Nancy Beck correspondence (CPSC)

Alexander Rony filed this request with the Consumer Products Safety Commission of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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17-F00343

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Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Alexander Rony

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Emails, letters, and testimony from Nancy Beck to the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel on Phthalates and commissioners of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Please limit your search from January 1, 2012 to the date this request is processed.

I respectfully request that you waive all fees in connection with this request as provided by 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(A)(iii). The Sierra Club is a national environmental nonprofit with no commercial interest in obtaining the request information. Instead, our organization intends to analyze and disseminate the requested information free of charge so that the public can be better informed and meaningfully participate in protecting public health.

The subject matter of the requested records is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government by disclosing the views held by an individual who has been reportedly named deputy assistant administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. In this capacity, Ms. Beck will likely deal with issues that came before the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Sierra Club and its supporters have demonstrated interest and expertise in the subject area, specifically the development of policies designed to safeguard public health from toxic hazards. Our supporters have filed hundreds of thousands of public comments to agencies related to these threats.

The Sierra Club also has the ability and intention to disseminate the information it receives through this request. The information may be shared through emails to an audience of hundreds of thousands of people, Facebook and Twitter posts reaching thousands of individuals, articles on our website, and analysis provided to the media. Here are three examples of my work:

https://sierraclub.org/planet/2017/04/hiring-freeze-prevented-epa-filling-hundreds-jobs
http://www.sierraclub.org/compass/2016/10/members-distance-themselves-alecs-climate-policies
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/4480/over-700000-people-tell-government-to-block-seed-mergers

In the event that there are fees, please 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,

Alexander Rony
Sierra Club

From: Austin-Peartree, Tonya

The enclosed letter acknowledges the receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Your request has been assigned FOIA tracking number #17-F-00343.  Please refer to this number in all communications with the FOIA Staff.
You can reach us Monday - Friday from 7:30AM - 4:30PM EST at 301-504-7923 or via e-mail addressed to cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov.
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e-mail (and any attachments) are solely those of the author and do
not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission.

Copies of product recall and product safety information can be sent
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  • U.S. CPSC FOIA Request Acknowledgment for Request #17-F-00343

From: CPSC FOIA

Mr. Rony,

Thank you for submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). As of this writing, we are still awaiting responses from the Commission’s Program Office(s) for FOIA Request #17-F-00343. Once we receive the information, the FOIA Office will process it accordingly.

Please feel free to check back with us in a week or so. If you have any questions or need to contact us, we are available Monday – Friday from 7:30AM – 4:30PM EST by telephone on 301-504-7923, by fax on 301-504-0127, by e-mail addressed to cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov<mailto:cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov> or by postal mail.

Thanks~Angela

From:

Dear Rony Alexander ,
Our records indicate that you have submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in the past. We are writing to inform you that CPSC is about to launch e-FOIA Public Access Link (PAL), an online portal that will allow a FOIA requester to:

1. Submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request online;
2. Check the status of an existing request;
3. E-Mail the Government Information Specialist assigned to your request
4. Upload documentation, such as a Request Description, Fee Waiver Request or a Request for Expedited Processing;
5. Download the material deemed responsive to your request along with the correspondence for your request; and
6. Submit an appeal
We anticipate launching e-FOIA PAL in June 2017, so keep checking the FOIA page on the CPSC website ( http://www.cpsc.gov/en/NewsRoom/FOIA/Make-a-FOIA-Request) for the portal's arrival. (http://www.cpsc.gov/en/NewsRoom/FOIA/Make-a-FOIA-Request) Registration Required
You register to experience the benefits of e-FOIA PAL's capabilities. We ask that you use a valid must e-mail address as your User ID. Further information is available on the e-FOIA PAL site.
Click on the link to access the e-FOIA PAL site:
http://www.cpsc.gov/pal/palMain.aspx (http://www.cpsc.gov/pal/palMain.aspx) Certified Records
You can submit a FOIA request for certified records, check the status of the FOIA request and communicate with the Government Information Specialist assigned to the request via e-FOIA PAL.
Because certified records must bear a raised seal that is physically applied by
the Agency Secretariat, certified records will continue to be sent to FOIA requesters
via postal mail and not electronically. Additional Ways to Submit FOIA Requests and to Communicate with FOIA Staff
If you elect not to utilize e-FOIA PAL, you may continue to submit your request by postal mail, by fax to 301-504-0127 or by e-mail addressed to cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov . Please include your name, a telephone number, e-mail address and a postal mailing address in your inquiry or FOIA request. You may contact the FOIA Requester Service Center or a FOIA Public Liaison staff member for assistance. (mailto:cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov)
You can obtain more information on the FOIA Request Service Center and the Public Liaisons web page. (http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/FOIA/FOIA-Requester-Service-Center-and-FOIA-Public-Liaisons--Check-Status-of-a-FOIA-Request/)
Thank you. *****!!!
Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions expressed in this
e-mail (and any attachments) are solely those of the author and do
not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission.

Copies of product recall and product safety information can be sent
to you automatically via Internet e-mail, as they are released by
CPSC. To subscribe or unsubscribe to this service go to the following
web page: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Subscribe
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From: CPSC FOIA

Mr. Alexander,

Thank you for submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). We have received some responses from the staff, however, we are still awaiting responses from a few of the Commission’s Appointees and a Program Office. I will remind those who have not responded. Please feel free to check back with us in a week or so to see where we are with processing this request.

If you have any questions or need to contact us, we are available Monday – Friday from 7:30AM – 4:30PM EST by telephone on 301-504-7923, by fax on 301-504-0127, by e-mail addressed to cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov<mailto:cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov> or by postal mail.

Thanks~Angela

From: Alexander Rony

Thank you for your response to my request (#17-F-00343), Angela. Would you be able to release the documents you have already found and reviewed on a rolling basis?

Best regards,
Alexander Rony

From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

Mr. Rony,

Thank you for submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Our records indicate this request was closed in October. I will see what I can find out.

Thanks~Angela

From: Alexander Rony

Dear Angela,

You said that you will look into my FOIA request (#17-F-00343). I do not have any communications showing that the CPSC closed out my request. Here is the most recent information I have on hand:

On September 22, I received an "interim response, stating the request is being processed" from Deborah Acosta. The letter stated that the CPSC was providing my request and responsive documents to a firm (most likely the American Chemistry Council) who may be named in the documents. Accordingly, the processing of my request would be delayed until the firm had an opportunity to comment. I have not received any further communication through MuckRock, the service I used to file my request.

Thanks for looking into this,

Alexander Rony
Sierra Club

From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Alexander Rony

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Alexander Rony

From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

Mr. Rony,

Did you receive the material for FOIA Request #17-F-00343?

Thanks~Angela

From: Alexander Rony

Yes I did. Thank you.

Alexander

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