FOIA Regulations and Guidelines for Requesters and Officers (Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC of the United States of America.
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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:

• The manual that this FOIA office uses to process FOIA requests, or, if no manual exists, other guiding documentation/protocols for processing Freedom of Information Requests.

• All guides to agency Freedom of Information Act request regulations (For reference, see the Department of Justice's Guidance on FOIA Regulations [­guidance/guidance­agency­foia­regulations] and the associated template [­agency­foia­regulations])

• All guidelines and regulations regarding the submission and processing of appeals, including but not limited to:
- ­ The appropriate person or position to whom an appeal should be submitted
­ - The appropriate address to which an appeal should be submitted
­ - Any appropriate fax numbers and email addresses available for the submission of appeals ­ All guidelines regarding the processing time and procedures for appeals
­- All rights related to the submission of appeals, including those related to appeal rights for constructive denial

If any responses include direction to an online location or similarly publicly-available material, please provide direct links or file downloads.

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Powers Civ Eric R

Good morning Mr. Lipton,

This is response to your faxed FOIA request follow-up we received in our office on Monday, May 16, 2016. We have search our files but was unable to locate this FOIA request. If you believe that this FOIA request was submitted, could you please provide the name of the person whom made the request and/or a case number of this request. Additionally, if you have would like to make a FOIA request and to expedite the processing of any future FOIA requests, we encourage you to take advantage of our web-based system known as FOIAonline. It allows individuals to submit their requests directly to any participating agency, including the Marine Corps and the Navy. You can do this as a 'guest' or you can create a free account, which enables you to track the status of your requests, search for requests submitted by others, access previously released records, and generate agency-specific FOIA processing reports, all without the need of a third party. Creating an account also greatly simplifie
s the FOIA appeal process, as users can submit an appeal just by clicking the "create appeal" tab. It also allows near-real time online communication with our analysts (during normal duty hours). There is no charge for using this service, although normal FOIA processing fees remain unchanged, if applicable. You can access the website at:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Eric R. Powers
FOIA Administrator
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-3000

Direct: (571) 256-8635
Main: (703) 614-4008
Fax: (703) 614-6287


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