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Dave Maass filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2017-07252

Due April 21, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All State Department cables related to the congressional delegation to Ethiopia led by Sen. James Inhofe in February 2017.

For reference:
http://www.africanews.com/2017/02/23/ethiopia-ready-for-greater-cooperation-with-trump-government-pm/
https://www.ezega.com/News/NewsDetails/3971/US-Government-Delegation-Visits-Ethiopia

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,

Dave Maass

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Dave Maass,

This is in reference to your faxed status letter dated May 4, 2017, to the Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS), inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please be advised that a copy of your status letter has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested an estimated completion date for your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as our office receives a response.

We appreciate your patience during this process.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

Official
UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Dear Dave Maass,

This is a follow-up to your faxed status letter dated May 4, 2017. Our office was recently informed that the estimated completion date for your request is August 2017.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

Official
UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Dear Dave Maass,

This is in reference to your email dated June 16, 2017 regarding your FOIA case. Our office was recently informed that the estimated completion date for your request is August 2017.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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From: Dave Maass

Hello,

I received correspondence from you asserting that the expected completion date would be August 2017. Could you please provide me with an update regarding its status? Thank you.

Dave Maass

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Maass,

This is response to your email concerning FOIA case control number F-2017-07252.

Please note the Department currently has a FOIA backlog of approximately 13,200 cases. As a result, there could be a delay in processing your request. Depending on the scope of your request and the potential volume of what may be responsive, and other factors, it could take until September 2019 to complete its processing.

For your information, the Department of State has a collection of records on its FOIA website, and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's FOIA website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

Jasmin Berhane
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: Dave Maass

Could I please receive an update on this request?

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Dave Maass,

Your FOIA request is pending processing. Please note that the Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there could be delays in processing your request.

For your information, the Department of State has collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

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