FERC OEMR/OEA Comms with SE Utilities

Daniel Tait filed this request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking #

FY18-99

FOIA-2018-99

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Daniel Tait


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All electronic records in the possession of individuals located in the Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR) and the Office of External Affairs (OEA) received from or sent to individuals associated with the following organizations:

- Southern Company
- Alabama Power
- Mississippi Power
- Cooperative Energy
- Alabama Municipal Electric Authority
- PowerSouth

Electronic records should include emails (both sent and received), email attachments, text messages, and any other electronic records.

The timeframe of this public records request is between January 1, 2017 and the June 1, 2018.

The organization I work for, the Energy and Policy Institute (EPI), is a clearinghouse of information and can qualify as a representative of the news media. There are several examples of public record requests provided to EPI that were published on our website to inform journalists publishing articles. Additionally, federal agencies have previously categorized FOIAs from the Energy and Policy Institute under Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1004.9(b)(3) as a "news media" requester and have determined that we satisfy the criteria considered for a waiver of fees.

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,

Daniel Tait

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Mr. Tait

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received your request seeking to obtain electronic records in the possession of individuals located in the Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR) and the Office of External Affairs (OEA) received from or sent to individuals associated with the following organizations:

- Southern Company
- Alabama Power
- Mississippi Power
- Cooperative Energy
- Alabama Municipal Electric Authority
- PowerSouth

We kindly ask that you consider narrowing the scope of your request to specific individuals, such a managers or team members working on a particular FERC docketed proceeding. This will allow the appropriate staff to conduct a comprehensive search for material that is of interest to you. For your convenience

we are providing a link to organization charts and other information regarding the Office of Office of Energy Market Regulation<http://www.ferc.gov/about/offices/oemr.asp> and the Office of External Affairs<http://www.ferc.gov/about/offices/oea.asp>

* http://www.ferc.gov/about/offices/oemr/org-oemr.asp
* http://www.ferc.gov/about/offices/oea/org-oea.asp

If you have questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our FOIA-CEII Service Center by email at foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>/(202) 502-6088 or contact me directly at (202) 502-8389.

Sincerely,
Toyia Johnson
Toyia Johnson
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission<http://www.ferc.gov>
Office of External Affairs
FOIA Public Liaison
Phone: (202) 502-8389 / Toll Free: 1-866-208-3372
Email: foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/foia/foia-new-form/FOIARequest.aspx> to submit Freedom of Information Act request.

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/ceii/eceii.asp> to submit a Critical Energy/Electric Infrastructure Information request and Non Disclosure Agreement.

NOTICE: This email message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipients and may contain information that is classified as privileged, CEII or otherwise protected from disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete the original message and attachments from your computer and other electronic devices.

From: Daniel Tait

Ms. Johnson,

Thank you for your response. I am willing to narrow my scope to the following:

OEMR:
- Office of the Director (Includes Director and Deputy Director)
- Senior Policy Advisor
- Division of Electric Power Regulation Director and 2 Deputy Directors

OEA:
- Director
- State, International & Public Affairs Division

Thanks!
Daniel

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Daniel Tait
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received your Freedom of Information Request (FOIA). This request has been assigned reference number FOIA-2018-0099. Every effort will be made to respond to your FOIA request within twenty business days or by 7/18/2018.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our FOIA-CEII Service Center by email at
foia-ceii@ferc.gov or by phone at 202-502-6088. (mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov)
Sincerely,
Toyia Johnson
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (http://www.ferc.gov/default.asp) Office of External Affairs
FOIA Public Liaison
(202) 502-8389
Toll Free: 1-866-208-3372

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Mr. Tait

We kindly ask that you confirm that the portion of your request regarding the Office of External affairs is for the following individual:

Office of External Affairs<http://www.ferc.gov/about/offices/oea.asp>

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Director - State, International & Public Affairs Division
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* If you have questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our FOIA-CEII Service Center by email at foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>/(202) 502-6088 or contact me directly at (202) 502-8389.

Sincerely,
Toyia Johnson
Toyia Johnson
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission<http://www.ferc.gov>
Office of External Affairs
FOIA Public Liaison
Phone: (202) 502-8389 / Toll Free: 1-866-208-3372
Email: foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/foia/foia-new-form/FOIARequest.aspx> to submit Freedom of Information Act request.

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/ceii/eceii.asp> to submit a Critical Energy/Electric Infrastructure Information request and Non Disclosure Agreement.

NOTICE: This email message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipients and may contain information that is classified as privileged, CEII or otherwise protected from disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete the original message and attachments from your computer and other electronic devices.

From: Daniel Tait

That is correct! Thanks,
Daniel

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Mr. Tait

Thank you. We greatly appreciate your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
Toyia Johnson
Toyia Johnson
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission<http://www.ferc.gov>
Office of External Affairs
FOIA Public Liaison
Phone: (202) 502-8389 / Toll Free: 1-866-208-3372
Email: foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/foia/foia-new-form/FOIARequest.aspx> to submit Freedom of Information Act request.

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/ceii/eceii.asp> to submit a Critical Energy/Electric Infrastructure Information request and Non Disclosure Agreement.

NOTICE: This email message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipients and may contain information that is classified as privileged, CEII or otherwise protected from disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete the original message and attachments from your computer and other electronic devices.

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Daniel Tait

Please find attached a letter regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request number FERC FOIA-2018-99. A copy of this letter has also been mailed to you via the U.S. Postal Service.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our FOIA-CEII Service Center at foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>/(202) 502-6088 or contact me directly at (202) 502-8389.

Sincerely,
Toyia Johnson
Toyia Johnson
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission<http://www.ferc.gov>
Office of External Affairs
FOIA Public Liaison
Phone: (202) 502-8389 / Toll Free: 1-866-208-3372
Email: foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/foia/foia-new-form/FOIARequest.aspx> to submit Freedom of Information Act request.

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/ceii/eceii.asp> to submit a Critical Energy/Electric Infrastructure Information request and Non Disclosure Agreement.

NOTICE: This email message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipients and may contain information that is classified as privileged, CEII or otherwise protected from disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete the original message and attachments from your computer and other electronic devices.

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Daniel Tait

Please find attached a letter regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request number FOIA-2018-99. A copy of this letter has also been mailed to you via the U.S. Postal Service.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our FOIA-CEII Service Center by email at foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>/(202) 502-6088 or contact me directly at (202) 502-8389.

Sincerely,
Toyia Johnson
Toyia Johnson
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission<http://www.ferc.gov/>
Office of External Affairs
FOIA Public Liaison
Phone: (202) 502-8389 / Toll Free: 1-866-208-3372
Email: foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/foia/foia-new-form/FOIARequest.aspx> to submit Freedom of Information Act request.
* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/ceii/eceii.asp> to submit a Critical Energy/Electric Infrastructure Information request and Non Disclosure Agreement.

NOTICE: This email message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipients and may contain information that is classified as privileged, CEII or otherwise protected from disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete the original message and attachments from your computer and other electronic devices.

  • INITIAL RESPONSE - DETERMINATION LETTER FOIA-2018-99 Daniel Tait - 7-31-18

  • ENCLOSURES - FOIA-2018-99 - Daniel Tait - FULL RELEASE (1-188) - 7-31-18

  • ENCLOSURES - FOIA-2018-99 - Daniel Tait - REDACTED (SCANNED) ( 189-191) 7-31-18

  • FOIA-2018-99 Daniel Tait

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Daniel Tait

Hello Ms. Johnson,

Thanks for sending this response over. If I understand the attachments correctly, more documents will come as they are reviewed correct?

Thanks again,
Daniel

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Mr. Tait

You are correct FERC provided an Initial response to your reedom of Information Act request, reference number FOIA-2018-99. We will endeavor to provide you with another determination within twenty (20) business days of the date of this letter.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the FOIA/CEII Service Center at foia-ceii@ferc.gov/(202) 502-6088 or contact me directly at (202) 502-8389.

Sincerely,
Toyia Johnson
Toyia Johnson
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission<http://www.ferc.gov>
Office of External Affairs
FOIA Public Liaison
Phone: (202) 502-8389 / Toll Free: 1-866-208-FERC
Email: foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/foia/foia-new-form/FOIARequest.aspx> to submit Freedom of Information Act request.

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/ceii/eceii.asp> to submit a Critical Energy/Electric Infrastructure Information request and Non Disclosure Agreement.

NOTICE: This email message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipients and may contain information that is classified as privileged, CEII or otherwise protected from disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete the original message and attachments from your computer and other electronic devices.

  • INITIAL RESPONSE - DETERMINATION LETTER FOIA-2018-99 Daniel Tait - 7-31-18

From: Daniel Tait

Ms. Johnson,

Thanks again for your help and timely responses on this request.

Regards,
Daniel

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Daniel Tait

Please find attached a letter regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request number FOIA-2018-99. A copy of this letter has also been mailed to you via the U.S. Postal Service.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our FOIA-CEII Service Center by email at foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>/(202) 502-6088 or contact me directly at (202) 502-8389.

Sincerely,
Toyia Johnson
Toyia Johnson
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission<http://www.ferc.gov/>
Office of External Affairs
FOIA Public Liaison
Phone: (202) 502-8389 / Toll Free: 1-866-208-3372
Email: foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/foia/foia-new-form/FOIARequest.aspx> to submit Freedom of Information Act request.
* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/ceii/eceii.asp> to submit a Critical Energy/Electric Infrastructure Information request and Non Disclosure Agreement.

NOTICE: This email message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipients and may contain information that is classified as privileged, CEII or otherwise protected from disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete the original message and attachments from your computer and other electronic devices.

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

  • SECOND RESPONSE - DETERMINATION LETTER - FOIA-2018-99 Daniel Tait - 8-30-18.pdf

  • 9-4-18 MR56043 RES-C ID#FY18-99.pdf

  • ENCLOSURE - TAIT_000192-206 - FOIA-2018-99 - SECOND RESPONSE - 8-30-18.pdf

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Daniel Tait

Please find attached a letter regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request number FOIA-2018-99. A copy of this letter has also been mailed to you via the U.S. Postal Service.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our FOIA-CEII Service Center by email at foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>/(202) 502-6088 or contact me directly at (202) 502-8389.

Sincerely,
Toyia Johnson
Toyia Johnson
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission<http://www.ferc.gov/>
Office of External Affairs
FOIA Public Liaison
Phone: (202) 502-8389 / Toll Free: 1-866-208-3372
Email: foia-ceii@ferc.gov<mailto:foia-ceii@ferc.gov>

* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/foia/foia-new-form/FOIARequest.aspx> to submit Freedom of Information Act request.
* Click here<http://www.ferc.gov/legal/ceii-foia/ceii/eceii.asp> to submit a Critical Energy/Electric Infrastructure Information request and Non Disclosure Agreement.

NOTICE: This email message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipients and may contain information that is classified as privileged, CEII or otherwise protected from disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete the original message and attachments from your computer and other electronic devices.

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

  • FINAL DETERMINATION LETTER - FOIA-2018-99 Daniel Tait - 9-21-18.pdf

  • ENCLOSURES - Final response - FOIA-2018-99 Daniel Tait - 9-21-18.pdf

From: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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