Passport Revocations

Taylor Amarel filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2018-02248

F-2018-00907

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Taylor Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to obtain all records, correspondence, logs, notes, statistics, manuals, or memos relating to the IRS/DOS program that involves the revocation of passports for individuals that are delinquent on tax obligations. I would like to obtain information on the number of passports denied, revoked, or cancelled as well as manual and memos on this process and what (if any) administrative appeal rights individuals would be given.

These records are known to exist and are detailed here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/revocation-or-denial-of-passport-in-case-of-certain-unpaid-taxes#passport as well as on the DOS website. Please contact me if more clarification is needed, do not close my request without consulting me first.

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.

Sincerely,

Taylor Amarel

From: U.S. Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

I respectfully appeal this decision. The IRS has ALREADY released documents (which you can see here: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/03/01/2-15-18_MR48242_RES.pdf) indicating that Carl C. Risch, Assistance Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State has significant knowledge of the records requested. Please have Mr. Risch review my request for records, at a minimum the MOU should be released.

Best,
Taylor Amarel

From: U.S. Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

I have not received a response to my appeal, instead, I was sent another "fix required" letter. Can you please clarify if my appeal is being processed?

Furthermore, although I contend that no narrowing of scope is required. If you must narrow the scope, please search for records within the Bureau of Consular Affairs. It may be helpful to start with records known to exist or signed by Carl C. Risch, Assistance Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Best,
Taylor Amarel

From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

I have not received a response to my appeal, instead, I was sent another "fix required" letter. Can you please clarify if my appeal is being processed?

Furthermore, although I contend that no narrowing of scope is required. If you must narrow the scope, please search for records within the Bureau of Consular Affairs. It may be helpful to start with records known to exist or signed by Carl C. Risch, Assistance Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Best,
Taylor Amarel

From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

I respectfully appeal this decision. The IRS has ALREADY released documents (which you can see here: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/03/01/2-15-18_MR48242_RES.pdf) indicating that Carl C. Risch, Assistance Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State has significant knowledge of the records requested. Please have Mr. Risch review my request for records, at a minimum the MOU should be released.

Best,
Taylor Amarel

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