Expedited FOIA Request NARA 22-V.A.MUCK. NARA FOIA Request and Appeals Case Processing Logs FY 22

Robert Hammond filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

NARA-NGC-2022-001272

Due July 1, 2022
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response
Tags

Communications

From: Robert Hammond

To Whom It May Concern:

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

(FYSA. FOIA Join the fight for FOIA compliance. FOIAcomplaince@gmail.com)

Expedited FOIA Request NARA 22-V.E.MUCK. NARA FOIA Request and Appeals Case Processing Logs FY 2022 . [See PDF for full FOIA Request]

I am respectfully seeking via Muckrock.com:

1. NARA’s FY 2022 FOIA Operational Records FOIA Requests and Appeals FOIA Processing Logs. [NARA purports that it maintains separate FOIA units, one of which is "Operational Records," cited as a sub agency in FOIAonline.gov.]
a. The FOIA Advisory Committee, approved Tech Committee Recommendation No. 2022-TS3 (Part 2) “Posting FOIA Logs” states:

“We recommend that agencies proactively publish FOIA logs in the agency’s electronic reading room (often referred to as FOIA Libraries) on an ongoing basis, at least quarterly. Agencies should allow for the full text searching of FOIA logs.
To be most useful, agency FOIA logs should contain, at a minimum, each of the following fields in either Excel or CSV format, in preference to PDF:
a) Tracking number of the request [or appeal].
b) Date of the request [or appeal].
c) Name of the requester, provided it is not a first-party requester (i.e., someone asking for records on himself or herself) – to be most useful, the agency should publish the names of all third-party requesters; the agency should also alert requesters that they will publish the names of third-party requesters in their FOIA logs.
d) Organizational affiliation of the requester, if identified in the request [or appeal].
e) Whether the request was processed under the Privacy Act as well.
f) Subject matter of the request [or appeal]..
g) Status of the request [or appeal] (pending, closed, etc.).
h) For requests [or appeals].that have been closed, the date closed and the result of the FOIA request [or appeal] (granted, granted in part, denied, withdrawn, etc.).
i) Fee Information
a. Fee category assigned to requester, if applicable (commercial, educational, news media, other).
b. Whether a fee waiver was requested.
c. If a fee waiver was requested, whether it was granted.
d. Amount of fees charged.
e. Amount of fees paid.”

REQUESTED FORMAT.

I am seeking all correspondence through MUCKROCK.com.

I am seeking a PDF file with thru MUCKROCK.com with: (1) a signed and dated cover letter (citing my personally assigned requester control number); (2) with record page count for all records released records (3) a copy of this request in your reply. I seek records in this format with an imbedded copy of my requests to (1) impede the agency from not addressing the FOIA Request; (2) impede the Agency from not providing the documents stated in the Agency’s letter reply, and (3) make it obvious in any subsequent review what the Agency has or has not done.

Further, I request that these records be sent in any digital formats in which they exist (such as PDF and Excel). Under the terms of the E-FOIA Amendments of 1996, Section 5, if a document exists in electronic format, it must be released in that format upon request.

Each record must be provided as a distinct record in their native format.
I am also seeking the “Description Available to the Public” field in FOIAonline be set to yes and that all records be released to and viewable in the application by the general Public. The release type must be set to “Unredacted – Releasable to the General Public: Will be available to the general public,” or to “Redacted – Releasable to the General Public: Will be available to the general public.”

This request is distinctly separate from any other. Please do not combine this request with any other request in your reply. I am requesting that each element of the records sought be specifically addressed in the reply.

EXPEDITED PROCESSING.
I am seeking expedited processing. In any denial of my request for expedited processing the Agency must state in detail how my request does not meet requirement and who, by name, was involved in the denial determination.
1. The subject is of widespread and exceptional media interest and the information sought involves possible questions about the government's integrity that affect public confidence.
a. The next and final FOIA Advisory Committee of the 2020 – 2022 Term is June 9, 2022, where this matter will be discussed. This is the final term of this committee
b. Based on records released regarding individualized tracking numbers, status and estimated completion dates of my FOIA requests and appeals, NARA may be engaging in massive false FOIA reporting. There can be no dispute that such matters are the subject of widespread and exceptional media interest and the information sought involves possible questions about the government's integrity that affect public confidence.
c. Please refer further to my FOIA Public Comments regarding the March 29, 2022 Senate Oversight Committee FOIA Hearings, wherein DOJ OIP and NARA’s OGIS were slammed for lack of FOIA compliance oversight.
d. I plan to distribute information from this expedited FOIA request to members of the media and others via a vast distribution network.
e. I am an individual primarily engaged in dissemination of information via extensive email lists, blogs, coordination with Open Government Advocate Organizations and members of the media.

2. Information is urgently needed to inform the public concerning some actual or alleged government activity/malfeasance.
a. See paragraph 1 above incorporated fully herein..
b. I am recognized within to FOIA Advisory Committee Recommendation “OGIS 2.0: Reimagining FOIA Oversight” dated 05.04.2022 as an expert contributor “Robert (Bob) Hammond, Citizen FOIA Advocate.”
3. In any denial of expedited processing, NARA must repeat each paragraph and sub-paragraph above and state explicitly how my request does not meet the cited standards. A blanket statement without doing so lacks required content.

In any denial of my request for expedited processing, I am seeking that the Agency identify who, by name and email was consulted and that the Agency provide specific justification as to how my request stated herein does not qualify.

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,

Robert Hammond

  • NARA_22-V.D.MUCK._NARA_FOIA_Request_and_Appeals_Logs_FY_22.pdf

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This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=NARA-NGC-2022-001272&type=request)

* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2022-001272
* Requester Name:
Robert Hammond
* Date Submitted: 06/06/2022
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

(FYSA. FOIA Join the fight for FOIA compliance. FOIAcomplaince@gmail.com)

Expedited FOIA Request NARA 22-V.E.MUCK. NARA FOIA Request and Appeals Case Processing Logs FY 2022 . [See PDF for full FOIA Request]

I am respectfully seeking via Muckrock.com:

1. NARA’s FY 2022 FOIA Operational Records FOIA Requests and Appeals FOIA Processing Logs. [NARA purports that it maintains separate FOIA units, one of which is "Operational Records," cited as a sub agency in FOIAonline.gov.]
a. The FOIA Advisory Committee, approved Tech Committee Recommendation No. 2022-TS3 (Part 2) “Posting FOIA Logs” states:

“We recommend that agencies proactively publish FOIA logs in the agency’s electronic reading room (often referred to as FOIA Libraries) on an ongoing basis, at least quarterly. Agencies should allow for the full text searching of FOIA logs.
To be most useful, agency FOIA logs should contain, at a minimum, each of the following fields in either Excel or CSV format, in preference to PDF:
a) Tracking number of the request [or appeal].
b) Date of the request [or appeal].
c) Name of the requester, provided it is not a first-party requester (i.e., someone asking for records on himself or herself) – to be most useful, the agency should publish the names of all third-party requesters; the agency should also alert requesters that they will publish the names of third-party requesters in their FOIA logs.
d) Organizational affiliation of the requester, if identified in the request [or appeal].
e) Whether the request was processed under the Privacy Act as well.
f) Subject matter of the request [or appeal]..
g) Status of the request [or appeal] (pending, closed, etc.).
h) For requests [or appeals].that have been closed, the date closed and the result of the FOIA request [or appeal] (granted, granted in part, denied, withdrawn, etc.).
i) Fee Information
a. Fee category assigned to requester, if applicable (commercial, educational, news media, other).
b. Whether a fee waiver was requested.
c. If a fee waiver was requested, whether it was granted.
d. Amount of fees charged.
e. Amount of fees paid.”

REQUESTED FORMAT.

I am seeking all correspondence through MUCKROCK.com.

I am seeking a PDF file with thru MUCKROCK.com with: (1) a signed and dated cover letter (citing my personally assigned requester control number); (2) with record page count for all records released records (3) a copy of this request in your reply. I seek records in this format with an imbedded copy of my requests to (1) impede the agency from not addressing the FOIA Request; (2) impede the Agency from not providing the documents stated in the Agency’s letter reply, and (3) make it obvious in any subsequent review what the Agency has or has not done.

Further, I request that these records be sent in any digital formats in which they exist (such as PDF and Excel). Under the terms of the E-FOIA Amendments of 1996, Section 5, if a document exists in electronic format, it must be released in that format upon request.

Each record must be provided as a distinct record in their native format.
I am also seeking the “Description Available to the Public” field in FOIAonline be set to yes and that all records be released to and viewable in the application by the general Public. The release type must be set to “Unredacted – Releasable to the General Public: Will be available to the general public,” or to “Redacted – Releasable to the General Public: Will be available to the general public.”

This request is distinctly separate from any other. Please do not combine this request with any other request in your reply. I am requesting that each element of the records sought be specifically addressed in the reply.

EXPEDITED PROCESSING.
I am seeking expedited processing. In any denial of my request for expedited processing the Agency must state in detail how my request does not meet requirement and who, by name, was involved in the denial determination.
1. The subject is of widespread and exceptional media interest and the information sought involves possible questions about the government's integrity that affect public confidence.
a. The next and final FOIA Advisory Committee of the 2020 – 2022 Term is June 9, 2022, where this matter will be discussed. This is the final term of this committee
b. Based on records released regarding individualized tracking numbers, status and estimated completion dates of my FOIA requests and appeals, NARA may be engaging in massive false FOIA reporting. There can be no dispute that such matters are the subject of widespread and exceptional media interest and the information sought involves possible questions about the government's integrity that affect public confidence.
c. Please refer further to my FOIA Public Comments regarding the March 29, 2022 Senate Oversight Committee FOIA Hearings, wherein DOJ OIP and NARA’s OGIS were slammed for lack of FOIA compliance oversight.
d. I plan to distribute information from this expedited FOIA request to members of the media and others via a vast distribution network.
e. I am an individual primarily engaged in dissemination of information via extensive email lists, blogs, coordination with Open Government Advocate Organizations and members of the media.

2. Information is urgently needed to inform the public concerning some actual or alleged government activity/malfeasance.
a. See paragraph 1 above incorporated fully herein..
b. I am recognized within to FOIA Advisory Committee Recommendation “OGIS 2.0: Reimagining FOIA Oversight” dated 05.04.2022 as an expert contributor “Robert (Bob) Hammond, Citizen FOIA Advocate.”
3. In any denial of expedited processing, NARA must repeat each paragraph and sub-paragraph above and state explicitly how my request does not meet the cited standards. A blanket statement without doing so lacks required content.

In any denial of my request for expedited processing, I am seeking that the Agency identify who, by name and email was consulted and that the Agency provide specific justification as to how my request stated herein does not qualify.

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,

Robert Hammond

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From: Robert Hammond

The FOAIonline link that you provided does not allow me to access the FOIAonliine request details, as NARA did not make the request open to the public as required in the format of my FOIA request.

Please immediately open this FOIA request to the public.

Robert Hammond

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Sent via Email <requests@muckrock.com>

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 129755

263 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

RE: Freedom of Information Act Request NGC22-578

Dear MuckRock News:

Your FOIA request, dated June 6, 2022, was received by the National
Archives and Records Administration’s Office of General Counsel on the same
day, via our FOIAonline website. We assigned your request tracking
number NGC22-578,
in addition to your FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2022-001272.
Please provide these numbers in any future correspondence about your case.

Sincerely,

Ashley A. Bryan

Government Information Specialist

Office of General Counsel (NGC)

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, Maryland, 20740-6001

301-837-3642

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Sent via Email <requests@muckrock.com>

October 17, 2022

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 129755

263 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

RE: Freedom of Information Act Request NGC22-578

To Whom It May Concern:

This is in response to your email dated October 17, 2022 asking for a
status update for FOIAonline request NARA-NGC-2022-001272, internal
tracking number NGC22-578. Currently, NGC22-578 is in our complex FOIA
queue. Our estimated time to completion is 24 months from today. This is a
conservative estimate, and cases may move more quickly through the queue.
If you do not receive a response within this estimated completion time,
please contact us again for a status update.

In future correspondence, please cite both tracking numbers;
NARA-NGC-2022-001272 and NGC22-578.

Sincerely,

Ashley A. Bryan

Government Information Specialist

Office of General Counsel (NGC)

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, Maryland, 20740-6001

301-837-3642

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Sent via Email <requests@muckrock.com>

November 16, 2022

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 129755

263 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

RE: Freedom of Information Act Request NGC22-578

To Whom It May Concern:

This is in response to your email dated November 16, 2022 asking for a
status update for FOIAonline request NARA-NGC-2022-001272, internal
tracking number NGC22-578. Currently, NGC22-578 is in our complex FOIA
queue. Our estimated time to completion is 23 months from today. This is a
conservative estimate, and cases may move more quickly through the queue.
If you do not receive a response within this estimated completion time,
please contact us again for a status update.

In future correspondence, please cite both tracking numbers; N
ARA-NGC-2022-001272 and NGC22-578.

Sincerely,

Ashley A. Bryan

Government Information Specialist

Office of General Counsel (NGC)

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, Maryland, 20740-6001

301-837-3642

From: Robert Hammond

I am seeking immediate FOIA FPL dispute resolution regarding NARA's classification of this request as complex. Please advise Ms. Wall.

1. NARA’s FY 2022 FOIA Operational Records FOIA Requests and Appeals FOIA Processing Logs. [NARA purports that it maintains separate FOIA units, one of which is "Operational Records," cited as a sub agency in FOIAonline.gov.]
a. The FOIA Advisory Committee, approved Tech Committee Recommendation No. 2022-TS3 (Part 2) “Posting FOIA Logs” states:

“We recommend that agencies proactively publish FOIA logs in the agency’s electronic reading room (often referred to as FOIA Libraries) on an ongoing basis, at least quarterly. Agencies should allow for the full text searching of FOIA logs.
To be most useful, agency FOIA logs should contain, at a minimum, each of the following fields in either Excel or CSV format, in preference to PDF:
a) Tracking number of the request [or appeal].
b) Date of the request [or appeal].
c) Name of the requester, provided it is not a first-party requester (i.e., someone asking for records on himself or herself) – to be most useful, the agency should publish the names of all third-party requesters; the agency should also alert requesters that they will publish the names of third-party requesters in their FOIA logs.
d) Organizational affiliation of the requester, if identified in the request [or appeal].
e) Whether the request was processed under the Privacy Act as well.
f) Subject matter of the request [or appeal]..
g) Status of the request [or appeal] (pending, closed, etc.).
h) For requests [or appeals].that have been closed, the date closed and the result of the FOIA request [or appeal] (granted, granted in part, denied, withdrawn, etc.).
i) Fee Information
a. Fee category assigned to requester, if applicable (commercial, educational, news media, other).
b. Whether a fee waiver was requested.
c. If a fee waiver was requested, whether it was granted.
d. Amount of fees charged.
e. Amount of fees paid.”

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Sent via Email <requests@muckrock.com>

December 19, 2022

Robert Hammond

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 129755

263 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

RE: Freedom of Information Act Request NGC22-578

Dear Mr. Hammond:

This is in response to your email dated December 19, 2022 asking for a
status update for FOIA request NGC22-578. Currently, NGC22-578 is #418 in
our complex FOIA queue. Our estimated time to completion is 12 months from
today. This is a conservative estimate, and cases may move more quickly
through the queue. If you do not receive a response within this estimated
completion time, please contact us again for a status update.

In future correspondence, please cite tracking number NGC22-578.

Sincerely,
NGC FOIA Team
Office of General Counsel
National Archives and Records Administration
foia@nara.gov
301-837-3642

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Sent via Email <requests@muckrock.com>

January 18, 2023

Robert Hammond

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 129755

263 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

RE: Freedom of Information Act Request NGC22-578

Dear Mr. Hammond:

This is in response to your email dated January 18, 2023 asking for a
status update for internal tracking number NGC22-578. A status update to
this request was provided on December 19, 2022, via email. In that response
it was stated NGC22-578 was #418 in our complex FOIA queue. The estimated
time to completion is 12 months from December 19, 2022. This is a
conservative estimate, and cases may move more quickly through the queue.
If you do not receive a response within this estimated completion time,
please contact us again for a status update.

In future correspondence, please cite tracking number NGC22-578.

Sincerely,

NGC FOIA Team

Office of General Counsel

National Archives and Records Administration

foia@nara.gov

301-837-3642

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