FAA FlowerDeliveryExpress.com cease and desist

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-008811
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications between the FAA UAS Integration Office and/or FAA spokespersons and FlowerDeliveryExpress.com and/or its president, Wesley Berry, regarding FlowerDeliveryExpress.com proposal and testing of a Valentine's Day flower delivery service via unmanned aerial vehicle.

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: 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 Feb. 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 Feb. 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Federal Aviation Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Honda --

The acknowledgement for this request did not indicate my fee category. As I have in the past, I assert that I am properly categorized as a journalist for the purpose of fees.

For publication history, please see my numerous articles published on UAS here:
motherboard.vice.com/tag/the+drone+census

Please confirm my fee category at your earliest convenience.

Best,
Shawn

From: Federal Aviation Administration

Mr. Musgrave,

As per the FOIA office, FOIA 2014-8811 Fee Category is Commercial and your
fee waiver has been denied.

Respectfully,

Derek M. Honda
AFS FOIA Coordinator / AFS Forms Management Officer
AFS-140 Flight Standards
email: derek.honda@faa.gov
Work: 202-267-4190
Fax: 202-267-7636
https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/afn/tools_resources/foia_tool_kit/

http://www.faa.gov/forms/index.cfm
https://employees.faa.gov/tools_resources/forms

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Honda,

I have attached the acknowledgement letter for this request, which includes no indication whatsoever of fee category, much less that I have been deemed commercial. As I'm sure you're aware, a commercial fee categorization requires a determination on your part that the primary purpose to which I will put this information is commercial. No such determination or evidence of such decision-making has been provided, nor would such a determination be correct.

In light of the above, please advise as to whether your office will require a formal fee category appeal to be filed, at considerable waste of time to your staff.

Respectfully,
Shawn

From:

Mr. Musgrave,

Belay my last statement. This FOIA request is an "All Other". If you have
any other questions please let me know.

Respectfully,

Derek M. Honda
AFS FOIA Coordinator / AFS Forms Management Officer
AFS-140 Flight Standards
email: derek.honda@faa.gov
Work: 202-267-4190
Fax: 202-267-7636
https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/afn/tools_resources/foia_tool_kit/

http://www.faa.gov/forms/index.cfm
https://employees.faa.gov/tools_resources/forms

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 Feb. 16, 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 #2014-008811.

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 Feb. 16, 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 #2014-008811.

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 Feb. 16, 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 #2014-008811.

Thank you for your help.

From:

Good Morning Mr. Musgrave,

This message is in reference to your FOIA Request 2014-008811 submitted on February 16, 2014 requesting records of communication between the FAA and FlowerDeliveryExpress.com regarding FlowerDeliveryExpress.com proposal and testing of a Valentine Day flower delivery service via UAS. I sincerely apologize for the delay in replying to your request, our office is undermanned and we have a large backlog of FOIA cases. We are currently doing research on the information that you have requested. I need to negotiate an extension of 45 days (weekday) from August 11, 2014. A new due date of October 15, 2014 is requested to complete your FOIA case.

Please reply back and acknowledge this extension.

Thank you.

Lizett Culley
Management Specialist, AFS-82
Office of UAS Integration
Phone (202) 267-8098

From: Shawn Musgrave

Acknowledged.

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 Feb. 16, 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 #2014-008811.

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 Feb. 16, 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 #2014-008811.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Culley -

We are now several weeks past the extension date for this request. Please advise immediately.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

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 Feb. 16, 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 #2014-008811.

Thank you for your help.

From: Federal Aviation Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Federal Aviation Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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