Katharine MacGregor Itinerary/Schedule

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary of the United States of America.
Tracking #

OS-2018-00150

Status
Completed

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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities and for Katharine MacGregor, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, from June 1, 2017 through the date this request is processed.

I am a reporter with Pacific Standard magazine, and the requested documents will be made available to the general public. 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,

Jimmy Tobias

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Tobias,

Please find attached the acknowledgement for FOIA request OS-2018-00150.

Thank you,
Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Mr. Tobias,

RE: OS-2018-00150

Thank you for contacting our office.
Our office is waiting to recieve all records from the program office.
Afterwards, we will begin processing to review the documents to identify
any information applicable to any of the FOIA exemptions.

If you have any other question, please do not hesitate to contact our
office again.
-Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Mr. Tobias,

RE: OS-2018-00150

Our office is waiting to receive all records from the program office. We
are unable to provide a timeline of completion. As soon as we receive the
records, we will begin processing.
We are working as expeditiously as possible to release records to you.

Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Jimmy Tobias

Jimmy Tobias
124 Washington Place
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 248-763-0088
Email: jtoby87@gmail.com

February 7, 2018
Attn: FOIA Appeals Officer
Office of the Solicitor
1849 C Street, N.W.
MS-6556 MIB
Washington, D.C. 20240

FOIA Appeal

Dear FOIA Appeals Officer:

This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. ยง 552 in reference to OS-2018-00150.

I very much appreciate the work of the Interior Department's FOIA officers, and want to thank you for
your time and your efforts on behalf of the public's right to know. I am writing today, however, because it
has been 104 days since my request was received by DOI. This period greatly exceeds the 20 days
provided by the statute, thus I deem my request denied at this time. This request was assigned tracking
number OS-2018-00150. A copy of your agency's acknowledgment is attached to the email that contains
this letter.

The information which I have requested is releasable under FOIA and, in my opinion, may not validly be
withheld under any of the Act's exemptions.

I trust that upon re-consideration, the Department of the Interior will reverse the decision denying me
access to this material and grant my original request within twenty days of receipt of this letter. However,
if within twenty days I have not received a full response to my request (not merely an acknowledgement),
I will deem the appeal denied and explore initiating a lawsuit to compel disclosure on one or more of
these requests.

As I have made this request in the capacity of a journalist and this information is of timely value, I would
appreciate the Department of the Interior expediting the consideration of my appeal in every way
possible. In any case, I will expect to receive the department's decision within 20 business days, as
required by the statute.

Thank you again for your assistance and for the work that you do. I truly appreciate
it.

Sincerely,
Jimmy Tobias

Cc: First Amendment Project, Oakland CA

From: Jimmy Tobias

Hello DOI FOIA Office,

I am writing to follow up and see if you have received my appeal. Please let me know. Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias

From: Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary

Dear Mr. Tobias,

Please find attached the final response letter for OS-2018-00150.
Thanks,
Emily

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

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