FOIA request - Chavonda Jacobs-Young emails

Christopher Collins filed this request with the USDA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, ARS of the United States of America.
Tracking # FOIA 2017-REE-01677-F
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Christopher Collins

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails sent, received, drafted or deleted by any email accounts used by Chavonda Jacobs-Young, as well as emails sent, received, drafted or deleted by the email account administrator@ars.usda.gov, that contain the following keywords or phrases: peer-review, public, public-facing, media, Congress, White House, Trump, and deputy secretary.

The date range for requested documents is Jan. 16, 2017, to Jan. 25, 2017.

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,

Christopher Collins
collinsreports.com
collinsreports@gmail.com
325-261-3910
940-631-1828
758 Diamond Lake Dr.
Abilene, TX 79601

From: Hutchison, Stasia

Christopher Collins
collinsreports.com
via MuckRock.com

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated January 25, 2017, addressed to Teresa McDuffie-Frye, REE Records Management Officer, for emails of the ARS Administrator. Your request was received by this office on January 25 and assigned FOIA No. 2017-REE-01677-F with an estimated response date of February 23.

Specifically, you requested:

All emails sent, received, drafted or deleted by any email accounts used by Chavonda Jacobs-Young, as well as emails sent, received, drafted or deleted by the email account administrator@ars.usda.gov, that contain the following keywords or phrases: peer-review, public, public-facing, media, Congress, White House, Trump, and deputy secretary.

We are currently processing your request. If you have any questions concerning your request, please contact this office at 301-504-1655 or stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov<mailto:stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov>.

Sincerely,

Stasia

Stasia Hutchison
FOIA/PA Officer, REE, USDA
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
GWCC, Room 1-2248, Mail Stop 5128
Beltsville, MD 20705-5128
stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov<mailto:stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov>
301-504-1655 (w) 301-504-1647 (fax)
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Reference Guide<http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=1398>

This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.

From: Hutchison, Stasia

Christopher Collins
collinsreports.com
via MuckRock.com

This is an interim response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated January 25, 2017, addressed to Teresa McDuffie-Frye, REE Records Management Officer, for emails of the ARS Administrator. Your request was received by this office on January 25 and assigned FOIA No. 2017-REE-01677-F.

Specifically, you requested:

All emails sent, received, drafted or deleted by any email accounts used by Chavonda Jacobs-Young, as well as emails sent, received, drafted or deleted by the email account administrator@ars.usda.gov<mailto:administrator@ars.usda.gov>, that contain the following keywords or phrases: peer-review, public, public-facing, media, Congress, White House, Trump, and deputy secretary.

We are currently processing your request and hope to provide our response to you by March 9. If you have any questions concerning your request, please contact this office at 202-815-2913 or stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov<mailto:stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov>. You may also contact our FOIA Public Liaison or FOIA Requester Service Center at 301-504-1743 or REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov<mailto:REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov>.

Sincerely,

Stasia

Stasia Hutchison
FOIA/PA Officer, REE, USDA
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
GWCC, Room 1-2248, Mail Stop 5128
Beltsville, MD 20705-5128
stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov<mailto:stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov>
301-504-1655 (w) 301-504-1647 (fax)
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Reference Guide<http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=1398>

This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.

From: Hutchison, Stasia

Good afternoon, Mr. Collins

Per our conversation on March 15, a search of the Agricultural Research Service Administrator's email accounts was conducted and generated a large volume of emails based on the key words you provided in your request. As we discussed on March 15, you are primarily interested in emails related to the ban on public facing documents, such as press releases and social media, and are not interested in receiving emails generated via list serves or subscription email lists.

We are currently processing your request and hope to provide all responsive documents to you by May 5. We apologize for the delay in responding.

If you have any questions concerning your request, please contact me at 202-815-2913. You may also contact our FOIA Public Liaison at 301-504-1743 or REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov<mailto:REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov>.

Sincerely,

Stasia

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