauren.M.Meus@uscg.mil>>
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #2020-HQFO-01443, 2020-HQAP-00164

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
FOIA Appeals
Mail Stop 0655
Privacy Office 245 Murray Lane SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655

December 14, 2020

This is a follow up to request number 2020-HQFO-01443, 2020-HQAP-00164:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 16, 2020. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #2020-HQFO-01443, 2020-HQAP-00164.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On Nov. 13, 2020:
Subject: 2020-HQAP-00164 (FOIA)
Mr. Free:

Please find attached the FOIA Appeal Decision issue by the judge's office in Houston/Galveston in the above captioned matter.

Thank you,

Lauren Meus
Hearing Docket Clerk
U.S. Coast Guard
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On Sept. 3, 2020:
Subject: Department of Homeland Security FOIA 2020-HQAP-00164 Acknowledgment
Good Afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA appeal. If you need to contact this office again concerning your appeal, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax: 202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)
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On Aug. 25, 2020:
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act Request: DHS FOIA Guidelines 2020
I hereby appeal the adequacy of the agency's search, the b6 withholding, and the failure to release reasonably segregable, non-exempt information.
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On Aug. 25, 2020:
Subject: Department of Homeland Security FOIA 2020-HQFO-01443 Final Response
Good afternoon, Attached is our final response to your request. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax: 202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website
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On July 17, 2020:
Subject: Department of Homeland Security FOIA 2020-HQFO-01443 Acknowledgment
Good Afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax: 202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)
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On July 16, 2020:
Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: DHS FOIA Guidelines 2020

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All guidance to DHS FOIA officers regarding compliance with the timing provisions of the FOIA under COVID.

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,

Andrew Free

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
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Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 98300
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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