FY2013 FOIA Log (Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-00004
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 STAFF

Your request has been received. For your information, this office currently has a backlog of requests for information, which we manage in accordance with USDA’s Regulations and Department of Justice Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policy. The FOIA Staff processes requests on a first-in, first-out basis using “multi-tracks.” There are four tracks: an expedited track, if the request qualifies; a simple track for relatively simple requests; a complex track for more complex and lengthy requests; and a remanded track, when a FOIA appeal is granted. Please be assured that your request will be categorized and processed in turn.

Should you have questions, you may call the FOIA Staff at (202) 720-5677 and refer to Log No. 14-00004..

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 #14-00004.

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 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 #14-00004.

Thank you for your help.

From: Banks, Cecelia

Dear SMATHERS:
Your request has been received.
For your information, this office currently has a backlog of requests for information, which we manage in accordance with USDA's Regulations and Department ofJustice Freedom of lnformationAct (FOIA) policy. The FOIA Staff processes requests on a first-in, first-out basis using "multi-tracks." There are four tracks: an expedited track, if the request qualifies; a simple track for relatively simple requests; a complex track for more complex and lengthy requests; and a remanded track, when a FOIA appeal is granted. Please be assured that your request will be categorized and processed in turn. Should you have questions, you may call the FOIA Staff at (202) 720-5677 and refer to
Log No. 14-00039. FOIA/Privacy Act Staff Legal Staff

From: MuckRock

Hello,

This is the email inbox for 14-00004. Please send the acknowledgement for 14-00039 to the inbox from which it originated, so that MuckRock can more accurately track the USDA's FOIA adherence.

Thank you.

From: DECKER, ALISON

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Thank you for your request for a status update regarding Log No. 14-00004. We estimate this request will be completed by March 10, 2014.

USDA, OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests and processing has taken longer than anticipated.

Sincerely,
FOIA Staff
USDA,OIG

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 #14-00004.

Thank you for your help.

From: DECKER, ALISON

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Thank you for your request for a status update regarding Log No. 14-00004. As stated below, on January 29th, we provided you with an estimated completion of March 10, 2014 for this request.

USDA, OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests and processing has taken longer than anticipated.

Sincerely,
FOIA Staff
USDA,OIG

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 #14-00004.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Thank you for your request for a status update regarding Log No. 14-00004. We estimate completing this request on May 2, 2014.

USDA, OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests and processing has taken longer than anticipated.

Sincerely,
FOIA Staff
USDA,OIG

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 #14-00004.

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 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 #14-00004.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Thank you for your request for a status update regarding Log No. 14-00004. We estimate completing this request on July 31, 2014.

USDA, OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests and processing has taken longer than anticipated.

Sincerely,
FOIA Staff
USDA,OIG

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 #14-00004.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

Mr. Smathers,

Thank you for your status inquiry respecting Log No. 14-00004. Please see the estimated completion date of July 31, 2014, provided below on June 2, 2014.

Sincerely yours,
FOIA Staff
USDA, OIG

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 #14-00004.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

Mr. Smathers,

Thank you for your status inquiry. We now estimate that your request will be completed by October 21, 2014.

Sincerely yours,
FOIA Staff
USDA, OIG

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 #14-00004.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

Mr. Smathers,

Thank you for your status inquiry. We now estimate that your request will be completed by January 30, 2015.

Sincerely yours,
FOIA Staff
USDA, OIG

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 #14-00004.

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 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 #14-00004.

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 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 #14-00004.

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 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 #14-00004.

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 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 #14-00004.

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 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 #14-00004.

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 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 #14-00004.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

Dear Mr. Smathers,

This is to provide you with a status update regarding Log No. 14-00004.

USDA, OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests, and processing is taking longer than anticipated. We estimate this request will be completed by October 30, 2015.

Sincerely yours,
FOIA staff
USDA, OIG

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 #14-00004.

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

From: FOIA STAFF

On Aug. 4, 2015:
Dear Mr. Smathers,
This is to provide you with a status update regarding Log No. 14-00004.
USDA, OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests, and processing is taking longer than anticipated. We estimate this request will be completed by October 30, 2015.
Sincerely yours,
FOIA staff
USDA, OIG

From: FOIA STAFF

Mr. Smathers,

Please see below…

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

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

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

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

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