Opioid Crisis emergency declaration

Andrew Joyce filed this request with the United States Public Health Service of the United States of America.
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From: Andrew Joyce

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Please provide any and all documents and correspondences concerning the decision or potential decision to declare the U.S. opioid crisis a national health emergency that were created on or after January 21, 2017

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.


Andrew Joyce


Dear Andrew Joyce,
The attached letter pertains to your FOIA request. Please email, write, or call our office if you have questions.
Kristan Lockett Government Information Specialist , FOI / Privacy Acts Division
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA), Office of Secretary (OS),Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Mailing Address: 200 Independence Avenue SW, Suite 729H, Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (202)260-6933        Fax: (202)260-6108
(mailto:Kristan.Lockett@hhs.gov) Kristan.Lockett@hhs.gov

From: Voelker, Glenn (OS/ASPA)

Good Morning Andrew,

Did you send this request to any other program office within HHS? The reason we are asking is that it may need to be referred to other offices, please let us know, thank you.

Glenn Voelker

From: Andrew Joyce

I sent a similar general request to HHS as a whole on Sept. 1, which has yet to be acknowledged. Would love to know if there is a specific office you recommend I submit a request to.

From: Voelker, Glenn (OS/ASPA)

You should also send one to SAMHSA.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)<http://www.samhsa.gov/foia>
Freedom of Information Officer
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18E13A
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: 240-276-2327
Fax: 240-276-2252
FOIA Officer: Siobhan Dugan
FOIA Public Liaison: Siobhan Dugan

From: Andrew Joyce

Thanks so much! Just sent it.

From: United States Public Health Service

Dear  Andrew Joyce,
Please see the attached letter regarding request 18-0001-FOIA. If you have any questions regarding this request, please email the PHS FOIA office at FOIARequest@psc.hhs.gov.
Kristan Lockett
Government Information Specialist ,  FOI / Privacy Acts Division, ASPA, OS
Phone: (202)260-6933
Fax: (202)260-6108
E-mail: Kristan.Lockett@hhs.gov