Internal correspondence on VA regulatory rule

Jasper Craven filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
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From: Jasper Craven

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All internal email communications and involving VA employee Jeffrey Martin in the Office of Regulation Policy & Management concerning the proposed regulation: "Employees whose Association with For-Profit Educational Institutions Poses No Detriment to Veterans." Please also include intitial drafts of the proposed regulations, whose ID is VA-2017-VACO-0001-0227. Here's a link to the proposed rule: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=VA-2017-VACO-0001-0227

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,

Jasper Craven

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Dear Mr. Craven,

This email is to acknowledge receipt of your electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) dated October 18, 2017, requesting:

"All internal email communications and involving VA employee Jeffrey Martin in the Office of Regulation Policy & Management concerning the proposed regulation: "Employees whose Association with For-Profit Educational Institutions Poses No Detriment to Veterans." Please also include initial drafts of the proposed regulations, whose ID is VA-2017-VACO-0001-0227. Here's a link to the proposed rule: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=VA-2017-VACO-0001-0227."
The FOIA Service received your request on October 19, 2017, and assigned FOIA tracking number 18-00909-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with the VA about this request.

The records you seek are not located in this office. Your request is being referred to the VA's Office of the Secretary (OSVA) for a file search and a direct reply to you. If you have questions about the status of your request, please contact Ms. Lisa Matuszczak directly at the address below:

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We appreciate your interest in the VA.

Sincerely,

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From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Mr. Craven,

We forwarded your email below to Ms. Lisa Matuszczak, FOIA Officer for the Office of the Secretary. That is the office which is processing your request. In the future, you may contact Ms. Matuszczak directly for a status on your request.

V/R,

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