Green Button electricity usage data of the White House

Thomas Levine filed this request with the General Services Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 266727
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From: Thomas Levine

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like the electricity usage data of the White House and Capitol in Green Button format ( http://www.greenbuttondata.org ) from January 1, 2011 (or as early as the data are available) until March 28, 2014 (or as late as the data are available).

I'm going to use these data as an example for educational purposes.

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,

Thomas Levine

From: GSA FOIA

Good morning, Mr. Thomas Levine:

We received your request in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and assigned control *FOIA I.Q.
number 266727*. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence
concerning this request. We have twenty (20) workdays in which to respond
(excluding Federal Holidays). Based on this, we anticipate response on or
prior to *April 28, 2014*.

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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: Toni Slappy - H1AB

Good Morning:

Mr. Levine, I inquired with our White House Service Center and confirmed
that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) would not be the proper
contact to provide the information you've requested. The Executive
Residence of the White House would be your Point of Contact for the White
House electricity and the Architect of the Capitol would provide the
electricity for the U.S. Capitol.

Mr. Levine, I believe you may have direct point of contacts for these areas
of interest. Thank you for your request. Please feel free to call or write
to me if you have additional questions. Please confirm receipt of this
email. letting me know that you will reach out to the Executive Residence
and the Architect.

Sincerely, thank you.

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Ms. Toni L. Slappy,
Program Analyst, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center
Management & Oversight Division (H1C)
Office of Administrative Services (H)
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20405
Blackberry: (202) 680-8209
Fax: (202) 501-2727

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From: Toni Slappy - H1AB

Good Morning:

Mr. Levine, please confirm receipt of this email. I am following up to
make sure you've reached out to the correct holder of the information in
which you've requested.

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Ms. Toni L. Slappy,
Program Analyst, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center
Management & Oversight Division (H1C)
Office of Administrative Services (H)
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20405
Blackberry: (202) 680-8209
Fax: (202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
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of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
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From: Thomas Levine

Sorry for taking forever to respond.

I have requested the data through the agencies' respective contact forms.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
https://www.aoc.gov/contact-form

I may submit a freedom of information request to the Architect of the Capitol.
I won't for the White House, however, because it is not subject to FOIA.

Thanks

Tom

From: Toni Slappy - H1AB

Good Evening:

Thank you for responding. I am sure you will find the information you've
requested.

I want to also say, just because you can not FOIA someone or something does
not mean you can not obtain the answers you are seeking. Try to reach out
to someone their Correspondence Department. I've found that people
generally are happy to share information.

Good Luck and we look forward to your future FOIAs. Thank you.

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Ms. Toni L. Slappy,
Program Analyst, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center
Management & Oversight Division (H1C)
Office of Administrative Services (H)
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20405
Blackberry: (202) 680-8209
Fax: (202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
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recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
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