Iraq - Military Eminent Domain Compensation - CENTCOM

Brian Sparks filed this request with the Army, USARCENT of the United States of America.
Tracking # FA-16-0012
Est. Completion June 24, 2016
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From: Brian Sparks

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all documents awarding compensation and/or discussing compensation and/or assessing rates of compensation to local national owners of land taken through an eminent domain process (or similar process) by American or coalition military or by Iraqi military, police, or other security service for the purpose of use as a military outpost, base, security station, or other fortification, or for the purpose of constructing a military outpost, base, security station, or other fortification in Iraq from March 2003 to the present.

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 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,

Brian Sparks

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Sparks,

Thank you for your request. USCENTCOM received your FOIA request, dated 30 September 2015. We are processing your request; however, additional information is required to perfect your FOIA request. The Department of Defense Freedom of Information Act Program, 5400.7-R, require requesters to state a fee amount they are willing to pay in the event processing fees are incurred. Though in a majority of cases fees are not assessed to the requester, it is necessary to request that you please reply to this e-mail with said willingness and amount. We’ve placed you in the "Media" category for fee purposes. This means you will be obligated to pay duplication cost ($.15 per page) after the first 100 pages.

Example statement:

I am willing to pay all reasonable costs incurred for this request up to $00. Please contact me if costs will exceed this amount.

Once we receive your reply we will forward you a formal letter acknowledging receipt for your FOIA request.

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center
USCENTCOM/J6-RDF
(813) 529-6285

From: Brian Sparks

Thank you for your response.

I am willing to pay all reasonable costs incurred for this request up to $30. Please contact me if costs will exceed this amount.

Please contact me with any further questions or requests for clarification.

Brian Sparks

From: Russell, Carol A CIV CENTCOM CENTCOM HQ (US)

Brian Sparks
c/o MuckRock
DEPT MR 21564
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Mr. Sparks:

This responds to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request dated 15 October 2015. You are requesting any and all documents awarding compensation and/or discussing compensation and/or assessing rates of compensation to local national owners of land taken through an eminent domain process (or similar process) by American or coalition military or by Iraqi military, police, or other security service for the purpose of use as a military outpost, base, security station, or other fortification, or for the purpose of constructing a military outpost, base, security station, or other fortification in Iraq from March 2003 to the present.

I received your request on 15 October 2015 and assigned tracking number: FA-16-0012 for your reference. Please
refer to this number should you contact this office regarding your request.

Your request has been tasked to the appropriate subject matter expert to provide a response. Unfortunately we have
an excessive amount of requests in our backlog but will make every effort to process your request in a timely
manner. (You are currently #72 in our queue)

V/R
Carol A. Russell
ARCENT, FOIA-Admin Asst
(803) 885-8693
DSN: (312) 889-8693

From: Russell, Carol A CIV CENTCOM CENTCOM HQ (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Good morning Mr. Sparks,

Your request is currently being processed. Thank you.

V/R
Carol A. Russell
ARCENT, FOIA-Admin Asst
(803) 885-8693
DSN: (312) 889-8693

From: Russell, Carol A CIV CENTCOM CENTCOM HQ (US)

Good afternoon,

I am no longer with the FOIA team at USARCENT, please see cc line for additional points of contact, thank you.

V/R
Carol A. Russell
ASG-KU Cmd Grp Admin Asst
DSN: 318-430-2342/2192

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Sparks,

While processing your FOIA request it was determined that the information being sought falls under U.S. Army Central (USARCENT) for processing. Additionally, while coordinating the referral of your request to USARCENT for processing it was discovered that USARCENT is already in receipt of the FOIA request directly from you, and is processing for response. In this case, we are inquiring if you would like to withdraw your FOIA request from U.S. Central Command and await USARCENT's response?

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center
USCENTCOM/J6-RDF
(813) 529-6285

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Sparks,

Please find attached USCENTCOM's formal closure response, due to our referral of your case to another DoD Component for processing, for FOIA case 16-0001.

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center
USCENTCOM/J6-RDF
(813) 529-6285

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On Sept. 30, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all documents awarding compensation and/or discussing compensation and/or assessing rates of compensation to local national owners of land taken through an eminent domain process (or similar process) by American or coalition military or by Iraqi military, police, or other security service for the purpose of use as a military outpost, base, security station, or other fortification, or for the purpose of constructing a military outpost, base, security station, or other fortification in Iraq from March 2003 to the present.

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 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,

Brian Sparks

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From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

The attached FOIA request has been forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: USARMY Shaw AFB USARCENT Mailbox FOIATEAM

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Greetings,

We are preparing the final response to your request for legal review and final signature. We anticipate completion by 24 Jun. If you have any further questions please contact the undersigned directly.

Respectfully,

Lenore M. Jackson, GS-12, DAC, USA
Sr. Freedom of Information Act Analyst
United States Army Central
1 Gabreski Drive
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
803-885-8739
lenore.m.jackson2.civ@mail.mil
http://www.army.mil/usarcent/foia

From: Credle, Arnell Jr CIV USARMY USARCENT (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Good Morning,

We apologize for the delay. Your request is in for final signature. We anticipate completion by 26 Aug 16.

V/R

ARNELL CREDLE, JR., CIV
USARCENT FOIA/PA Analyst
1 Gabreski Drive, Bldg 1947
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
NIPR: arnell.credle.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: arnell.credle.civ@mail.smil.mil
Tel. (803) 885-8620, DSN: 889-8620

From: Brian Sparks

Thank you, I look forward to it!

From: Credle, Arnell Jr CIV USARMY USARCENT (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Good Afternoon Mr. Sparks,

Attached is the response for your FOIA request; ref: USARCENT FA-16-0012.

V/R

ARNELL CREDLE, JR., CIV
USARCENT FOIA/PA Analyst
1 Gabreski Drive, Bldg 1947
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
NIPR: arnell.credle.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: arnell.credle.civ@mail.smil.mil
Tel. (803) 885-8620, DSN: 889-8620

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