Freedom of Information Request: DHA FOIA 2017-NPFO-00112

Vaughn Golden filed this request with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the United States of America.
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From: Vaughn Golden

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records including, but not limited to, correspondences, memos and departmental orders related to the following FOIA request: DHA FOIA 2017-NPFO-00112.

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.


Vaughn Golden


Re: 2018-NPFO-00013

Dear Mr. Golden:

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) request to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), dated September 22, 2017, and seeking documentation concerning FOIA request 2017-NPFO-00112 Your perfected request was received in this office on October 4, 2017. We apologize for the delay in our response.

Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the DHS FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, the Department processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt. Although DHS' goal is to respond within 20 business days of receipt of your request, the FOIA does permit a 10-day extension of this time period. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner.

Provisions of the Act allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request. We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS Interim FOIA regulations as they apply to non-commercial requestors. As a non-commercial requestor you will be charged 10- cents a page for duplication, although the first 100 pages are free, as are the first two hours of search time, after which you will pay the per quarter-hour rate ($4.00, $7.00, $10.25) of the searcher. We will construe the submission of your request as an agreement to pay up to $25.00. You will be contacted before any further fees are accrued.

We have queried the appropriate component of NPPD for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request.

Your request has been assigned reference number 2018-NPFO-00013. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence. You may contact this office at 703-235-2211.


National Protection and Programs Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security


From: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)

Please find the attached correspondence related to your Freedom of Information Act Request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time.
National Protection and Programs Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Phone: 703-235-2211
Fax: 703-235-2052
NPPD Website