DOJ: Processing Notes for Kratom FOIA Appeal #16-00895-F

Anthony Roberts filed this request with the Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit of the United States of America.
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From: anthony roberts

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like all processing notes and "discussions" for my FOIA appeal 16-00895-F, which concerns the DEA's intent to emergency schedule kratom. It was received by the Department of Justice on February 8th, 2017. I did not receive a response until July 21st, 2017, several months past the required deadline. The response was to remand the appeal back to the DEA, which I was told required "discussions between DEA personnel and this Office." I am hereby requesting copies of those discussions (whether in email or whatever form they occurred). I am also requesting all processing notes related to this request.

The full request and DOJ disclosure of the existence of discussions with the DEA resulting in the remanding of this appeal back to the DEA can be found here:

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.


anthony roberts

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA072717.


This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2017-005744
* Requester Name: Anthony Roberts
* Date Submitted: 08/01/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: foia request


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