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Robert Delaware filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-HQFO-00104 ; 2014-HQAP-00032
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From: Robert Delaware

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails and corresponding attachments sent to (to:, cc: or bcc:) or from Rand Beers (or any person who communicates on his behalf) where the email contains any of the following keywords in the subject or body: “dry-run" “US Airways” “US Airways Flight 1880” “WTSP” “Tampa television station” ”Mike Deeson” “Reagan airport”. Limit responsive emails to those sent between 09/02/2013 and the date this request is processed. If he does not use email, expand the search to all methods of communication which he does use.

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,

Robert Delaware

From: The Privacy Office

Good afternoon,

Is there a chance that your request was corrupted? There are some strange characters within your request that does not make any sense.
Please resubmit your request, so that the entire request is legible.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com

Hello,

Apologies for the odd characters -- we're looking into whether our tracking system is having issues. The correct text of the FOIA is below.

Thank you.

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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 emails and corresponding attachments sent to (to:, cc: or bcc:) or from Rand Beers (or any person who communicates on his behalf) where the email contains any of the following keywords in the subject or body:

“dry-run"
“US Airways”
“US Airways Flight 1880”
“WTSP”
“Tampa television station”
”Mike Deeson”
“Reagan airport”.

Limit responsive emails to those sent between 09/02/2013 and the date this request is processed. If he does not use email, expand the search to all methods of communication which he does use.

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,

Robert Delaware

From: Busch, Maura

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From: Robert Delaware

This is not a commercial request. MuckRock is a media outlet. The request is related to an event that was reported on the Drudge Report and then widely shared via social media. There is a compelling need to know.

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. 6, 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 #2014-0047.

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. 6, 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 #2014-0047.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Good Day,

Please contact TSA using the following information below:

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Freedom of Information Act Branch
601 S. 12th Street
11th Floor, East Tower, TSA-20
Arlington, VA 20598-6020
FOIA Officer/Public Liaison: Yvonne Coates
Phone: 1-866-FOIA-TSA or 571-227-2300
Fax: 571-227-1406
E-mail: foia.tsa@dhs.gov
Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Please confirm whether this request has been forwarded to TSA from DHS Privacy Office. No forwarding letter has been received to date, nor any answer to the 2013-11-21 contestation of commercial fee categorization.

Thank you.

From: FOIA

Dear Requester:
Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information Act Branch (FOIA) within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This acknowledges that we have successfully received your email message. Therefore, no further action is required by you at this time.
Your correspondence is being reviewed by the FOIA triage team, and in a subsequent communication, we will provide pertinent information and/or guidance to ensure the timely processing of your request. Should you have any questions, you may contact this office at 1-866-364-2872.
Sincerely,
TSA FOIA Branch

From: Lasko, Linda

Mr. Delaware,

On November 19, 2013, the DHS Privacy Office acknowledged your request and assigned it FOIA case #2014-HQFO-00104. It appears there was also a duplicate request at TSA and they assigned your request #2014-TSFO-00047. For which case are you contesting the fee determination?

Sincerely,

Linda Lasko
FOIA Program Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

202-343-1743 (Main FOIA Number)
202-343-4011 (Fax)

Visit our FOIA website

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

From: Robert Delaware

Dear Mrs. Lasko-

In regards to your question, please process my Nov. 21, 2013 email as an appeal to my fee category determination for request 2014-HQFO-00104.

Please consider my November 2013 email as a formal appeal.

If you have any questions, please ask.

Thank you.

From: Lasko, Linda

Mr. Delaware,

Attached, please find an acknowledgment of your appeal of the requester category determination related to FOIA 2014-HQFO-00104.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

202-343-1743 (Main FOIA Number)
202-343-4011 (Fax)

Visit our FOIA website

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

From: Meus, Lauren M CIV

Mr. Delaware:

Please find attached the FOIA appeal decision in the above matter.

Thank you,

Lauren Meus
Hearing Docket Clerk

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. 6, 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 #2014-HQFO-00104 ; 2014-HQAP-00032.

Thank you for your help.

From: Busch, Maura

Good morning Mr. Delaware,

Last week, our office received an email from you requesting the status of your request.

Please be advised that the response to your request is in the review process.

We hope to get a response to you as soon as possible.

Please feel free to reach back in a week or two for an updated status.

V/R,

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

From: Department of Homeland Security


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