FOIA log 2017 (Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys)

Russ Kick filed this request with the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys of the United States of America.
Tracking #

EOUSA-2018-001356

Multi Request FOIA log 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Russ Kick

To Whom It May Concern:

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

your agency's FOIA request log covering 2017, which includes a field showing the subject of each request and a field for the final disposition.

Further, I request that this document be sent in any digital formats in which it exists (such as PDF and Excel). Under the terms of the E-FOIA Amendments of 1996, Section 5, if a document exists in electronic format, it must be released in that format upon request.

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,

Russ Kick

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d281791626)
* Tracking Number: EOUSA-2018-001356
* Requester Name: Russ Kick
* Date Submitted: 01/04/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: your agency's FOIA request log covering 2017, which includes a field showing the subject of each request and a field for the final disposition. Further, I request that this document be sent in any digital formats in which it exists (such as PDF and Excel). Under the terms of the E-FOIA Amendments of 1996, Section 5, if a document exists in electronic format, it must be released in that format upon request. 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, Russ Kick

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

EOUSA Component:
To:                                                                                           From:
FOIA/PA CONTACT:                                                             Donna Preston
FOIA/PA Unit, EOUSA
TEL: 202-252-6036
FAX: 202-252-6047 *PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*

Attached is a FOIA/PA request for records thought to be maintained in your office. You must search all manual and computer systems and thoroughly complete the accompanying "Record of Search" form.
After you have expended two hours of search time, stop searching and contact us.  We will need an estimate of how long you believe it will take you to complete the search and approximately how many pages are in the file. This form and any applicable attachments must be completed and returned to this office within 10 days, unless otherwise advised.  Incomplete forms will be returned to you for completion.

[      ] No Records
[      ] Records are attached.
[      ] Need more information, please specify?
[      ] Will require a computer run.  If the request is for computer printouts, please advise whether your office can fulfill the attached request YES            or NO            and indicate the anticipated direct cost                      .  Do not initiate any computer runs at this time.

If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact the FOIA/PA person listed above.

A search was made and this form was completed by

(signature)                                                   on (date)                          .

COMMENTS: Please attempt to provide complete documents and in chronological order.  If necessary, additional pages may be added to note special considerations, guidance, recommendations, etc.



Attachments
Form No. 009 - 3/10



FOIA COST TRACKING FORM EOUSA NO.:  EOUSA-2018-001356

Requester's Name:  Russ Kick

District or EOUSA Component:

The Freedom of Information Act allows us to charge for search time.  Search time is the time spent searching for the requested record.  Please keep track of the time spent searching for the records to respond to the above request.
The data provided by your office under "Actual Time Expended", will be the basis for the Annual FOIA/PA Report to Congress.  Every employee in your office who has expended any time on this request should fill out the amount of time expended.
It is essential to return this completed form at the time the attached memorandum is returned. ACTUAL TIME EXPENDED MINUTES/HOURS [      ]    ATTORNEY                                      ______________________
[      ]    PARALEGAL                                    ______________________
[      ]    OTHER:   __________             ______________________

Executed on  __________________       Phone Number:  _________________

Name/Title:  _________________________________________________________________

Signature:   _________________________________________________________

Form No. 036 - 3/10




Requester:  Russ Kick      Request:  EOUSA-2018-001356

CHECKLIST FOR PENDING LAW ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDING(S)
In order to apply FOIA Exemption (b)(7)(A), we must establish a) an actual or prospective law enforcement proceeding, and b) that the records to which the exemption will apply, if disclosed in whole or in part, would likely interfere with the identified proceeding(s).
You are required to review all documents in the responsive case file(s) and categorize each (see Form 010 Columns A & B), estimating number of pages in each,  and identify the interference to the proceeding(s) that possible disclosure of each category would cause.  Common examples: evidence, witnesses, prospective testimony, reliance placed by the government on evidence, transactions being investigated, direction of the investigation, government strategy, confidential informants, scope and limits of the government’s investigation, prospective new defendants, Jencks Act protected materials, attorney work product, methods of surveillance, and subjects of surveillance.
You are required to segregate documents that would not interfere from those that would likely interfere, forwarding them to be reviewed under the other FOIA exemptions available.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:

1.         ATTACH THE DOCKET SHEET: relevant portions may be sufficient to establish the pending status/case history where too lengthy.
2.         IDENTIFY the pending matter(s) and give date(s):
3.         IDENTIFY all co-defendants/fugitives/targets:
4.         Has the pending matter been publicly acknowledged?
5.         Does the requester know of the pending matter?

ADVICE:
The key to successfully asserting this exemption rests with satisfying the above requirements.  At each progressive stage of the prosecution, including appeals/2255's, the interference from possible disclosures lessens.  Investigation/trial stages are the easiest to defend and cover the most materials.  Co-defendants, fugitives, targets are important factors. A retrial is a typical interference circumstance, but always remember that other exemptions are also available to these same documents.

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Form No. 007A - 2/09


BE AWARE that you will likely have to justify your assertion of this exemption in a declaration filed in a district court litigation. For this reason, an attorney having knowledge of the proceeding(s) should complete this form.
I declare under penalty of perjury that I have personally reviewed all documents located in the responsive case file, have categorized each, have to the best of my ability segregated materials that would interfere with the identified law enforcement proceeding(s), and have truthfully asserted the harms that possible disclosure of those records to the carrying out of my duties such proceeding(s).
Executed on ___________________________________________
Typed Name: __________________________________________
Signature of AUSA: _____________________________________
Phone Number: ________________________________________

CATEGORIES/INTERFERENCE:

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Form No. 007A - 2/09




Certification of Search

Requester Name: Russ Kick
Request Number: EOUSA-2018-001356
I certify that I conducted a search for records responsive to the above-referenced FOI/PA request as follows:
1a.       Names searched under_____________________________________________________
Any other names searched, A.K.A. etc. ________________________________________
1b.       Subject searched under_____________________________________________________
1c.       Case files searched CR#_______________________    CIV# ______________________
2.         Computer Systems Searched: _______________________________________________
_______________  PROMIS;  _____________  TALON;  _____________   LIONS;
_______________  Other, List: __________________________________________
3.         I searched all card file indexes for _______________  Criminal; ______________  Civil;
____________ Asset Forfeiture cases; _______________  other files index for our office.
4.         I searched the Federal Records Center ____________ Criminal; _______________ Civil;              _________________  other files index for our office.
5.         Records were destroyed.  Attached is a copy of evidence to prove that records were destroyed. ___________________
6.         I e-mailed/faxed/phoned ___________ Criminal AUSAs; __________Civil AUSAs ; and
______________other staff members (i.e. ______________ ) regarding whether they have any files in their offices on subject(s).
7.         I took other search measures, as follows: ______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
8.         I have attached all written documentation indicating dates I searched, where, who I called, et
I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
Executed on __________________________ Phone Number:________________
Typed Name: __________________________________________________________________

Signature: _____________________________________________________________________

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

This letter acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA) request received in the Executive Office For United States Attorneys on 01/04/2018.
Your request has been assigned Tracking Number:  EOUSA-2018-001356/EOUSA FOIA.
Your request seeks records from one or more field offices, and involves many voluminous records and/or requires consultation with another agency/component with a substantial interest in the subject-matter and therefore falls within “unusual circumstances” as set forth in the statue. See 5 U.S.C.S § 552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii).  Accordingly, we are extending the time limit to respond to our request for ten additional days. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B))(i).  In addition, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited.  Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track.  Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately 30 business days, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer.  At this time, your request has been assigned to the complextrack.
Under FOIA and Department of Justice regulations you may be required to pay certain costs associated with processing your request, including, searching for, reviewing, and duplicating requested records.  Consequently, you may potentially incur those costs, unless you have requested and been granted a waiver or reduction in fees.  In most instances, the first 100 pages to duplicate and the first two hours to search for records responsive to your request, will be provided to you free of charge.  If after making those allowances, we determine that the cost to process your request will amount to more than $25.00, we will notify you in writing at a later date. 1     Requests that are specific, concrete and of limited scope (in time and/or subject matter) generally enable us to respond to you more quickly and possibly assess less fees.  To avoid delay and reduce ay potential fees, we respectfully request that you modify and narrow the scope of your request (See attachment).
You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the telephone number listed above for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation service they offer.  The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 96012 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (mailto:ogis@nara.gov)

Attachment

Form No. 001 - 8/16
1           Search and review fees by professional personnel are charged at $40 per hour and duplication fees are assessed at five cents per page



THIS IS NOT A BILL.  DO NOT SEND MONEY
Russ Kick    EOUSA-2018-001356
CHOOSE ONE
____I wish to modify my request in an attempt to obtain a quicker response and/or reduce fees as follows:
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________

____ I understand that I am entitled to the first 100 pages and two hours of search time for free.  Please do not search beyond two hours, nor duplicate beyond 100 pages.
____I agree to pay up to the following amount for duplication and search time: $_____________ I understand that this payment is required even if no documents are located or released to me.  In the event that documents are located and released to me, I understand that I may be charged duplication fees in addition to search fees.
____I wish to withdraw my request.


_____________________________                                                  __________________
Signature                                                                                             Date

Please return to:
EOUSA
FOIA/PA
600 E Street, N.W., Room 7300
Washington, DC 20530

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2817d2db0)
* Tracking Number: EOUSA-2018-001857
* Requester Name: Russ Kick
* Date Submitted: 01/30/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Assuming this seizure has taken place, I hereby request all inventories of the seized items, including all photos and video taken of these items. This would include, but not be limited to: 1. The Wu-Tang Clan album "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" (including the accompanying box, book, and other packaging) 2. The Lil Wayne album "Tha Carter V" 3. A painting by Pablo Picasso

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

This letter acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA) request received in the Executive Office For United States Attorneys on 01/30/2018.
Your request has been assigned Tracking Number:  EOUSA-2018-001857/NYE.
Your request seeks records from one or more field offices, and involves many voluminous records and/or requires consultation with another agency/component with a substantial interest in the subject-matter and therefore falls within “unusual circumstances” as set forth in the statue. See 5 U.S.C.S § 552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii).  Accordingly, we are extending the time limit to respond to our request for ten additional days. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B))(i).  In addition, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited.  Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track.  Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately 30 business days, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer.  At this time, your request has been assigned to the complextrack.
Under FOIA and Department of Justice regulations you may be required to pay certain costs associated with processing your request, including, searching for, reviewing, and duplicating requested records.  Consequently, you may potentially incur those costs, unless you have requested and been granted a waiver or reduction in fees.  In most instances, the first 100 pages to duplicate and the first two hours to search for records responsive to your request, will be provided to you free of charge.  If after making those allowances, we determine that the cost to process your request will amount to more than $25.00, we will notify you in writing at a later date. 1     Requests that are specific, concrete and of limited scope (in time and/or subject matter) generally enable us to respond to you more quickly and possibly assess less fees.  To avoid delay and reduce ay potential fees, we respectfully request that you modify and narrow the scope of your request (See attachment).
You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the telephone number listed above for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation service they offer.  The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 96012 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (mailto:ogis@nara.gov)

Attachment

Form No. 001 - 8/16
1           Search and review fees by professional personnel are charged at $40 per hour and duplication fees are assessed at five cents per page



THIS IS NOT A BILL.  DO NOT SEND MONEY
Russ Kick    EOUSA-2018-001857
CHOOSE ONE
____I wish to modify my request in an attempt to obtain a quicker response and/or reduce fees as follows:
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________

____ I understand that I am entitled to the first 100 pages and two hours of search time for free.  Please do not search beyond two hours, nor duplicate beyond 100 pages.
____I agree to pay up to the following amount for duplication and search time: $_____________ I understand that this payment is required even if no documents are located or released to me.  In the event that documents are located and released to me, I understand that I may be charged duplication fees in addition to search fees.
____I wish to withdraw my request.


_____________________________                                                  __________________
Signature                                                                                             Date

Please return to:
EOUSA
FOIA/PA
600 E Street, N.W., Room 7300
Washington, DC 20530

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

600 E. Street NW
Suite 7300
Washington, DC 20530


1.      [ x  ] A search for records located in EOUSA- Justice Management Division  has revealed no responsive records regarding the above subject.
2.      [ ] A search for records located in the United States Attorney’s Office(s) for the              has revealed no responsive records regarding the above subject.
3.      [   ] After an extensive search, the records which you have requested cannot be located.
4.      [   ] Your records have been destroyed pursuant to Department of Justice guidelines.
5.      [   ] Please note that your original letter was split into separate files (“requests”), for processing purposes, based on the nature of what you sought.  Each file was given a separate Request Number (listed below), for which you will receive a separate response:
This is the final action on this above-numbered request.  If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home.  Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within ninety (90) days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home)
You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the telephone number listed above for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770 (mailto:ogis@nara.gov) ; toll free at 1-877-684-6448 ; or facsimile at 202-741-5769 .

Form No. 005 - 12/15

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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