Proposed records schedules (FEMA)

Doug Cox filed this request with the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # FEMA 2014-FEFO-00693, 2014-HQFO-00526
Status
Completed

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From: Doug Cox

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All proposed records schedules (SF-115) submitted to NARA by your agency within the last five years.

Regarding my fee status, I am affiliated with an educational or noncommercial scientific institution, and this request is made for a scholarly purpose and not for commercial use. Specifically, I am a tenure-track Associate Law Library Professor at the City University of New York School of Law and I am requesting these records a part of ongoing research related to the Federal Records Act and other federal records laws, including specifically issues concerning agency records control schedules. See generally Douglas Cox, Burn After Viewing: The CIA’s Destruction of the Abu Zubaydah Tapes & The Law of Federal Records, 5 J. Nat’l Sec. L. & Pol’y 131 (2011) (discussing federal records laws and agency records control schedules obtained via FOIA); see also Douglas Cox, The Lost Archives of Noriega: The Law of Armed Conflict & The Fate of Panamanian Human Rights Documents in U.S. Custody, 32 B.U. Int’l L.J. 55, 70, 79-82 (2014) (discussing federal records laws and agency records control schedules); Douglas Cox, In the Trenches: Archival Ethics, Law & The Case of the Destroyed CIA Tapes, 22 J. Info. Ethics, Fall 2013, at 90-101, 95-98 (discussing federal records laws and agency records control schedules); Douglas Cox, National Archives and International Conflicts, 74 Am. Archivist 451, 465-66 (2011) (discussing records control schedules of multiple federal agencies).

I request that electronic records be sent to me, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Because I am an educational fee requester, I do not expect that you will assess any search or review fees. Because I have requested electronic records, I do not expect that you will assess any duplication fees. For that reason, it is not necessary for me to formally request a public interest fee waiver. I do wish to state for the record, though, my unwillingness to pay any fees for this request.

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,

Douglas Cox

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Cox:

Thank you for contacting FEMA. This message confirms receipt of your May 26, 2014, FOIA request. You will receive a detailed official acknowledgement letter soon.

Respectfully,

The FEMA Disclosure Branch

From: FEMA-FOIA

Dear Mr. Cox:

Attached is the acknowledgement of receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request, FEMA 2014-FEFO-00693. If you need to contact our office concerning this request, please call (202) 258-8160 or electronically at Disclosure-Unit-TeamA@fema.dhs.gov<mailto:Disclosure-Unit-TeamA@fema.dhs.gov> and refer to FEMA 2014-FEFO-00693.

Thank you,
The FEMA Disclosure Branch

From: Doug Cox

I have reviewed your letter regarding Request 2014-FEF0-00693. I do not agree to pay anything for these records, but it will likely be a moot point, as I have specifically requested electronic records, for which there should be no duplication fees.

Regards,

Doug Cox

From: FEMA-FOIA

Dear Mr. Cox:

Attached is the final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request, FEMA 2014-FEFO-00693. If you need to contact our office concerning this request, please call (202) 646-3323 or electronically at FEMA-FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:FEMA-FOIA@dhs.gov> and refer to FEMA 2014-FEFO-00693.

Thank you,
The FEMA Disclosure Branch

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