FBI FOIA Logs 1980-1999

Sai . filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

1354911-000, DOJ-AP-2019-001212

1354911-000

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

Communications

From: Sai

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of the FBI's FOIA logs for the years 1980 through 1999.

Furthermore, I specifically invoke 5 USC 552(a)(2)(D)(ii)(II), as amended by S. 337. If you have ever released these documents before, and have received at least 3 requests for them, you must proactively make them public on your FOIA reading room.

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 there are fees, 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,

Sai

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Sai,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing 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.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at https://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, by clicking on the SERVICES link at the top of the homepage and then click on the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy picture, or the direct link is: https://www.fbi.gov/services/records-management/foia, or by accessing the U. S. Department of Justice at https://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact us at foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Ofc: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIPAQUESTIONS

Dear Sai,

Please check the status of your FOIPA Request at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps, and follow the instructions below.

Check the Status of Your FOIPA Request

If your FOIPA Number is [1195846-0] please enter [1195846-000] into the system. If your FOIPA Number is [1195846-1] please enter [1195846-001] into the system. If you have any questions about the status of your FOIPA request, please e-mail foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>.

FIND STATUS OF FOIPA- LAST UPDATED ON October 26, 2016

Please enter the whole FOIPA number-Example: [1234567-000]

FOIPA:

Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:

FOIPA:

1234567-000

Case Type:

FOIPA

Process Description (Will display the current progress of the request)

The FBI's FOIPA Program is searching the FBI's indices for potentially responsive documents.

You may be contacted via formal letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply.
NOTE: Recent requests are entered into the FOIPA database in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online database. Status information is updated weekly. If a request has been closed within the last six months the online database will display the following: The FOIPA number entered has been closed, and appropriate correspondence has been sent to the address on file.

Thank you,

Holly Early
Government Information Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4854
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
E-mail: foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at https://www.fbi.gov/services/records-management/foia.

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: FOIPAQUESTIONS

Dear Sai,

Please check the status of your FOIPA Request at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps, and follow the instructions below.

Check the Status of Your FOIPA Request

If your FOIPA Number is [1195846-0] please enter [1195846-000] into the system. If your FOIPA Number is [1195846-1] please enter [1195846-001] into the system. If you have any questions about the status of your FOIPA request, please e-mail foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>.

FIND STATUS OF FOIPA- LAST UPDATED ON November 23, 2016

Please enter the whole FOIPA number-Example: [1234567-000]

FOIPA:

Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:

FOIPA:

1234567-000

Case Type:

FOIPA

Process Description (Will display the current progress of the request)

The FBI's FOIPA Program is searching the FBI's indices for potentially responsive documents.

You may be contacted via formal letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply.
NOTE: Recent requests are entered into the FOIPA database in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online database. Status information is updated weekly. If a request has been closed within the last six months the online database will display the following: The FOIPA number entered has been closed, and appropriate correspondence has been sent to the address on file.

Thank you,

Holly Early
Government Information Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4854
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
E-mail: foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: FOIPAQUESTIONS

Dear Sai,

Please check the status of your FOIPA Request at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps, and follow the instructions below.

Check the Status of Your FOIPA Request

If your FOIPA Number is [1195846-0] please enter [1195846-000] into the system. If your FOIPA Number is [1195846-1] please enter [1195846-001] into the system. If you have any questions about the status of your FOIPA request, please e-mail foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>.

FIND STATUS OF FOIPA- LAST UPDATED ON December 28, 2016

Please enter the whole FOIPA number-Example: [1234567-000]

FOIPA:

Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:

FOIPA:

1234567-000

Case Type:

FOIPA

Process Description (Will display the current progress of the request)

The FBI's FOIPA Program is searching the FBI's indices for potentially responsive documents.

You may be contacted via formal letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply.
NOTE: Recent requests are entered into the FOIPA database in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online database. Status information is updated weekly. If a request has been closed within the last six months the online database will display the following: The FOIPA number entered has been closed, and appropriate correspondence has been sent to the address on file.

Thank you,

Holly Early
Government Information Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4854
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
E-mail: foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: FOIPAQUESTIONS

Dear Sai,
The request was received on 7-29-2016 (actual date request was scanned into the FOIPA Document Processing System) and assigned FOIPA Request Number #1354911-000. The request was closed on 08-29-2016 due to failure to respond to estimated cost correspondence that was mailed to your attention on 07-29-2016 within the required 30 day timeframe.
Please verify a current mailing address in order for us to resend the estimated cost letter.
By letter dated July 22, 2016, you indicated you were not willing to pay anything for processing of your request. Approximately 14,121 pages of records potentially responsive to your request were located, putting the duplication fees at $430.00 to receive the releases on CD or $701.05 to receive paper copies if all potentially responsive records are processed. If you wish for your request to be reopened and processed, you must specify one of the following:

* You are willing to pay the estimated duplication/international shipping fees up to the amount specified in our 07-29-2016 letter (indicate CD or paper preference)

* You are willing to pay fees of a different amount (specify the amount and your CD or paper preference). Note: with this option, the FBI will only process the cost equivalent number of pages in paper or CD.

* You wish to receive 100 pages or the cost equivalent ($5.00) on CD free of charge.
Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.
Thank you,

Holly Early
Government Information Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO Line: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4854
Fax: (540) 868-4391 or (450)868-4997
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: Sai .

Thank you for your response.

I am not willing to pay fees, and decline to narrow the scope of my request.

Upon information and belief, at least 3 people have requested these records. You are therefore required to publish them proactively, 552(a)(2)(D)(ii)(II).

You have not stated any reason for denying my fee waiver. I believe that these records are of clear public interest, as they document the operations of your agency and department and the matters that have been requested.

I therefore again assert fee waiver and request that you process all records without any charge.

I request native, electronic format records, not paper.

If you deny fee waiver, please process the amount which you would process without charge, and provide a determination explaining your calculation of fees and your reasons for denying the waiver.

Sincerely,
Sai

From: Sai .

Thank you for your response.

I am not willing to pay fees, and decline to narrow the scope of my request.

Upon information and belief, at least 3 people have requested these records. You are therefore required to publish them proactively, 552(a)(2)(D)(ii)(II).

You have not stated any reason for denying my fee waiver. I believe that these records are of clear public interest, as they document the operations of your agency and department and the matters that have been requested.

I therefore again assert fee waiver and request that you process all records without any charge.

I request native, electronic format records, not paper.

If you deny fee waiver, please process the amount which you would process without charge, and provide a determination explaining your calculation of fees and your reasons for denying the waiver.

Sincerely,
Sai

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Please check the status of your FOIPA Request at http://vault.fbi.gov by clicking on "Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request" on the right side of the page, and follow the instructions below.

Check the Status of Your FOIPA Request
If your FOIPA Number is [1195846-0] please enter [1195846-000] into the system. If your FOIPA Number is [1195846-1] please enter [1195846-001] into the system. If you have any questions about the status of your FOIPA request, please e-mail foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>.

FIND STATUS OF FOIPA- Request statuses are updated weekly

Please enter the whole FOIPA number-Example: [1234567-000]

FOIPA:
Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:
FOIPA:
1234567-000

Case Type:
FOIPA

Process Description (Will display the current progress of the request)
The FBI's FOIPA Program is searching the FBI's indices for potentially responsive documents.
You may be contacted via formal letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply.

NOTE: Recent requests are entered into the FOIPA database in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online database. Status information is updated weekly. If a request has been closed within the last six months the online database will display the following: The FOIPA number entered has been closed, and appropriate correspondence has been sent to the address on file.

Estimated Dates of Completion
Requests are processed in the order in which they are received through our multi-track processing system, and the FBI receives a voluminous amount of requests on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. Requests are divided into two primary tracks--simple (under 50 pages of potentially responsive documents) and complex (over 50 pages of potentially responsive documents). Our complex requests are further divided into medium, large, and extra-large sub-tracks. Simple track requests typically require the least amount of time to process.

Currently, simple track cases average approximately 80 days from the date of receipt for processing. Requests in the medium processing track are currently averaging 281 days from the date of receipt for processing, those in the large processing track are currently averaging approximately 774 days, and those in the extra-large track are averaging 879 days.

Thank you,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it has been forwarded to the assigned analyst for review.

If you require additional assistance please contact foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>.

Thank you,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Sai .

Thank you for your response.

Please do not send CDs. Instead, send the data to this URL:

<https://www.dropbox.com/request/kbR4D5SjIrVxm1eE4uHn>

It can accept files up to 2 GB in individual size, and up to 1 TB total.

Sincerely,
Sai
President, Fiat Fiendum, Inc. (a 501(c)(3))

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good Morning,

FOIA 1354911-000 was closed but reopened as 1354911-001. FOIA 1354911-001 was closed December 3, 2018 because we did not receive a response back from the original cost letter dated October 26, 2017. If you are not receiving our correspondence, please provide an updated mailing address.

In order for the FBI to proceed with processing your request, please provide a response to the October 26, 2017 letter.

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI- Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

From: Sai .

I did respond, as follows:

"Please do not send CDs. Instead, send the data to this URL:

<https://www.dropbox.com/request/kbR4D5SjIrVxm1eE4uHn>

It can accept files up to 2 GB in individual size, and up to 1 TB total."

This is a specific format request under 5 USC 552(a)(3)(B), which you are required to obey "if the record is readily reproducible by the agency in that form or format".

The format requested would not entail the costs of CD duplication and mailing that were the basis for your fee request; therefore, I expect the cost for providing the records in the format requested to be zero.

Sincerely,
Sai
President, Fiat Fiendum, Inc. (a 501(c)(3))

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Thank you for contacting foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>. The format you are requesting is not an available option. As your request was submitted via standard mail, responses our provided via standard mail. As a cost response was not received within 30 days, as advised in our cost letter, your request has been closed. If you would like to have your request reopened, please indicate your willingness to pay.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

From: Sai .

> The format you are requesting is not an available option.

Why is transfer of files not an available option? The "agency shall provide the record in any form or format requested by the person if the record is readily reproducible by the agency in that form or format", 5 USC 552(a)(3)(B).

Are you claiming that the FBI is not capable of uploading files to a web site?

What other formats are "available"? Please be specific and enumerate all options.

> As your request was submitted via standard mail, responses our provided via standard mail.

What does the format of my request have to do with anything, when I specifically stated how to respond to my request?

In what other formats would you accept a request? Would you respond differently if my request is sent in those formats?

Sincerely,
Sai

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Thank you for contacting foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>. The FBI responds to FOIPA requests utilizing one of the following methods:

1. CD Rom

2. Standard Mail

3. eFOIPA - These releases are made electronically if the request is compliant with our system.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2018 10:34 AM
To: FOIPAQUESTIONS <FOIPAQUESTIONS@FBI.GOV>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #1354911-000

November 5, 2018

This is a follow up to request number 1354911-000:

> The format you are requesting is not an available option.

Why is transfer of files not an available option? The "agency shall provide the record in any form or format requested by the person if the record is readily reproducible by the agency in that form or format", 5 USC 552(a)(3)(B).

Are you claiming that the FBI is not capable of uploading files to a web site?

What other formats are "available"? Please be specific and enumerate all options.

> As your request was submitted via standard mail, responses our provided via standard mail.

What does the format of my request have to do with anything, when I specifically stated how to respond to my request?

In what other formats would you accept a request? Would you respond differently if my request is sent in those formats?

Sincerely,
Sai

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On Nov. 5, 2018:
Thank you for contacting foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>. The format you are requesting is not an available option. As your request was submitted via standard mail, responses our provided via standard mail. As a cost response was not received within 30 days, as advised in our cost letter, your request has been closed. If you would like to have your request reopened, please indicate your willingness to pay.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

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On Nov. 3, 2018:
I did respond, as follows:

"Please do not send CDs. Instead, send the data to this URL:

<https://www.dropbox.com/request/kbR4D5SjIrVxm1eE4uHn>

It can accept files up to 2 GB in individual size, and up to 1 TB total."

This is a specific format request under 5 USC 552(a)(3)(B), which you are required to obey "if the record is readily reproducible by the agency in that form or format".

The format requested would not entail the costs of CD duplication and mailing that were the basis for your fee request; therefore, I expect the cost for providing the records in the format requested to be zero.

Sincerely,
Sai
President, Fiat Fiendum, Inc. (a 501(c)(3))

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On July 24, 2018:
Good Morning,

FOIA 1354911-000 was closed but reopened as 1354911-001. FOIA 1354911-001 was closed December 3, 2018 because we did not receive a response back from the original cost letter dated October 26, 2017. If you are not receiving our correspondence, please provide an updated mailing address.

In order for the FBI to proceed with processing your request, please provide a response to the October 26, 2017 letter.

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI- Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

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On July 24, 2018:
Thank you for your response.

Please do not send CDs. Instead, send the data to this URL:

<https://www.dropbox.com/request/kbR4D5SjIrVxm1eE4uHn>

It can accept files up to 2 GB in individual size, and up to 1 TB total.

Sincerely,
Sai
President, Fiat Fiendum, Inc. (a 501(c)(3))
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On Oct. 27, 2017:
A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.
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On July 22, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of the FBI's FOIA logs for the years 1980 through 1999.

Furthermore, I specifically invoke 5 USC 552(a)(2)(D)(ii)(II), as amended by S. 337. If you have ever released these documents before, and have received at least 3 requests for them, you must proactively make them public on your FOIA reading room.

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 there are fees, 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,

Sai

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411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Sai .

OK. Please respond to my request via eFOIPA.

If you allege that my request fails to meet some requirement for doing so, please state the requirement, where it can be found in the CFR or US Code, and how it can be fixed.

Sincerely,
Sai

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good morning,

As your request was submitted via standard mail, our response to your request will be sent via standard mail.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 8:19 AM
To: FOIPAQUESTIONS <FOIPAQUESTIONS@FBI.GOV>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #1354911-000

November 7, 2018

This is a follow up to request number 1354911-000:

OK. Please respond to my request via eFOIPA.

If you allege that my request fails to meet some requirement for doing so, please state the requirement, where it can be found in the CFR or US Code, and how it can be fixed.

Sincerely,
Sai

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E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/federal-bureau-of-investigation-10/fbi-foia-logs-1980-1999-27188/?uuid-login=d6bbeb8f-bfeb-4830-bbca-ef17b8c28eb8&email=FOIPAQUESTIONS%40fbi.gov#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 27188
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On Nov. 5, 2018:
Thank you for contacting foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>. The FBI responds to FOIPA requests utilizing one of the following methods:

1. CD Rom

2. Standard Mail

3. eFOIPA - These releases are made electronically if the request is compliant with our system.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2018 10:34 AM
To: FOIPAQUESTIONS <FOIPAQUESTIONS@FBI.GOV>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #1354911-000

November 5, 2018

This is a follow up to request number 1354911-000:

> The format you are requesting is not an available option.

Why is transfer of files not an available option? The "agency shall provide the record in any form or format requested by the person if the record is readily reproducible by the agency in that form or format", 5 USC 552(a)(3)(B).

Are you claiming that the FBI is not capable of uploading files to a web site?

What other formats are "available"? Please be specific and enumerate all options.

> As your request was submitted via standard mail, responses our provided via standard mail.

What does the format of my request have to do with anything, when I specifically stated how to respond to my request?

In what other formats would you accept a request? Would you respond differently if my request is sent in those formats?

Sincerely,
Sai

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/federal-bureau-of-investigation-10/fbi-foia-logs-1980-1999-27188/?email=FOIPAQUESTIONS%40fbi.gov&uuid-login=1ac512d6-52a0-4839-9dc3-f9a8d84aeca6#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 27188
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On Nov. 5, 2018:
Thank you for contacting foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>. The format you are requesting is not an available option. As your request was submitted via standard mail, responses our provided via standard mail. As a cost response was not received within 30 days, as advised in our cost letter, your request has been closed. If you would like to have your request reopened, please indicate your willingness to pay.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

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On Nov. 3, 2018:
I did respond, as follows:

"Please do not send CDs. Instead, send the data to this URL:

<https://www.dropbox.com/request/kbR4D5SjIrVxm1eE4uHn>

It can accept files up to 2 GB in individual size, and up to 1 TB total."

This is a specific format request under 5 USC 552(a)(3)(B), which you are required to obey "if the record is readily reproducible by the agency in that form or format".

The format requested would not entail the costs of CD duplication and mailing that were the basis for your fee request; therefore, I expect the cost for providing the records in the format requested to be zero.

Sincerely,
Sai
President, Fiat Fiendum, Inc. (a 501(c)(3))

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On July 24, 2018:
Good Morning,

FOIA 1354911-000 was closed but reopened as 1354911-001. FOIA 1354911-001 was closed December 3, 2018 because we did not receive a response back from the original cost letter dated October 26, 2017. If you are not receiving our correspondence, please provide an updated mailing address.

In order for the FBI to proceed with processing your request, please provide a response to the October 26, 2017 letter.

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI- Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

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On July 24, 2018:
Thank you for your response.

Please do not send CDs. Instead, send the data to this URL:

<https://www.dropbox.com/request/kbR4D5SjIrVxm1eE4uHn>

It can accept files up to 2 GB in individual size, and up to 1 TB total.

Sincerely,
Sai
President, Fiat Fiendum, Inc. (a 501(c)(3))
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On Oct. 27, 2017:
A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.
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On July 22, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of the FBI's FOIA logs for the years 1980 through 1999.

Furthermore, I specifically invoke 5 USC 552(a)(2)(D)(ii)(II), as amended by S. 337. If you have ever released these documents before, and have received at least 3 requests for them, you must proactively make them public on your FOIA reading room.

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 there are fees, 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,

Sai

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/federal-bureau-of-investigation-10/fbi-foia-logs-1980-1999-27188/?email=FOIPAQUESTIONS%40fbi.gov&uuid-login=1ac512d6-52a0-4839-9dc3-f9a8d84aeca6#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 27188
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Nov. 5, 2018:
> The format you are requesting is not an available option.

Why is transfer of files not an available option? The "agency shall provide the record in any form or format requested by the person if the record is readily reproducible by the agency in that form or format", 5 USC 552(a)(3)(B).

Are you claiming that the FBI is not capable of uploading files to a web site?

What other formats are "available"? Please be specific and enumerate all options.

> As your request was submitted via standard mail, responses our provided via standard mail.

What does the format of my request have to do with anything, when I specifically stated how to respond to my request?

In what other formats would you accept a request? Would you respond differently if my request is sent in those formats?

Sincerely,
Sai
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On Nov. 5, 2018:
Thank you for contacting foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>. The format you are requesting is not an available option. As your request was submitted via standard mail, responses our provided via standard mail. As a cost response was not received within 30 days, as advised in our cost letter, your request has been closed. If you would like to have your request reopened, please indicate your willingness to pay.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

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On Nov. 3, 2018:
I did respond, as follows:

"Please do not send CDs. Instead, send the data to this URL:

<https://www.dropbox.com/request/kbR4D5SjIrVxm1eE4uHn>

It can accept files up to 2 GB in individual size, and up to 1 TB total."

This is a specific format request under 5 USC 552(a)(3)(B), which you are required to obey "if the record is readily reproducible by the agency in that form or format".

The format requested would not entail the costs of CD duplication and mailing that were the basis for your fee request; therefore, I expect the cost for providing the records in the format requested to be zero.

Sincerely,
Sai
President, Fiat Fiendum, Inc. (a 501(c)(3))

---

On July 24, 2018:
Good Morning,

FOIA 1354911-000 was closed but reopened as 1354911-001. FOIA 1354911-001 was closed December 3, 2018 because we did not receive a response back from the original cost letter dated October 26, 2017. If you are not receiving our correspondence, please provide an updated mailing address.

In order for the FBI to proceed with processing your request, please provide a response to the October 26, 2017 letter.

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI- Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

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On July 22, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of the FBI's FOIA logs for the years 1980 through 1999.

Furthermore, I specifically invoke 5 USC 552(a)(2)(D)(ii)(II), as amended by S. 337. If you have ever released these documents before, and have received at least 3 requests for them, you must proactively make them public on your FOIA reading room.

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 there are fees, 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,

Sai

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/federal-bureau-of-investigation-10/fbi-foia-logs-1980-1999-27188/?uuid-login=d6bbeb8f-bfeb-4830-bbca-ef17b8c28eb8&email=FOIPAQUESTIONS%40fbi.gov#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 27188
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Sai .

You have given no statutory, regulatory, or logical basis for your refusal.

I appeal:
1. your refusal to provide a response in the form and format originally requested;
2. your refusal to respond to me by eFOIPA;
3. your fee estimate, given that the format requested would cost nothing;
4. all other parts of your denial.

Sincerely,
Sai

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:
* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2019-001212
* Request Tracking Number: 1354911
* Requester Name: Sai N/A
* Date Submitted: 11/28/2018
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI appeal

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