FAA COA list - June 2014 to present

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-000889
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A list of all UAS/UAV/RPV/drone COA applications submitted from June 1, 2014 to the date this request is processed, including date of application, applicant name/organization/office, waiver status and date of expiration.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Federal Aviation Administration

Your request has been assigned. Attached you will find your Request and
Acknowledgement letter please feel free to contact the coordinating
office(s) if you have any questions.

Alan Billings
FOIA Business Analyst
Federal Aviation Administration AFN-140
CPS Professional Services
Desk:202-2679166

From:
requests@muckrock.com

To:
7-AWA-ARC-FOIA/AWA/FAA@FAA,
Date:
10/07/2014 11:19 PM
Subject:
Freedom of Information Request: FAA COA list - June 2014 to present

October 7, 2014
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
National Freedom of Information Act Staff, ARC-40
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
A list of all UAS/UAV/RPV/drone COA applications submitted from June 1,
2014 to the date this request is processed, including date of application,
applicant name/organization/office, waiver status and date of expiration.
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,
Shawn Musgrave
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13761
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-000889.

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 Oct. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-000889.

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 Oct. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-000889.

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 Oct. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-000889.

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 Oct. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-000889.

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 Oct. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-000889.

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 Oct. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-000889.

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 Oct. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-000889.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Honda -

It has been several months since I received any update on this request. Per the attached, it is assigned to you.

Please advise.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

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. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-000889.

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 Oct. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-000889.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From:

Good Afternoon Mr. Musgrave,

This e-mail is in reference to your October 7, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for "a list of all UAS/UAV/RPV/drone COA applications submitted from June 1, 2014 to the date this request is processed including date of application, applicant name/organization/office, waiver status and date of expiration."

In light of the length of time that has elapsed and given the fact that we have no record of any recent correspondence with you concerning this case, we believe it is possible you are no longer interested in pursuing this issue. Please contact me via telephone at (202) 267-4529 or by e-mail at cherokee.carroll@faa.gov<mailto:cherokee.carroll@faa.gov> no later than April 27, 2016, if you remain interested in continuing with this request.

If we have not heard from you by the date listed above, this request will be considered closed.

Thank you,

Cherokee M. Carroll
FOIA Analyst
Emerging Technologies Team, AJV-115
Federal Aviation Administration
L'Enfant Plaza 470
202.267.4529

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello Cherokee -

I am absolutely still interested, and respectfully insist that this request be completed immediately. It's been a year and a half.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave

From:

Good Morning Mr. Musgrave,

Thank you for responding. We will begin processing your request however, we cannot expedite your case due to the number of documents that need redacting. Also, you have another request (2013-001308) in existence. Are you still interested in this case as well? If you have further questions about processing on any matter please feel free to contact our FOIA Coordinator Lizett Culley at 202-267-8098 or via email at Lizett.culley@faa.gov<mailto:Lizett.culley@faa.gov>.

We appreciate your patience,

Cherokee M. Carroll
FOIA Analyst
Emerging Technologies Team, AJV-115
Federal Aviation Administration
L'Enfant Plaza 470
202.267.4529

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Yes, I remain interested in all outstanding FOIA requests that I have submitted to the FAA.

Best,
Shawn

From:

Good Morning Mr. Musgrave,

Thank you for your response. I will contact our FOIA coordinator, and inform her of your request status and contact you soon with the next steps.

Have a great day,

Cherokee M. Carroll
FOIA Analyst
Emerging Technologies Team, AJV-115
Federal Aviation Administration
L'Enfant Plaza 470
202.267.4529

From:

Good Afternoon Mr. Musgrave:

Thank you for your response.

I will be the FOIA Specialist handling your request. Please note that your request was originally submitted to a different office. Your case has now been transferred to us.

I am in the process of preparing your correspondence for the approval and signature of the management team.

If you have questions or concerns, please send me an e-mail.

Kindly regards.

Lizett G. Culley
FOIA Coordinator, AJV-115
Emerging Technologies Team
Ph. (202) 267-8098
e-mail: lizett.culley@faa.gov<mailto:lizett.culley@faa.gov>

From:

Good Morning Mr. Musgrave:

This message is regarding your October 7, 2014 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for: "A list of all UAS/UAV/RPV/drone COA applications submitted from June 1, 2014 to the date this request is processed, including date of application, applicant name/organization/office, waiver status and date of expiration."

Your case has been transferred to our office and I am the FOIA Analyst working with your request. Currently, your response letter is being circulated for the approval of the management team. I will keep you informed about the progress being made in obtaining the approval of your letter.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your patience.

Lizett G. Culley
FOIA Coordinator, AJV-115
Emerging Technologies Team
Ph. (202) 267-8098
e-mail: lizett.culley@faa.gov<mailto:lizett.culley@faa.gov>

From:

Good Afternoon Mr. Musgrave,

Please contact Ms. Cherokee Carroll for an update on your response letter. I am no longer involved with your FOIA case.

Thank you.

Lizett G. Culley
Management Analyst
AUS-110
Ph. (202) 267-8098
e-mail: lizett.culley@faa.gov<mailto:lizett.culley@faa.gov>

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-000889.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From:

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

My name is Dana Whitman and I am the new FOIA specialist who has been assigned your cases 2014-001308 and 2015-000889. I want to first apologize for the extremely long delay in the FOIA offcice processing your request. There were a very large number of requests and also a turnover of employees working these backlog cases.

I have been going through both your cases and there is a discrepancy on our end that I would like to clear up. I see that two responsive letters and records have been drafted for FOIA 2014-001308, by two different individuals at different times. Unfortunately, I do not feel that I can use either because the requested time frames they mention in the response letters refer to November 1, 2012 thru June 19, 2014 and July 1, 2012 thru Oct 31, 2014. Neither of these correlate to you original request of "all active" COAs.

Since it has been such a long time since your request 2014-001308, I can provide a list of all Civil and Public COAs to date. I will provide a list of public COAs back to November 1, 2012 as they would have still been active at the time of your initial request and a list of Civil COAs back to 2015. The list for Public COAs would include the COA #, Sponsor, Sponsor city/state, Status, and date entered. The list for Civil COAs would include the COA #, Status, Phase, Date submitted, and Proponent. Neither of these lists capture the COA expiration dates. To include such information, each COA would need to be physically examined and the expiration date extracted and added to the list. This would be considered the creation of a record and the agency is not required by the Freedom of Information Act to create a record for the purposes of answering a FOIA request.

Since so much time has elapsed since your initial request, many of the originally "active" COAs have expired. Are you interested in the expired ones or just "active" public and civil COAs to date?

There will be some redactions since one of the public entities will not allow us to disclose their COA number, location, or submission date.

FOIA case 2015-00889 will have responsive records from June 1, 2014 to the present as per you request.

Both of these responsive records will be sent electronically as requested

Dana Whitman/JMA-Solutions
FOIA Program Analyst
UAS FOIA Program
Emerging Technologies, AJV-115
C: 703-728-6979
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