Family Guy FCC Complaints

Perry Eaton filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-155
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Perry Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All FCC complaints received for the television show "Family Guy"

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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,

Perry Eaton

From: foia@erulemaking.net

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* Tracking Number: FCC-2016-000155
* Requester Name: Perry Eaton
* Date Submitted: 11/20/2015
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: All FCC complaints received for the television show "Family Guy" The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. 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.

From: Arthur Scrutchins

Mr. Eaton:

Please give me a call at your earliest convenience to discuss the above request. The request seeks complaints filed with the FCC about the television show "Family Guy." Please find my contact information below. I look forward to speaking with you today or next week.

Sincerely,

Arthur Scrutchins
Attorney-Advisor
Consumer Policy Division
CGB / FCC
202-418-2184

From: Arthur Scrutchins

Dear Mr. Eaton:

This email responds to your FOIA request received by the FCC and assigned to the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB). You are requesting copies of complaints received for the television show "Family Guy."

On December 18th, and December 21st, I contacted you via email regarding your request. However, we have received no response from you. Please be advised that if we do not receive a response from you within five days we will assume that you are not interested in proceeding with your request and will close the file for FOIA control number 2016-155. You may file a new request at any time.

If you consider this to be a denial of your FOIA request, you may seek review by filing an application for review with the Office of General Counsel. An application for review must be received by the Commission within 30 calendar days of January 19, 2016. You may file an application for review by mailing the application to FCC, Office of General Counsel, 445 12th St SW, Washington, DC 20554, or you may file your application for review electronically by e-mailing it to FOIA-Appeal@fcc.gov<mailto:FOIA-Appeal@fcc.gov>. Please caption the envelope (or subject line, if via e-mail) and the application itself as "Review of Freedom of Information Action" and the application should refer to FOIA No. 2016-156.

Sincerely,
/s/
Arthur D. Scrutchins
Attorney-Advisor
Consumer Policy Division
CGB / FCC
202-418-2184

From: Arthur Scrutchins

Subject: FOIA No. 2016-155 (Eaton)

Dear Mr. Eaton:

This email responds to your FOIA request received by the FCC and assigned to the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB). You are requesting copies of complaints received for the television show "Family Guy."

On December 18th, and December 21st, I contacted you via email regarding your request. However, we have received no response from you. Please be advised that if we do not receive a response from you within five days we will assume that you are not interested in proceeding with your request and will close the file for FOIA control number 2016-155. You may file a new request at any time.

If you consider this to be a denial of your FOIA request, you may seek review by filing an application for review with the Office of General Counsel. An application for review must be received by the Commission within 30 calendar days of January 19, 2016. You may file an application for review by mailing the application to FCC, Office of General Counsel, 445 12th St SW, Washington, DC 20554, or you may file your application for review electronically by e-mailing it to FOIA-Appeal@fcc.gov<mailto:FOIA-Appeal@fcc.gov>. Please caption the envelope (or subject line, if via e-mail) and the application itself as "Review of Freedom of Information Action" and the application should refer to FOIA No. 2016-155.

Sincerely,
/s/
Arthur D. Scrutchins
Attorney-Advisor
Consumer Policy Division
CGB / FCC
202-418-2184

From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Scrutchins,

Thank you for your message. Could you please clarify what further information is necessary?

Thank you for your help.

From: Arthur Scrutchins

Good Morning,

Mr. Eaton, thanks for responding to my email. Can you give me a call so we can discuss your request? We have received a large number of complaints about the show over the years. Before I can begin a search I need to confirm the time period that you are interested in. Pursuant to our record control schedule we can go back three years. We might also need to discuss an extended reply period depending on the number of complaints. I can be reached at 202-418-2184. Please leave a number where you can be reached. I look forward to hearing from you at your very earliest convenience.
Thanks,

Arthur D. Scrutchins
Attorney-Advisor
CGB/FCC
202-418-2184

From: Arthur Scrutchins

Dear Mr. Eaton:

This email responds to your recent FOIA request received by the FCC and assigned to the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB). You requested copies of complaints received about the television show "Family Guy."

I contacted you several times regarding the above for clarification. Except for one email (January 18th), I have received no further response from you. Therefore, we will assume that you are not interested in proceeding with your request and have closed the file for FOIA control number 2016-155. You may file a new request at any time.

If you consider this to be a denial of your FOIA request you may file an application for review by mailing the application to Federal Communications Commission, Office of General Counsel, 445 12th St SW, Washington, DC 20554, or you may file your application for review electronically by e-mailing it to FOIA-Appeal@fcc.gov<mailto:FOIA-Appeal@fcc.gov>.
An application for review must be received by the Commission within 30 calendar days of the date of this letter.[1] Please caption the envelope (or subject line, if via e-mail) and the application itself as "Review of Freedom of Information Action" and the application should refer to FOIA No. 2016-155.

Sincerely,
/s/
Arthur D. Scrutchins
Attorney-Advisor
Consumer Policy Division
CGB/FCC

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[1] 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.461(j), 1.115; 47 C.F.R. § 1.7 (documents are considered filed with the Commission upon their receipt at the location designated by the Commission).

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