FOIA request – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and staff's travel receipts for National Monument review

Caitlin Enders filed this request with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the United States of America.
Tracking # OS-2018-00033
Due Nov. 3, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Caitlin Enders

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Receipts for any and all expenses incurred during Secretary Ryan Zinke's travel to and from National Monuments as part of President Trump's executive order to reconsider the designations around any National Monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres. This would include all travel expenses incurred by the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary to and from National Monuments between April 26, 2017 and August 24, 2017. This request includes National Monument travel expenses for both Ryan Zinke and any federal staff brought with him. Travel expenses include all meals, flight, entertainment, ground transport (e.g. car, train, horse) for both the Secretary of the Interior and any accompanying staff.

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,

Caty Enders

From: OS, OS FOIA

Dear Ms. Enders:

Please find attached the acknowledgement for FOIA request OS-2018-00033.

Thank you,
Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Ms. Enders,

We have some documents related to this request and they are currently being
reviewed. We are still waiting on other documents. We intend to provide a
rolling production of the documents once they have been reviewed.
Thanks,
Cindy

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary

Ms. Enders,

Regarding: OS-2018-00033

We are still pending the receipt of records from the program office. Once
we receive all the records, your case will be assigned to an analyst for
processing.

We are working as expeditiously as possible.
Thank you for contacting our office.
Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary

Ms. Enders,

Thank you for contacting our office.

Please know that we have made progress on your request, however, we are
still waiting for more records before we can begin processing. Therefore
we are unable to provide a response or an estimated completion date.

If you have other questions/concern, please do not hesitate to contact our
office.
Thank you again.

Karmen
--
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

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