Government Shutdown (national parks)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the National Park Service of the United States of America.


From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records of policies, procedures, and actions that would be taken or put in effect in case of a full or partial government shutdown.

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, 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: National Parks Service

Dear Mr. Smathers,

The information you have requested has already been made available online
at: Any further requests for
information related to any potential government shut-down or furlough
should be addressed to the Department of Interior FOIA staff, as they are
handling all such requests on a centralized basis. You can contact their
FOIA office at:

Ray McInerney
MS-116, SIB
1951 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20240 (202) 565-1076
Fax: (202) 219-2374


Ms. Charis Wilson, MLS, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
Fax: 303-969-2557

"What we find changes who we become." - Peter Morville

"The historian works with records...there is no substitute for records: no
records, no history." - Paraphrasing Langlois & Seignobos (1903)

"Let us be guardians, not gardeners" - Adolph Murie


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