Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council and Treasury IG Communications

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council of the United States of America.
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Communications

From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All letter and email correspondence between the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council and the Department of the Treasury Office of Inspector General from January 1, 2017 until the date this request is processed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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,

Michael Morisy

From: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

I am in receipt of your request and starting the search necessary to
provide the records you've requested
--
*Buck Sutter*
Deputy Executive Director/Program Director
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
Buck.Sutter@RestoreTheGulf.gov
504-444-3511

www.restorethegulf.gov

From: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Mr. Morisy,

The RESTORE Council has been processing your Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request of October 3, 2017 for “[a]ll letter and email
correspondence between the *Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council* and
the *Department of the Treasury* *Office of Inspector General* during
Calendar Year 2017 to date (i.e., since January 1, 2017)”. Because
Treasury’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) may have a substantial
interest in the request, the Council must consult with the OIG before
responding to the request. Therefore we estimate that the Council will be
unable to make a determination on the request within 20 business days.
Based on a preliminary review of the number of potentially responsive
documents and the need to consult with the Treasury OIG, we estimate that
it will take 120 business days to make a determination on the request.
Please note that the Council’s consultation process with the Treasury OIG
will be our initial consultation, so the timing estimate may change.

Given this estimate and in accordance with 40 CFR 1850.6(c)(2), would you
like to narrow your request, for example to a particular subject matter of
correspondence or to a more specific date range, which may allow the
Council to make its determination more quickly? If you decide not to narrow
the request, the Council will continue processing the request and make all
efforts to provide the determination expeditiously.

Please note that you have the right to seek assistance from the Council's
FOIA Public Liaison, who is David Gilliland. Please contact Dave at David
Gilliland <david.gilliland@restorethegulf.gov> if you have any questions or
concerns.
--
*Buck Sutter*
Deputy Executive Director/Program Director
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
Buck.Sutter@RestoreTheGulf.gov
504-444-3511

www.restorethegulf.gov

From: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Thank you for your note. In our October 23, 2017 response, we stated that
because the Office of Inspector General (OIG) may have a substantial
interest in the request and the Council must consult with the OIG, the
Council will be unable to make a determination within 20 business days.

We estimated that it would take 120 business days to make a determination
on the request, which would be approximately May 14, 2019. We noted that
the Council's consultation process with the Treasury OIG will be our
initial consultation so the timing estimate may change.

In the October 23, 2017 response, we asked whether you would like to narrow
your request, for example to a particular subject matter or correspondence
with the OIG or to a more specific date range, which may allow the Council
to make its determination more quickly. Of course, if you decide not to
narrow the request, the Council will continue processing the request and
make all efforts to provide the determination expeditiously.

As far as we know, we have not yet received a response from you. Please let
us know of your decision so that we may proceed with your request.
--
*Buck Sutter*
Deputy Executive Director/Program Director
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
Buck.Sutter@RestoreTheGulf.gov
504-444-3511

www.restorethegulf.gov

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