Lobbying Activity Communications between National Association of Home Builders and HUD.

Bryant Sewell filed this request with the Department of Housing and Urban Development of the United States of America.
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18-FI-HQ-00704

Due Feb. 7, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Bryant Sewell

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Communications, records or documents received or sent by staff at Housing & Urban Development and the National Association of Home Builders containing the terms "flood risk management standard" or "executive order 13690" as referenced by the National Association of Home Builders Q2 2017 lobbying report (attached). Please limit this search to the date range 4/1/17 - 6/30/17.

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.

Sincerely,

Bryant Sewell

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Good Morning Mr. Sewell,
Attached is your acknowledgement letter.

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Hello,

Your request asks for communications of several HUD employees. It requires utilization of the Department's eDiscovery tool for a search for responsive records. The Department's eDiscovery tool is contracted with a third-party. The system utilized by this contractor auto-assigns a collection date on a first-in-first-out basis, and is capable of collecting records for a set number of custodians per day. As a result, the Department does not maintain direct control over the collection process and cannot alter the scheduled collection date for a particular request.

Given the high volume of requests for eDiscovery searches, the third-party system is operating at capacity with a significant backlog. Once the record collection has been completed, responsive records will be delivered to the FOIA Branch for review. At that time, we will work diligently to finalize your request as quickly as possible.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

Your request asks for communications of several HUD employees. It requires utilization of the Department's eDiscovery tool for a search for responsive records. The Department's eDiscovery tool is contracted with a third-party. The system utilized by this contractor auto-assigns a collection date on a first-in-first-out basis, and is capable of collecting records for a set number of custodians per day. As a result, the Department does not maintain direct control over the collection process and cannot alter the scheduled collection date for a particular request.

Given the high volume of requests for eDiscovery searches, the third-party system is operating at capacity with a significant backlog. Once the record collection has been completed, responsive records will be delivered to the FOIA Branch for review. At that time, we will work diligently to finalize your request as quickly as possible.

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