Marijuana Environmental Impact Reports

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 16-00299-F
Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

Communications

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- All reports, studies, directives, memos, communications, proposed studies, complaints, plans of action or any other materials regarding the impact of marijuana cultivation/growth, either legally or illegally, in an outdoor environment. Please include all materials regarding the effects of marijuana-inspired deforestation or pesticide use on local flora and fauna, as well as erosive effects that may have been caused as a result.

- Please also include all contracts, agreements, memorandums of understanding, intergovernmental agreements or related materials regarding activities either related to marijuana eradication or the investigation of marijuana's effects on flora and fauna in Utah . [For further context on this request, please consult the testimony provided at rough 58:30 - http://utahlegislature.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=74&clip_id=18619#.VPE143586KY.facebook]

If further clarification is necessary on this request, a phone call can be organized.

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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: DEA.FOIA

Hello Mr. Lipton,

This is in response to the series of emails you submitted requesting a status update on FOIA request 16-00299-F. In our determination letter to you dated May 23, 2016, we informed you that certain DEA documents contained information furnished by the Department of Interior, U.S. Forest Service and the Environmental Protection Agency. Before DEA can grant access to the documents, we have to consult with the above government agencies in accordance with 28 C.F.R § 16.4 and/or 16.42. You will be notified if any material is available for release pending the results from the consultations with the above listed government agencies. Your continued patience in this matter is appreciated.

If you have any further questions or concerns please feel to contact our Customer Service Hotline at 202-307-7596.

Respectfully yours,
Deshelia Wallace
Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
(Desk) 202-307-4264; (fax) 202-307-8556
FOIA/PA Main Phone Line 202-307-7596

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Wallace,

Thanks so much for the update! I'll look forward to hearing from you again.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: DEA.FOIA

Hello Mr. Lipton,

This is in response to the series of emails you submitted requesting a status update on FOIA request 16-00299-F. Please find attached our reformulation letter dated April 26, 2017, that was mailed to:

Beryl Lipton
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 25833
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-2516

If you have any further questions or concerns please feel to contact our Customer Service Hotline at 202-307-7596.

Respectfully yours,
Deshelia Wallace
Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
(Desk) 202-307-4264; (fax) 202-307-8556
FOIA/PA Main Phone Line 202-307-7596

From: DEA.FOIA

From: DEA.FOIA
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 7:32 AM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Subject: Freedom of Information Request #16-00299-F

Hello Mr. Lipton,

This is in response to the series of emails you submitted requesting a status update on FOIA request 16-00299-F. Please find attached our reformulation letter dated April 26, 2017, that was mailed to:

Beryl Lipton
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 25833
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-2516

If you have any further questions or concerns please feel to contact our Customer Service Hotline at 202-307-7596.

Respectfully yours,
Deshelia Wallace
Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
(Desk) 202-307-4264; (fax) 202-307-8556
FOIA/PA Main Phone Line 202-307-7596

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:01 AM
To: DEA.FOIA
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request #16-00299-F

May 23, 2017
Drug Enforcement Administration
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
Drug Enforcement Administration
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152

This is a follow up to request number 16-00299-F:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On April 23, 2017:
Hello Ms. Wallace,

Thanks so much for the update! I'll look forward to hearing from you again.

Best wishes,
Beryl
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On April 21, 2017:
Hello Mr. Lipton,

This is in response to the series of emails you submitted requesting a status update on FOIA request 16-00299-F. In our determination letter to you dated May 23, 2016, we informed you that certain DEA documents contained information furnished by the Department of Interior, U.S. Forest Service and the Environmental Protection Agency. Before DEA can grant access to the documents, we have to consult with the above government agencies in accordance with 28 C.F.R § 16.4 and/or 16.42. You will be notified if any material is available for release pending the results from the consultations with the above listed government agencies. Your continued patience in this matter is appreciated.

If you have any further questions or concerns please feel to contact our Customer Service Hotline at 202-307-7596.

Respectfully yours,
Deshelia Wallace
Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
(Desk) 202-307-4264; (fax) 202-307-8556
FOIA/PA Main Phone Line 202-307-7596

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On April 21, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On March 22, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 20, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Jan. 20, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Dec. 21, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Nov. 21, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Oct. 21, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Sept. 21, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Aug. 22, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On July 22, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On June 22, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On May 23, 2016:
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
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On April 28, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On March 29, 2016:
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
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On March 21, 2016:
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
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On March 18, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #16-00299-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 17, 2016:
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
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On Feb. 12, 2016:
An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
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On Feb. 2, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

- All reports, studies, directives, memos, communications, proposed studies, complaints, plans of action or any other materials regarding the impact of marijuana cultivation/growth, either legally or illegally, in an outdoor environment. Please include all materials regarding the effects of marijuana-inspired deforestation or pesticide use on local flora and fauna, as well as erosive effects that may have been caused as a result.

- Please also include all contracts, agreements, memorandums of understanding, intergovernmental agreements or related materials regarding activities either related to marijuana eradication or the investigation of marijuana's effects on flora and fauna in Utah . [For further context on this request, please consult the testimony provided at rough 58:30 - http://utahlegislature.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=74&clip_id=18619#.VPE143586KY.facebook]

If further clarification is necessary on this request, a phone call can be organized.

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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

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