FY2013 FOIA Log (Department of Education, Boston Office)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Education, Boston Office 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: 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.

Thank you for your help.

From: Otto, Diana

Good morning,
The below request is being handled by the FOIA Service Center. You may contact Linda Darby (Linda.Darby@ed.gov) for an update on the status of your request.
Thank you,

Diana Otto
Civil Rights Investigator
US Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 617-289-0073
Email: Diana.Otto@ed.gov
Fax: 617-289-0150

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