Previous FOIA on Ebola

Emmanuel Freudenthal filed this request with the United States Agency for International Development of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-00011-18

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request all the documents provided under previous FOIA requests that contain the word "Ebola" in the request, as well as a list of the documents provided in each of the requests.

I also request that fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. I am a reporter who publishes regularly and will use these documents to write a news story. The request is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage. Furthermore, the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com,

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 filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. We would like text-searchable documents.

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,
Emmanuel Freudenthal

From: United States Agency for International Development

October 20, 2017 RE:  USAID FOIA No. F-00011-18 Dear Mr. Freudenthal: Thank you for your letter dated October 20, 2017, requesting information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552.  The tracking number for your request is F-00011-18.  Please use this number when corresponding with our office. At this time, we are in the process of perfecting your request.  A perfected request for records reasonably describes such records and is made in accordance with published rules stating the time, place, fees (if any) and procedures to be followed.  This process includes reviewing the request for clarity and fee category determination and related commitment to pay, if applicable. Once your request is perfected, you will be notified of the FOIA Specialist assigned to process your case.  If you have questions, please contact us at foia@usaid.gov.  Please cite the above-referenced number when corresponding with our office. (mailto:foia@usaid.gov) Thank you. Sincerely, Qianna Norman ADR/FOIA Specialist
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division

From: United States Agency for International Development

October 20, 2017 RE:  USAID FOIA No. F-00011-18 Dear Mr. Freudenthal: This acknowledges receipt of your October 20, 2017, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  Specifically, you requested all the documents provided under previous FOIA requests that contain the word "Ebola" in the request, as well as a list of the documents provided in each of the requests. You also requested a fee waiver. Fee Waiver
The FOIA provides that fees should be waived or reduced if disclosure of the information is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester.  As a member of the media, the only applicable fee is duplication.  Duplication is $0.10 per page, but the first 100 pages are free.  After review of the fee waiver criteria, your fee waiver request is moot.  Since the only applicable fee is duplication, and USAID routinely furnishes responsive records to FOIA requesters in electronic format, it's most likely there will be no duplication fees to assess.
FOIA Specialist Your request has been assigned to
Dexter Johnson, Senior FOIA Specialist.  You may contact Dexter Johnson by email at dejohnson@usaid.gov or by phone on 202-712-4618.  Please reference the tracking number cited above in any future correspondence.
Qianna Norman FOIA Specialist
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division

From: United States Agency for International Development

Hello Mr. Freudenthal,

Your assigned FOIA Specialist, Mr. Dexter Johnson will further assist you
with providing an update to your case F-00011-18. Mr. Johnson is cc'ed to
this email. Thank you.

Have a wonderful day.

V/r,
Qianna Norman
USAID - US Agency for International Development
Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and
Records Division (M/MS/IRD) | RRB - 2.07C - Washington, DC 20523 | Direct:
202-712-5295 | qnorman@usaid.gov

From: United States Agency for International Development

Greetings, Mr. Freudenthal,

Your request is currently being processed. I hope to have a final response
to within a couple of weeks.

v/r

*Dexter E. Johnson*
*Senior Government Information Specialist (FOIA) *
*USAID - US Agency for International Development *
*Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and
Records Division (M/MS/IRD) *
*RRB - 2.07C - **Washington, DC 20523*
*Direct: (202) 712-4618 <%28202%29%20712-4618>** | dejohnson@usaid.gov
<dejohnson@usaid.gov>*

From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

Dear Mr Johnson,

Thanks for the update. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best,
Emmanuel

From: United States Agency for International Development

Greetings, Mr. Freudenthal,

I am out of the office next week. I anticipate having a final response to
you No later than January 16, 2018. Thank you.

v/r

*Dexter E. Johnson*
*Senior Government Information Specialist (FOIA) *
*USAID - US Agency for International Development *
*Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and
Records Division (M/MS/IRD) *
*RRB - 2.07C - **Washington, DC 20523*
*Direct: (202) 712-4618 <%28202%29%20712-4618>** | dejohnson@usaid.gov
<dejohnson@usaid.gov>*

From: United States Agency for International Development

Greetings, Mr. Freudenthal,

Attached, please find the final response to your October 20, 2017 FOIA request.

v/r

Dexter E. Johnson
Senior Government Information Specialist (FOIA)
USAID - US Agency for International Development
Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and Records Division (M/MS/IRD)
RRB - 2.07C - Washington, DC 20523
Direct: (202) 712-4618 | dejohnson@usaid.gov

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