FY2013 FOIA Log (General Services Administration)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the General Services Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 259427
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: General Services Administration

Good morning Mr. Jason Smathers:

We received your request in the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and assigned control FOIA IQ
number 259427. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence
concerning this request. We have twenty workdays from today’s day in which
to respond (excluding Federal holidays). Based on this, we anticipate
response on or before November 18, 2013.

However, it may not always be possible to provide the documents within this
time period. In some cases, we may take an extension and will advise you.
Please be advised that your request may be subject to fees for search,
review and reproduction costs. Should this be the case, you will be given
an estimate of the costs. All estimates in excess of two hundred and fifty
dollars ($250) must be paid in advance of beginning the work. Estimates are
developed in good faith and are based on our reasonable judgment. However
due to the unique nature of each request and complexity of documents
involved, actual costs to search and review the material may vary. You will
be notified of fees, time frames and any other issues prior to and
throughout the process.

Please feel free to contact this office at our toll free number
1-855-675-FOIA or by email at gsa.foia@gsa.gov to inquire about the status
of your request. If you have any concerns regarding the FOIA Requester
Service Center, please contact Mr. Ralph L. Boldt, FOIA, Public Liaison
Officer at (202) 501-3094 or via email at Ralph.Boldt@gsa.gov.

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

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From: MuckRock

We have received your acknowledgement for 259427. Please send all communications with regard to this request to this email inbox.

Thank you.

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 #259427.

Thank you for your help.

From: GSA FOIA

Dear Mr. Smathers:

This is response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (GSA
Number 259427), dated October 21, 2013, in which you requested “[a] log of
all FOIA requests made in fiscal year 2013.”

Please find enclosed the document responsive to your request. This
document is a log of all FOIA requests made in fiscal year 2013 as
generated by the Intranet Quorum system. This log contains request
submitted from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013 (FY 2013) and
includes: the type of request (type), the date received (date recvd),
requester (sender), the office processing the request (region/division),
the type of release (rcds provided), and the date the request was closed
(date closed). In processing your request, we withheld personally
identifying information to include names, addresses, and dates of birth of
non-government employees in accordance with the sixth exemption of FOIA, 5
U.S.C. § 552(b)(6). This is done because public disclosure of this
information would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal
privacy.

You have the right to appeal the denial of the information withheld under
FOIA. To do so, you must write within 120 days of your receipt of this
letter to:

U.S. General Services Administration

FOIA Requester Service Center (H1C)

1800 F Street, NW, Room 7308

Washington, DC 20405

Your appeal must be in writing and should contain a brief statement of the
reason(s) why the withheld information should be released. Please enclose
copies of your initial request and a copy of this letter. Both the appeal
letter and the envelope should be marked prominently “Freedom of
Information Act Appeal.”

Should you have any questions, please contact me at
travis.lewis@gsa.gov<dan.cruz@gsa.gov>or 202-219-3078.

Sincerely,

*Travis Lewis*
FOIA Program Manager

Enclosures.

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of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

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