FY2013 FOIA Log (Bureau of Indian Affairs)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the United States of America.
Tracking # BIA-2014-00032
Status
Completed

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A log of all FOIA requests made in fiscal year 2013.

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,

Jason Smathers

From: FOIA, BIA

October 21, 2013 Jason Smathers
MuckRock News
PO Box 55819
Boston , MA 02205-5819 REF: BIA-2014-00032 Dear Jason Smathers: The
Bureau Of Indian Affairs received your FOIA request dated October 21, 2013
on October 21, 2013 and assigned it Request No. BIA-2014-00032. Please
reference this number on correspondence concerning your request. We will
advise you of the status of our response within 20 workdays if we
anticipate a delay. Unusual circumstances may warrant an additional
10-workday extension. If you have any questions, feel free to contact
Hillary Renick at (202) 513-7781. Sincerely, Hillary Renick for
Daphne Berwald, IA FOIA Officer

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 Oct. 21, 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 #BIA-2014-00032 .

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA, BIA

Greetings Mr. Smathers,
We are working on cleaning up our FY 13 data and hope to have your request
fulfilled by December 4th. Staff retirements, the sequester and the
subsequent furlough put our office behind. We are working on your request,
and I will send your data as soon as it is ready.

Thank you.
Hillary Renick for Daphne Berwald, Indian Affairs FOIA Officer

From: Bureau of Indian Affairs

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Bureau of Indian Affairs

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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 Oct. 21, 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 #BIA-2014-00032 .

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA, BIA

We sent out a final response and CD this past week. It should be enroute.

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