FOIA logs FY2016 & FY2017

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

2018-CGFO-00667

Status
Completed

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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.

Sincerely,

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: http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status 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 EFOIA@uscg.mil if you have any further questions. (mailto:EFOIA@uscg.mil)
Sincerely,
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
2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7710
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

From: Coast Guard

Good afternoon,

This email pertains to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request below. Your request was assigned FOIA number 2018-CGFO-00667.

Some of the records you are requesting contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII) which is usually withheld from release under Exemption 6. PII includes information such as names of individuals, dates of birth, home addresses, home telephone numbers, email addresses, etc. To expedite the processing of your request, you can amend your request to exclude these items. Otherwise, the responsive documents will need to undergo a legal sufficiency review.

Please let me know how you wish to proceed. If we do not hear back from you within 30 days of this email, we will assume you are no longer interested and your request will be administratively closed.

Sincerely,

Amanda C. Ackerson
Management and Policy Analyst
U.S. Coast Guard (CG-611)
Office of Information Management
2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7710
WASHINGTON DC 20593-7710
Phone: 202-475-3522
Fax: 202-372-8413

From: Russ Kick

Yes, it's fine to leave out PII.

Thanks,
RK

From: Coast Guard

Good morning,

I was hoping to get your responsive records to you today, but I am at an offsite location and am unable to retrieve the electronic copy. I will be back onsite tomorrow and should be able to forward them to you at that time.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Amanda Ackereson

From: Coast Guard

Good afternoon,

This is the electronic final response to your January 4, 2018, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for 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. This office received your request on January 4, 2018 and was assigned FOIA number 2018-CGFO-00667

In responding to a FOIA request, the USCG will search for responsive documents in its control on the date the search began. We began our search on January 4, 2018.

Per your email correspondence on March 12, 2019, it is our understanding that you agree to have Personally Identifying Information (PII) which is usually withheld under Exemption 6 redacted from the responsive records. We are granting your request under the FOIA, Title 5 U.S.C. § 552, as amended, and DHS' implementing regulations, 6 C.F.R. Chapter I and Part 5. After carefully reviewing the responsive documents, I determined that they are appropriate for public release. They are enclosed in their entirety.

Provisions of the FOIA allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request. In this instance, because the cost is below the $14 minimum, there is no charge.

This completes the U.S. Coast Guard response to your request. If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, please contact this office. You may also contact our FOIA Public Liaison by emailing efoia@uscg.mil<mailto:efoia@uscg.mil> or calling (202) 475-3522.

Sincerely,

Amanda C. Ackerson
Management and Policy Analyst
U.S. Coast Guard (CG-611)
Office of Information Management
2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7710
WASHINGTON DC 20593-7710
Phone: 202-475-3522
Fax: 202-372-8413

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