|Submitted||Sept. 23, 2012|
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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:
A copy of pending petitions filed by Native American groups seeking federal recognition. If no such petitions are pending, I request the last five requests received by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, as well as any final disposition letters sent to the petitioning groups.
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 MuckRock.com, 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.
September 24, 2012
Mr. Michael Morisy
PO Box 55819, Dept MR 1908
Boston , MA 02205-5819
Dear Michael Morisy:
The Bureau Of Indian Affairs received your FOIA request dated September 24, 2012 on September 24, 2012 and assigned it Request No. BIA-2012-01723. Please reference this number on correspondence concerning your request. We will advise you of the status of our response within 20 workdays if we anticipate a delay. Unusual circumstances may warrant an additional 10-workday extension.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Laura Cloud or Monique Hartgrove at (202) 208-4174.