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Colin Gallagher filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-798
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From: Colin Gallagher

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Any Records associated with or referring to the following public comment that is tagged CIMS00003942829 (titled in part, "Re: CIMS00003942829 - Don't just 'protect net neutrality' - act on past proceedings") and contains the text "the FCC are probably off smoking a blunt with Obama" in connection with the proceeding, (GN Docket No. 14-28) - (DA #14-211), which has also been called the "open internet proceeding;

2. Any records associated with or referring to the "Petition of Colin G. Gallagher for Declaratory Ruling that Disconnection of Telecommunications Services Violates Intent and Specific Provisions of the Communications Act and the Telecommunications Act, as well as Specific Rights of the Person," both records which are associated with that Petition that were created prior to the onset of the proceeding (GN Docket No. 12-52) - (DA #12-311), as well as any records which are associated with that Petition which are related to the proceeding, (GN Docket No. 12-52) - (DA #12-311);

3. Any records corresponding to (GN Docket No. 12-52) - (DA #12-311) which are in fact rulings (whether declaratory or not) responsive to petitions in that proceeding.

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 for your time and attentions in connection with this request. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Colin Gallagher

From: foia@erulemaking.net

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28091e89f)
* Tracking Number: FCC-2015-000798
* Requester Name: Colin Gallagher
* Date Submitted: 09/18/2015
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
1. Any Records associated with or referring to the following public comment that is tagged CIMS00003942829 (titled in part, "Re: CIMS00003942829 - Don't just 'protect net neutrality' - act on past proceedings") and contains the text "the FCC are probably off smoking a blunt with Obama" in connection with the proceeding, (GN Docket No. 14-28) - (DA #14-211), which has also been called the "open internet proceeding; 2. Any records associated with or referring to the "Petition of Colin G. Gallagher for Declaratory Ruling that Disconnection of Telecommunications Services Violates Intent and Specific Provisions of the Communications Act and the Telecommunications Act, as well as Specific Rights of the Person," both records which are associated with that Petition that were created prior to the onset of the proceeding (GN Docket No. 12-52) - (DA #12-311), as well as any records which are associated with that Petition which are related to the proceeding, (GN Docket No. 12-52) - (DA #12-311); 3. Any records corresponding to (GN Docket No. 12-52) - (DA #12-311) which are in fact rulings (whether declaratory or not) responsive to petitions in that proceeding.

From: Mike Hennigan

Hello Mr. Gallagher, please give me a call on 202-418-2869 so that we can discuss your recent FOIA request you filed with the Federal Communications Commission.

Sincerely,

Mike Hennigan
Consumer Policy Division
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau

From: Colin Gallagher

To: Mike Hennigan, Consumer Policy Division, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau

Dear Mr. Hennigan,

Thank you for your prompt response. For clarity and tracking purposes, I'd prefer to have correspondence associated with this request be in writing. If a fix is required, or some clarification is needed, please reply back to indicate how to proceed.

Respectfully,

Colin Gallagher

From: Mike Hennigan

Mr. Gallagher, you are able to confirm our conversation, via email for "clarity and tracking purposes." We do not understand what you are seeking in your request.....your request is not clear. Therefore, for me to clarify your request, I need to speak with you via phone. Again, if you need record of our phone conversation, I will confirm our conversation via email. Without clarifying your request....we will not be able to respond to your FOIA request, and have no choice but to close your request.

Sincerely,

Mike Hennigan
Consumer Policy Division
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau

202-418-2869

From: Colin Gallagher

Dear Mr. Hennigan,

I will give you a ring on Thursday September 24, 2015, but only on the condition that you summarize and confirm the conversation via e-mail. For future reference, I would much prefer that your correspondence relative to this request be in writing. Having the agency provide a written response to my request as is required by statute is what is sought, not to have you close the request because you do not wish to obtain clarification from me in writing.

- Colin Gallagher

From: Mike Hennigan

Mr. Gallagher, if I am not available when you call today, please leave a phone number for me to return your call. We respond to all FOIA correspondence in writing. However, we also seek clarification of a request via phone, so that we can prepare our written response. Clarification of a request allows us to provide you with exactly what you are seeking from the Commission. I look forward to hearing from you.

Mike Hennigan
Consumer Policy Division
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
202-418-2869

From: Colin Gallagher

Mr. Hennigan, on 9/24/2015, we had the telephone conversation that you had requested in writing on 9/22/2015. Please recall my original objections to this approach (of telephone conversation(s)) which I expressed in writing on 9/23/2015. However, on 9/23/2015 you reiterated your desire to speak with me by telephone about my FOIA request, and by way of reply I agreed to do so, on the condition that you summarize and confirm the conversation via e-mail. I then called you on 9/24/2015, and was unable to reach you directly, but you called me back the same day and we were able to discuss the issues that you felt needed attention. Additionally, during our telephone conversation on 9/24/2015, you agreed to provide a reply e-mail to summarize our conversation.

Thus far, I have not received a reply e-mail that summarizes our conversation on 9/24/2015. Please provide a brief reply to this e-mail that summarizes our telephone conversation that you and I had on 9/24/2015. Thanks for your attention to this matter.

- Colin Gallagher

From: Mike Hennigan

Mr. Gallagher, per our telephone conversation on September 24, 2015 we agreed to the following regarding your recent FOIA request 2015-798 you filed with the FCC:

1. We would provide you with a copy of an inquiry (CIMS0003942829) that you filed with the FCC, along with any documents associated with the inquiry.

2. With regarding to Docket No. 14-28, DA #14-211, Docket No. 12-52, DA #12-311 we discussed that all correspondence is located on the FCC’s ECFS.

3. Any congressional records filed by you, or on your behalf, with the FCC.

If there is anything you would like to add to our conversation, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Mike Hennigan
Consumer Policy Division
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau

From: Mike Hennigan

Dear Mr. Gallagher, this email responds to your recent FOIA request received by the FCC. Attached is our letter responding to your request, along with one document that is responsive to your request.

Sincerely,

Mike Hennigan
Consumer Policy Division
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau

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