Kenneth L. Salazar email search

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of the Interior of the United States of America.
Tracking # OS-2011-00179
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails and corresponding attachments sent to (to:, cc: or bcc:) or from Kenneth L. Salazar, Jr. (or any person who communicates on his behalf) where the email contains any of the following keywords in the subject or body: "just between us" "breach" "big trouble" "too late" "stupid" "bad company" "perception issue" "the real objective" "very slippery slope" or "true disaster". Limit responsive emails to those sent between 01/20/2009 and the date this request is processed. If he does not use email, expand the search to all methods of communication which he does use.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

Daytime: (857) 488- 3081
E-mail: requests@muckrock.com

From: Department of the Interior

Acknowledgement letter claiming an extension and some other explanations

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on November, 5 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails and corresponding attachments sent to (to:, cc: or bcc:) or from Kenneth L. Salazar, Jr. (or any person who communicates on his behalf) where the email contains any of the following keywords in the subject or body: "just between us" "breach" "big trouble" "too late" "stupid" "bad company" "perception issue" "the real objective" "very slippery slope" or "true disaster". Limit responsive emails to those sent between 01/20/2009 and the date this request is processed. If he does not use email, expand the search to all methods of communication which he does use.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

Daytime: (857) 488- 3081
E-mail: requests@muckrock.com

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA, OIG

Mr. Smathers

The OIG never received this request. I believe this matter was handled by
the Office of the Secretary as we would not have correspondence written by
Secretary Salazar. I will forward your email to them and they can notify
you directly of the status.

From: OS, OS FOIA

Hi,

I just gave you a call but I wanted to also follow up via email for the
response in reference to on the request below. It is for request #
OS-2011-00179. This request is still in General Law with our attorneys
being reviewed. We will provide this to you as quickly as we can once we
get it back from their office. If you have any questions, please feel free
to let me know via this email. Hope that you have a great afternoon!

Thanks,
Cindy

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Wed, May 15, 2013 at 5:01 AM
Subject: Follow up to Freedom of Information Request: Kenneth L. Salazar
email search
To: foia@doioig.gov

May 15, 2013
Department of the Interior
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary
Ray McInerney
MS-116, SIB
1951 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20240

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On April 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Feb. 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on November, 5 2010. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed.

Thank you for your help.

————————

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails and corresponding attachments sent to (to:, cc: or bcc:) or from
Kenneth L. Salazar, Jr. (or any person who communicates on his behalf)
where the email contains any of the following keywords in the subject or
body: "just between us" "breach" "big trouble" "too late" "stupid" "bad
company" "perception issue" "the real objective" "very slippery slope" or
"true disaster". Limit responsive emails to those sent between 01/20/2009
and the date this request is processed. If he does not use email, expand
the search to all methods of communication which he does use.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made
available to the general public free of charge as part of the public
information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the
news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for
commercial usage.

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 10 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

Daytime: (857) 488- 3081
E-mail: requests@muckrock.com

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On Nov. 24, 2010:

Acknowledgement letter claiming an extension and some other explanations

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On Nov. 5, 2010:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails and corresponding attachments sent to (to:, cc: or bcc:) or from
Kenneth L. Salazar, Jr. (or any person who communicates on his behalf)
where the email contains any of the following keywords in the subject or
body: "just between us" "breach" "big trouble" "too late" "stupid" "bad
company" "perception issue" "the real objective" "very slippery slope" or
"true disaster". Limit responsive emails to those sent between 01/20/2009
and the date this request is processed. If he does not use email, expand
the search to all methods of communication which he does use.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made
available to the general public free of charge as part of the public
information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the
news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for
commercial usage.

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 10 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

Daytime: (857) 488- 3081
E-mail: requests@muckrock.com

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 184
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sweeney, Cynthia

Hi,

This request is still with our attorneys. We will provide this to you as
quickly as we can once it returns to our office. Hope you have a great
weekend!

Thanks,
Cindy

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Abreu, Daisy

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

Your request has been processed and is currently being reviewed by our
attorneys. As soon as we receive a response from our attorneys, the
documents will be forwarded to you.

Sincerely,

Daisy Abreu

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Abreu, Daisy

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

I apologize for the delay. The records are still being reviewed by the
Solicitor's office.

Daisy

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Abreu, Daisy

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

The records are still being reviewed by the Solicitor's Office.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Abreu, Daisy

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

The records are still being reviewed by the Solicitor's Office.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Abreu, Daisy

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

The records are still being reviewed by the Solicitor's Office.
--
Daisy Abreu
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
Daisy_Abreu@ios.doi.gov <Clarice_Julka@ios.doi.gov>
(202) 208-2074

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Abreu, Daisy

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

The records are still being reviewed by the Solicitor's Office.
--
Daisy Abreu
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
Daisy_Abreu@ios.doi.gov <Clarice_Julka@ios.doi.gov>
(202) 208-2074

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Abreu, Daisy

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

I'm sorry that this request is taking so long. Your request has been
processed and is currently being reviewed by our
attorneys. As soon as we receive a response from our attorneys, the documents
will be forwarded to you.

Sincerely,

Daisy Abreu
--
Daisy Abreu
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
Daisy_Abreu@ios.doi.gov <Clarice_Julka@ios.doi.gov>
(202) 208-2074

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Abreu, Daisy

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

I'm sorry that this request is taking so long. Your request has been
processed and is currently being reviewed by our
attorneys. As soon as we receive a response from our attorneys, the
documents
will be forwarded to you.
--
Daisy Abreu
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
Daisy_Abreu@ios.doi.gov <Clarice_Julka@ios.doi.gov>
(202) 208-2074

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Abreu, Daisy

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

I'm sorry that this request is taking so long. Your request has been
processed and is currently being reviewed by our
attorneys. As soon as we receive a response from our attorneys, the
documents
will be forwarded to you.

Sincerely,

Daisy Abreu
--
Daisy Abreu
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
Daisy_Abreu@ios.doi.gov <Clarice_Julka@ios.doi.gov>
(202) 208-2074

From: Jason Smathers

FOIA APPEAL

Department of the Interior
Office of the Solicitor
1849 C Street, N.W.
MS-6556 MIB
Washington, DC 20240
Attn: FOIA Appeals Office
Telephone: (202) 208-5339
Fax: (202) 208-6677
Email: FOIA.Appeals@sol.doi.gov

Dear Appeal Authority:

This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act.

On November 5, 2010 I requested certain email records under the Freedom of Information Act from the DOI OS. The request was assigned the tracking number OS-2011-00179.

The FOIA requires records be produced within 20 days and allows for a 10 day extension in some cases. 1252 days have passed since this request was filed on November 5, 2010. Therefore, I appeal the denial of these records.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

From: MuckRock

Hello,

A copy of the appeal below has been sent to the indicated address. Please confirm receipt of both copies.

Thank you.

From: Abreu, Daisy

Hello Mr. Smathers,

Your email was received.

Daisy
--
Daisy Abreu
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
Daisy_Abreu@ios.doi.gov <Clarice_Julka@ios.doi.gov>
(202) 208-2074

From: Department of the Interior

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of the Interior

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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