FOIA logs FY2016 & FY2017

Russ Kick filed this request with the Coast Guard of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Russ Kick

To Whom It May Concern:

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

USCG's FOIA request logs covering October 2016 to present, which include 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.


Russ Kick

From: Coast Guard

Mr. Kick,
This acknowledges receipt of your January 04, 2018, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).
Your request was received on January 04, 2018 and has been assigned FOIA[PA] number 2018-CGFO-00667.
We have queried the appropriate component of the USCG for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request.
You may check the status of your request by entering FOIA[PA] request number 2018-CGFO-00667 into the following site: Request status is updated and refreshed on a nightly basis electronically.
You may contact this office via telephone at 202-475-3522 or via email at if you have any further questions. (
U.S. Coast Guard
FOIA/PA Office

From: Coast Guard

Good afternoon,

Due to an administrative error, your request has not yet been processed.

Some of the entries for the logs contain personally identifiable information (PII). This information includes names of individuals, dates of birth, Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, home addresses, telephone number, etc. and is typically withheld under exemption 6. For faster service, you may amend your request to receive the final responsive documents with PII redacted. Otherwise, the records will need to undergo a legal sufficiency review to before release. Legal sufficiency reviews can be a lengthy process. Would you like to amend your request to receive a releasable copy of the records?

Additionally, for the log, are you looking for the date of the request, the date the request was received, description, and final disposition of the requests?

Please respond within 30 days of the date of this correspondence. If we do not hear back from you by that time, we will assume you are no longer interested in the request and it will be administratively closed. Please refer to FOIA number 2018-CGFO-00667 in your correspondence.

Thank you,

Amanda C. Ackerson
Management and Policy Analyst
U.S. Coast Guard (CG-611)
Office of Information Management
WASHINGTON DC 20593-7710
Phone: 202-475-3522
Fax: 202-372-8413

From: Russ Kick

Yes, it's fine to leave out PII.

I would like the logs to have fields for the request number, date of the request, the date the request was received, final disposition of the requests, and, most crucially, description/subject of the request.

--Russ Kick