FOIA Regulations and Guidelines for Requesters and Officers (National Endowment for the Arts)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the National Endowment for the Arts of the United States of America.
Tracking # F16-040
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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 [https://www.justice.gov/oip/oip­guidance/guidance­agency­foia­regulations] and the associated template [https://www.justice.gov/oip/template­agency­foia­regulations])

• 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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: FOIA

Dear Mr. Lipton:

This e-mail responds to your request for records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552. Your request has been assigned file number F16-040 . In your below e-mail, you requested :

* 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 [https://www.justice.gov/oip/oipguidance/guidanceagencyfoiaregulations] and the associated template [https://www.justice.gov/oip/templateagencyfoiaregulations])

* 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
Attached is the responsive document for your FOIA request. Attached is a manual that we use here for processing FOIA requests. Here is also a link to our FOIA website<https://www.arts.gov/freedom-information-act-guide> .

The National Endowment for the Arts is governed by the provisions of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 20 U.S.C. 951 et seq., and the Freedom of Information Act with respect to the release of agency records. In accordance with the NEA's FOIA regulations, 45 C.F.R. 1100.5(b)(1), you may appeal the Agency's determination. Such an appeal must be made to the Chairman within ten working days following the receipt of this e-mail. Additional information on the appeal process may be found at the following link: http://www.nea.gov/about/FOIA/index.html#appeal.

Please contact me if you have any questions about this response.

Respectfully,

FOIA Officer | Office of the General Counsel

National Endowment for the Arts

400 7th Street SW | Washington DC 20506

flippinsd@arts.gov | 202-682-5746 (p) | 202-682-5572 (fax)

Celebrating the NEA's 50th Anniversary at arts.gov/50th<https://www.arts.gov/50th>.

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