FY2013 FOIA Log (Department of Justice, United States Marshals)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014USMS24820
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: Robinson, Nancy (USMS)

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U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service

Office of General Counsel

2604 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Alexandria, VA 22301

October 24, 2013

Jason Smathers
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 8481
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request No. 2014USMS24820

Dear Requester:

The United States Marshals Service is in receipt of your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act request for records maintained by this Bureau. We have commenced a search for documents responsive to your request and will contact you when our processing is complete.

Although we are unable to determine at this time the amount of fees to be charged to you, if any, the filing of your request constitutes your agreement to pay all applicable fees that may be charged under 28 C.F.R. § 16.11 or § 16.49, up to $25.00. You will be notified as soon as practicable if the estimated or actual fee for satisfying your request exceeds $25.00.

If you should have any questions, please contact us at (202) 307-9054.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General Counsel/FOIPA Officer
Office of General Counsel

From: Robinson, Nancy (USMS)

[USMS seal blue294 1in]

U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service

Office of General Counsel

2604 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Alexandria, VA 22301

November 5, 2013

Jason Smathers
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 8481
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Re: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request No. 2014USMS22820
Subject of Request: FOI/PA Log, Fiscal Year 2013

Dear Requester:

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is responding to your request for the USMS FOIA log for Fiscal Year 2013.

Pursuant to your request, the USMS conducted a search and are providing a copy of our log from January 1, 2013 thru September 30, 2013. The log for October 2012 thru December 2012 is located at the following address: http://www.usmarshals.gov/readingroom/foia_logs/foi_pa_logs.htm. Names and information pertaining third party individuals has been withheld pursuant to exemption (b)(6) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552(b). Exemption 6 allows an agency to withhold files, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. A discretionary release of such records or information, if they exist, would be in violation of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a. See also United States Department of Justice v. Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 489 U.S. 749 (1989). Attached please find the log on an Excel spreadsheet with the requested information.

If you are dissatisfied with my action on this request, you may appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001. Your appeal must be received by OIP within 60 days of the date of this letter. Both the letter and the envelope should
be clearly marked “Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Appeal.” In the event you are dissatisfied with the results of any such appeal, judicial review will thereafter be available to you in the United States District Court for the judicial district in which you reside or have your principal place of business, or in the District of Columbia.

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. 552(c ) (2006 & Supp. IV (2010)). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General Counsel\FOIPA
Officer
Office of General Counsel

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