|Submitted||June 20, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Any and all materials submitted by, related to, or mentioning Harley Lappin, former head of the Bureau of Prisons and any and all post-employment activities. [For reference: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action?collectionCode=CFR&browsePath=Title+5%2FChapter+Xvi%2FSubchapter+B%2FPart+2637%2FSubpart+B%2FSection+2637.207&granuleId=CFR-2002-title5-vol3-sec2637-207&packageId=CFR-2002-title5-vol3&collapse=true&fromBrowse=true]
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.
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* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2017-000681
* Requester Name: Beryl Lipton
* Date Submitted: 07/03/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Any and all materials submitted by, related to, or mentioning Harley Lappin, former head of the Bureau of Prisons and any and all post-employment activities.
July 3, 2017
Mr. Beryl Lipton DEPT MR 38867
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Re: Freedom of Information Act Request: NGC17-458
Dear Mr. Lipton:
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated June 20, 2017 and received in our office on June 25, 2017, via email. Your request has been assigned the above internal tracking number in addition to your FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2017-000681. In your request you stated the following:
“Any and all material submitted by, related to, or mentioning Harley Lappin, former head of the Bureau of Prisons and any and all post-employment activities. For reference: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action?collectionCode=CFR&browsePath=Title+5%2FChapter+Xvi%2FSubchapter+B%2FPart+2637%2FSubpart+B%2FSection+2637.207&granuleId=CFR-2002-title5-vol3-sec2637-207&packageId=CFR-2002-title5-vol3&collapse=true&fromBrowse=true”
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Millions of documents and materials are created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government. However, only 1 to 3 percent is maintained permanently for legal or historical purposes. Federal agency records transferred to NARA’s custody are typically received no earlier than 15 years from the date of creation, but most are received by NARA well after 30 years from the date of creation.
After conducting a search with the Federal Register, we were unable to locate any post-employment activity information for Mr. Lappin. We invite you to also conduct searches on Federal Register documents and Public Inspection Notices by following this link: https://www.federalregister.gov/
If you have not already done so, you may want to further your research with Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Please see the following link on how to submit your FOIA request with the BOP: https://www.bop.gov/foia/#tabs-5
If you’re interested in Mr. Lappin’s Official Personnel File (OPF), you may submit your FOIA request with the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). Please visit the following link relating to who can access Federal Personnel Files and how to request OPF’s: https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel
You can submit your FOIA request to the NPRC by mail or fax to:
National Personnel Records Center, Annex 1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
This completes the processing of your request.
If you are not satisfied with our action on this request, you have the right to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days from the date of this letter via regular U.S. mail or email. By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency’s decision. If you submit your appeal in writing, please address it to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740. Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by e-mail please send it to FOIA@nara.gov, also addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States. Please be sure to explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the FOIA. All correspondence should reference your case tracking numbers listed above.
If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison Gary M. Stern for assistance at:
National Archives and Records Administration 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740-6001
If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal FOIA Ombudsman’s office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for OGIS is:
Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road–OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Thank you for contacting the National Archives and Records Administration, I may also be reached directly at the number and email address below. Sincerely,
Jodi Foor Deputy FOIA Officer
National Archives and Records Administration
Office of General Counsel
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