FOIA outliers: queues, high volume procedures, FIFO exceptions + unusual circumstances (Securities and Exchange Commission)

Emma Best filed this request with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking #

19-02317-FOIA

Multi Request FOIA outliers: queues, high volume procedures, FIFO exceptions + unusual circumstances
Due July 2, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

* Documents describing or generated as part of the establishment of any different processing queues for FOIA requests

* Documents describing the rules and procedures governing any different processing FOIA queues

* Documents, produced in the previous 15 years, containing reports or statistics describing the FOIA processing queues

* Documents describing procedures for the handling or coordination of requests from high volume FOIA requesters

* Documents describing procedures, rules and prerequisites for any exceptions to processing requests in a "first in, first out" process

* Documents describing procedures and rules for the processing of especially complex or delicate FOIA requests

* Documents describing procedures and rules for the processing of 'high visibility' FOIA requests, such as those which are likely to elicit reactions from the media or the public

* Documents describing procedures and rules for the processing of FOIA requests from members of Congress and federal government agencies

* Documents describing procedures and rules for the processing of FOIA requests from non-federal law enforcement agencies

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,

Emma Best

From: Securities and Exchange Commission

From: Securities and Exchange Commission

Good afternoon Ms. Best.  Please see the attached response to a FOIA request you submitted to the SEC.

From: Securities and Exchange Commission

Ms. Best,

This email is in reference to your request for records concerning FOIA processing documents for the past 15 years. By letter dated June 14, 2019, we advised you that due to the time frame of your request, the processing of your request would entail an excessive number of hours for search and review. In that letter, we requested that you contact our office by June 24, 2019, if you were still interested in us processing your request in our Complex track. Please verify receipt of the attached letter by July 12, 2019. Your response is greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Sonja Osborne
FOIA Lead Research Specialist
Office of FOIA Services
US Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549

From: Securities and Exchange Commission

Ms. Best

This email is a final follow-up to your request for records concerning FOIA processing documents for the past 15 years. By letter dated June 14, 2019, we advised you that due to the time frame of your request, the processing of your request would entail an excessive number of hours for search and review. In that letter, we requested that you contact our office by June 24, 2019, if you were still interested in us processing your request in our Complex track. By email dated July 5, 2019, we requested that you verify receipt of the attached letter by July 12, 2019.

This is to inform you that since we have not received a response from you, we will administratively close your request in 3 days (July 18, 2019). However, this does not in any way prohibit you from making the FOIA requests in the future.

Thank you,
Sonja Osborne
FOIA Lead Research Specialist
Office of FOIA Services
US Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549-2736
202-551-8371

From: Emma Best

I am still interested in the request. Please process it.

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