MOU and MOA (Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region of the United States of America.
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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 current interagency Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) or Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) between your agency and any other agency or department.

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, 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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Jason Smathers

From: Gallegos, Lisa

Hello Mr. Smathers,

Attached is a letter acknowledging your September 9, 2013, FOIA request.
The request has been assigned tracking number BOR-2013-00245. Please
refer to this tracking number in any future communications.

In order to process the request and the fee waiver, please provide
additional information as requested in the letter. Please also provide a
telephone number where you can be reached.

If you have questions, let me know.

From: Jason Smathers

I agree to fees up to $13 billed in the "all other" fee category, which is appropriate for this specific request and I abandon all requests for any type of fee waivers other than those entitled to under the "all other" fee category.

If the fees are expected to go over the amount authorized, please let me know so I can evaluate and consider expanding the fee authorization.

Further, you may limit my request to records created between 01/01/2013 and the date this request is processed. As I have submitted this request to the Lower colorado regional office, I assumed it was implied that a records search could be limited to your specific office and any smaller regional offices which are part of the lower colorado region.

I am requesting all MOUs/MOAs without regard to subject. It is common for an agency to maintain a listing of MOUs, so they should be easy to locate.

From: Gallegos, Lisa

Thank you Mr. Smathers. Your request is considered perfected and we will
begin processing your request.

From: Gallegos, Lisa

Hello Mr. Smathers,

Due to the government shut down, no FOIA requests can be processed at this
time. When the government shutdown ends, the time period for processing
FOIA requests will resume and we will continue processing your request.

From: Gallegos, Lisa

Hello Mr. Smathers,

Attached is a letter responding to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request and the requested records.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 9, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #BOR-2013-00245.

Thank you for your help.


Hello Mr. Smathers,

A response was sent for your request on October 29, 2013. Please see the
attached response and records.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Please submit all correspondence pertaining to FOIA requests to the LCR
FOIA <>mailbox.

Lisa Gallegos
Records & Information Manager
Lower Colorado Region
Bureau of Reclamation (DOI)
PO Box 61470
Boulder City NV 89006-1470
Ph: (702) 293-8403
Fax (702) 293-8342
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