FOIA Request

Matt Kasper filed this request with the Department of Commerce of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

DOC-OS-2018-000675

Est. Completion None
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Communications

From: Matt Kasper

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Any and all internal and external electronic communication and attachments of Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Eli Miller, David Malpass, Andrew Maloney, pertaining to the topic of tariffs on imported solar cells and modules, excluding press clips. This request is limited to the timeframe of October 25, 2017 through the processing date of this request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It is in the public's interest to know the Department of the Treasury's role regarding the recommendations presented to President Trump. On January 22, 2018, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that President Trump approved recommendations to impose tariffs on imported solar cells and modules.

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.

However, I am requesting a fee waiver. The organization I work for, the Energy and Policy Institute, is a clearinghouse of information and can qualify as a representative of the news media. There are several examples of public record requests that have been provided to my organization and that were then published on our website to inform journalists publishing articles.

Additionally, previously FOIAs from the Energy and Policy Institute to federal government agencies have been categorized under Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1004.9(b)(3) as a "news media" requester.

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,

Matt Kasper
Energy and Policy Institute

From: Department of Commerce

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2817db979)
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000675
* Requester Name: Matt Kasper
* Date Submitted: 02/02/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: 1. Any and all internal and external electronic communication and attachments of Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Eli Miller, David Malpass, Andrew Maloney, pertaining to the topic of tariffs on imported solar cells and modules, excluding press clips. This request is limited to the timeframe of October 25, 2017 through the processing date of this request. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It is in the public's interest to know the Department of the Treasury's role regarding the recommendations presented to President Trump.

From: Department of Commerce

The FOIA request DOC-OS-2018-000675 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-IOS-2018-000675. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000675
* New Tracking Number: DOC-IOS-2018-000675
* Requester Name: Matt Kasper
* Date Submitted: 02/02/2018
* Long Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: 1. Any and all internal and external electronic communication and attachments of Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Eli Miller, David Malpass, Andrew Maloney, pertaining to the topic of tariffs on imported solar cells and modules, excluding press clips. This request is limited to the timeframe of October 25, 2017 through the processing date of this request. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It is in the public's interest to know the Department of the Treasury's role regarding the recommendations presented to President Trump.

From: Department of Commerce

The FOIA request DOC-IOS-2018-000675 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-OS-2018-000675. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOC-IOS-2018-000675
* New Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000675
* Requester Name: Matt Kasper
* Date Submitted: 02/02/2018
* Long Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: 1. Any and all internal and external electronic communication and attachments of Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Eli Miller, David Malpass, Andrew Maloney, pertaining to the topic of tariffs on imported solar cells and modules, excluding press clips. This request is limited to the timeframe of October 25, 2017 through the processing date of this request. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It is in the public's interest to know the Department of the Treasury's role regarding the recommendations presented to President Trump.

From: Department of Commerce

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DOC-OS-2018-000675 has been determined to be not applicable as the request is not billable. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on: 02/02/2018
* Fee Waiver Disposition Reason: N/A
* Request Long Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: 1. Any and all internal and external electronic communication and attachments of Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Eli Miller, David Malpass, Andrew Maloney, pertaining to the topic of tariffs on imported solar cells and modules, excluding press clips. This request is limited to the timeframe of October 25, 2017 through the processing date of this request. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It is in the public's interest to know the Department of the Treasury's role regarding the recommendations presented to President Trump.

From: Department of Commerce

DOC-OS-2018-000675 has been processed with the following final disposition: Not an agency record.

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