Judi Bari

Mackenzie Farkus filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America .
Tracking #

RD 61059

Due April 22, 2021
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Mackenzie Farkus

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

FBI File 100-BA-27557, which the FBI indicated was transferred over to NARA. The file is on Judi Bari, a prominent environmental activist for Earth First, who died in 1997.

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.


Mackenzie Farkus

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mackenzie Farkus,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated
April 11, 2019 for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA). You requested access to Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) case file 100-BA-27557 which was identified by the FBI
as potentially responsive to your request for records pertaining to Judi
Bari. Your request was received in this office on April 18, 2019 and
assigned FOIA case number *RD 61059*.

We located and surveyed case file number 100-BA-27557. The subject of the
file is Judi Bari. The file consists of approximately 80 pages within one
section. It was compiled between July 1970 and November 1974 as part of a
security investigation conducted by the FBI.

The file requires screening for categories of information exempted from
disclosure under the FOIA. Specifically, there are documents which may be
redacted in order to protect the identities of named informants or
confidential sources, including FBI informant codes or informant file

We have added your request to our first tier processing queue. This queue
is reserved for requests that consist of less than 700 pages. Taking into
consideration our existing backlog, the estimated time required to complete
the processing of your request is approximately 30 months from the date of
this correspondence. We will notify you as soon as our review of the file
is complete.

Please note that once we have notified you that our review is complete, you
may either visit our College Park, MD facility to view the file at no cost
or order a reproduction. You may order a reproduction copy at the cost of
$0.80 per page by contacting our office to place an order. We estimate
that the cost of a reproduction will be $64.

Please notify this office of any change of address that may occur during
the time required to complete the processing of your request. To inform
our staff regarding a change in your contact information or to track the
status of your case, you may call our customer service number at (301)
837-3190 or send an email to specialaccess_foia@nara.gov. If you have any
other questions, you may email me at jennifer.namsiriwan@nara.gov. Please
cite your FOIA case number *RD 61059* in any further communications
concerning this request.

In the event that any correspondence to you from this office is returned as
undeliverable, no forwarding address, we will presume that you are no
longer interested in pursuing the case and it will be closed.

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right to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days
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deciding agency with an opportunity to review your request and reconsider
its decision. If you submit your appeal by regular mail, it should be
addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National
Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 4200, College
Park, Maryland 20740-6001. Both the letter and envelope should be clearly
marked “FOIA Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by e-mail, please send it
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Appeal” in the subject line. If you exercise your right to appeal, please
explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act. All communications concerning this request
should reference FOIA tracking number *RD 61059*.

If you would like the opportunity to discuss my response and attempt to
resolve your dispute without initiating the appeals process, you may
contact our FOIA Public Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area
FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190
Acting FOIA Public Liaison: Britney Crawford
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone: 301-837-3190
E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

If you are unable to resolve your dispute through our Public Liaison, the
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is the federal FOIA
ombudsman. OGIS offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between
FOIA requesters and federal agencies. You may contact OGIS at the
following address:

Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2510
College Park, MD 20740-6001


Jennifer Namsiriwan Crabb
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
National Archives and Records Administration

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mackenzie Farkus,

I am writing in response to your request for an updated status on the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by this office for
records in the custody of the National Archives and Records
Administration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to provide
status updates for FOIA requests. Once normal operating procedures resume,
we will provide you with a response to your status update request. We
apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and
patience. Please note, we will not respond to status update requests more
than once every six months.

Jermaine Scott

Archives Specialist

Special Access and FOIA Program