Kathy Benedetto Correspondence

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Bureau of Land Management of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2018-00208

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:

Any and all correspondence between Kathleen "Kathy" Benedetto, a senior advisor to the Bureau of Land Management, or her staff, and representatives of the National Mining Association, including the association's staff, its lobbyists or any other representative. This request only applies to correspondence containing the phrases "sage grouse", "greater sage grouse", and/or "grouse". This request seeks records produced between February 1, 2017 to the date this request is processed.

I am a reporter for 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: Bureau of Land Management

Hello Mr. Tobias,

Our FOIA office received your FOIA request, dated November 2, 2017. We have
assigned it control number 2018-00208. Please cite this number in any
future communications with our office regarding your request.

In your request you asked for the following:

“Any and all correspondence between Kathleen "Kathy" Benedetto, a senior
advisor to the Bureau of Land Management, or her staff, and representatives
of the National Mining Association, including the association's staff, its
lobbyists or any other representative. This request only applies to
correspondence containing the phrases "sage grouse", "greater sage grouse",
and/or "grouse."

We have classified you as a representative of the news media. As such, we
may charge you for some of our duplication costs, but we will not charge
you for our search or review costs; you also are entitled to up to 100
pages of photocopies (or an equivalent volume) for free. See 43 C.F.R. §
2.39. If, after taking into consideration your fee category entitlements,
our processing costs are less than $50.00, we will not bill you because the
cost of collection would be greater than the fee collected. See 43 C.F.R. §
2.49(a)(1). We do not anticipate any charges for the cost of processing
this request.

We use Multitrack Processing to process FOIA requests. The Simple track is
for requests that can be processed in one to five workdays. The Normal
track is for requests that can be processed in six to twenty workdays. The
Complex track is for requests that can be processed in twenty-one to
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more than sixty workdays for processing. The Expedited track is for
requests that
have been granted expedited processing. Within each track, requests are
usually processed on a first-in, first-out basis.

This request falls into the voluminous track.

If you have any questions, please contact us at BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov or
202-912-7650. Thank you for your interest in public lands and in programs
and activities of the BLM.

Thank you,
Maritiza Harris

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Washington Office FOIA Coordinators
Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 202-912-7650
Fax: 202-245-0027
*BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov <BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov>*

From: Bureau of Land Management

Hello Mr. Tobias,

Please see the attached letter and responsive documents.

Thank you,
Maritiza Harris

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Washington Office FOIA Coordinators
Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 202-912-7650
Fax: 202-245-0027
*BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov <BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov>*

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