|Submitted||Oct. 31, 2016|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Any and all e-mails and attachments sent from
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.
*Freedom of Information Act Appeal*
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Attn: “FOIA APPEAL”
300 E Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20546
(please address to Muckrock, not my name)
DEPT MR 29732
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
FOIA NUMBER: FOIA 17-HQ-F-00109
I am appealing the integrity of the search as there was no search preformed. My request was denied due to NASA officer stating "it is unclear what records are requested". I think I made it very clear what records I am requesting. If you would like a date range I can provide one by stating January 1st 2008 to October 28th 2016.
I said what record I am seeking: "emails". Furthermore, I specified what email addresses I seek correspondence from. If there are >1,000 emails I would understand if a FOIA officer wanted to clarify the request, but no search was preformed for me to know that I need to narrow my request. I submitted a similar request with DOJ and they were able to fulfill it.
The request was narrow enough to preform a search. The record I was seeking "emails" between just two different individuals who were specified in the request.
Somewhat related to denial:
In my request I did not say how much I am willing to pay. I am willing to pay up to $50 before you notify me of any further charges. Also, my address was asked for again (when already provided) and my address is even in the header of the DENIAL LETTER.
A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.