FY2013 FOIA Log (U.S. Forest Service)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the U.S. Forest Service 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: Marchak, Elizabeth

Dear Mr. Smathers: This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated October 21, 2013, which was received in the Washington Office (WO) FOIA Service Center on October 21, 2013.  You requested a log of all FOIA requests made in fiscal year 2013. To check on the status of your request, you may contact FOIA analyst Maria Sanders at msanders@fs.fed.us.  Please reference your assigned case number, 2014-FS-WO-00085-F. (mailto:msanders@fs.fed.us)
Because of our backlog of FOIA requests which was made worse by the recent government shutdown, all of our FOIA staffers are behind in processing requests. We process your request in turn.

From: U.S. Forest Service

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: U.S. Forest Service

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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-FS-WO-00085-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sanders, Maria A -FS

On November 18, 2013, a response to your request was sent to you by certified mail to the address that you provided. This request is now closed.

Maria A. Sanders
Government Information Specialist (FOIA/PA)
USDA Forest Service/Business Operations
Office of Regulatory and Management Services (ORMS)
Fax 703-605-5221
Email: wo_FOIA@fs.fed.us
Email: msanders@fs.fed.us (direct)
Telework: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday