FY2013 FOIA Log (Department of Justice, National Security Division)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Justice, National Security Division 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: Arnetta Mallory FOIA Coordinator

Re: FOIA/PA # 14-017

Dear Mr. Smathers:

This is to acknowledge your email dated October 21, 2013, pertaining to “A log of all FOIA requests made in fiscal year 2013.” Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on October 22, 2013.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.

Also, you requested a waiver of processing fees. The request for a fee waiver is under consideration and you will be notified our decision. If you have any questions concerning your request, feel free to contact me on (202) 233-0754. Thank you in advance for your continuing patience.


Arnetta Mallory

Arnetta Mallory
FOIA Coordinator

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 #14-017.

Thank you for your help.

From: Mallory, Arnetta (NSD)