FOIA outliers: queues, high volume procedures, FIFO exceptions + unusual circumstances (U.S. Department of State)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America .
Tracking #

F-2021-01022

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

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From: Emma North-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: Emma North-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: U.S. Department of State

Thank you for filing your FOIA request online on 10/30/2020. Here is a review of your request.

The records I request can be described as follows:

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 agenciesThe 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 BestUpload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/

The time period of my request is from 10/30/2020 to 10/30/2020

I am An individual seeking information for personal use and not for commercial use.

I am willing to pay $25 for my request.

I have a compelling need for expeditious handling:
-NA

My additional comments are as follows:

N/A

Contact Information
Ms. Emma Best
411A Highland Ave
MR74789
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
P: 6172991832
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requests@muckrock.com

From: U.S. Department of State

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Ms.Best: This email acknowledgesreceipt of your October 30, 2020, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. §552) request received by the U.S. Department ofState, Office of Information Programs and Services on November 9, 2020, regarding 1. documents describing or generated as part of the establishment of any different processing queues for FOIA requests; 2. documents describing the rules and procedures governing any different processing FOIA queues; 3. documents, produced in the previous 15 years, containing reports or statistics describing the FOIA processing queues; 4. documents describing procedures for the handling or coordination of requests from high volume FOIA requesters; 5. documents describing procedures, rules and prerequisites for any exceptions to processing requests in a "first in, first out" process; 6. documents describing procedures and rules for the processing of especially complex or delicate FOIA requests; 7. 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; 8. documents describing procedures and rules for the processing of FOIA requests from members of Congress and federal government agencies, and 9. documents describing procedures and rules for the processing of FOIA requests from non-federal law enforcement agencies.  Unless you advise otherwise, we will treat as non-responsive any compilations of publicly available news reports and any publicly available documents not created by the U.S. government, such as mass-distribution emails from news media.  This Office assigned your request the subject reference number and placed it in the simple processing track where it will be processedas quickly as possible. See 22 CFR §171.11(h). If you have any questionsregarding your request, please contact our FOIA Requester Service Center or ourFOIA Public Liaison by email at FOIAstatus@state.gov or telephone at202-261-8484. **THIS EMAIL BOX IS NOT MONITORED, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.**

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