Email announcing temporary stoppage on Twitter use

Joshua Eaton filed this request with the National Park Service of the United States of America.

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From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The agency-wide email sent on Jan. 20, 2017, to notify employees of a temporary stoppage on Twitter use, as reported by Gizmodo (see https://gizmodo.com/national-park-service-banned-from-tweeting-after-anti-t-1791449526). Please include full header information; the to, from, cc, and bcc fields; subsequent forwards of the email; and replies to the email as of the date your office processes this request.

I also request expedited processing. The requested records are urgently needed to inform the public about actual or perceived government activities — namely, a reported temporary Twitter use stoppage as a result of "mistaken RTs" during the presidential inauguration. The news value of the requested records will be lost without expedited processing.

I am a full-time, professional news reporter whose work regularly appears at The Christian Science Monitor, WGBH News, Teen Vogue, and other outlets. This request is part of the newsgathering process. 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 email 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,
Joshua Eaton

From: FOIA, NPS

Mr. Eaton,

We have received your request and have assigned it tracking number
NPS-2017-00360. All future communications regarding this request should
reference this tracking number. We have placed your request in our
expedited processing track. You should expect our response by February 24,
2017. In the meantime, feel free to contact me with any questions you may
have regarding the processing of your request.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: FOIA, NPS

Mr. Eaton,

The records responsive to your request are included in a batch of records
that are currently undergoing final legal review before release. I do not
have an ETA for when that review will be completed. However, I hope it
will be within the couple of days.

I apologize for the delay in getting this information to you. Please note,
because we were not able to process your request within the required twenty
workday period you have the right to appeal. You may file an appeal by
writing to:

Freedom of Information Act Appeals Officer
Office of the Solicitor
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
MS-6556-MIB,
Washington, D.C. 20240
foia.appeals@sol.doi.gov

Your failure-to-timely-respond appeal may be filed anytime between now and
the date we issue our final response. The appeal should be marked, both on
the envelope and the face of the appeal letter, with the legend "FREEDOM OF
INFORMATION APPEAL." Your appeal should be accompanied by a copy of your
original request and copies of all correspondence between yourself and the
National Park Service related to this request, along with any information
you have which leads you to believe our response to be in error. Note, any
appeal received after 5 p.m. EST will be considered to have been received
on the next business day.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: FOIA, NPS

Mr. Eaton,

Materials located during a search of our files for records responsive to
numerous request relating to Twitter and Social Media communications for
the period of January 20 – 23, 2017, have been placed in our FOIA library:
https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/foia/foia-frd.htm . Additional materials, that
were located by the Department of the Interior’s Office of the Secretary
have been posted on their website as well:
https://www.doi.gov/foia/os/other-records.

Please let me know if the posted information does not meet your needs. If
we do not hear from you within 20 workdays we will assume you are no longer
interested in this matter and will close the file on your request.

Should you feel that there was a procedural deficiency in this response you
have the right to appeal. You may file an appeal by writing to:

Freedom of Information Act Appeals Officer

Office of the Solicitor

U.S. Department of the Interior

1849 C Street, NW

MS-6556-MIB,

Washington, D.C. 20240

foia.appeals@sol.doi.gov

Your appeal must be received no later than 30 workdays after the date of
this response. The appeal should be marked, both on the envelope and the
face of the appeal letter, with the legend "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEAL."
Your appeal should be accompanied by a copy of your original request and
copies of all correspondence between yourself and the National Park Service
related to this request, along with any information you have which leads
you to believe our response to be in error. Note, any appeal received
after 5 p.m. EST will be considered to have been received on the next
business day.

Additionally, because the National Park Service creates and maintains law
enforcement records, we are required by the Department of Justice to
provide the following information, even though it may or may not apply to
your specific request. Congress excluded three discrete categories of law
enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the
FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. 552(c) (2006 & Supp. IV 2010). This response is limited
to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is
a standard notification that we are required to give all our requesters and
should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not,
exist.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: FOIA, NPS

Mr. Eaton,

My response should have indicated you have 90 days to file an appeal, not
30 days. My apologies for any confusion.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: Joshua Eaton

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

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