|Multi Request||Document Destruction Policies and Guidelines|
|Submitted||Dec. 26, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Records relating to any document destruction guidelines and policies. Please note that I am *not* requesting record retention policies, but rather materials on the shredding and destruction (whether physical or electronic) of documents and other records, including but not limited to those on the Research and Development Subcommittee's Document Destruction Working Group and other similar or related groups.
I am a member of the news media and request classifcation as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure and have an open arrangement with each. My articles have been widely read, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established.
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.
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To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 26, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2017-12-196.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
I'm seeking materials relating to, arranging, authorizing codifying, or terminating the Treasury's liaising with the laboratory.
Please note that in an email dated January 10, 2018, you were advised that additional information was required to process your FOIA request. We did not receive a response from you by February 23, 2018, 30 days from the date of my letter requesting feedback, therefore your request was closed. Please note that you can file a FOIA request for records maintained in Departmental Offices at FOIA@Treasury.gov<mailto:FOIA@Treasury.gov>.