Hammond ACP Comms

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary of the United States of America.
Tracking #

EPA-2023-005964

DOI-OS-2020-000991

OS-2020-00462

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any written or electronic communications, including email attachments, sent or received by Casey Hammond that contain one or more of the following words or phrases: "Dominion", "Himmelstein", "Loomis", "Atlantic Coast Pipeline", and/or "ACP". This request includes any communications between Casey Hammond and one or more of the following individuals: lobbyist Marc Himmelstein, lobbyist Cody Stewart, and/or Dominion Energy official Ann Loomis. This request seeks records produced since March 1, 2017.

I am a reporter for The Guardian and other outlets.

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,

Jimmy Tobias

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,

Please find attached an acknowledgment letter for FOIA request OS-2020-00462.
Thanks,
Michelle Mcbryde

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,

The Office of the Secretary FOIA Office is reaching out regarding your FOIA request (OS-2020-00462) made on April 15, 2020. Your request sought "Any written or electronic communications, including email attachments, sent or received by Casey Hammond that contain one or more of the following words or phrases: "Dominion", "Himmelstein", "Loomis", "Atlantic Coast Pipeline", and/or "ACP." This request includes any communications between Casey Hammond and one or more of the following individuals: lobbyist Marc Himmelstein, lobbyist Cody Stewart, and/or Dominion Energy official Ann Loomis. This request seeks records produced since March 1, 2017."

Would you be willing to accept email only as this will help us pull your records quicker rather than reaching out to individual program offices for these records?

Please contact our office by phone at (202) 513-0765, by fax at (202) 219 - 2374, by e-mail at osfoia@ios.doi.gov or by mail at U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C St, N.W., MS-7328 MIB, Washington, D.C. 20240.
Thanks,

Cindy Sweeney

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Jimmy Tobias

Hi Cindy,

Thanks for reaching out. I would accept emails *and* email attachments for this request. Does that work?

Thanks again!

Jimmy

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Yes that will work. Thank you!
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,

Please find attached the extension letter for FOIA request OS-2020-00462.
Thanks,
Michelle McBryde

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,

Please find attached an acknowledgment letter for FOIA Request OS-2020-00462.
Thanks,
Danielle Oliver

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,

Please find attached a preliminary determination letter for FOIA request OS-2020-00462.

V/r,
Leah
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,
The Office of the Secretary FOIA Office is reaching out regarding your FOIA request DOI-OS-2020-000991 (legacy # OS-2020-00462) made on April 15, 2020. Your request sought “Any and all written or electronic communications, including email attachments, sent or received by Casey Hammond that contain one or more of the following words or phrases: "Dominion", "Himmelstein", "Loomis", "Atlantic Coast Pipeline", and/or "ACP".  This request includes any communications between Casey Hammond and one or more of the following individuals: lobbyist Marc Himmelstein, lobbyist Cody Stewart, and/or Dominion Energy official Ann Loomis.  This request seeks records produced since March 1, 2017."
We are reaching out to you to see if you would be willing to narrow your request to exclude the following to help make the processing of your request quicker:

* Weekly reports
* News clips
Thanks,
Cindy
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240 os_foia@ios.doi.gov (mailto:os_foia@ios.doi.gov)
(202) 513-0765 – phone
(202) 219-2374 – fax

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,
The Office of the Secretary FOIA Office is reaching out regarding your FOIA request DOI-OS-2020-000991 (legacy # OS-2020-00462) made on April 15, 2020. Your request sought “Any and all written or electronic communications, including email attachments, sent or received by Casey Hammond that contain one or more of the following words or phrases: "Dominion", "Himmelstein", “Loomis”, “Atlantic Coast Pipeline”, and/or "ACP".  This request seeks records produced since March 1, 2017."
We are reaching out to you to see if you would be willing to narrow your request to exclude weekly reports and news clips/newsletters to help make the processing of your request quicker.
Thanks,
Cindy Sweeney

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,

The Office of the Secretary FOIA Office is reaching back out regarding your FOIA request DOI-OS-2020-000991 (legacy # OS-2020-00462) made on April 15, 2020. Your request sought “Any and all written or electronic communications, including email attachments, sent or received by Casey Hammond that contain one or more of the following words or phrases: "Dominion", "Himmelstein", “Loomis”, “Atlantic Coast Pipeline”, and/or "ACP". This request seeks records produced since March 1, 2017."

We are reaching out to you to see if you would be willing to narrow your request to exclude weekly reports and news clips/newsletters to help make the processing of your request quicker.
Thanks,
Cindy

--
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Jimmy Tobias

Yes that would be just fine thank you Cindy.

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Jimmy Tobias,

Please find attached the final response letter and responsive records for FOIA request DOI-OS-2020-000991.

V/r,
Sabrina Conway

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

08/11/2023
Jimmy Tobias
411A Highland Avenue
MR91562
Somerville, MA, 02144

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RE: Freedom of Information Act Request - EPA-2023-005964
Hello:
Please see attached letter.

Sincerely,

National FOIA Office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,

This message concerns your Freedom of Information Act request filed with the Department of Interior (DOI) on April 15, 2020, for, "Any written or electronic communications, including email attachments, sent or received by Casey Hammond that contain one or more of the following words or phrases: "Dominion", "Himmelstein", "Loomis", "Atlantic Coast Pipeline", and/or "ACP". This request includes any communications between Casey Hammond and one or more of the following individuals: lobbyist Marc Himmelstein, lobbyist Cody Stewart, and/or Dominion Energy official Ann Loomis. This request seeks records produced since March 1, 2017." On August 9, 2023, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received a referral from Department of Interior (DOI), for the review and release determination of 186 potentially responsive pages with EPA equities.

Pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 2.104 (e), an extension of the due date is necessary due to unusual circumstances. EPA needs additional time to consult with other agency offices that have a substantial interest in the responsive information. The new estimated due date of your request is September 25, 2023. We will continue to keep you updated on the status of your request. You may email me at purifoy.tiffany@epa.gov<mailto:purifoy.tiffany@epa.gov> if you have any further questions or if you wish to modify your request. You may also let us know if you are no longer interested in this request.

Additionally, you may seek dispute resolution services from EPA's FOIA Public Liaison at hq.foia@epa.gov<mailto:hq.foia@epa.gov> or (202) 566-1667, or from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways: email, ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov> ; telephone, (301) 837-1996 or (877) 684-6448; facsimile (301) 837-0348; or by mail at: Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.

Tiffany Purifoy
Government Information Specialist
Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
Environmental Protection Agency

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,

Please see attached FOIA response letter.

You can access and download records from FWS FileShare: https://fws-fileshare.box.com/s/kahbvft4yhwuj1rsgdw5fxdjifhrmzf0 (https://fws-fileshare.box.com/s/kahbvft4yhwuj1rsgdw5fxdjifhrmzf0)

Sincerely,
David Tischer FOIA Coordinator Albuquerque Regional Office U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – HQ/FOIA

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,

This message concerns your Freedom of Information Act request filed with the Department of Interior (DOI) on April 15, 2020, for, "Any written or electronic communications, including email attachments, sent or received by Casey Hammond that contain one or more of the following words or phrases: "Dominion", "Himmelstein", "Loomis", "Atlantic Coast Pipeline", and/or "ACP". This request includes any communications between Casey Hammond and one or more of the following individuals: lobbyist Marc Himmelstein, lobbyist Cody Stewart, and/or Dominion Energy official Ann Loomis. This request seeks records produced since March 1, 2017." On August 9, 2023, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received a referral from Department of Interior (DOI), for the review and release determination of 186 potentially responsive pages with EPA equities.

We are still in the process of consulting with other offices regarding your request. Therefore, pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 2.104 (e), an extension of the due date is necessary due to unusual circumstances. EPA needs additional time to consult with other agency offices that have a substantial interest in the responsive information. The new estimated due date of your request is October 25, 2023. We will continue to keep you updated on the status of your request. You may email me at purifoy.tiffany@epa.gov<mailto:purifoy.tiffany@epa.gov> if you have any further questions or if you wish to modify your request. You may also let us know if you are no longer interested in this request.

Additionally, you may seek dispute resolution services from EPA's FOIA Public Liaison at hq.foia@epa.gov<mailto:hq.foia@epa.gov> or (202) 566-1667, or from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways: email, ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov> ; telephone, (301) 837-1996 or (877) 684-6448; facsimile (301) 837-0348; or by mail at: Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.

Tiffany Purifoy
Government Information Specialist
Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
Environmental Protection Agency

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

EPA-2023-005964 has been processed with the following final disposition: Partial Grant/Partial Denial.
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