|Submitted||May 26, 2014|
|Due||July 3, 2014|
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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:
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.
A fix is required to perfect the request.
Dear Ms. Ferrell,
I have reviewed your letter, and I do not understand what you are asking for beyond what was in my initial letter. I stated that I was a tenure-track professor performing research at the CUNY School of Law, and I provided four examples of "scholarly works conducted by [me] on behalf of [my]
educational institution." Those are merely samples of my scholarly work, but all four deal specifically with the matters covered by the requested records.
Please elaborate on what more you need from me.
Please provide me with an update on this request and an estimated date of completion. I responded to your 6/9/14 letter on 6/19/14 and have not received a response since.