|Submitted||Sept. 14, 2012|
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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:
Hurricane Andrew Lessons Learned, 24 August 1992, DOD Protection Lesson Learned
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.
Fees cannot be waived for the subject FOIA request. To process your FOIA
request you must meet the criteria as stated in DoD 5400.7-R, para C1.4.2.
The following item needs to be properly addressed:
You must state the willingness to pay fees associated with the processing of
your request. We have three fee categories:
1. Commercial Use (C): Requesters should indicate a willingness to pay all
search, review, and duplication costs when the records are requested for
2. Educational / News Media (EM): Requesters should indicate a willingness
to pay duplication charges in excess of 100 pages if more than 100 pages of
records are desired
3. All Others (O): Requesters who do not fit into any of the previous two
categories should indicate a willingness to pay assessable search and
duplication costs if more than 2 hours of search effort or 100 pages of
records are required.
Subsequent processing will be assessed at the established DoD fee rates of:
clerical search time--$20 per hour; professional search time--$44 per hour;
executive search time--$75 per hour, and document reproduction at $0.15 per
We find your fee category to fall under "All others." Please provide an
estimate of what you are willing to pay. Upon receipt we will process your
Until this FOIA office receives a perfected FOIA request we will not be able
to process your request.
MuckRock is willing to pay fees up to $25.
Attached is your assigned FOIA case number for the subject FOIA request.
Please acknowledge receipt. Thank you.
I am in receipt of your acknowledgement letter.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 14, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
The subject FOIA Request (FY12-21SEP2012-NNC67) is still in the process of
staffing at our organization. We expect to have a response by 30 Oct 12.