FY2013 FOIA Log (Department of Homeland Security, Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security, Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-NPFO-00156
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: 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: 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: FOIA, NPPD

Mr. Smathers, please find attached our final response to your FOIA request for "a log of all FOIA requests made in fiscal year 2013."

If you have any questions, please contact this office at 703-235-2211.
Thanks,

Gayle Worthy
Senior FOIA Program Specialist
Fax: 703-235-2052

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message.

From: FOIA, NPPD

Mr. Smathers, please find attached a letter regarding fees owed for the processing of FOIA request 2014-NPFO-00156.

If you have any questions, please contact this office at 703-235-2211.

Sincerely,

Gayle Worthy
Senior FOIA Program Specialist
Fax: 703-235-2052

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message.

From: Jason Smathers

Gayle Worthy,

I didn't see this request for a fee before today. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I submitted the payment today.

Could you please provide me an invoice that shows what the fees were for? This was a non-commercial request for a FOIA log, which likely was located in minutes, since it is a tool used by the FOIA office daily. It was also less than 100 pages.

Thanks!

Regards,
Jason Smathers

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

A check in the amount of $25 for the fees associated with this request has been sent as requested.

Thank you very much.

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 #2014-NPFO-00156.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA, NPPD

Mr. Smathers, please find attached a letter regarding fees for the processing of FOIA request 2014-NPFO-00156.

If you have any questions, please contact this office at 703-235-2211.

Sincerely,

Gayle Worthy
Senior FOIA Program Specialist
Fax: 703-235-2052

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message.

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Page,

Please find enclosed a check for $25 to satisfy the fee associated with request 2014-NPFO-00156.

Thank you so much for your help.

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Page,

A check for the requested amount has been placed in the mail.

Thank you so much for your time.

From: Department of Homeland Security, Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Page,

The responsive documents were received and they are much appreciated. Included with the material was the check that had been sent to satisfy the associated fee. Was the fee waived for this request? If so, thank you very much! If not, please let us know whether this check should be resent or if payment should be provided in some other fashion.

Thank you for your time. Have a lovely day!

From: FOIA, NPPD

Good Afternoon,

The fee was not waived. You sent us two checks for this FOIA. As we had already deposited one, we returned the second one.

Have a great day.

Sincerely,
Sandy Ford Page
Chief, FOIA Operations
DHS/NPPD
703-235-2211

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message.

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