FOIA requests regarding Robert Levinson (Department of State)

Zack Sampson filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2013-21282
Due Jan. 22, 2014
Est. Completion Dec. 31, 2015
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Zack Sampson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all FOIA requests regarding Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent believed to be lost in Iran or southwest Asia, and processing notes for those FOIA requests filed between March 1, 2007 and the date this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Zack Sampson

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: Martin, M Lynne

Mr. Sampson:

I am a FOIA reviewer. Could you please clarify what you mean by "processing notes" ( for FOIA requests concerning Robert Levinson).

Lynne Martin.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
M. Lynne Martin
Foreign Affairs Officer (Reviewer)
Office of Information Programs and Services A/GIS/IPS/CR/MPD
SA-2, Room 7105H
Department of State
Washington, DC 20522-8100
Tel 202-663-2066; Fax 202-262-8589
This email is UNCLASSIFIED based on the definitions provided in E.O. 13526

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Zack Sampson

Hello,

For processing notes, please include any emails, memos, personal notes, receipts, etc. generated in the process of responding to FOIA's about Robert Levinson.

Thanks,
Zack

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-21282.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-21282.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-21282.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Zack Sampson,

Thank you for inquiring on your case number F-2013-21282. Our Statutory Compliance and Research Division initiated searches that are under review and I informed the CR/Branch Chief and the Case Officer for an estimated completion date (ECD). Once the information comes available I will email you with the up-dated status.

I hope this information was helpful and thank you for your patience. Please do not hesitate to either call us at: (202) 261-8484 or send an email at: foiastatus@state.gov or fax at: 202-261-8579.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Zack Sampson,

This is a follow-up to your case number F-2013-21282. Our Statutory Compliance and Research Division provided an estimated completion date of September 30, 2014.

Again, thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Zack Sampson,

This is a follow-up to your case number F-2013-21282. Our Statutory Compliance and Research Division provided an estimated completion date (ECD) of September 30, 2014.

Again, thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Zack Sampson,

This is a follow-up to your case number F-2013-21282. Our Statutory Compliance and Research Division provided an estimated completion date of September 30, 2014.

Again, thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-21282.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

Your new ECD is set for December 2014.
Best,
Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-21282.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a new estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson, The new estimated completion date is August 2015.

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-21282.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a new estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

The Department’s electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The new estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is: December 2015

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a new estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Angela Burks
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

I have contacted the Branch Chief and have requested a new estimated completion date for your case. As soon as we receive a reply, we will communicate with you.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

We have contacted the Branch Chief again and have requested a new estimated completion date for your case. As soon as we receive a reply, we will communicate with you.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov@@http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=mailto:foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov%3chttp://redirect.state.sbu/?url=mailto:foiastatus@state.gov@@>.
Sincerely,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov@@http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=mailto:foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov%3chttp://redirect.state.sbu/?url=mailto:foiastatus@state.gov@@>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

This if in reference to your email of July 8, 2016 regarding your FOIA case number F-2013-21282.

We have contacted the Division Chief in the Compliance and Research Branch working on the case and have requested a new estimated completion date for your case. As soon as we receive a reply, we will communicate with you.
If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: FOIA Status

This if in reference to your email of August 8, 2016 regarding your FOIA case number F-2013-21282.

We have contacted the Division Chief in the Compliance and Research Branch working on the case and have requested a new estimated completion date for your case. As soon as we receive a reply, we will communicate with you.
If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov@@http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=mailto:foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov%3chttp://redirect.state.sbu/?url=mailto:foiastatus@state.gov@@>.
Sincerely,

Suzanne Gardner
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Sampson

Apologize for the misspelling in the previous message. (This is in reference to).

Suzanne Gardner

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Zack Sampson:

I have again contacted the Division Chief and case Analyst in the Compliance and Research Branch working on your case control number F-2013-21282 and have requested a new estimated completion date for your case. As soon as we receive a reply, we will communicate with you.

If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to
Regards,

Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Dear Zack Sampson,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated October 7, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your request has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a status update and estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

Jasmin Berhane
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

This is in reference to your email below. The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The case is still pending.

The estimated completion date for this case is: February 29, 202017. Please note that ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

Jasmin Berhane
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

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From: FOIA Status

Dear Zack Sampson,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated February 2, 2017, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested an update on the status. The estimated completion date for your request is February 2017. Information will be provided to you as soon as our office receives a response.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have any questions regarding the status, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Zack Sampson-At this time the estimated completion date is still June 30, 2017.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Zack Sampson-At this time the ECD is still 6/30/2017.
Regards,
Charlotte

From: FOIA Status

Zack Sampson-At this time the ECD is still 6/30/2017.
Regards,
Katrina

From: FOIA Status

Dear Zack Sampson,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated June 7, 2017, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested an update on the status. Information will be provided to you as soon as our office receives a response. The estimated completion date is June 30, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

We have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a new estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

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