FY2013 FOIA Log (Federal Housing Finance Agency)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Federal Housing Finance Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-FOIA-005
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: Easter, Stacy

December 3, 2013

Re: FHFA FOIA No.: 2014-FOIA-005

Dear Mr. Smathers:

This letter is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated October 21, 2013. Your request was processed in accordance with the FOIA (5 U.S.C. § 552) and FHFA's FOIA regulation (12 CFR Part 1202).

You requested the following:

"A log of all FOIA requests made in fiscal year 2013."

After review of agency files and records, FHFA has located 1 document responsive to your request. The document is being withheld in part (redacted) pursuant to exemption 6 of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 (b)(6), as disclosure of certain information (e.g., loan information, name of Privacy Act requester, SSN, etc.), "would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy." A copy of the accessible material, totaling 30 pages, is attached.

Please note that "Other Reasons" under "Final Disposition" is defined as one or more of the following: no records, all records referred to another component or agency, request withdrawn, fee-related reason, records not reasonably described, improper FOIA request for other reason, not agency record, or duplicate request.

This is the final decision on your FOIA request. If you wish to appeal any aspect of FHFA's decision, you must forward within 30 days:

· A copy of your initial request;

· A copy of this letter; and

· A statement of the circumstances, reasons, or arguments for seeking disclosure of the affected record(s).

The appeal must be sent either electronically through FHFA's public access link by clicking here https://publicaccesslink.fhfa.gov/palMain.aspx or by mailing to the "FOIA Appeals Officer" at the above address. The envelope and the letter of appeal must be clearly marked "FOIA Appeal." Please note that all mail sent to the FHFA via the United States Postal Service is routed through a national irradiation facility, a process that may delay delivery by approximately two weeks. For any time-sensitive correspondence, please plan accordingly.

Your FOIA request is releasable to the public under subsequent FOIA requests. In responding to these requests, FHFA does not release personal information, such as home or email addresses and home or mobile telephone numbers which are protected from disclosure under FOIA Exemption 6 (5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(6)).

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your request, please contact us at foia@fhfa.gov or 202-649-3803.

Sincerely,

Stacy J. Easter
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Officer
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Office of General Counsel
400 7th Street, SW | Washington, DC 20024
Office: 202-649-3067|Cell: 202-604-1024|Fax: 202-649-4067
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