Grant Specification, Audio/Video Surveillance on Mass Transit

Brad Threatt filed this request with the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-TSFO-00511; 2014-FEFO-00908
Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Brad Threatt

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All terms and specifications related to grants provided between 2008 and 2013 inclusive for the purpose of adding or improving the surveillance capability on mass transit, for the following cities: Santa Monica, CA; Eugene, OR; San Francisco, CA; Athens, GA.

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,

Brad Threatt

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 July 23, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Good afternoon,

I am not sure to whom or what FOIA office you submitted the initial request too, however, since you are requesting records that FEMA may hold, please see there contact information below and resubmit your request accordingly.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) FOIA Officer
500 C Street, S.W., Room 840
Washington, D.C. 20472
FOIA Officer/Public Liaison: Terry Cochran
Phone: 202-646-3323
Fax: 202-646-3347
E-mail: fema-foia@dhs.gov

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

From: MuckRock

Hi there,

Thank you for your message. To clarify, has DHS not awarded such grants?

Thanks again.

From: FOIA

Good afternoon,

Please direct any questions regarding grants to the FEMA FOIA office, please see there contact information below.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FOIA Officer
500 C Street, S.W., Room 840
Washington, D.C. 20472
FOIA Officer/Public Liaison: Terry Cochran
Phone: 202-646-3323
Fax: 202-646-3347
E-mail: fema-foia@dhs.gov

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Per the attached communications, this request is being forwarded to your office. Acknowledgment and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much.

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 July 23, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 July 23, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Hawkins, Christopher

Good Morning Mr. Threatt,

This responds to your recent inquiry for the status of your Freedom of Information Act request, 2014-FEFO-00908 as sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on August 22, 2014.

I am pleased to inform you that a responsive document has been located in regard to your request. Please expect further delay, as this document must now undergo a legally mandated review and redaction process.

Your case will be handled in the chronological order in which it was received. Also note that the FEMA FOIA Disclosure Branch has endured a significant staff reduction.

Please know that your request has not been forgotten, and we are working diligently to address your needs. Should you have further questions, my contact information is below. We thank you for your patience.

Respectfully,

Christopher Hawkins
Management Analyst
Disclosure Branch (FOIA Office)
Records Management Division
Federal Emergency Management Agency
US Department of Homeland Security
Christopher.Hawkins@fema.dhs.gov
Office: (202) 646-3250
FOIA Help Desk: (202) 646-3323

From: Hawkins, Christopher

Good Morning Mr. Threatt,

This is in response to your inquiry on the status of Freedom of Information Act request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2014-FEFO-00908.

I am pleased to inform you that responsive documents have been located for your request. These documents must now under a legally mandated review and redaction process.

Your case is currently in our Pending Queue. What this means is that it is soon to be reviewed by one of our staff analysts. Each case is processed in the chronological order in which it was received.

There are other cases pending before yours. This makes your request no less important, and will be processed with the respect that it is due. Although, I am unable to provide an exact date of completion,

please know that we haven't forgotten your request and we are working diligently to bring your case to fruition. We ask your continued patience throughout this process.

Should you have any further questions, my contact information is below.

Respectfully,

Christopher Hawkins
202-646-3250
FEMA FOIA Disclosure Branch
500 C Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20472

From: Law, Rosemary

Dear Mr. Threatt:
The attached letter is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated July 23, 2014, seeking:
* Information related to grants provided between 2008 and 2013 inclusive for the purpose of adding or improving the surveillance capability of mass transit for Santa Monica CA, Eugene OR, San Francisco CA, and Athens GA; and
* A list of all cities that have received DHS grants between 2011 and 2014 to improve audio or video surveillance on municipal mass transit. f you have any questions pertaining to your request, please feel free to contact the FOIA Branch at 1-866-364-2872 or locally at 571-227-2300. ​
Sincerely,
TSA FOIA Office​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Files

pages

Close