MuckRock Request Processing Instructions (Bureau of Customs and Border Protection )

Michael Morisy filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-014275
Est. Completion None
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of any and all files, memos, or instructions sent to or generated by this agency's FOIA office in regards to processing requests, assigning fee categories of, or otherwise mentioning or related to requests filed by the website MuckRock.com.

Please be sure to sure for instructions sent between this agency's FOIA office and any internal or external legal counsel regarding the above-mentioned files, and include any and all aforementioned responsive documents.

Please also include any and all files, memos, or instructions sent to or
from this agency's FOIA office relating to the following:

MuckRock
Government Attic
FOIA Machine
ProPublica
WeNeedGlimpse
https://weneedglimpse.com/
FOIA Filing Portals

Please note that I am reporter and that my request should be classified as a media request for fee purposes. I intend to use the results of this request for original reporting, and I believe that this request will be of wide public interest.

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,

Michael Morisy

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 Feb. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

This request has not been acknowledged at all despite a number of followups. Even this attempt to follow up initially by fax failed.

Please confirm receipt at your earliest convenience, per CBP's obligations under FOIA.

Thank you.

From: Michael Morisy

Hello,

This request has not been acknowledged since it was submitted on Feb. 4, 2014. Diagnostic records show that it was sent to the correct fax number and arrived there.

Please advise as to the status of this request and when a response should be expected.

Respectfully yours,

From: PEGUES, TIMIKIA

Dear MuckRock News,

This letter is an acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Your request has been assigned a reference number 2014-014275; please refer to it in all future correspondence.

Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, the Department processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt. Although CBP’s goal is to respond within 20 business days of receipt of your request, the FOIA does permit a 10-day extension of this time period. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner.

CBP has created an online portal to provide the public access to submit requests online, check the status of the requests, and download responsive records from the agency to a secure account.
Please visit https://foia.cbp.gov to create an account.

Provisions of the Act allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request. We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS FOIA regulations outlined on the DHS website, http://www.dhs.gov/xfoia/editorial_0579.shtm. If applicable processing fees associated with your request exceed $25.00, CBP shall contact you; however, the first 100 pages are free.
Thanks

Timikia R. Pegues
Government & Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Customs & Border Protection
Office of the Commissioner
Privacy & Diversity Office
Direct: (202) 325-0283
Fax: (202) 325-0230
Emial: Timikia.R.Pegues@cbp.dhs.gov

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 Feb. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-014275.

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 Feb. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-014275.

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 Feb. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-014275.

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 Feb. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-014275.

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 Feb. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-014275.

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 Feb. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-014275.

Thank you for your help.

From: PEGUES, TIMIKIA

Good afternoon,

Please see the following attachment, this letter was sent to the following email address: requests@muckrock.com

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