Injuries, deaths, and accidents at ski resorts on federal land

Drew Atkins filed this request with the U.S. Forest Service of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2017-FS-WO-01725-F

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Completed

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From: Drew Atkins

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A breakdown of all major injuries, deaths, and falls from uphill conveyances at ski resorts located on U.S Forest Service land. For ski resorts on land managed by the U.S. Forest Service that do not report any of these figures, please identify the forest and ski resorts. I would prefer these data be broken down by state and resort, preferably in the form of an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file.

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,

Drew Atkins

From: Johns, Letitia - FS

Dear Mr. Atkins,

This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request which was dated January 19, 2017 and received in the Washington Office (WO) FOIA Service Center on the same date. You requested a breakdown of all major injuries, deaths, and falls from uphill conveyances at ski resorts located on U.S Forest Service land. For ski resorts on land managed by the U.S. Forest Service that do not report any of these figures, please identify the forest and ski resorts. I would prefer these data be broken down by state and resort, preferably in the form of an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file.
Please be advised that the WO FOIA Service Center has a backlog of pending FOIA requests and appeals. We are diligently working to process each request and appeal in the order in which it was received. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

To check on the status of your request, you may contact Meg Scofield via e-mail to mscofield@fs.fed.us<mailto:mscofield@fs.fed.us>. Please reference your assigned case number, 2017-FS-WO-01725-F.

Thank you,

LINDA LASKO
FOIA/PA Officer

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From: Johns, Letitia - FS

Dear Mr. Atkins,

This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request which was dated January 19, 2017 and received in the Washington Office (WO) FOIA Service Center on the same date. You requested a breakdown of all major injuries, deaths, and falls from uphill conveyances at ski resorts located on U.S Forest Service land. For ski resorts on land managed by the U.S. Forest Service that do not report any of these figures, please identify the forest and ski resorts. I would prefer these data be broken down by state and resort, preferably in the form of an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file.
Please be advised that the WO FOIA Service Center has a backlog of pending FOIA requests and appeals. We are diligently working to process each request and appeal in the order in which it was received. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

To check on the status of your request, you may contact Meg Scofield via e-mail to mscofield@fs.fed.us<mailto:mscofield@fs.fed.us>. Please reference your assigned case number, 2017-FS-WO-01725-F.

Thank you,

LINDA LASKO
FOIA/PA Officer

This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.

From: Scofield, Margaret - FS

Good afternoon Mr. Atkins:
Please note that the correct case number for your FOIA request is 2017-FS-WO-01617-F. We have a significant FOIA backlog, and you are number 50 in my queue; however, please note that I work on multiple requests simultaneously in order to keep things moving.

A records search is being conducted. Once, completed, I will review the search results, apply any redactions as appropriate, draft a final response letter, and route the letter for signature. Once those steps are complete, I will email the final package to you.

In order to facilitate the search, we need a date range for your request. If you could let me know that information, I will include in the search parameters.

Best regards,
Meg

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From: Drew Atkins

Thank you for this update. As for a date range, please let me know if looking at the last 20 years would be feasible.

From: Scofield, Margaret - FS

Good afternoon Mr. Atkins:
Attaching a final response to your FOIA request.
Best regards,
Meg

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Meg Scofield
Freedom of Information Act

Forest Service
Office of Regulatory and Management Services

p: 202-401-4410
f: 202-649-1161
mscofield@fs.fed.us<mailto:mscofield@fs.fed.us>

201 14th Street SW
Washington, DC 20250
www.fs.fed.us<http://www.fs.fed.us/>
[USDA Logo]<http://usda.gov/>[Forest Service Twitter]<https://twitter.com/forestservice>[USDA Facebook]<https://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Forest-Service/1431984283714112>

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