Inspector General reports on Navy shipbreaking

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America .
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all reports compiled by the Inspector General's office since 2000 that cover in whole or in part the following subjects: the Navy's shipbreaking practices, companies that contract with the Navy to dismantle ships, ESCO Marine of Brownsville, Texas.

I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist -- employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe -- and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public.

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.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: Darelius, Jason, OIG DoD

Dear Mr. Feathers,

This is an interim response to your Freedom of Information Act request dated
April 11, 2014, seeking "any and all reports compiled by the Inspector
General's office since 2000 that cover in whole or in part the following
subjects: the Navy's shipbreaking practices, companies that contract with
the Navy to dismantle ships, ESCO Marine of Brownsville, TX." We received
your request on April 11, 2014, and assigned it FOIA case number
FOIA-2014-00429. We currently have an administrative workload of 580 open
cases.

We will be unable to respond to your request within the FOIA's 20 day
statutory time period as there are unusual circumstances which impact on our
ability to quickly process your request; in this case, the need for
consultation with one or more other agencies or Department of Defense
components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the
subject matter of the records.

You have asked for a waiver of processing fees. You have been placed in the
media requester fee category as you have identified yourself as a reporter
for the Boston Globe. This would require you to pay only for production of
printed material over 100 pages. Since we would likely deliver the response
to you on CD if the volume is significant, you would not incur any print
production fees. As such your fee waiver request is moot.

If you have any questions about your request, please feel free to contact
me.

Sincerely,

Jason Darelius
Government Information Specialist
Department of Defense
Office of the Inspector General
703-601-5917

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 11, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Darelius, Jason, OIG DoD

Good Afternoon Mr. Feathers,

I apologize for the late response to your status request. I would like to
discuss details of your request with you. Please call me at 703-601-5917. I am
in the office most days until 3pm EST.

V/R

-Jason

Jason Darelius
DoDIG/FOIA
703-601-5917

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General

A no responsive documents response.

From: Todd Feathers

Mr. Darelius,

My apologies for the late response with regards to the below request. I will unfortunately be very busy until Friday, is there any chance we can address your questions over email? If not, I'll be happy to call Friday afternoon.

Thanks so much,
Todd Feathers

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