FY2013 FOIA Log (Consumer Products Safety Commission)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Consumer Products Safety Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-F-00017
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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: CPSC FOIA

Mr. Smathers,

Thank you for submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Enclosed please find an Adobe PDF copy of the final response letter for your request and an MS Excel file listing of all of the FOIA requests we received during FY13.

This completes the processing of your request. If you have any questions, contact us Monday - Friday from 7:30AM - 4:30PM EST by telephone on 301-504-7923, by fax on 301-504-0127, by e-mail addressed to cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov<mailto:cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov> or by postal mail.

Thanks~Angela

Ms. Angela T. Heggs
Technical Information Specialist

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
Office of the Secretary (OS)
Freedom of Information (FOI)
4330 East West Highway, Room 820
Bethesda, MD 20814-4408

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"Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions expressed in this e-mail (and any attachments) are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission."

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not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety

Commission.

Copies of product recall and product safety information can be sent

to you automatically via Internet e-mail, as they are released by

CPSC. To subscribe or unsubscribe to this service go to the following

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Dear Smathers Jason ,
Our records indicate that you have submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in the past. We are writing to inform you that CPSC is about to launch e-FOIA Public Access Link (PAL), an online portal that will allow a FOIA requester to:

1. Submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request online;
2. Check the status of an existing request;
3. E-Mail the Government Information Specialist assigned to your request
4. Upload documentation, such as a Request Description, Fee Waiver Request or a Request for Expedited Processing;
5. Download the material deemed responsive to your request along with the correspondence for your request; and
6. Submit an appeal
We anticipate launching e-FOIA PAL in June 2017, so keep checking the FOIA page on the CPSC website ( http://www.cpsc.gov/en/NewsRoom/FOIA/Make-a-FOIA-Request) for the portal's arrival. (http://www.cpsc.gov/en/NewsRoom/FOIA/Make-a-FOIA-Request) Registration Required
You register to experience the benefits of e-FOIA PAL's capabilities. We ask that you use a valid must e-mail address as your User ID. Further information is available on the e-FOIA PAL site.
Click on the link to access the e-FOIA PAL site:
http://www.cpsc.gov/pal/palMain.aspx (http://www.cpsc.gov/pal/palMain.aspx) Certified Records
You can submit a FOIA request for certified records, check the status of the FOIA request and communicate with the Government Information Specialist assigned to the request via e-FOIA PAL.
Because certified records must bear a raised seal that is physically applied by
the Agency Secretariat, certified records will continue to be sent to FOIA requesters
via postal mail and not electronically. Additional Ways to Submit FOIA Requests and to Communicate with FOIA Staff
If you elect not to utilize e-FOIA PAL, you may continue to submit your request by postal mail, by fax to 301-504-0127 or by e-mail addressed to cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov . Please include your name, a telephone number, e-mail address and a postal mailing address in your inquiry or FOIA request. You may contact the FOIA Requester Service Center or a FOIA Public Liaison staff member for assistance. (mailto:cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov)
You can obtain more information on the FOIA Request Service Center and the Public Liaisons web page. (http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/FOIA/FOIA-Requester-Service-Center-and-FOIA-Public-Liaisons--Check-Status-of-a-FOIA-Request/)
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Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions expressed in this
e-mail (and any attachments) are solely those of the author and do
not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission.

Copies of product recall and product safety information can be sent
to you automatically via Internet e-mail, as they are released by
CPSC. To subscribe or unsubscribe to this service go to the following
web page: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Subscribe
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