|Submitted||Oct. 7, 2013|
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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:
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.
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Attached please find DHS-OIG's acknowledgement letter to the above-referenced FOIA request.
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Attached please find DHS-OIG's final response to the above-referenced FOIA request.
Kirsten V. Teal
FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Office of Inspector General
Office of Counsel