FCC Documents on "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs" (CIN)

Dustin Slaughter filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-257
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Dustin Slaughter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all documents pertaining to the FCC's 'Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs', (CIN) including but not limited to: meeting minutes, intra-agency emails, memos, slide presentations, and any drafts thereof.

For reference, please see this Salon.com article published on 21 February 2014:

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/21/under_progressive_guise_fcc_threatens_intervention_in_u_s_news_rooms/

This request is not meant to be exclusive of any other records which, though not specifically requested, would have a reasonable relationship to the subject matter of this request.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect to be provided with all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material. Please separately state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary powers to release the requested documents in the public interest.

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,

Dustin Slaughter

From: Stephanie Kost

Dear Mr. Slaughter:

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Your request has been assigned FOIA control number 2014-257. Agencies are allowed 20 working days to respond to your request, extending this period for an additional 10 working days under certain circumstances. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i) and 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(i). We anticipate responding to your request on 3/24/14. If additional time is needed to respond to your request you will be notified.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, please call the FOIA Office at: (202) 418-0440.

Sincerely,

FCC FOIA Office

From: Dustin Slaughter

Thank you for your prompt acknowledgement of receipt, Ms. Kost. I look forward to your office's response by 3.24.14.

Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter

From: Dustin Slaughter

Dear Miss Kost,

I am following up on request #2014-257, originally sent on 21 February 2014. On 24 February, the FCC FOIA Office indicated that a response would arrive on 24 March.

Please let me know if I should anticipate further delay, or if clarification is needed.

Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter

From: Daniel Margolis

Dear Mr. Slaughter:

Following up on your above referenced FOIA, because there are a large volume of documents that are responsive to your request and these documents are located across many FCC offices, it will be at least another 10 business days before the agency is able to provide to you a response to your request. Even at that point, we may decide to provide to you responsive documents on a rolling basis.

Additionally, I am in receipt of your second follow-up FOIA dated March 21, 2014 and bearing internal control number 2014-309. Because I am the person responding to your FOIA requests and because I have not finalized my internal document collections, there are no "processing notes" that would pertain to your underlying 2014-257 FOIA request which I could even provide to you nor will I be making any. I'd appreciate it if we could discuss this second FOIA as all documentation which I'll be able to provide will be provided in connection with the 2014-257 FOIA. I've attached my contact information for you below - please call me at your convenience to discuss further.
Regards,

Dan Margolis

Daniel J. Margolis
Attorney Advisor, Office of Communications Business Opportunities
Federal Communications Commission
202.418.1377 (direct)
202.418.0235 (facsimile)
daniel.margolis@fcc.gov<mailto:daniel.margolis@fcc.gov>
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From: Dustin Slaughter

Dear Mr. Margolis,

Thank you for the update. I would prefer to communicate via email if that's okay with you, so both parties have a record of our conversations.

As you know, I was originally told that responsive records would be released yesterday. Would it be possible for your office to begin a rolling release of these documents? If not, could I at least narrow the request for specific records sought?

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter

From: Daniel Margolis

Mr. Slaughter:

I'm happy to communicate with you via e-mail so that you have a record of our communications. I'm unaware of when you were told that documents would be released to you yesterday or by whom, but I can say that we're working to have documents to you as soon as possible. Because documents are being culled from across many offices and that I will still need to review all documentation to determine if any of the materials need to be redacted under any of the FOIA exemptions, this is a time consuming process.

If you would like to limit the scope of your request, I'm happy to attempt to provide to you as quickly as possible the documentation that is responsible to your request.

Let me know how you would like to proceed.
Best,

Dan Margolis

From: Daniel Margolis

Dear Mr. Slaughter:

This e-mail is in response to your FOIA Request bearing FCC FOIA 2014-257, filed February 21, 2014. I wanted to update you on the status of the FCC's response to your request. We have requested and have received responsive documents from over 8 different Offices/Bureaus at the FCC. Needless to say, this request has produced a tremendous amount of responsive documentation. We are currently working with the FCC's Office of General Counsel to review all of the responsive documentation to determine what documentation will be released and what documentation falls within one of the FOIA exemptions. This process is taking longer than anticipated. As soon as possible, however, we will respond to your request with your requested documentation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at your convenience.
Regards,

Dan Margolis

Daniel J. Margolis
Attorney Advisor, Office of Communications Business Opportunities
Federal Communications Commission
202.418.1377 (direct)
202.418.0235 (facsimile)
daniel.margolis@fcc.gov<mailto:daniel.margolis@fcc.gov>

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From: Dustin Slaughter

Dear Mr. Margolis,

When can I anticipate any sort of release, rolling or otherwise, regarding case #2014-257?

Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter

From: Daniel Margolis

Mr. Slaughter:

Our Office of General Counsel continues to review the responsive documentation that was produced by a number of Offices/Bureaus here. As soon as they've completed their review, we will release the documentation.

Many thanks,

Dan Margolis

From: Daniel Margolis

Mr. Slaughter:

Following up on your FOIA Request FCC FOIA No: 2014-257, please see the attached letter sent yesterday to Social Solutions International, Inc., the FCC's contractor on this matter. If you have any questions regarding the attached, please do not hesitate to contact me at your convenience.
Best,

Dan Margolis

Daniel J. Margolis
Attorney Advisor, Office of Communications Business Opportunities
Federal Communications Commission
202.418.1377 (direct)
202.418.0235 (facsimile)
daniel.margolis@fcc.gov<mailto:daniel.margolis@fcc.gov>
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From: Jenny Namur Karp

Dear Mr. Margolis,
Attached please find Social Solutions response to your letter dated May 8,
2014. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Best,
Jenny

--
Jenny Namur Karp, MPH
President
Social Solutions International, Inc.
8(a) and Woman-Owned
www.socialsolutions.biz
tel: 202.491.4954

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 Feb. 21, 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 #2014-257.

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 Feb. 21, 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 #2014-257.

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 Feb. 21, 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 #2014-257.

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 Feb. 21, 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 #2014-257.

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 Feb. 21, 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 #2014-257.

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 Feb. 21, 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 #2014-257.

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 Feb. 21, 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 #2014-257.

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 Feb. 21, 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 #2014-257.

Thank you for your help.

From: Ryan Yates

Mr. Slaughter,

We are writing you in relation to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for "[a]ny and all documents pertaining to the FCC's 'Multi-market Study of Critical Information Needs' (CIN)," FOIA Control Number 2014-257. We wish to confirm that you are still interested in these records. Please let us know within 10 calendar days if you still wish to proceed with this FOIA request. If we do not receive a response, we will assume you are no longer interested and will close the request. If you are still interested, we would like to arrange a time to discuss the scope of your request so that we may respond in an efficient manner. We look forward to hearing from you.

Ryan Yates
Attorney Advisor
Federal Communications Commission
Office of General Counsel
202-418-0886
ryan.yates@fcc.gov<mailto:ryan.yates@fcc.gov>

From: Ryan Yates

Mr. Slaughter,

We have not received a response from you regarding whether you are still interested in your FOIA request, Control No. 2014-257. Given the lack of response, we assume you are no longer interested and are therefore closing your request.

Ryan Yates
Attorney Advisor
Federal Communications Commission
Office of General Counsel
202-418-0886
ryan.yates@fcc.gov

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