FOIA March Madness 2017 - I- Appeal logs, procedures, letters, opinions (Consumer Products Safety Commission)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Consumer Products Safety Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-F-00297
Status
Completed

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Any available log of appeals submitted to this agency or the agency tasked with processing Freedom of Information Act appeals for this division. Please provide such logs for the period from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016. Please, if possible, include with the log the following items:
• the request number associated with the FOIA in question
• the appeal number assigned to the appeal
• the description of the subject matter addressed by the request
• the division or office of initial receipt
• the date on which the appeal was received
• the date on which the appeal was closed
• the determination or final disposition status of the appeal

2. All appeal letters and opinion letters associated with appeals for which the determination was to reverse, in whole or in part, the decision of the initial request agency. Please provide such letters for appeals closed during the period from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.

3. All appeal letters and opinion letters associated with appeals for which the determination was to remand the request to the appropriate agency. Please provide such letters for appeals closed during the period from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.

4. All appeal letters and opinion letters associated with appeals for which the determination was to affirm the decision of the initial agency. Please provide such letters for appeals closed during the period from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.

5. Any instructive or guiding materials provided to and/or utilized by employees of this department’s Freedom of Information Act office. Please include any manuals, procedural materials, reference guides, checklists, training materials, flow charts, directives, memorandums, legal decisions, presentations, or similar material used in the process of an appeal by this office or the office tasked to process FOIA appeals for this office. Any guiding materials used for the preparation of an appeal package should be considered responsive to, though not the entirety of, this element of this request.

6. The name and contact information for the appropriate appeal authority to whom appeals for this agency should be directed. If such information exists as part of a template letter sent to requesters, provision of this document will be considered satisfactory.

Please provide responsive materials on a rolling basis.

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Austin-Peartree, Tonya

The enclosed letter acknowledges the receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Your request has been assigned FOIA tracking number #17-F-00297.  Please refer to this number in all communications with the FOIA Staff.
You can reach us Monday - Friday from 7:30AM - 4:30PM EST at 301-504-7923 or via e-mail addressed to cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov.
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Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions expressed in this
e-mail (and any attachments) are solely those of the author and do
not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission.

Copies of product recall and product safety information can be sent
to you automatically via Internet e-mail, as they are released by
CPSC. To subscribe or unsubscribe to this service go to the following
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  • U.S. CPSC FOIA Request Acknowledgment for Request #17-F-00297

From: Carter, Lynn

Good Evening Mr. Lipton,

This is in response to your status inquiry concerning FOIA Request #17-F-00297. Your request is in process. At this time, we are gathering all responsive materials as requested. Please feel free to contact me for any further status updates concerning this request. Thank you for your patience.

Lynn Carter
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)
Office of the Secretariat
Office of the General Counsel

From: Carter, Lynn

Good Morning Mr. Lipton,

This is in response to your status request of FOIA #17-F-00297. We have generated an “Appeals Log” for the specified time of 1/1/2015 through 12/31/2016 and, will send this information to you as a partial response. We will continue to gather all other documents as requested. Please continue to contact me for any further status requests.

Thank you,
Lynn Carter FOIA

From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From:

Dear Lipton Beryl ,
Our records indicate that you have submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in the past. We are writing to inform you that CPSC is about to launch e-FOIA Public Access Link (PAL), an online portal that will allow a FOIA requester to:

1. Submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request online;
2. Check the status of an existing request;
3. E-Mail the Government Information Specialist assigned to your request
4. Upload documentation, such as a Request Description, Fee Waiver Request or a Request for Expedited Processing;
5. Download the material deemed responsive to your request along with the correspondence for your request; and
6. Submit an appeal
We anticipate launching e-FOIA PAL in June 2017, so keep checking the FOIA page on the CPSC website ( http://www.cpsc.gov/en/NewsRoom/FOIA/Make-a-FOIA-Request) for the portal's arrival. (http://www.cpsc.gov/en/NewsRoom/FOIA/Make-a-FOIA-Request) Registration Required
You register to experience the benefits of e-FOIA PAL's capabilities. We ask that you use a valid must e-mail address as your User ID. Further information is available on the e-FOIA PAL site.
Click on the link to access the e-FOIA PAL site:
http://www.cpsc.gov/pal/palMain.aspx (http://www.cpsc.gov/pal/palMain.aspx) Certified Records
You can submit a FOIA request for certified records, check the status of the FOIA request and communicate with the Government Information Specialist assigned to the request via e-FOIA PAL.
Because certified records must bear a raised seal that is physically applied by
the Agency Secretariat, certified records will continue to be sent to FOIA requesters
via postal mail and not electronically. Additional Ways to Submit FOIA Requests and to Communicate with FOIA Staff
If you elect not to utilize e-FOIA PAL, you may continue to submit your request by postal mail, by fax to 301-504-0127 or by e-mail addressed to cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov . Please include your name, a telephone number, e-mail address and a postal mailing address in your inquiry or FOIA request. You may contact the FOIA Requester Service Center or a FOIA Public Liaison staff member for assistance. (mailto:cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov)
You can obtain more information on the FOIA Request Service Center and the Public Liaisons web page. (http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/FOIA/FOIA-Requester-Service-Center-and-FOIA-Public-Liaisons--Check-Status-of-a-FOIA-Request/)
Thank you. *****!!!
Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions expressed in this
e-mail (and any attachments) are solely those of the author and do
not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission.

Copies of product recall and product safety information can be sent
to you automatically via Internet e-mail, as they are released by
CPSC. To subscribe or unsubscribe to this service go to the following
web page: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Subscribe
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