FOIA Fee Categorization Records for FOIA Group, Inc. and MuckRock (Department of Homeland Security, Under Secretary Office of Intelligence & Analysis )

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-IAFO-00120
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records, including emails, in your agency's FOIA office discussing which fee category is appropriate for requests submitted by MuckRock or the FOIA Group, Inc.

This includes both: a) requests submitted by one of these businesses on its own behalf; and b) requests submitted by third parties in their own names using one of these businesses as an intermediary. This does not include records found in the administrative processing files for individual requests.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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,

Michael Morisy

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 Dec. 29, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Dec. 29, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Dec. 29, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Dec. 29, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: I&AFOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Morisy,

Please find attached an acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), dated December 29, 2014.

V/R,

I&A FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
I&A FOIA@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:FOIA@hq.dhs.gov(202>
(202) 887-4883

From: Michael Morisy

Since the denial of my request of my commercial status, the U.S. Coast Guard, acting as the designated appeal authority for DHS FOIA appeals, has reversed its position and begun granting appeals of determinations that MuckRock users are commercial requesters. The final determinations in Appeal Nos. 2014-HQAP-00032 and 2014-HQAP-00040 are two such examples. In light of this change in position, please reconsider the designation of my commercial category and reverse the determination that I am a commercial requester. Thank you.

From: Michael Morisy

Since the denial of this appeal of my commercial status, the U.S. Coast Guard, acting as the designated appeal authority for DHS FOIA appeals, has reversed its position and begun granting appeals of determinations that MuckRock users are commercial requesters. The final determinations in Appeal Nos. 2014-HQAP-00032 and 2014-HQAP-00040 are two such examples. In light of this change in position, please reconsider the denial of my appeal and reverse the determination that I am a commercial requester. Thank you.

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 Dec. 29, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-IAFO-00120.

Thank you for your help.

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 Dec. 29, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-IAFO-00120.

Thank you for your help.

From: I&AFOIA

Good morning Mr. Morisy,

Please find attached a final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request dated December 29, 2013.

V/R,

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov>

From: Thompson, Tomiko (CTR)

Mr. Morisy,
Please find attached an acknowledgement and final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), submitted December 29, 2013. Our office responded to you via the above email address on April 16, 2014, with an acknowledgement letter and later on August 19, 2014, with a final response. I've attached all the responsive releasable documents along with a copy of the acknowledgement and final letter.
Thank you for your patience.

I&A FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
I&A FOIA@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:FOIA@hq.dhs.gov>
202-447-4883

From: I&AFOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Morisy,

Please find attached a final response to your DHS I&A FOIA request.

V/r,

Priscilla Waters
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
Unclass: (202) 447-4883
Unclass: Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." Vince Lombardi

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Washington,

This FOIA request has been referred to your office for processing. Acknowledgement of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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 Dec. 29, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-IAFO-00120.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office, you can check the status of your request (2014-IAFO-00120) at: http://www.dhs.gov//foia-status<http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status>. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486 or you can contact I&A if you have additional questions at:

Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A)<http://www.dhs.gov/intelligence-and-analysis-freedom-information-actprivacy-act-office>

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
FOIA Officer/Public Liaison: Priscilla Waters
Phone: 202-447-4883
Fax: 202-612-1936
E-mail: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:quinton.mason@dhs.gov>

Regards,

DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane, SW
Arlington, VA 20598-0655
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 703-235-0790
Fax: 703-235-0443
Visit our FOIA website<http://www.dhs.gov/foia>

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

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 Dec. 29, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-IAFO-00120.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office, you can check the status of your request at: http://www.dhs.gov//foia-status<http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status>. In order for us to answer a question pertaining to your FOIA request please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.

Regards,

DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane, SW
Arlington, VA 20598-0655
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 703-235-0790
Fax: 703-235-0443
Visit our FOIA website<http://www.dhs.gov/foia>

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

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