FEC Status of Enforcement

Alex Richardson filed this request with the Federal Election Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-61
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From: Alex Richardson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All "Status of Enforcement" reports circulated to the commission for the period 2008 to the present.

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 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,

Alex Richardson

From:

June 17, 2015

Dear Mr. Richardson:

This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated June 11, 2015.

Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2015-61

Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.


Sincerely,


Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center

From:

Dear Mr. Richardson,

I am writing with regard to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) received from you on June 12,
2015, FOIA 2015-61. In your FOIA request, you requested all ?Status of
Enforcement? reports circulated to the Commission from 2008 to the
present. Status of Enforcement reports are circulated on a quarterly
basis and the reports are cumulative, so reports circulated at the end of
each fiscal year include information for each quarter in that year.
Therefore, we are contacting you to see if providing the year-end reports
for 2008 through 2014 and the most recent quarterly report 2015 would
satisfy your request. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are
willing to narrow the scope of your request in this manner. If so, the
FOIA Office will be able to process your request on a more expedited basis

Sincerely,

Peter Han
FOIA Requester
Service Center

From:

Dear Mr. Richardson,

I am following up on the Federal Election Commission?s (FEC) July 2, 2015
email to you regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (FOIA
2015-61) you submitted to the FEC. In the FEC's July 2, 2015 email, you
were informed that Status of Enforcement reports are circulated on a
quarterly basis and the reports are cumulative, so reports circulated at
the end of each fiscal year include information for each quarter in that
year. Additionally, the FEC asked if providing the year-end reports for
2008 through 2014 and the most recent quarterly report 2015 would satisfy
your request. Please let us know within 20 business days if you are
willing to narrow the scope of your request in this manner. If so, the
FOIA Office will be able to process your request on a more expedited
basis. Once we receive clarification from you, we will continue to
process the FOIA request. Until we receive such clarification, the period
for the FEC to respond to your request will be tolled pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
§ 552(a)(6)(A)(ii)(I). If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA
Office at (202) 694-1650.

Sincerely,

Peter K.
Han
FOIA
Requester Service Center

From: Alex Richardson

Hello Peter K.,

Sorry for the delay! Yes, that sounds acceptable to me. Thank you for the prompt response.

Best,
Alex Richardson

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 June 11, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-61.

Thank you for your help.

From:

Hello,

Currently, the FEC's FOIA Requester Service Center is estimating that a
response will be sent to you at the end of next week.

Sincerely,

Peter K. Han
FOIA Requester Service Center

requests@muckrock.com
08/17/2015 05:00 AM

To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc

Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2015-61

August 17, 2015
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2015-61:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on June 11, 2015. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-61.
Thank you for your help.
---
On July 16, 2015:
Hello Peter K.,
Sorry for the delay! Yes, that sounds acceptable to me. Thank you for the
prompt response.
Best,
Alex Richardson
---
On July 10, 2015:
Dear Mr. Richardson,
I am following up on the Federal Election Commission?s (FEC) July 2, 2015
email to you regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (FOIA

2015-61) you submitted to the FEC. In the FEC's July 2, 2015 email, you
were informed that Status of Enforcement reports are circulated on a
quarterly basis and the reports are cumulative, so reports circulated at
the end of each fiscal year include information for each quarter in that
year. Additionally, the FEC asked if providing the year-end reports for
2008 through 2014 and the most recent quarterly report 2015 would satisfy
your request. Please let us know within 20 business days if you are
willing to narrow the scope of your request in this manner. If so, the
FOIA Office will be able to process your request on a more expedited
basis. Once we receive clarification from you, we will continue to
process the FOIA request. Until we receive such clarification, the period
for the FEC to respond to your request will be tolled pursuant to 5 U.S.C.

§ 552(a)(6)(A)(ii)(I). If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA
Office at (202) 694-1650.
Sincerely,
Peter K.
Han
FOIA
Requester Service Center
---
On July 2, 2015:
Dear Mr. Richardson,
I am writing with regard to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) received from you on June 12,
2015, FOIA 2015-61. In your FOIA request, you requested all ?Status of
Enforcement? reports circulated to the Commission from 2008 to the
present. Status of Enforcement reports are circulated on a quarterly
basis and the reports are cumulative, so reports circulated at the end of
each fiscal year include information for each quarter in that year.
Therefore, we are contacting you to see if providing the year-end reports
for 2008 through 2014 and the most recent quarterly report 2015 would
satisfy your request. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are
willing to narrow the scope of your request in this manner. If so, the
FOIA Office will be able to process your request on a more expedited basis
Sincerely,
Peter Han
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On June 17, 2015:
June 17, 2015
Dear Mr. Richardson:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated June 11, 2015.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2015-61
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.

Sincerely,

Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On June 11, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
All "Status of Enforcement" reports circulated to the commission for the
period 2008 to the present.
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 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,
Alex Richardson
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 18579
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
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.

From:

Mr. Richardson,

The FEC's FOIA Requester Service Center wanted to provide you with an
update on the status of your request, FOIA 2015-61. There was an
unexpected delay, however, the FOIA Requester Service Center estimates
that a response will be sent to you by Wednesday, September 2, 2015. We
apologize for any inconvenience.

Sincerely,

Peter K. Han
FOIA Requester Service Center

FOIA
Sent by: Peter Han
08/17/2015 05:27 PM

To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc

Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2015-61

Hello,

Currently, the FEC's FOIA Requester Service Center is estimating that a
response will be sent to you at the end of next week.

Sincerely,

Peter K. Han
FOIA Requester Service Center

requests@muckrock.com
08/17/2015 05:00 AM

To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc

Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2015-61

August 17, 2015
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2015-61:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on June 11, 2015. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-61.
Thank you for your help.
---
On July 16, 2015:
Hello Peter K.,
Sorry for the delay! Yes, that sounds acceptable to me. Thank you for the
prompt response.
Best,
Alex Richardson
---
On July 10, 2015:
Dear Mr. Richardson,
I am following up on the Federal Election Commission?s (FEC) July 2, 2015
email to you regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (FOIA

2015-61) you submitted to the FEC. In the FEC's July 2, 2015 email, you
were informed that Status of Enforcement reports are circulated on a
quarterly basis and the reports are cumulative, so reports circulated at
the end of each fiscal year include information for each quarter in that
year. Additionally, the FEC asked if providing the year-end reports for
2008 through 2014 and the most recent quarterly report 2015 would satisfy
your request. Please let us know within 20 business days if you are
willing to narrow the scope of your request in this manner. If so, the
FOIA Office will be able to process your request on a more expedited
basis. Once we receive clarification from you, we will continue to
process the FOIA request. Until we receive such clarification, the period
for the FEC to respond to your request will be tolled pursuant to 5 U.S.C.

§ 552(a)(6)(A)(ii)(I). If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA
Office at (202) 694-1650.
Sincerely,
Peter K.
Han
FOIA
Requester Service Center
---
On July 2, 2015:
Dear Mr. Richardson,
I am writing with regard to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) received from you on June 12,
2015, FOIA 2015-61. In your FOIA request, you requested all ?Status of
Enforcement? reports circulated to the Commission from 2008 to the
present. Status of Enforcement reports are circulated on a quarterly
basis and the reports are cumulative, so reports circulated at the end of
each fiscal year include information for each quarter in that year.
Therefore, we are contacting you to see if providing the year-end reports
for 2008 through 2014 and the most recent quarterly report 2015 would
satisfy your request. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are
willing to narrow the scope of your request in this manner. If so, the
FOIA Office will be able to process your request on a more expedited basis
Sincerely,
Peter Han
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On June 17, 2015:
June 17, 2015
Dear Mr. Richardson:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated June 11, 2015.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2015-61
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.

Sincerely,

Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On June 11, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
All "Status of Enforcement" reports circulated to the commission for the
period 2008 to the present.
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 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,
Alex Richardson
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 18579
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
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.

From:

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL

Alex Richardson
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 18579
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
requests@muckrock.com

Re: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request No. 2015-61

Dear Mr. Richardson,

This responds to your request for information from the Federal Election
Commission (FEC) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), dated June
11, 2015, and received by the FEC?s FOIA Requester Service Center on June
12, 2015. You requested:

All ?Status of Enforcement? reports circulated to the Commission for the
period 2008 to the present.

On July 2, 2015, the FEC?s FOIA Requester Service Center emailed you to
obtain clarification regarding the scope of your request. After not
receiving a response, FEC?s FOIA Requester Service Center emailed you on
July 10, 2015 to follow-up regarding the request for clarification. On
July 16, 2015, you responded to the FEC?s FOIA Requester Service Center?s
email and agreed to narrow the scope of your request. Specifically, you
agreed that the year-end Status of Enforcement Reports for Fiscal Years
2008 through 2014 and the quarterly reports for the first two quarters of
Fiscal Year 2015 would satisfy your request.

We have searched our records and located responsive documents, which we
are releasing in part. See attached (FOIA 2015-61_001-266). From the
responsive documents we have redacted certain information pursuant to FOIA
Exemptions 3(A) and 5. FOIA Exemption 3(A) prevents disclosure of
?specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than section 552b
of this title), if that statute?(A)(i) requires that the matters be
withheld from the public in such a manner as to leave no discretion on the
issue; or (ii) establishes particular criteria for withholding or refers
to particular types of matters to be withheld.? 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(3)(A).
The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits the FEC from disclosing
information about pending Enforcement matters, as well as information
concerning conciliation negotiations. 52 U.S.C. § 30109(a)(4)(B),
(a)(12)(A) (formerly 2 U.S.C. § 437g(a)(4)(B), (a)(12)(A)). Exemption 5
protects from disclosure inter- or intra-agency memoranda or letters which
would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in
litigation with the agency, including documents covered by the attorney
work-product, deliberative process, and attorney-client privileges. 5
U.S.C. § 552(b)(5).

You may appeal any adverse FOIA determination. Any such appeal must be
filed in writing and should follow the guidelines set forth in 11 C.F.R. §
4.8. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service
Center at FOIA@fec.gov, or (202) 694-1650. Thank you for contacting the
FEC.

Sincerely,

Peter K. Han
FOIA Requester
Service Center

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