Documents/data regarding the Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area and the Sparta Mountain Forest Stewardship Plan

Simon Levien filed this request with the Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-NRCS-06667-F
Status
Completed

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From: Simon Levien

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all documents, statistics, data, reports, audits, policies, and procedures pertaining to the Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area (SMWMA) and the Sparta Mountain Forest Stewardship Plan (SMFSP) possibly including:

• all procedures and surveys regarding the SMWMA and SMFSP

• any written policies or procedures regarding department practices on the handling of wildlife, bio/geological surveys in the SMWMA and/or in regard to the SMFSP, including protocols for collection, testing, etc. and transfer to all other possibly relevant locations, laboratories, or agencies from the period of January 1, 2011 through the date this request is processed

• all audits involving this agency regarding the SMWMA and the SMFSP

• all proposed alterations or yet-to-be-implemented changes to the policies and procedures regarding the SMWMA and/or the SMFSP

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,

Simon Levien

From: McLoughlin, Patrick - NRCS, St. Paul, MN

Mr. Levien –

Can you please tell me what state(s) these projects might be located in? That would help me direct the processing of your request more efficiently.

Thank you.

Patrick McLoughlin
National FOIA/PA Officer
Resource Economics and Analysis Division
Strategic Planning and Accountability Deputy Area
Natural Resources Conservation Service
375 Jackson St., Suite 600
St. Paul, MN 55101
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From: Simon Levien

Mr. McLoughlin,

I apologize for the ambiguity. Sparta is located in northwest New Jersey with the zip code 07871. The SMWMA is located in this region and spans multiple towns in the area. The SMFSP should involve the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Thank you.

Simon Levien

From: McLoughlin, Patrick - NRCS, St. Paul, MN

Mr. Levien –

Thank you for the clarification. I am forwarding your request to the NRCS-New Jersey State FOIA Officer, Darwin Arceo, for processing. If NRCS has any records they would be located at the state office or pertinent field office. Darwin is copied on this request.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Thank you.

Patrick McLoughlin
National FOIA/PA Officer
Resource Economics and Analysis Division
Strategic Planning and Accountability Deputy Area
Natural Resources Conservation Service
375 Jackson St., Suite 600
St. Paul, MN 55101
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Office/Cell: (202) 590-6168
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From: McLoughlin, Patrick - NRCS, St. Paul, MN

We should have a response out to you today or tomorrow. Thanks for your patience.

Patrick McLoughlin
National FOIA/PA Officer
Resource Economics and Analysis Division
Strategic Planning and Accountability Deputy Area
Natural Resources Conservation Service
375 Jackson St., Suite 600
St. Paul, MN 55101
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Office/Cell: (202) 590-6168
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From:

Levien -
We received your FOIA request, and assigned it the following tracking number, 2017-NRCS-06667-F. You should hear from me relatively quickly in response to this request.
Patrick McLoughlin
(202) 590-6168

From: McLoughlin, Patrick

Mr. Levien -
We received your FOIA request, August 15, 2017, and assigned it the following tracking number, 2017-NRCS-06667-F. Attached please find a final response letter as well as all of the responsive documents that NRCS has in its possession regarding your request.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional assistance.
Thank you.
Patrick McLoughlin
(202) 590-6168

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