National Park Service Fee Policy

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the National Park Service of the United States of America.
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NPS-2018-00088

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Completed

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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any communications or correspondence (email, written, or otherwise) between Acting National Park Service Director Michael T. Reynolds, or his staff, and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, or his staff, regarding the proposed targeted fee increase at selected national park. The National Park Service announced this proposed fee increase on October 24, 2017. More information about the policy in question can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/10-24-2017-fee-changes-proposal.htm This requests seeks documents produced between June 1, 2017 and the date this request is processed.

I am a reporter with Pacific Standard magazine, and the requested documents will be made available to the general public. 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,

Jimmy Tobias

From: National Park Service

Mr. Tobias,

Your request has been received and has been assigned tracking number
NPS-2018-00088. All future correspondence relating to this request should
reference this tracking number.

In accordance with 43 CFR 2.15
<http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=0fc3ab3499768eebc2e3691c8cf88dec&rgn=div5&view=text&node=43:1.1.1.1.2&idno=43#se43.1.2_115>
the
National Park Service processes requests on a first-in, first-out basis
within several processing tracks. Your request has been placed in the
normal track. There are currently 3 expedited and 41 normal requests ahead
of this request in the processing queue.

You should expect our response by November 22, 2017. If you do not receive
our response by that date you may file an appeal by writing to:

Freedom of Information Act Appeals Officer
Office of the Solicitor
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
MS-6556-MIB,
Washington, D.C. 20240
foia.appeals@sol.doi.gov

Your failure-to-timely-respond appeal may be filed anytime after the
estimated response date provided above and the date we issue our final
response. The appeal should be marked, both on the envelope and the face of
the appeal letter, with the legend "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEAL." Your
appeal should be accompanied by a copy of your original request and copies
of all correspondence between yourself and the National Park Service
related to this request, along with any information you have which leads
you to believe our response to be in error. Note, any appeal received
after 5 p.m. EST will be considered to have been received on the next
business day.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: National Park Service

I am out of the office and will respond to your messages after I return on November 27, 2017.
Sincerely,
C.
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____________________ Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO  80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov (mailto:charis_wilson@nps.gov)

From: National Park Service

Mr. Tobias,

At this time, there are two expedited, two simple, and 40 normal requests
ahead of yours in my processing queue.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: National Park Service

I am out of the office and will respond to your message after I return on January 2, 2018.  If you need assistance before then please contact WASO_FOIA_requests@nps.gov. (mailto:WASO_FOIA_requests@nps.gov)
Sincerely,
C.
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____________________ Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO  80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov (mailto:charis_wilson@nps.gov)

From: National Park Service

Mr. Tobias,

At this time there are 2 expedited, 1 simple, 45, normal, and 26 complex
requests ahead of yours in the processing queue.

Sincerely,

c.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: National Park Service

Mt. Tobias,

Currently there are 1 simple and 22 normal requests ahead of yours in the
processing queue.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: National Park Service

At this time there are 4 simple and 10 normal requests ahead of this
request in the processing queue.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: National Park Service

Mr. Tobias,

The final response package for this request is undergoing final review. I
hope to be able to issue our response shortly.

I apologize for the delay in getting this information to you. Please note,
because we were not able to process your request within the required twenty
workday period you have the right to appeal. You may file an appeal by
writing to:

Freedom of Information Act Appeals Officer
Office of the Solicitor
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
MS-6556-MIB,
Washington, D.C. 20240
foia.appeals@sol.doi.gov

Your failure-to-timely-respond appeal may be filed anytime between now and
the date we issue our final response. The appeal should be marked, both on
the envelope and the face of the appeal letter, with the legend "FREEDOM OF
INFORMATION APPEAL." Your appeal should be accompanied by a copy of your
original request and copies of all correspondence between yourself and the
National Park Service related to this request, along with any information
you have which leads you to believe our response to be in error. Note, any
appeal received after 5 p.m. EST will be considered to have been received
on the next business day.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: National Park Service

There are currently 30 normal and 17 complex requests ahead of this one in
the processing queue.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

From: National Park Service

Mr. Tobias,

I am attaching a copy of our response to your request as well as a file
containing the responsive records that we are releasing to you.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD, CRM
NPS FOIA Officer
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
303-969-2959
Fax: 303-969-2557
1-855-NPS-FOIA
npsfoia@nps.gov <charis_wilson@nps.gov>

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