FIFA

Andrew Couts filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2015-10510
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records, documents, and emails, on, about, mentioning, or concerning FIFA, also known as the Fédération Internationale de Football Association.

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,

Dell Cameron

From: FOIA Request

Kindly provide a time frame for the records you are seeking by COB today, June 5. Thank you in advance.

Sincerely,
Requester Communications Branch

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

If you could complete this request before the end of the month that would be helpful. Thank you.

From: FOIA Request

In order to continue processing this request we need you to provide a time frame for the records you are seeking. Thank you.

From: Brothers, Karen G

FYI – if we do not receive a time frame for this request by COB today, June 10 we will close your case as invalid and youwill need to resubmit with the required information to make it valid for further processing. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Requester Communications Branch

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Brothers,

Thank you for your message. For the purposes of this request, please provide responsive materials from January 1, 2000 through the date that this request is processed.

Thank you.

From: FOIA Request

Thank you.

June 10, 2015
Department of State
Office of Information Programs and Services
A/GIS/IPS/RL
U. S. Department of State
Washington, D. C. 20522-8100

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello Ms. Brothers,

Thank you for your message. For the purposes of this request, please provide responsive materials from January 1, 2000 through the date that this request is processed.

Thank you.
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On June 10, 2015:
FYI – if we do not receive a time frame for this request by COB today, June 10 we will close your case as invalid and youwill need to resubmit with the required information to make it valid for further processing. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Requester Communications Branch

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On June 9, 2015:
In order to continue processing this request we need you to provide a time frame for the records you are seeking. Thank you.

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On June 9, 2015:
If you could complete this request before the end of the month that would be helpful. Thank you.
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On June 5, 2015:
Kindly provide a time frame for the records you are seeking by COB today, June 5. Thank you in advance.

Sincerely,
Requester Communications Branch

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On May 27, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records, documents, and emails, on, about, mentioning, or concerning FIFA, also known as the Fédération Internationale de Football Association.

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,

Dell Cameron

Filed via MuckRock.com
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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
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PO Box 55819
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PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
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From: Department of State

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been accepted.

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 May 27, 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 #F-2015-10510.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dell Cameron,

The below email was sent to on 6/10/2015 and I need to know did you respond to the email with a time frame; with a month and year for the additional information that is needed for processing. See below

Regards,

Katrina

FOIA Requester Service Center

On June 10, 2015:
FYI – if we do not receive a time frame for this request by COB today, June 10 we will close your case as invalid and youwill need to resubmit with the required information to make it valid for further processing. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Requester Communications Branch

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Per the attached communications, please provide responsive materials from January 1, 2000 through the date that this request is processed.

Thank you.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dell Cameron–A copy of your email with the additional information has been forwarded to the Branch Chief and Case Analyst that is working on your request.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dell Cameron–A copy of your email has been forwarded to the Branch Chief for action. Once the available information becomes available I will then email you with a status. I see you provided a month of January 1, 2000 for a start to search and what is the ending month and year for processing. The information will again be forwarded to the CR/Branch for processing.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

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 May 27, 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 #F-2015-10510.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Cameron,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Cameron,

The Analyst working on this case wants to relay a message to you concerning this request:

“Hello Mr. Cameron—An assessment of your request has been completed with the findings that the scope of the request and the timeframe of 2000 to the present is too broad. We’re asking that you please narrow the scope of your request. Please describe exactly what you are looking for, i.e., world cup preparations or event security or allegations of corruption. We also ask that you narrow the timeframe to five years or less. Thank you.”

Please send a reply and include the case number. When you do we will forward it to the Analyst.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

Re: Freedom of Information Request #F-2015-10510

Please narrow the search to the last five years, and include any information regarding allegations of corruption. Thank you.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Cameron,

The e-mail you sent in has been forwarded to the Analyst working on your case.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Angela Burks
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Dear Dell Cameron,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated March 24, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested an update on the status of your request and an estimated completion date for your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as our office receives a response.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Dear Dell Cameron,

This is in reference to your email dated March 24, 2016 inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request.

As mentioned in our reply dated March 25, 2016 we have contacted the office that is processing your request. They have informed us that the estimated completion date (ECD) for your case is October 2016.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Morford, Richard A

Dear Mr. Cameron,

I am beginning to review documents identified in response to your request regarding FIFA. A number of the identified documents are media summaries. There are two types, the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service summaries of the US press from the wire services and media summaries from local press complied by our Embassies. Please let me know if you would like to receive either.

Sincerely,

Richard A. Morford
Foreign Affairs Officer
A/GIS/IPS/WEP
202-663-3772

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

I am requesting an estimated completion date for F-2015-10510.

Thank you,

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

Mr. Morford,

Regarding #F-2015-10510

Apologies. I left this request unattended and did not realize it was regularly sending automatic ECD requests. I would like to receive the press summaries, but only if that doesn't extend the period of review. (If they are open-source material, I'm sure I can locate them online.)

I received your ECD of October 2016. If you could let me know if this changes at all, that would be appreciated. Otherwise, if there's anything I can do to help, feel free to email (dell@dailydot) or call me (469-387-1810) at any time.

I appreciate your assistance.

From: Dell Cameron

I received an email last year regarding #F-2015-10510 which said I would begin receiving records in October 2016. I have not received a single record in response to my request so far. Please advise whether we will begin receiving records immediately or whether we should proceed to litigation over this matter.

Thank you,

From: FOIA Status

Dear Dell Cameron,

We have been asked to reply to your email of January 9, 2017 to the Compliance and Research Branch assigned to your case regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request number F-2015-10510.

We have been informed that the initial review has been completed and that it is pending clearances and senior review. As soon as the clearances and the senior renews are completed, the records can be released. The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is April 30, 2017. Please note that ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates. They are not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

It is the policy of the Department of State to provide all releasable material as soon as the search and review process has been completed. You will receive a substantive response when your request is fulfilled, denied in part or denied in full. The Department provides interim responses in FOIA cases instead of waiting until all processing is completed. Therefore, you may receive more than one substantive response on a rolling basis.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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