FOIA Regulations and Guidelines for Requesters and Officers (National Science Foundation)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the National Science Foundation of the United States of America.
Due April 25, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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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: National Science Foundation

Dear Ms. Lipton,

I researched our FOIA log and my email and could only find your correspondence dated 9/19/16. It appears that we never received the initial correspondence dated 3/28/26. We should have contacted you in 2016 to let you know we had not received the original request.

We will add this request to our log for FY18 and provide you with the number assigned and the estimated completion date. Due to our error, I will waive any fees.

If you have any other questions, you may reach me via email or at the number listed below.

Sincerely,

Sandra Evans
FOIA/Privacy Act Officer
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 292-5065

From: National Science Foundation

Dear Ms. Lipton:

Your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request has been received and logged as FOIA 2018-275F.

Effective September 30, 2013, the National Science Foundation (NSF) instituted a multi-track system (Simple, Normal and Complex) for processing of FOIA requests. Your request has been placed in the Complex Track based on the amount of work and/or time needed to process the request.

The estimated response date to your request is September 17, 2018.

Information pertaining to the FOIA and the NSF’s policies concerning records requests is available on the NSF web site https://www.nsf.gov/policies/foia.jsp.

If you have any additional questions about your request, please contact me via email at sevans@nsf.gov<mailto:sevans@nsf.gov>

Sincerely,

Sandra Evans
FOIA/Privacy Act Officer
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 292-5065

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