Expense Reports for Dr. Steven Chu

Andrew Reed filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
Tracking # HQ-2012-00335-F
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From: Andrew Reed

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The most recent expense reports, going back for the past 6 months, for Dr. Steven Chu, who works for Secretary of Energy .

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,

Andrew Reed

From: Department of Energy

From: "Ogbazghi, Joan" <Joan.Ogbazghi@hq.doe.gov>

Dear Mr. Reed,

I am contacting you about your request for the most recent "expense reports" for Dr. Steven Chu, the Secretary of Energy. Please provide more details about the kind of records you seek.

Thank you,

Joan Ogbazghi
Information Access Specialist
Office of Information Resources
U.S. Department of Energy
(202) 586-3595

From: Andrew Reed

I would like to receive electronic copies of any expense reports submitted and reimbursed to Dr. Steven Chu for the past 6 months. If this doesn't answer your question please be more specific in the problem at hand. Thanks!

-Andrew

From: "Ogbazghi, Joan" <Joan.Ogbazghi@hq.doe.gov>

Andrew,

Thanks for the reply. I am asking what kind of expenses, for example, related to travel, etc.

Thanks, Joan

From: Andrew Reed

Travel expenses would be perfect. Thank you very much.

From: "Ogbazghi, Joan" <Joan.Ogbazghi@hq.doe.gov>

Andrew,

Are you limiting the request to expenses related to travel only?

Thanks, Joan

From: Department of Energy

From: Andrew Reed

Yes, limiting my request to travel would be fine.

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 Nov. 29, 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 #HQ-2012-00335-F.

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 Nov. 29, 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 #HQ-2012-00335-F.

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 Nov. 29, 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 #HQ-2012-00335-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: "Ogbazghi, Joan" <Joan.Ogbazghi@hq.doe.gov>

Mr. Reed,

A final response to your request is with the Office of the General Counsel for concurrence.

Sincerely,
Joan Ogbazghi

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 Nov. 29, 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 #HQ-2012-00335-F.

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 Nov. 29, 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 #HQ-2012-00335-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Burns, Todd (CONTR)

Mr. Reed:

I am processing the above-captioned FOIA request that you submitted to the Department of Energy. We do not have a phone number on file at which we can contact you. Please call me at the number below so that I can speak with you about your request.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best,

Todd R. Burns, esq.
Contractor to US Dept. of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202)586-4958

From: Burns, Todd (CONTR)

Mr. Reed:

I have not heard back from you since I sent the email below on August 7. This is in regard to your FOIA request with the Dept of Energy related to travel expense reports of Secretary Chu. We have a package that is near completion, but we need to speak with you before it is finalized. If we do not hear back from you by Tuesday, August 21, 2012, we will assume you are no longer interested and will close your request.

My contact information is below - I look forward to hearing from you.

Todd

Todd R. Burns, esq.
Contractor to US Dept. of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202)586-4958

From: Burns, Todd (CONTR)

Mr. Reed:

I have still not heard back from you since I sent the email below on August 7. If we do not hear back from you by Tuesday, August 21, 2012, we will assume you are no longer interested and will close your request.

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