DOI OS COVID19 (Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor)

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

2021-158

602978, SOL-2020-00124

602978

Multi Request DOI OS COVID19
Due April 23, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Jimmy Tobias


To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) Any and all emails, including email attachments, sent or received by David Bernhardt, Katharine MacGregor, Todd Willens, Daniel Jorjani, Douglas Domenech, Lori Mashburn, Susan Combs and/or James Cason that mention or refer to the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 or COVID19.

2) All policy and legal guidance, any and all internal letters and memos, and any and all drafts and final talking points produced by the Office of the Secretary and/or the Office of the Solicitor that referred to the virus.

This request seeks records produced since February 1, 2020.

I am a reporter for The Guardian.

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,

Jimmy Tobias

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Good morning Mr. Tobias,

Attached is the Solicitor's combined acknowledgment letter for your FOIA requests received on March 18 and 25, 2020.

Sincerely,

Lance Purvis
Office of the Solicitor FOIA Officer

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From: Jimmy Tobias

Hello SOL FOIA Office,

Please let me know when I can expect to receive records related to this request. Thank you.

Jimmy Tobias

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor

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 Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Dear Mr. Tobias,

It appears from your below email that you are seeking information regarding a request being handled by the Department of the Interior (DOI) FOIA office. You have contacted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office. Please reach out to the DOI FOIA office at sol.foia@sol.doi.gov<mailto:sol.foia@sol.doi.gov> or the appropriate point of contact provided to you by that office.

Regards,

DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure and FOIA Program
STOP 0655
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
2707 Martin Luther King Jr. AVE SE
Washington, DC 20032
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax: 202-343-4011
foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov%0d>
Visit our FOIA website<https://www.dhs.gov/privacy-office>

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message.

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From: Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Good Morning, 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: Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor

RE: FOIA Request # 2021-00199-FOIA-OS

January 06, 2021

Dear Mr. Tobias,

attached is an acknowledgment letter to your FOIA request.

Sincerely,

Kaira Wells

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor

January 29, 2021 SENT VIA E-MAIL TO: requests@muckrock.com Re: FOIA Request Number 2021-FEFO-00245 Acknowledgment Dear Jimmy Tobias: This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to United States Department of the Interior on March 25, 2020 and later referred to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on January 27, 2021 .  You are seeking REFERRALthe following:1) Any and all emails, including email attachments, sent or received by David Bernhardt, Katharine MacGregor, Todd Willens, Daniel Jorjani, Douglas Domenech, Lori Mashburn, Susan Combs and/or James Cason that mention or refer to the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 or COVID19.2) All policy and legal guidance, any and all internal letters and memos, and any and all drafts and final talking points produced by the Office of the Secretary and/or the Office of the Solicitor that referred to the virus. Your request has been assigned the following tracking number 2021-FEFO-00245 . Due to current working conditions in response to the COVID -19 outbreak, please expect a delay in our response.  Please be assured that we continue our commitment to provide timely FOIA responses and are processing your FOIA request as soon as possible. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter, pPlease reference FOIA request number lease contact the assigned FOIA specialist directly at, ou may also contact FEMA at juan.vegasandoval@fema.dhs.gov. For a faster response please contact the FOIA specialist by email. Y (mailto:juan.vegasandoval@fema.dhs.gov) , (202) 646-3323, or you may contact FEMA’s Public Liaison in the same manner. (mailto:FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov) FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov 2021-FEFO-00245. Thank you for your interest in FEMA. Sincerely, Disclosure Branch Information Management Division Office of the Chief Administrative Officer Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor


From: Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Good afternoon,

2021-FEFO-00245

The purpose of this email will be to provide a status update on the above referenced request. Records responsive to you request have been placed into the queue for review by one of our analyst. We estimate that you will receive a response to this request on or near September 6, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience with us. We will notify you if this date should change. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Juan Vega
Government Information Specialist | Information Management Division | Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Office: (202) 646-3323 | Work Mobile: (202) 674-2989
juan.vegasandoval@fema.dhs.gov<mailto:juan.vegasandoval@fema.dhs.gov>

Federal Emergency Management Agency
fema.gov<http://www.fema.gov/>

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your email. I don’t seem to find a request 2021-FEFO-00158. However, I see from the email chain that the FOIA request 2021-FEFO-00245 was referenced and associated with your email. For 2021-FEFO-00245, records have been received and they are in the queue pending review by one of our analyst. Once the analyst finishes the review, they will be released to you.

We thank you for your patience with us.

Sincerely,

Juan Vega
Government Information Specialist | Information Management Division | Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Office: (202) 646-3323 | Work Mobile: (202) 674-2989
juan.vegasandoval@fema.dhs.gov<mailto:juan.vegasandoval@fema.dhs.gov>

Federal Emergency Management Agency
fema.gov<http://www.fema.gov/>

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Good afternoon,

FEMA does not have records of a FOIA request 2021-158. I see that your email is addressed to the Department of Interior and I recommend you reach out to them if this is regarding a FOIA request submitted to them.

Sincerely,

Juan Vega
Government Information Specialist | Information Management Division | Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Office: (202) 646-3323 | Work Mobile: (202) 674-2989
juan.vegasandoval@fema.dhs.gov<mailto:juan.vegasandoval@fema.dhs.gov>

Federal Emergency Management Agency
fema.gov<http://www.fema.gov/>

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Good afternoon Jimmy Tobias, we have conducted an initial survey to identify the quantity and nature of the records. We are now processing your request. We expect to release our response within the next three weeks or sooner.

We apologize for any delay in sending you a response to your request. Thanks for your patience!!

It is always the intention of FEMA to provide excellent customer service. If further assistance is required, please contact David McCoy directly at 202-716-6907 or electronically at david.mccoy@fema.dhs.gov<mailto:david.mccoy@fema.dhs.gov>. Please refer to FEMA 2020-FEFO-00245.

Please reply to this email to confirm receipt

David D. McCoy
Government Information Specialist Information Management Division | Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Office: (202) 212-5061 | Work Mobile: (202) 716-6907
david.mccoy@fema.dhs.gov

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