Expired Section 702(g) Authorizations

Nick Steffel filed this request with the Department of Justice, National Security Division of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-018
Status
Rejected

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From: Nick Steffel

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A listing of authorizations made under Section 702(g) of the FISA Amendments Act which were at some point not reauthorized, the years for which those requests were authorized, and if readily available the basis for their expiration (termination of investigation by the AG/DNI, death of subject, successful prosecution, etc.).

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,

Nick Steffel

From: OIP-NoReply

From: MuckRock

National Security Division FOIA Office:

According to the attached letter, the request below was transferred to your office from OIP. Please confirm receipt and provide a tracking number.

Thank you.

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 7036
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA #14-018
Dear Mr. Steffel:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated October 17, 2013, to the FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit, Department of Justice, pertaining to "A listing of authorizations made under Section 702(g) of the FISA Amendments Act which were at some point not reauthorized, the years for which those requests were authorized, and if readily available the basis for their expiration (termination of investigation by the AG/DNI, death of subject, successful prosecution, etc." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on October 22, 2013.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.

Also, you requested a waiver of processing fees. Your reason for a fee waiver does not meet the fee waiver threshold. Therefore, your request for a fee waiver has been denied. It has been determined that you are an "all other use" requester. As such, we will process your request up to the first 100 pages and the first two hours of search time at no charge. If after processing the free portion, additional information exists, you will be notified and given the opportunity to provide an agreement to pay fees for the additional information.

If you are not satisfied with this response, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy, United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through this Office's eFOIA portal at http://www.justice.gov/oip/efoia-portal.html. Your appeal must be received within sixty days from the date of this letter. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory

Arnetta Mallory
FOIA Coordinator

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 Oct. 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-018.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 7036
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA #14-018

Dear Mr. Steffel:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated October 17, 2013, to the FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit, Department of Justice, pertaining to "A listing of authorizations made under Section 702(g) of the FISA Amendments Act which were at some point not reauthorized, the years for which those requests were authorized, and if readily available the basis for their expiration (termination of investigation by the AG/DNI, death of subject, successful prosecution, etc." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on October 22, 2013.

We are still conducting a search of our FOIA records for possible responsive documents to your request.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual
processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory

Arnetta Mallory
FOIA Coordinator

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 Oct. 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-018.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Nick Steffel
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 7036
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA #14-018

Dear Mr. Steffel:

Please find the attached letter pertaining to your email dated October 17, 2013, to the FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit, Department of Justice, pertaining to "A listing of authorizations made under Section 702(g) of the FISA Amendments Act which were at some point not reauthorized, the years for which those requests were authorized, and if readily available the basis for their expiration (termination of investigation by the AG/DNI, death of subject, successful prosecution, etc." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on October 22, 2013.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory

Arnetta Mallory
FOIA Coordinator

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