Relationship between Energy Transfer Partners and the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the United States of America.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any communications, reports, contracts, or agreements that were made between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. concerning the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

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,

Curtis Waltman

From: FOIA, BIA

Thank you for your request. The Indian Affairs FOIA office has forwarded
your request to the Great Plains Region. The contact person with the Great
Plains Region is Anne Marie Tso, FOIA Coordinator – whose contact
information is below.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

115 4th Avenue SE, Suite 400

Aberdeen, SD 57401

Email: anne-marie.tso@bia.gov

Phone: (605) 226-7343

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 4:29 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Relationship between Energy
Transfer Partners and the Bureau of Indian Affairs
To: foia@bia.gov

September 15, 2016
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Laura Cloud, FOIA Officer
Monique Hartgrove (Alternate)
1849 C Street, NW
Mail Stop 3071-MIB
Washington, D.C. 20240

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any communications, reports, contracts, or agreements that were made
between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
concerning the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline through the Standing
Rock Indian Reservation.

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,

Curtis Waltman

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From: Bureau of Indian Affairs

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Tso, Anne-Marie

Good morning:

We mailed our response letter, dated September 22, 2016, to you by
certified mail. We received the certified mail card; it was stamped
October 4, 2016 by the Chelsea, MA post office.

I have attached a copy of our response letter. If you have any questions,
please contact me. Thank you

*Anne-Marie Tso, Staff Assistant*
*Regional Director's Office*
*BIA, Great Plains Region*
*Aberdeen, South Dakota*
*email: anne-marie.tso@bia.gov <anne-marie.tso@bia.gov>*
*office: 605.226.7343*
*fax: 605.226.7446*

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