Planned Parenthood communication 2013 (HHS)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-0249
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Communications

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communication between HHS and Planned Parenthood in calendar year 2013.

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.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: Daley, Garfield (HHS/ASPA)

Hello. The HHS FOIA office received your FOIA request for all communication between HHS and planned parenthood for 2013. Unfortunately, this request is viewed as broad in nature and may require several agencies and offices within HHS to perform a search for records. Planned Parenthood applies for and receives several grants throughout the entire U.S. and may possibly be communication with numerous components within HHS. Is there a specific subject matter that you would like the search to be performed on?
thanks

Garfield Daley
Acting FOIA Director
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
Office of Secretary (OS)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Switzer Bldg, Room 2208
Phone: (202) 690-8055
Fax: (202) 690-8320
garfield.daley@hhs.gov<mailto:garfield.daley@hhs.gov>

From: HHS

Received On: 11/20/2013

Request Number : 14-0249

This acknowledges your Freedom of Information Act request received in this Office on the above date. We have asked the appropriate action Office(s) to send the requested records to us for review.

Your request has been assigned a case number based on the date of its receipt in this office and is being processed as expeditiously as possible. Pursuant to Departmental regulations, 43 CFR Part 5 Subpart D, charges can be made if applicable. The actual processing time will depend on the complexity of your request and whether sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive search, and/or consultation with other HHS components or other executive branch agencies are involved. These agencies will provide a direct response to you. There may be a charge for those records and, in some cases, the charges may be substantial.

You may contact this office by phone at (202) 690-7453, at any time concerning your request. When making an inquiry, we request that you please refer to the FOIA Request Number above.

Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts Division
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
330 C Street, S.W.
Switzer Building, Room 2206
Washington, DC 20201

From: Jason Smathers

Garfield Daley
Acting FOIA Director
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
Office of Secretary (OS)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Switzer Bldg, Room 2208
Phone: (202) 690-8055
Fax: (202) 690-8320
garfield.daley@hhs.gov<mailto:garfield.daley@hhs.gov>

Mr. Daley,

You may limit your search to the CMS offices and the HHS Headquarters offices.

Thank you.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

From: Department of Health and Human Services

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Daley, Garfield (HHS/ASPA)

Hello. Attached is the response letter and responsive records to the above FOIA request.

Garfield Daley
Acting FOIA Director
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
Office of Secretary (OS)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Switzer Bldg, Room 2208
Phone: (202) 690-8055
Fax: (202) 690-8320
garfield.daley@hhs.gov<mailto:garfield.daley@hhs.gov>

From: Carter, Valencia (CMS/OSORA)

Good Morning,

Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information Act request.

If you have any other questions, please contact via email at valencia.carter@cms.hhs.gov<mailto:valencia.carter@cms.hhs.gov> or at 410-786-3229.

Thank you,

Valencia Carter
Government Information Specialist
Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(410) 786-3229
valencia.carter@cms.hhs.gov<mailto:valencia.carter@cms.hhs.gov>

From: Carter, Valencia (CMS/OSORA)

Good Morning,

Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information Act request.

If you have any other questions, please contact via email at valencia.carter@cms.hhs.gov<mailto:valencia.carter@cms.hhs.gov> or at 410-786-3229.

Thank you,

Valencia Carter
Government Information Specialist
Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(410) 786-3229
valencia.carter@cms.hhs.gov<mailto:valencia.carter@cms.hhs.gov>

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