No-Fly List Nomination Process (Department of Homeland Security)

Alex Richardson filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-TSFO-00208
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From: Alex Richardson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The policy statement outlining the processes and criteria according to which officials nominate, consider and approve names for the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list.

In the event that the contents of the requested document are classified under Executive Order 13526, I also make the following additional requests:

I am requesting that each document be considered individually and released as fully as possible.

Pursuant to section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the level of classification of this information and its existence/nonexistence.

Pursuant to section 1.3 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific authority which classified this information.

Pursuant to section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific classification categories of this information, as well as an identification or description of the damage to national security which the disclosure of this information would produce.

Pursuant to section 1.5 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific duration of time for which this classification will stand.

Pursuant to section 1.6 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting all classification markings about this information, including (1) one of the three classification levels defined in section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, (2) the identity, by name and position, or by personal identifier, of the original classification authority, (3) the agency and office of origin, if not otherwise evident, (4) declassification instructions, and (5) a concise reason for classification that, at a minimum, cites the applicable classification categories in section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Alex Richardson

From: TSA

Good evening, Attached is our acknowledgment to your TSA FOIA request. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the TSA reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 571-227-2300. Regards,
Teri M. Miller or Amanda Deplitch
Acting FOIA Branch Officers

From: TSA

Good morning Mr. Richardson,
Please find attached the acknowledgement and final response to your Freedom of Information Act Request dated April 10, 2015.
V/R,
I&A FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
UNCLASS: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov UNCLASS PHONE: (202)447-4883

From: Alex Richardson

Please see the below request, which was referred to your office.
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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:

The policy statement outlining the processes and criteria according to which officials nominate, consider and approve names for the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list.

In the event that the contents of the requested document are classified under Executive Order 13526, I also make the following additional requests:

I am requesting that each document be considered individually and released as fully as possible.

Pursuant to section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the level of classification of this information and its existence/nonexistence.

Pursuant to section 1.3 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific authority which classified this information.

Pursuant to section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific classification categories of this information, as well as an identification or description of the damage to national security which the disclosure of this information would produce.

Pursuant to section 1.5 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific duration of time for which this classification will stand.

Pursuant to section 1.6 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting all classification markings about this information, including (1) one of the three classification levels defined in section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, (2) the identity, by name and position, or by personal identifier, of the original classification authority, (3) the agency and office of origin, if not otherwise evident, (4) declassification instructions, and (5) a concise reason for classification that, at a minimum, cites the applicable classification categories in section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Alex Richardson

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Richardson,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: TSA

Good Morning, Attached is our acknowledgment to your TSA FOIA request. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the TSA reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 571-227-2300. Regards,
Teri M. Miller or Amanda Deplitch
Acting FOIA Branch Officers

From: Alex Richardson

Hello,

Very sorry, but I should have included this in the initial request - I'd like to informally request confirmation that I have been classified as a media requestor for the purpose of fees, given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist. Here is a selection of my published articles at MuckRock:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/05/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office-releases-its-body-ca/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/17/postal-service-and-irs-join-cia-handing-out-glomar/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/24/cuts-lawrence-fire-department-pushed-costs-propert/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/apr/09/you-have-no-right-electronic-privacy-when-you-cros/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/apr/22/customs-and-border-patrol-can-take-your-porn/

I have also been published and recognized as a journalist by national media outlets:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/you-have-no-right-to-electronic-privacy-when-you-cross-the-us-border

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/us-customs-is-required-to-seize-your-dick-pics-when-you-cross-the-border

https://youtu.be/7mukg4mW5jM

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Best,
Alex Richardson

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-TSFO-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Good Afternoon,

Your request has been received in this office for processing. Due to the increase in number of requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. It is the TSA’s practice to assign requests to one of the two tracks based on the complexity of the request. Requests within the tracks are processed in the order in which they are received. Your request has been assigned to the complex track. At this time we anticipate an additional six months for simple and one year for complex to complete the processing of your request, based on processing time of similar requests. This message contains all of the information we are able to communicate to you at this time in the process. If you would like to contact us to narrow the scope of your request, please contact this office at (571) 227-2300 or foia@tsa.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@tsa.dhs.gov>. For future status inquiries, please visit http://www.dhs.gov//foia-status<http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status> and type in the case number listed above.

Thank you for your time. Have a great day!

Patrick McGregor
Traveler Engagement Division (TED)
Office of Civil Rights & Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement (CRL/OTE)
TAPE LLC. Contractor: TSA FOIA
571-227-5567

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-TSFO-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Hello,

Your request has been received in this office for processing. Due to the increase in number of requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. It is the TSA’s practice to assign requests to one of the two tracks based on the complexity of the request. Requests within the tracks are processed in the order in which they are received. Your request has been assigned to the Complex track. At this time we anticipate an additional six months for simple and one year for complex to complete the processing of your request, based on processing time of similar requests. This message contains all of the information we are able to communicate to you at this time in the process. If you would like to contact us to narrow the scope of your request, please contact this office at (571) 227-2300 or foia@tsa.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@tsa.dhs.gov>. For future status inquiries, please visit http://www.dhs.gov//foia-status<http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status> and type in the case number listed above.

Thank you,

Administrative Clerk, CTR
Dynamis, Inc. in support of:
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Transpotation Security Administration(TSA)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-TSFO-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Good day,

All status inquires may be answered by visiting the following website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status) and entering your case number. That is all the information we can provide to you at this time.

Administrative Clerk, CTR
Dynamis, Inc. in support of:
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-TSFO-00208.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: FOIA

Good day,

All status inquires may be answered by visiting the following website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status) and entering your case number. That is all the information we can provide to you at this time.
Thanks

Administrative Clerk, CTR
Dynamis, Inc. in support of:
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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