MOU w/ USPS (FEMA)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278
Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

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:

A copy of all Memoranda of Understanding/Memoranda of Agreement with USPS.

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: FEMA-FOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Smathers:

Thank you for contacting FEMA. This message confirms receipt of your November 23, 2013, FOIA request. You will receive a detailed official acknowledgement letter soon.

Respectfully,

The FEMA Disclosure Branch

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good morning Mr. Smathers:

Attached is the acknowledgement of receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request, FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278. If you need to contact our office concerning this request, please call Connie Cook at (202) 212-5283 or electronically at FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov and refer to your FEMA reference number.

Thank you.

The FEMA Disclosure Branch

From: Jason Smathers

You may limit your search to any central FEMA office or other central records systems where agency wide agreements with other agencies would be kept.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good morning Mr. Smathers:

Thank you for your reply. However, in our December 23, 2013, letter to you, we asked that you be more specific regarding the information that you seek. Please see letter attached, particularly the third paragraph. As previously indicated, it has been determined that your request is too broad, as written. If we do not receive a more specific response from you within 30 days, your case will be administratively closed.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

The FEMA Disclosure Branch

From: Jason Smathers

I do not know how I can be more specific. I have requested a copy of all Memoranda of Understanding/Memoranda of Agreement with USPS. I wish to receive these records for all subjects. I also limited the request already to any central FEMA office or other central records systems where agency wide agreements with other agencies would be kept. Thus, you only need to search for records of MOU/MOA where they would be binding on all of FEMA, rather than specific to one office. Additionally, I am willing to narrow my request to MOU/MOA that are currently in effect and to records created between 1/20/2009 and the date this request is processed.

If you are still unable or unwilling to begin a search, please provide a denial with appeal right information so I may ask the appeals authority to review this matter.

Thank you.

Regards.
Jason Smathers

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good morning Mr. Smathers,

RE: FOIA 2014-FEFO-00278

We are currently conducting additional searches with the program offices for documents.

Thank you for your continued patience.

FEMA Disclosure Branch

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Morning,

The status of your request is as follows. We have tasked the program office that may have responsive documents to your request. Please be advised that due to a high volume of
disaster information requests, we are experiencing delays with retrieval of the responsive documents from the responsible program office. Once we receive the documents, we will
process them on a first-in/first-out basis.

Thank You,

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Morning,

This email is in regard to your inquiry concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278. We received the responsive from the component and the first phase of processing has been completed We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have requested. Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Afternoon,

This email is in regards to your inquiry concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278. Your case is still pending for review. I will forward your email to the review team requesting progress on your case.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Morning,

This email is in regard to your inquiry concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278. We received the responsive from the component and
the first phase of processing has been completed. . We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have
requested. Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Morning,

The status of your request is as follows. We have tasked the program office that may have responsive documents to your request. I have completed a follow up with the program
office about a question in your request. We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have requested. Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

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 Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

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

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Morning,

The status of your request is as follows. Case has been for to queue for process. I understand the information of your request and we are working hard to provide the information you have requested. Thank you for your patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

From: Jankowski, Roman

Good Afternoon,

Attached is the final response to your Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Roman Jankowski
FOIA Team Lead
Mission Support, OCAO
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Office 202.646.4541
Mobile 202.716.8977
Email roman.jankowski@fema.dhs.gov

From:

November 23, 2015
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FOIA Officer
500 C Street, S.W., Room 840
Washington, D.C. 20472

This is a follow up to request number FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

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

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On Oct. 22, 2015:
Good Afternoon,

Attached is the final response to your Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Roman Jankowski
FOIA Team Lead
Mission Support, OCAO
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Office 202.646.4541
Mobile 202.716.8977
Email roman.jankowski@fema.dhs.gov
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On Oct. 8, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

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

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On Sept. 8, 2015:
Good Morning,

The status of your request is as follows. Case has been for to queue for process. I understand the information of your request and we are working hard to provide the information you have requested. Thank you for your patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645
---
On Sept. 7, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

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

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On Aug. 7, 2015:
Good Morning,

The status of your request is as follows. We have tasked the program office that may have responsive documents to your request. I have completed a follow up with the program
office about a question in your request. We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have requested. Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645
---
On Aug. 7, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On July 8, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On June 8, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On May 8, 2015:
Good Morning,

This email is in regard to your inquiry concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278. We received the responsive from the component and
the first phase of processing has been completed. . We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have
requested. Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645
---
On May 8, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On April 8, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On March 9, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On Feb. 5, 2015:
Good Afternoon,

This email is in regards to your inquiry concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278. Your case is still pending for review. I will forward your email to the review team requesting progress on your case.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645
---
On Feb. 5, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On Jan. 6, 2015:
Good Morning,

This email is in regard to your inquiry concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278. We received the responsive from the component and the first phase of processing has been completed We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have requested. Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645
---
On Jan. 6, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On Nov. 20, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On Aug. 27, 2014:
Good Morning,

The status of your request is as follows. We have tasked the program office that may have responsive documents to your request. Please be advised that due to a high volume of
disaster information requests, we are experiencing delays with retrieval of the responsive documents from the responsible program office. Once we receive the documents, we will
process them on a first-in/first-out basis.

Thank You,

---
On Aug. 27, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On July 28, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On June 26, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On May 27, 2014:
Good morning Mr. Smathers,

RE: FOIA 2014-FEFO-00278

We are currently conducting additional searches with the program offices for documents.

Thank you for your continued patience.

FEMA Disclosure Branch
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On May 23, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On April 23, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On March 24, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On Feb. 22, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 23, 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 #FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278.

Thank you for your help.

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On Jan. 23, 2014:
I do not know how I can be more specific. I have requested a copy of all Memoranda of Understanding/Memoranda of Agreement with USPS. I wish to receive these records for all subjects. I also limited the request already to any central FEMA office or other central records systems where agency wide agreements with other agencies would be kept. Thus, you only need to search for records of MOU/MOA where they would be binding on all of FEMA, rather than specific to one office. Additionally, I am willing to narrow my request to MOU/MOA that are currently in effect and to records created between 1/20/2009 and the date this request is processed.

If you are still unable or unwilling to begin a search, please provide a denial with appeal right information so I may ask the appeals authority to review this matter.

Thank you.

Regards.
Jason Smathers
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On Jan. 15, 2014:
Good morning Mr. Smathers:

Thank you for your reply. However, in our December 23, 2013, letter to you, we asked that you be more specific regarding the information that you seek. Please see letter attached, particularly the third paragraph. As previously indicated, it has been determined that your request is too broad, as written. If we do not receive a more specific response from you within 30 days, your case will be administratively closed.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

The FEMA Disclosure Branch
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On Jan. 8, 2014:
You may limit your search to any central FEMA office or other central records systems where agency wide agreements with other agencies would be kept.
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On Dec. 23, 2013:
Good morning Mr. Smathers:

Attached is the acknowledgement of receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request, FEMA 2014-FEFO-00278. If you need to contact our office concerning this request, please call Connie Cook at (202) 212-5283 or electronically at FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov and refer to your FEMA reference number.

Thank you.

The FEMA Disclosure Branch
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On Nov. 26, 2013:
Good afternoon Mr. Smathers:

Thank you for contacting FEMA. This message confirms receipt of your November 23, 2013, FOIA request. You will receive a detailed official acknowledgement letter soon.

Respectfully,

The FEMA Disclosure Branch
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On Nov. 23, 2013:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all Memoranda of Understanding/Memoranda of Agreement with USPS.

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

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