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Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the National Park Service of the United States of America.
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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All written or electronic communications, including attachments, sent or received by the office of the director that relates to the National Park Service's decision to withdraw support from the rainbow flag dedication ceremony at New York's Stonewall National Monument on October 11, 2017. More information about that decision can be found here: http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/10/10/trump-terminates-support-national-park-services-rainbow-flag-ceremony-stonewall/

This request pertains seeks documents and communications produced between October 1, 2017 and November 1, 2017.

I am a reporter for 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,

We have had several previous FOIA requests for this information. However, have not yet been able to post the materials on our FOIA Library as the required Section 508 compliance has not yet been completed. I am therefore uploading copies of the previously released records, which are responsive to the two FOIA requests you submitted to the National Park Service earlier this morning.

I trust that this information fully satisfies your request. Please do not hesitate to contact me, as the NPS FOIA Liaison and the person responsible for processing your request, if you have any questions regarding your request.

In addition, 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. You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways:

Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)
National Archives and Records Administration
Room 2510
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

E-mail: ogis@nara.gov
Phone: 301-837-1996
Fax: 301-837-0348
Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448

Note, 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, exist.

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

From: National Park Service

Mr. Tobias,

We have had several previous FOIA requests for this information. However,
have not yet been able to post the materials on our FOIA Library as due to
the volume of records we released we have not been able to complete the
required Section 508 compliance. I therefore uploaded copies of the
previously released records onto the MuckRock system, which are responsive
to the two FOIA requests you submitted to the National Park Service earlier
this morning.

I trust that this information fully satisfies your request. Please do not
hesitate to contact me, as the NPS FOIA Liaison and the person responsible
for processing your request, if you have any questions regarding your
request.

In addition, as part of the 2007 OPEN Government Act FOIA amendments, the
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS <https://ogis.archives.gov/>)
was created to offer mediation services to resolve disputes between FOIA
requesters and Federal agencies. You may contact OGIS in any of the
following ways:

Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)
National Archives and Records Administration
Room 2510
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

E-mail: ogis@nara.gov
Phone: 301-837-1996
Fax: 301-837-0348
Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448

Note, 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,
exist.

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: Jimmy Tobias

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Jimmy Tobias

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