Michael Platt Correspondence

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Department of Commerce of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOC-OS-2018-000592

Due Feb. 14, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

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 emails, memos, letters and/or reports sent or received by Assistant Secretary Michael Platt, Jr. that contains one or more of the following words or phrases: "Tahoe", "Escobal", "Guatemala", "Amodei", "Minera San Rafael", "Todd Robinson", "Morales", and/or "Ron Clayton". The search should include emails from eop.gov. This request's timeframe is from August 1, 2017 through the date this request is processed.

I am a reporter for The Nation, 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 Commerce

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2817b37fc)
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000592
* Requester Name: Jimmy Tobias
* Date Submitted: 01/18/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Any and all emails, memos, letters and/or reports sent or received by Assistant Secretary Michael Platt, Jr. that contains one or more of the following words or phrases: "Tahoe", "Escobal", "Guatemala", "Amodei", "Minera San Rafael", "Todd Robinson", "Morales", and/or "Ron Clayton". The search should include emails from eop.gov. This request's timeframe is from August 1, 2017 through the date this request is processed. I am a reporter for The Nation, 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 Commerce

The FOIA request DOC-OS-2018-000592 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-IOS-2018-000592. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000592
* New Tracking Number: DOC-IOS-2018-000592
* Requester Name: Jimmy Tobias
* Date Submitted: 01/18/2018
* Long Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Any and all emails, memos, letters and/or reports sent or received by Assistant Secretary Michael Platt, Jr. that contains one or more of the following words or phrases: "Tahoe", "Escobal", "Guatemala", "Amodei", "Minera San Rafael", "Todd Robinson", "Morales", and/or "Ron Clayton". The search should include emails from eop.gov. This request's timeframe is from August 1, 2017 through the date this request is processed. I am a reporter for The Nation, 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 Commerce

Hi Mr. Tobias,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding your FOIA request DOC-IOS-2018-000592.

We are experiencing a high volume of FOIA requests and back log in responding to FOIA requests.

Please know that your FOIA request is being processed with the utmost importance and as quickly and diligently as we can.

If you have any questions, I can be reached at 202-482-3257 or at BParsons@doc.gov.
Thanks,
Bobbie

Bobbie Parsons
FOIA Officer, Immediate Office of the Secretary
Office of Privacy and Open Government
Phone: 202-482-3257
E-mail: BParsons@doc.gov

From: Department of Commerce

Hi Mr. Tobias,

Thank you for your email requesting status of your FOIA request DOC-IOS-2018-00593. We have received all the office units search responses. We are in the process of reviewing the documents for disclosure determinations. We are experiencing a significant increase in FOIA requests which in turn led to us experiencing a significant back log in our FOIA request responses.

We continue to work diligently to get your FOIA processed as quickly as we can. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 202-482-3257 or at BParsons@doc.gov<mailto:BParsons@doc.gov>.
Thanks,
Bobbie

Bobbie Parsons
FOIA Officer, Immediate Office of the Secretary
Office of Privacy and Open Government
Phone: 202-482-3257
E-mail: BParsons@doc.gov

From: Department of Commerce

Mr. Tobias:

I am in receipt of your e-mail requesting a status update for the above-referenced FOIA request.

Records have been collected for this request and are awaiting review. While we cannot estimate precisely the amount of time necessary to finalize a release, we are working as expeditiously as possible to finalize all of our outstanding requests and will notify you as soon as there is an update on the status of yours.

Feel free to contact me directly if you have any additional questions.

Steven Gitelman
FOIA/PA Analyst (Contractor)
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Privacy and Open Government
202-482-8294
Sgitelman1@doc.gov

From: Department of Commerce

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From: Department of Commerce

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