FAA drone processing notes

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-002324
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:

Processing notes, including any checklists and communications to or from processing agents, for the following FOIA requests:

2013-000368
2013-000534
2013-001847
2013-002587
2013-003475

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

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

Thank you for your help.

From: FAA

Mr. Musgrave,

Your request is in line to be processed. You should expect a reply by
February 28.

From:
Shawn Musgrave <requests@muckrock.com>

To:
7-AWA-ARC-FOIA/AWA/FAA@FAA
Date:
02/13/2014 05:00 AM
Subject:
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-002324
Sent by:
requests@muckrock.com

February 13, 2014
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
National Freedom of Information Act Staff, ARC-40
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591

This is a follow up to request number 2014-002324:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

Thank you for your help.

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On Jan. 14, 2014:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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On Jan. 8, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Processing notes, including any checklists and communications to or from
processing agents, for the following FOIA requests:

2013-000368
2013-000534
2013-001847
2013-002587
2013-003475

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 10039
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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

Thank you for your help.

From: FAA

Good Morning Mr. Musgrave,

So sorry for the delay in getting back to you on your emails requesting a
status on the FOIA requests you have submitted. We are extremely
backlogged at this time, and we are doing our best to catch up. I will
contact Mr. Derek Honda and ask him to send you a status on your request.

Thank you and have a nice day.

Diana Keskinen
FAA FOIA Branch, AFN-140

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Honda -

Please provide an update on this request. Per my records, it has yet to be completed despite the estimated completion date of Feb 28, 2014 (see below).

Respectfully,

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

Thank you for your help.

From: Office of UAS Integration

Good Afternoon Mr. Musgrave,

This message is in reference to your FOIA Request 2014-002324 dated January 8, 2014 requesting records of processing notes, including any checklists and communications to or from processing agents, for the following FOIA requests:

2013-000368
2013-000534
2013-001847
2013-002587
2013-003475

I apologize for the delay in replying to your request. Currently, I am doing research on the status of three of the five cases that you are inquiring about. Due to the scope of work involved with your case, I need to negotiate an extension for 20 days (weekday) from March 13, 2015. A new due date of April 10, 2015 is requested to complete your FOIA case.

Please reply back and acknowledge to this extension.

Thank you.

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

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Culley -

I acknowledge this extension.

Thank you,
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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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 Jan. 8, 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 #2014-002324.

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

From: Federal Aviation Administration

Mr. Musgrave:

This message is regarding your August 23, 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all documents relating to the U.S. Army's. Air Force's and the U.S. Marine Corps application to the Federal Aviation Administration for authorization to operate aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs in domestic airspace, including but not limited to: (a) All certificates or authorization, both active and expired, issued by the FAA for any type of drone, including public and private drones; (b) Any supporting documentation submitted as part of the application for said certificates/authorizations, including but not limited to reports, memos emails and contracts.

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 activity, we believe it is possible you are no longer interested in pursuing this issue. Please contact me via telephone at 202-267-8098 or by e-mail at lizett.culley@yahoo.com<mailto:lizett.culley@yahoo.com> by no later than June 9, 2016, if you remain interested in continuing with this request. In order to assist you with your decision, please note that all Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COA) applications granted after September 2012 are currently being processed for public release. Once completed, they will be posted to the UAS website located at http://www.faa.gov/uas/public_operations/foia_responses/.

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

Thank you.

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: Federal Aviation Administration

Mr. Musgrave,

Please let me know if you are still interested in pursuing this case as well.

Thank you.

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: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Yes, I am still interested in pursuing this FOIA request.

Best,
Shawn

From: Federal Aviation Administration

Good morning Shawn. This request is no longer being handled by the UAS Office. It has been transferred to the ATO FOIA Office for processing. If you have further questions, please contact Dean Torgerson at 202-267-4522 or via email at Dean.Torgerson@faa.gov<mailto:Dean.Torgerson@faa.gov>.

Shari Harvey
FOIA Coordinator
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office
Management Operations Section, AFS-82
202-267-9073

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

This FOIA request has been forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From:

Mr. Musgrave,

Your FOIA request, 2014-002324, was assigned to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office (AFS-82), which is in the Flight Standards Service, because they are the office likely to have responsive records. This request will remain assigned to Flight Standards and, therefore, they will be responding to this FOIA request. The Air Traffic Organization (ATO) will not be answering FOIA 2014-002324.

Dean Torgerson
Manager
Air Traffic Organization FOIA Program

From:

Hi Dean. I understand your stance back in May, don't know that I totally agree, but do remember the conversation. Reading this request, do you agree that they want COA records? . Shari

Shari Harvey
FOIA Coordinator
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office
Management Operations Section, AFS-82
202-267-9073

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

To clarify, I seek the processing notes/documentation for the indicated FOIA requests. I assume the present request should be assigned to the office(s) that processed the relevant FOIA requests for which I seek said documentation.

I hope that helps!

Best,
Shawn

From:

Hi Shawn. Didn't mean for you to be involved with the internal discussions regarding your request, however here's what I'm debating. It appears that you have several different FOIA requests under this one email that you've requested an update for. I was responding to the information highlighted below. That has nothing to do with FOIA request 2014-2324. I could you please go through this email and make sure that we are understanding which request(s) you are needing a status request for. Thanks. Shari

Shari Harvey
FOIA Coordinator
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office
Management Operations Section, AFS-82
202-267-9073

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hi Shari -

Apologies for any confusion. Which FOIA did you mean when you wrote on Nov 7: "Good morning Shawn. This request is no longer being handled by the UAS Office. It has been transferred to the ATO FOIA Office for processing. If you have further questions, please contact Dean Torgerson at 202-267-4522 or via email at Dean.Torgerson@faa.gov."

Thanks,
Shawn

From:

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

The attached letter and documents gives final response to your FOIA request 2014-002324.

Respectfully,

Georgina Goldberg

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