FOIA Processing Notes for 2014-FS-R8-04192-F

Donald Triplett III filed this request with the U.S. Forest Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-FS-WO-00222-A ; 2014-FS-R8-04800-F
Status
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From: Donald Triplett III

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Processing/tracking notes, correspondence, and all documents regarding FOIA case 2014-FS-R8-04192-F.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Donald Triplett III

From: Heap, Karri -FS

To clarify your recent request, are you submitting a FOIA for the documentation of our processing of FOIA 2014-FS-R8-04192-F? We did just respond to your request this morning so I wasn't sure if this is a new request or if you were checking on the status of FOIA 2014-FS-R8-04192-F. I'm thinking this is a new request and you are asking for any records regarding processing/tracking notes/correspondence, and all documents regarding the processing of FOIA 2014-FS-R8-04192-F. Please let me know if I am correct so I can process this accordingly.

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From: Donald Triplett III

You are correct, this is a new request, and I'm seeking all processing notes/correspondence/documents/etc regarding FOIA 2014-FS-R8-04192-F.

Thanks,
Donald

From: Heap, Karri -FS

Thank you!

From: U.S. Forest Service

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: U.S. Forest Service

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Donald Triplett III

Hello,
Please find the attached FOIA appeal - a physical copy has also been mailed.
Best,

From: Sullivan, Sara

Dear Mr. Tripplett III:
This e-mail acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) appeal dated September 03, 2014, which was received in the Washington Office (WO) FOIA Service Center on September 18, 2014.  You are appealing the final decision of FOIA Request No. 2014-FS-R8-04800-F.

Please note that in accordance with Title 7 CFR, Subtitle A, 1.14 appeals, our final appeal response may require review by the USDA Office of General Counsel (OGC) for legal sufficiency.  Once OGC has completed their review, our final determination will be provided to you. Also, please be advised that the WO FOIA Service Center has a backlog of pending FOIA requests and appeals.  We are working as quickly as possible to process each request and appeal in the order in which it was received.  We greatly appreciate your patience.

To check on the status of your request, you may contact Mr. Harald Fuller-Bennett via e-mail to hfullerbennett@fsfed.us.  Please reference you assigned case number, 2014-FS-WO-00222-A. (mailto:hfullerbennett@fsfed.us)
Thank you,
GEORGE VARGAS
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Officer

From: Fuller-Bennett, Harald -FS

Dear Mr. Triplett:

I am working on responding to your appeal concerning Region 8's response to your FOIA request regarding the notes and documentation from your previous FOIA request regarding Operation Something Bruin. I have the following quick question about your appeal:

In your appeal, you state "it is beyond comprehension that one can redact the signature of Stephen F.
Ruppert." I am presuming that in this statement you are referring to an email signature, not to an actual signature (one written with a pen). All of the responsive records that have been referred to me are emails, so there are no "wet" signatures.

Can you confirm that you are referring to an email signature in your appeal? Please feel free to call me at the number below if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

[USDA USFS]

Harald Fuller-Bennett
Government Information Specialist

USDA Forest Service
Office of Regulatory and Management Services, FOIA/PA

p: 202-205-1317

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Washington, DC 20250

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From: Donald Triplett III

Dear Mr. Fuller-Bennett,

I confirm that the signature of Stephen F. Ruppert I am referring to in my appeal is his redacted email signature.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Donald Triplett, III

From: Fuller-Bennett, Harald -FS

Dear Mr. Triplett:

Please see the attached letter and records, and please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like a hard copy of the attached sent to you via the US Postal Service.

Sincerely,

[USFS]

Harald Fuller-Bennett
Freedom of Information Act Analyst

Forest Service
Office of Regulatory and Management Services

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