|Submitted||Jan. 25, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request emails sent and received by former FDA employee Corey Hilmas that mention "F & H Strategies, LLC" between January 1st, 2011 and December 31st, 2014.
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.
An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
Dear Mr. Roberts,
This is in response to your January 29, 2018, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records pertaining to F & H STRATEGIES LLC - EMAILS SENT AND RECEIVED BY COREY HILMAS 1/11 TO 12/14.
The Center Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) conducted a search and did not locate any records responsive to your request. Therefore, we are closing our file on this case.
While we believe that an adequate search of appropriate files was conducted for the records you requested in CFSAN, you have the right to appeal this determination. By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency's decision. Your appeal must be mailed within 90 days from the date of this response, to: Agency Chief FOIA Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Room 729H, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201; e-mail FOIARequest@PSC.hhs.gov<mailto:FOIARequest@PSC.hhs.gov>. Please clearly mark both the envelope and your letter or e-mail "FDA Freedom of Information Act Appeal."
If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process, please contact Melissa.McIntosh-Ball@fda.hhs.gov<mailto:Melissa.McIntosh-Ball@fda.hhs.gov> or 240-402-9215. You may also contact the FDA FOIA Public Liaison for assistance at: Office of the Executive Secretariat, US Food & Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1050, Rockville, MD 20857, E-mail: FDAFOIA@fda.hhs.gov<mailto:FDAFOIA@fda.hhs.gov>.
If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal FOIA Ombudsman's office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, MD 20740-6001; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769; e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Government Information Specialist
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
Office of Regulations and Policy (ORP)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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