|Submitted||July 12, 2012|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
A copy of any FBI files on Carl Sagan (November 9th, 1934–December 20th, 1996), a noted American astronomer.
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.
Dear Mr. Sagan,
The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to the Initial Processing Unit (IPU) or a Single Station Team (SST) for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.
Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.