IMSI-catcher (stingray) use

Graham Kates filed this request with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # FWS-2016-00505
Status
Rejected

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From: Graham Kates

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A log of all instances in which EPA agents have used IMSI-catcher technology during investigations.

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,

Graham Kates
CBS News
KatesG@cbsnews.com

From: FOIA, FWHQ

Dear Mr. Kates,

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Headquarters FOIA Office
received your request today. We have assigned it tracking number
FWS-2016-00505. Please refer to this number in communications regarding
your request.

You referenced U.S. EPA agents in your request. Did you intend to address
your request to the FWS?

Respectfully,

Melissa Allen
FWS FOIA Officer
--
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office
MS: IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

From: Graham Kates

Melissa,

Thanks for your reply. That request (FWS-2016-00505) was supposed to reference the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service! It's fixed and resubmitted below.

Thank you,

Graham

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A log of all instances in which U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents have used IMSI-catcher technology during investigations.

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,

Graham Kates
CBS News
KatesG@cbsnews.com

From: FOIA, FWHQ

Thank you, Mr. Kates. I have forwarded your request to the Headquarters
Office of Law Enforcement for processing. You should receive a tracking
number and/or formal acknowledgment shortly.

Respectfully,

Melissa Allen
--
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office
MS: IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

From: Kenneth Perry

The file attached with this email serve as a final response to your Freedom
of Information Act request submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service's Office of Law Enforcement.

Kenneth Perry
Management Analyst
USFWS, Office of Law Enforcement
703-358-2526
703-358-2192 FAX

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