|Submitted||Sept. 21, 2017|
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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:
I am seeking all documents related to any review or study conducted to determine the impact and efficacy of the National Park Service's Policy Memorandum 11-03, also known as the "Water Bottle Ban", since it was adopted in 2011.
As a reporter with national magazine outlets, 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.
I believe the information you have requested is already available online
Please let me know if the posted information does not meet your needs. If
we do not hear from you within 20 workdays we will assume you are no longer
interested in this matter and will close the file on your request.
that there was a procedural deficiency in this
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
Washington, D.C. 20240
Your appeal must be received no later than
workdays after the date of this 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.
Additionally, because the National Park Service creates and maintains law
enforcement records, we are required by the Department of Justice to
provide the following information, even though it may or may not apply to
your specific request. Congress excluded three discrete categories of law
enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the
FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. 552(c) (2006 & Supp. IV 2010). This response is limited
to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is
a standard notification that we are required to give all our requesters and
should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not,
Also as part of the 2007 OPEN Government Act FOIA amendments, the Office
of Government Information Services (OGIS) was created to offer mediation
services to resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies
as a nonexclusive alternative to litigation. Using OGIS services does not
affect your right to pursue litigation.
You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways:
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Please feel free to contact me, both as the FOIA Liaison and the person
who processed your request if you have any questions regarding this
Thank you for the timely reply.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 21, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Please note that we notified you on September 22 that we believed the
information you had requested was already available online. In fact a copy
of that response is included in this email thread. As we notified you in
that response because we did not hear anything to the contrary from you
within 20 workdays we have closed your request. If you are still
interested in this material, you will need to submit a new request. If you
do so, please specify exactly what additional information you are seeking.
Thank you. I was able to obtain what I need.
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