|Submitted||Feb. 4, 2016|
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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:
Seeking contractual and payments between Republic Recycling, 2351 S Laflin St.
Chicago, IL 60608, and Deaprtment of Homeland Security, Chicago Fusion Center.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 4, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
This office has no prior documentation, that this was request was submitted to this office, previously.
However, after a careful review of your potential FOIA request, we determined that your request, as written, is not reasonably described, as it does not specifically identify the records which you are seeking with enough detail to enable employees who are familiar with the subject area to locate records without placing an unreasonable burden upon the agency. In addition to the information provided, your request description should include the specific DHS contract numbers of interest. If such contracts exist, you may find the associated contract numbers via the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), which is accessible from https://www.fpds.gov/fpdsng_cms/; accessed March 7, 2016. The FPDS allows for anyone to register and access records pertaining to all federal agency procurement actions, including the ability to run a variety of reports based on specified criteria.
Based on your FPDS search results, please find a list of DHS component contacts http://www.dhs.gov/foia-contact-information; accessed March 7, 2016. Additionally, please resubmit your request, to the most appropriate office, that may have records in which you are seeking.
The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
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