FY2013 FOIA Log (Department of Commerce)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Commerce of the United States of America.
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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.


Jason Smathers

From: Parsons, Bobbie

Hi Mr. Smathers,

This is in response to your FOIA request below. All the FOIAs for the Department of Commerce for the fiscal year 2013 are publically available in FOIAonline on the internet. However, if you want the FOIAs for the bureau Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), you would need to go directly to PTO to request that information.

Once you retrieve the FOIAonline you can go to each of the bureaus within the Department to look at the FOIAs for 2013.

From: efoia@doc.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280150de5)
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2014-000139
* Requester Name: Jason Smathers
* Date Submitted: Fri Nov 08 00:00:00 EST 2013
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
Requesting a log of all FOIA requests made in fiscal year 2013.

From: EFOIA@doc.gov

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DOC-OS-2014-000139 has been
determined to be not applicable as the request is not billable.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
* Request Long Description:
Requesting a log of all FOIA requests made in fiscal year 2013.

From: EFOIA@doc.gov

Request DOC-OS-2014-000139 has been processed with the following final disposition: Partial grant/partial denial
Records were released to the public as a result of this request. You may retrieve these records immediately using the following link: View Records. Over the next 2 hours, these records are also being added to FOIAonline's search pages, further enabling you to retrieve these documents associated with your FOIA request at any time. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280150de5)
Please see final response in "Attach Supporting Files."