MOU and MOA (Department of Energy)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-F-0075; 2015-FPRO-00007
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 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 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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: Department of Energy

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 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 #HQ-2013-01654-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Ogbazghi, Joan

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Please see the attached interim response to your FOIA request to the Department of Energy. I look forward to discussing the request with you.

Sincerely,

Joan Ogbazghi, Information Access Specialist FOIA Program, Office of Information Resources U.S. Department of Energy
(202) 586-3595

From: Jason Smathers

You can limit the search to the interim search you described that is now underway.

From: Ogbazghi, Joan

Thank you for your prompt reply.

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 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 #HQ-2013-01654-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Humphrey, Shonda (CONTR)

Mr. Smathers:

Please see the attached partial response regarding your FOIA request HQ-2013-01654-F.

Thank you,

Shonda Humphrey

U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202)586-6097

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 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 #HQ-2013-01654-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Humphrey, Shonda (CONTR)

Mr. Smathers:

We are continuing to process your request. I did have a question about the request. Please give me a call at (202)586-6097 at your earliest convenience.

Thank you,
Shonda Humphrey

From: Jason Smathers

Due to my schedule, I have not had a chance to call. Is there anything I can answer via email?

From: Humphrey, Shonda (CONTR)

Mr. Smathers,

It would be better if we spoke via phone. Please give me a call at (202)586-6097.

Thank you,
Shonda Humphrey

From: Jason Smathers

Please let me know the status of this request.

Thank you.

From: Humphrey, Shonda (CONTR)

Mr. Smathers:

We are continuing to process your request. The remaining documents contain multiple equities and we are awaiting responses from those programs.

Thank you,
Shonda Humphrey
(202)586-6097

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 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 #HQ-2013-01654-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Humphrey, Shonda (CONTR)

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

We are still continuing to process your request. Please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Shonda Humphrey
(202)586-6097

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 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 #HQ-2013-01654-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Humphrey, Shonda (CONTR)

Mr. Smathers,

We are still continuing to process your request. The remaining documents contain multiple equities and we are awaiting responses from those programs. Please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Shonda Humphrey
(202)586-6097

From: Boyd, Shirley


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From: Humphrey, Shonda (CONTR)

Mr. Smathers,

Please see the attached final response regarding your Department of Energy FOIA request HQ-2013-01654-F.

Thank you,

Shonda Humphrey

U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202)586-6097

From: FOIA, FWHQ

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Headquarters FOIA Office
received a referral of records from the Department of Energy (DOE) in
response to a FOIA request you filed with DOE on September 9, 2013, for
"[all] current interagency Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) or Memoranda of
Agreement (MOA) between your agency and any other agency or department." We
assigned the referral tracking number FWS-2015-00002. The initial DOE
tracking number was HQ-2013-01654-F.

DOE referred the attached record to the FWS for its release determination.
Following some sleuthing, we also found the MOU posted in its entirety
online at
http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2013/10/f3/Final%20DOE-FWS%20Migratory%20Bird%20MOU.pdf.
We do not bill requesters for FOIA processing fees when their fees are
less than $50.00, because the cost of collection would be greater than the
fee collected. *See **43 C.F.R. § 2.49(a)(1)*
<http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=0fc3ab3499768eebc2e3691c8cf88dec&rgn=div5&view=text&node=43:1.1.1.1.2&idno=43#43:1.1.1.1.2.7.5.13>.
Therefore, there is no billable fee for the processing of this request.

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law
enforcement and national security records from the requirements of FOIA.
*See* 5 U.S.C. 552(c) <http://www.justice.gov/oip/amended-foia-redlined.pdf>.
This response is limited to those records that are subject to the
requirements of FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all
our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded
records do, or do not, exist.

The 2007 FOIA amendments created the Office of Government Information
Services (OGIS) to offer mediation services to resolve disputes between
FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to
litigation. Using OGIS services does not affect your right to pursue
litigation. You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways:

Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road - OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
E-mail: ogis@nara.gov
Web: https://ogis.archives.gov
Telephone: 202-741-5770
Fax: 202-741-5769
Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448

Please note that using OGIS services does not affect the timing of filing
an appeal with the Department’s FOIA & Privacy Act Appeals Officer. If you
have any questions about our response to your request, you may contact me
by phone at 703-358-2470, by email at fwhq_foia@fws.gov, or by mail at the
following address:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
FWS FOIA Officer
5275 Leesburg Pike
MS: IRTM
Falls Church, VA 22041

Respectfully,

Melissa Allen
--
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office
MS: IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

  • MOU_Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds

From: Ahaghotu, Kelechi


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From: Evans, Sandra

Dear Mr. Smathers:

Enclosed is our final response to NSF FOIA 15-001 which was referred to our agency from the Department of Energy.

Sandra Evans
FOIA/Privacy Act Officer
Office of the General Counsel
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1265
Arlington, VA 22230
Telephone: 703-292-8060

From: Humphrey, Shonda (CONTR)

Mr. Smathers,

Please see the attached response regarding your Department of Energy FOIA request HQ-2013-01654-F.

Thank you,

Shonda Humphrey

U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202)586-6097

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our
FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

  • Department of Homeland Security FOIA 2015-HQFO-00022 Acknowledgment

From: Department of Energy

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Energy

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

From: Department of Energy

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: EFOIA

This notification email confirms that Defense Threat Reduction Agency/USSTRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (DTRA/SCC-WMD) received a document that was referred to us by the Department of Energy (DOE) as responsive to FOIA request HQ-2013-01654-F.

We have begun our review of this document and we will get back to you as soon as possible. For tracking purposes, the case number assigned to this referral is 15-002.

Sincerely,

Angela L. Wiggins
Government Information Specialist
Office of the General Counsel
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
703-767-1792

From: Toone, Cassandra (Contractor)

Dear Mr. Smathers:

Please find attached the Department's final response and responsive documents to a referral forwarded by the Department of Energy on or about September 26, 2014.
Best regards,

Cassandra L.Toone

Sr. FOIA Analyst
U.S. Department of Education
OM/PIRMS
400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Rm. 2E111
Washington, DC 20202
Office: 202-453-7469
Moving Forward

From: DTRA Ft Belvoir J0 Mailbox EFOIA Privacy

Mr. Smathers;
Attached is the final response to the attached Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request you submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy on September 9, 2013 and assigned case number 15-002 by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency/United States Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (DTRA/SCC-WMD).

If you have any questions, please

Angela L. Wiggins
Government Information Specialist
Office of the General Counsel
DTRA/SCC-WMD
703-767-6981/DSN 427 (Office)

"IMPORTANT NOTE: I have recently migrated to DoD Enterprise Email (DEE). Please update your email address for me to point to dtra.belvoir.J0.mbx.efoia-privacy@mail.mil. My legacy DTRA email account will be deleted shortly."

From:

Good Afternoon, Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Smathers,

Attached is the final response to your FOIA request 15-F-0075.

Sincerely,

Charles Marye
For Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0407
NIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.smil.mil

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