NARA DOJ General Records on Church of Scientology (AAG McGrath files)

R. M. Seibert filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # RD 5007
Due June 9, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: R. M. Seibert

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the following file unit indexed as description-only records in OPA under Record Group 60: General Records of the Department of Justice, 1790 - 2002.

(1) ARC Identifier: 3740548; File Unit: [McGrath, Paul J] FBI Scientology; Series: Subject Files of the Assistant Attorney General, 1958 - 1993; http://research.archives.gov/description/3740548

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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,

Ms. R. M. Seibert

From: Jodi Foor

Dear Ms. Seibert,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act
request to the National Archives and Records Administration.

Due to the nature of your request, we have forwarded your request (received
in our office on May 11, 2016) to our Office of Research Services, Special
Access and FOIA staff, for appropriate handling. You will be assigned a new
tracking number by that office within the next 20 business days. If you
would like to follow up with that office directly please contact them at
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For your reference, your original submission follows.

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Sincerely,

Jodi L. Foor

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Wed, May 11, 2016 at 2:22 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: NARA DOJ General Records on Church
of Scientology (AAG McGrath files)
To: foia@nara.gov

May 11, 2016
National Archives and Records Administration
FOIA Officer
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the following file unit indexed as description-only records in
OPA under Record Group 60: General Records of the Department of Justice,
1790 - 2002.

(1) ARC Identifier: 3740548; File Unit: [McGrath, Paul J] FBI Scientology;
Series: Subject Files of the Assistant Attorney General, 1958 - 1993;
http://research.archives.gov/description/3740548

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and
this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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,

Ms. R. M. Seibert

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The attached FOIA request has been forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: Special Access and FOIA e-mail

This is an automated reply to inform you that National Archives and Records Administration received your e-mail.

If this is a reference request regarding records in the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection, you must contact our Textual Records Reference Division at archives2reference@nara.gov.

If this is a FOIA request, we are currently assessing your FOIA to determine which organization within NARA can best respond. Once your FOIA is properly routed, our goal is to provide you with a reply within 20 working days* that will either resolve your request or inform you of your FOIA case number and the current status. We will contact you at this e-mail address if we require more information in order to proceed.

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*According to the FOIA the 20 working days begins when the FOIA is received by the appropriate component of the agency and is calculated excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal public holidays.

From: Britney Crawford

Dear Mr. Seibert,

We received your request and assigned FOIA case number RD 50072. You will
receive a formal response letter within 20 working days.

Sincerely,
Special Access and FOIA Staff

From: National Archives and Records Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Jessica Hartman

June 21, 2017

R. M. Seibert

requests@muckrock.com

Dear Ms. Seibert,

I am writing in response to your request for an updated status on the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by this office in May
2016 for records in the custody of the National Archives and Records
Administration. Your request was assigned FOIA case tracking number RD
50072 and placed in Tier 1 for review.

To give you an indication of our existing backlog for cases in Tier 1,
there are approximately 355 cases ahead of yours and we are currently
processing requests received in April 2015.

To notify this office of a change in your contact information or to track
the status of your request, please telephone 301-837-3190 or e-mail
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov. If you have specific questions regarding the
subject of your request, please contact Rebecca Calcagno directly at
rebecca.calcagno@nara.gov or 301.837.2986. All communications concerning
this request should reference your case tracking number RD 50072.

Sincerely,

Jessie Hartman
Government Information Specialist
Special Access and FOIA Branch
National Archives at College Park
301.837.1905

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