FBI Preprocessed List

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1362226-000; Req No. 1362226
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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The most current copy of the FBI reading room index/list of preprocessed files. The list was previously posted to http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex.htm with the most recently posted copy (Reading Room Index Compiled as of 01/23/2004) which is now nearly thirteen years old. The list was also previously known as the "FBI FOIPA PREPROCESSED LIST" Please note that I am NOT asking for the list of files posted to the Electronic Reading Room, but rather the complete list of preprocessed files in whatever format it currently exists and is used by the Bureau to determine whether or not the files have already been processed.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the Bureau for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure. My articles have been widely read, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established.

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,

Michael Best

From: FOIPARequest

Dear Mr. Best,

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 copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing this FOIA response on the basis that it is not responsive to my request. My request clearly specified that what they responded with is not what was being sought. "Please note that I am NOT asking for the list of files posted to the Electronic Reading Room, but rather the complete list of preprocessed files in whatever format it currently exists and is used by the Bureau to determine whether or not the files have already been processed."

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

01/06/2017 01:32 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-001433

  • DOJ-AP-2017-001433 - Appeals Acknowledgement Letter-signed

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

01/06/2017 02:03 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-001433

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-001433 has been processed with the following final disposition: Completely reversed/remanded.

  • Best, Michael FBI 17-001433 (2-3-17) remand.processing.records.located

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the responsiveness of these records as they are not up to date nor even the most recent copy. Per my original request, the FBI had previously posted a version of the list from 2004. Thus a copy from 2003 is even less up to date, and thus is not responsive to the request for the current or most recent copy. It is not even a good faith attempt to fulfill this request.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

05/17/2017 03:01 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-004139

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-004139 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Other -- Agency Performed Adequate Search.

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