Reese's For Pai

Taylor Amarel filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking #

FCC-2018-000371

Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Taylor Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to obtain all emails sent to, from, or copied to Ajit Pai (Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov) containing the non-case-sensitive key string "reese" (Reeses or Reese's) from January 1, 2016 to Present Day.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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,

Taylor Amarel

From: Federal Communications Commission

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2817dfac0)
* Tracking Number: FCC-2018-000371
* Requester Name: Taylor Amarel
* Date Submitted: 02/05/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: I would like to obtain all emails sent to, from, or copied to Ajit Pai (Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov) containing the non-case-sensitive key string "reese" (Reeses or Reese's) from January 1, 2016 to Present Day. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. In the event that there are fees, 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, Taylor Amarel

From: Federal Communications Commission

Mr. Amarel,

The Commission has received your FOIA request, FOIA Control No. 2018-371, seeking " all emails sent to, from, or copied to Ajit Pai (Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov) containing the non-case-sensitive key string 'reese' (Reeses or Reese's) from January 1, 2016 to Present Day." This request appears to be substantially similar in part to your earlier request, FOIA Control No. 2018-353, seeking "Ajit Pai's email containing any of the following non-case-sensitive keywords: 'sexy' or 'reeses' from January 1, 2016 to Present Day."

We are writing to seek clarification regarding these two requests. Did you intend for your request for FOIA 2018-371 to replace your earlier request for FOIA 2018-353? Or did you somehow intend for FOIA 2018-371 to seek different records than FOIA 2018-353? If so, what different records should we be searching for? Please let me know how you would like us to proceed in processing these two requests.

If you wish to discuss these requests further or have any other questions, please feel free to contact me at the number listed below. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

Ryan Yates
Attorney Advisor
Federal Communications Commission
Office of General Counsel
202-418-0886
ryan.yates@fcc.gov

From: Taylor Amarel

I wish for them to be too separate requests, given that reeses has a number of common mis-spellings. If you wish to aggregate them you can but please ensure that the multiple spellings of reeses are included in the search parameters.

Thank you!

From: Federal Communications Commission

Mr. Amarel,

We haven't received a reply from you regarding the below clarification. Additionally, we are still waiting on a response to our February 1 request for clarification regarding whether we can exclude widely disseminated publications in regards to your other FOIA requests (FOIA 2018-352 through 2018-356). The same question applies to your most recent FOIA request, FOIA 2018-424, seeking records of Ajit Pai containing the word "collusion."

Without the above information, Commission staff are not able to proceed with processing your requests. Please respond to the above requests for clarification by March 7, 2018. If we do not hear from you by then, we will administratively close these requests.

Ryan Yates
Attorney Advisor
Federal Communications Commission
Office of General Counsel
202-418-0886
ryan.yates@fcc.gov

From: Taylor Amarel

RE: FCC-2018-000371
I wish for them to be too separate requests, given that reeses has a number of common mis-spellings. If you wish to aggregate them you can but please ensure that the multiple spellings of reeses are included in the search parameters.

Thank you!

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Muckrock Staff

RE: FCC-2018-000371

I wish for them to be too separate requests, given that reeses has a number of common mis-spellings. If you wish to aggregate them you can but please ensure that the multiple spellings of reeses are included in the search parameters.

Thank you!

From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

Could you please provide an update on when I can receive the requested emails. Thank you.

Best,
Taylor Amarel

From: Federal Communications Commission

Mr. Amarel,

Unfortunately, we did not receive any correspondence from you prior to your April 4 e-mail. While the chain you include below indicates that you attempted to send us messages on February 15, March 9, and March 23, Commission staff never received those messages. You may wish to contact Muckrock customer support to determine why those messages were not delivered to the Commission. Because none of the messages you attempted to send were received by the Commission before March 7, 2018, per our prior e-mail, we presumed that you were no longer interested and administratively closed the request.

You are free to refile your request directly through the Commission's FOIA portal, foiaonline.regulations.gov. Once refiled, we will move to promptly refile your request. We can conduct a search for the term reese (which will automatically include the variants reeses and reese's). As noted previously, please advise us as to whether we can exclude widely circulated items, such as news articles and compilations that contain the requested terms. Excluding these results will substantially speed up the production of your requested documents.

We apologize for any miscommunication on this matter.

Ryan Yates
Attorney Advisor
Federal Communications Commission
Office of General Counsel
202-418-0886
ryan.yates@fcc.gov

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