Pustay emails 7/1/12-11/1/12 (DOJ OIP)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy of the United States of America.
Tracking # F15177-0007
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The first 200 pages of emails received by Melanie Ann Pustay, Director of the Office of Information Policy, that contain the word “FOIA” between July 1, 2012 and November 1, 2012.

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: 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 Sept. 7, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jason Smathers

Hello,

The records request below was originally submitted to DOJ.OIP.Initial.Requests@usdoj.gov, and has not yet been acknowledged. Please confirm receipt.

Thank you.

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From Jason Smathers on Sept. 7, 2013:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

The first 200 pages of emails received by Melanie Ann Pustay, Director of the Office of Information Policy, that contain the word “FOIA” between July 1, 2012 and November 1, 2012.

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: OIP.IR Staff

Mr. Smathers,
Attached is our acknowledgment letter to your above-referenced Freedom of Information Act request.

Sincerely,

Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OIP/14 - 00318.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Schneider, Allison C. (OIP)

Mr. Smathers,

This email is to advise you that the above-referenced Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking "the first 200 pages of emails received by Melanie Ann Pustay, Director of the Office of Information Policy, that contain the word "FOIA" between July 1, 2012 and November 1, 2012" has been reassigned to me for handling. I am currently familiarizing myself with your request. I apologize the delay.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you for your patience as we continue to process this request.

Sincerely,
Allison C. Schneider
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Information Policy
United States Department of Justice
(202) 514-3642 (Main)
(202) 305-4015 (Direct)

From: Schneider, Allison C. (OIP)

Mr. Smathers,

Please see this Office's interim response to the above-mentioned request.

Sincerely,
Allison C. Schneider
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Information Policy
United States Department of Justice
(202) 514-3642 (Main)
(202) 305-4015 (Direct)

From: Cecil, Angie E. (CIV)

Dear Mr. Smathers,
Attached is the Civil Division's response to a referral of records responsive to your FOIA request to the Office of Information Policy.
Regards,

Angie E. Cecil
Senior FOIA Counsel
Office of FOIA, Records, and E-discovery
Office of the Assistant Attorney General
Department of Justice-Civil Division

Direct (202) 616-4678

From: Day, Laurie (OIP)


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