First FOIA (Department of Commerce)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Department of Commerce of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOC-OS-2021-000007

DOC-OS-2019-001304

Multi Request First FOIA
Due July 5, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

*Documents generated as part of the creation of the FOIA office (defined as whatever department, office, or coordinator is responsible for overseeing and/or processing FOIA requests), whether this was at the time of the agency's creation or the passage of the Freedom of Information Act, to include:
1. The instruction to do so from the Agency, as well as any guidance from the senior leadership
2. Documents discussing proposals and procedures
3. Any legal guidance or analysis produced or acquired by the Agency in response to or as part of the creation of the FOIA office
4. Internal documents from the press office, legislative liaison's office (or equivalent), general counsel's office (or equivalent), director's office (or equivalent) or the newly created FOIA office, reacting to or characterizing the office and it's creation

* A copy of the agency's first perfected (successful) FOIA request

* Copies of other FOIA requests filed before the FOIA request described above

* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA requests described above

* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA requests

* A copy of the agency's first successful FOIA appeal

* Copies of other FOIA appeals received by the agency before the appeal described above

* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA appeals described above

* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA appeals

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,

Emma Best

From: Department of Commerce

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=DOC-OS-2019-001304&type=request)
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2019-001304
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 05/22/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Please See attachment for description

From: Department of Commerce

The FOIA request - DOC-OS-2019-001304 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2019-001304
* Requester: Emma Best
* Submitted Date: 05/21/2019
* Description: "Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
* Documents generated as part of the creation of the FOIA office (defined as whatever department, office, or coordinator is responsible for overseeing and/or processing FOIA requests), whether this was at the time of the agency's creation or the passage of the Freedom of Information Act, to include:
1. The instruction to do so from the Agency, as well as any guidance from the senior leadership
2. Documents discussing proposals and procedures
3. Any legal guidance or analysis produced or acquired by the Agency in response to or as part of the creation of the FOIA office
4. Internal documents from the press office, legislative liaison's office (or equivalent), general counsel's office (or equivalent), director's office (or equivalent) or the newly created FOIA office, reacting to or characterizing the office and it's creation
* A copy of the agency's first perfected (successful) FOIA request
* Copies of other FOIA requests filed before the FOIA request described above
* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA requests described above
* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA requests
* A copy of the agency's first successful FOIA appeal
* Copies of other FOIA appeals received by the agency before the appeal described above
* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA appeals described above
* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA appeals

From: Department of Commerce

Please see attached correspondence and respond accordingly.
Regards,
Khadija Khaalis
FOIA Analyst / DOC

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From: Emma North-Best

Yes I am still interested in this and every other FOIA request I have filed with your agency. Proceed with their processing.

From: Department of Commerce

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DOC-OS-2019-001304 has been
denied.

* Fee Waiver Original Justification:
As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by
reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees
be waived.
* Fee Waiver Disposition Reason:
NO response to still interested letter.

From: Department of Commerce

DOC-OS-2019-001304 has been processed with the following final disposition: Other.

From: Emma North-Best

I am appealing the rejection of this, as I did respond within the time frame. This is reflected on https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/first-foia-department-of-commerce-73614/

From: Department of Commerce

Your user account in the FOIAonline application has been reset. (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/login)

Username: requests@muckrock.com
Temporary password: c46299a3-15e7-4

After successfully logging in, you'll be asked to change this password before continuing.

From: Department of Commerce

Dear Emma Best <requests@muckrock.com>,
Your password has been updated per your request. You can change your password in the future from your
profile page.
If you believe you received this email in error or need additional assistance, please contact the FOIAonline Help Desk. (mailto:foia.help@epa.gov)
Thank you!
FOIAonline Team (mailto:foia.help@epa.gov)

From: Department of Commerce

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:

* Appeal Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2021-000007
* Request Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2019-001304
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 10/02/2020
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description:
I am appealing the rejection of this, as I did respond within the time frame. This is reflected on https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/first-foia-department-of-commerce-73614/

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