Exemption b(2) list (state)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # 201107280
Status
Completed

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A list of cases for which exemption b(2) was invoked between January 20, 2009 and April 1, 2011, and the subject of those cases. If your agency does not maintain such a list and is unwilling to create one, I hereby request a copy of each letter made by your agency in response to a FOIA request in which exemption b(2) was invoked between January 20, 2009 and April 1, 2011.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Jason Smathers

From: Department of State

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201107280.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status <FOIAStatus@state.gov>

Dear Mr. Smathers,

This is in reference to your status e-mail dated November 29, 2011,
inquiring about your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your
e-mail was forwarded to the appropriate office for action. We were
informed that a search had been initiated and information responsive to
your request had been located. The information that was located is
currently being prepared for review. Additional information will be
provided as it becomes available. We are making every effort to provide
you with a response in a timely manner. We appreciate your continued
patience during this process.

If you have any further questions regarding the status of this request,
please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett

U.S. Department of State


This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201107280.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status <FOIAStatus@state.gov>

Mr. Smathers,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion
date for your case. The Analyst will need to contact the bureaus doing
the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take
some time, each case is different. Please check back with us in a week
or so and we should have an answer for you.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any
questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA
Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202)
261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: Katrina M. Wood

Mr. Jason Smathers,

The estimated completion date for case number 201107280 is July 2012. Each case is different and the search time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582.


Thank you,


Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
foiastatus@state.gov

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201107280.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201107280.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status <FOIAStatus@state.gov>

Dear MuckRock News,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated February 26, 2012 inquiring
about the status of your request. At present the documents located are
still under review.

We greatly appreciate your continued patience during this process.

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

This email is UNCLASSIFIED

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201107280.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status <FOIAStatus@state.gov>

Dear MuckRock News,

I checked the electronic notes on this case. The case is still open. The
case has been assigned to an analyst and searches have gone out to the
appropriate bureaus. The search time varies. Each case is different and
the search time depends on the complexity of information requested and
the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or
have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the
FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at
(202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov
<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Chris Barnes

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201107280.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201107280.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Smathers,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case. As you are aware the original estimated completion date for this case was July 2012. Since this date has passed, the Analyst will again contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material to find out the new ECD date. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

Please check back with us in a week or so and we should have an answer for you.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Chris Barnes

From: Department of State

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #201107280.

Thank you for your help.

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