Emails Mentioning "Embargo" 2020-2021 (FDA Office of Media Affairs)

Erin Marie Miller filed this request with the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America.

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From: Erin Marie Miller

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. All emails that include and/or contain the word "embargo" that were sent to, from, and/or between the following email addresses between the dates of 3/1/2020 and the date this request is ultimately processed: ;

Please make sure to include all attachments to those emails.

Please also let me know once you know how many responsive emails your agency will need to review under this more narrow request, prior to beginning any further work. If necessary at that time, we can discuss narrowing the search further depending on the volume of emails.

None of the keywords cited in this request should be interpreted by your agency as being case sensitive during the search and retrieval process.

This is a re-submission of clarifications provided for a previous request (FOIA request Control #2022-98). I had emailed Sarah Kotler after speaking with her on the phone to clarify some of her questions, but did not receive a response. It appears Ms. Kotler did not receive my follow up emails on another request, so I am re-submitting this one as well with the more narrow search parameters she recommended over the phone.

When delivering the responsive documents related to this request, please make sure to specifically certify that no other responsive documents exist beyond those provided by your agency as part of this request.

The requested documents and information will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In order to help determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a freelance journalist whose work is published frequently by print and digital news outlets and magazines. I have previously been classified as a media requester by other federal agencies, including the CDC, when requesting information under the FOIA. You can view my work at As a member of the media, I request a waiver of all fees.

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 am willing to pay up to $25 for the requested information. If there is a fee that exceeds that amount, please notify me prior to initiating work on the 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.


Erin Miller

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