Plum Island Animal Disease Center Records Retention Schedule

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2015-REE-03041-F
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The records retention schedule governing records created by and held by the Plum Island Animal Disease Center

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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: USDAFOIA - OCIO

Dear Mr. Lipton,

Upon review, the FSC has determined that the records sought are likely to be maintained by the USDA components, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service and Agricultural Research Service. Therefore, according to USDA regulation 7 C.F.R. § 1.5(f), the FSC is routing your request to Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service and Agricultural Research Service for processing and direct response to you. I have attached the Routing Letter for your information.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Kind regards,
Patricia Weth

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From: USDAFOIA - OCIO

Dear Mr. Lipton,

Upon review, the FSC has determined that the records sought are likely to be maintained by the USDA components, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service and Agricultural Research Service. Therefore, according to USDA regulation 7 C.F.R. § 1.5(f), the FSC is routing your request to Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service and Agricultural Research Service for processing and direct response to you. I have attached the Routing Letter for your information.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Kind regards,
Patricia Weth

Patricia A. Weth, Esq.
Senior FOIA Analyst (Contractor)
United States Department of Agriculture
FOIA Service Center
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Patriot Plaza III, 355 E Street, SW, 10-122 B
Washington DC 20024
(202) 772-9024
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From: Hutchison, Stasia

Beryl C.D. Lipton
MuckRock News

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated April 9, 2015, submitted to the Department FOIA Office for the records retention schedule governing records created by and held by the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. Because the responsive records are maintained by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), your request was forwarded to this office for processing and direct response to you. Your request was received in this office on April 14 and assigned FOIA No. 2015-REE-03041-F.

Specifically, you requested:

the records retention schedule governing records created by and held by the Plum Island Animal Disease Center.

Attached is the Files Management and Retention/Disposition Guide followed by the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, ARS.

If you have any questions concerning your request, please contact this office at 301-504-1655 or stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov<mailto:stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov>.
Sincerely,
Stasia Hutchison

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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Hutchison,

Thank you so much for your response. It's greatly appreciated.

Have a lovely evening,
Beryl

From: Hutchison, Stasia

You are welcome. Have a great day!

From: Adams, Danielle - FS

Beryl,

Are you be available for a phone conversation tomorrow? I would like to get a better sense of what you are looking for and possibly help you narrow your request.

I reached out to our Law Enforcement and Investigations component to get a better sense of how the requested records are organized. It seems that the “Rainbow Gathering” and the affiliated organization impacts every region in the Forest Service. As worded, the description of the requested records lacks sufficient specificity to initiate a reasonable search.

I look forward to working with you so we can ensure timely processing of your request.

Best,

Danielle

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