November 2010 FOIA Log (NIST)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States of America.


From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A log of all FOIA requests received by NIST in November 2010 including all data logged. If NIST does not keep a FOIA log, please provide copies of all FOIA requests received in November 2010 and the NIST response letters, but not any of the actual responsive records.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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.


Jason Smathers
Filed via
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From: NIST FOIA Office

From: NIST FOIA Office

From: NIST FOIA Office

Dear Mr. Smathers,

This letter serves as the final response to your November 29, 2010 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for “a log of all FOIA requests received by NIST in November 2010 including all data logged.” Your request was received at the NIST FOIA Control Desk on November 30, 2010 and assigned FOIA Log #11-040.

NIST has completed the actual search for responsive records and attached is one document consisting of one page being released in its entirety.

It was previously determined that you are in the “all other requesters” category, for which chargeable services include search and duplication of responsive documents excluding the cost of the first 2 hours of search and the first 100 pages of duplication. The search time and duplication costs are under the chargeable threshold and thus the documents are being provided at no cost.

Amy Egan
Catherine S. Fletcher
Freedom of Information Act Officer