Request for Communications with St. Louis County or Ferguson Police

Joshua Eaton filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-000164
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all communications between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department or the St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department between August 1, 2014 and August 14, 2014

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. I am a professional journalist whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Salon, Al Jazeera America, and other national and international outlets. 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 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,
Joshua Eaton

From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

On Monday, August 14, your office received a request for the following records, pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law:

- Any and all communications between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department or the St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department between August 1, 2014 and August 14, 2014

I am writing because the statute requires a response within 3 business days, and I am still awaiting a response. I understand how busy you are, especially given recent events, but would appreciate a response at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your time and help.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

From: Federal Aviation Administration

Your request has been assigned . Attached you will find your Request and
Acknowledgement letter please feel free to contact the coordinating
office(s) provided in the Acknowledgement letter if you have any
questions.

Respectfully,

Alan Billings
FOIA Business Analyst
Federal Aviation Administration AFN-140
CPS Professional Services
Desk:202-267-9166

From:
requests@muckrock.com

To:
7-AWA-ARC-FOIA/AWA/FAA@FAA,
Date:
08/13/2014 10:01 PM
Subject:
Freedom of Information Request: Request for Communications with St. Louis
County or Ferguson Police

August 13, 2014
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
National Freedom of Information Act Staff, ARC-40
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all communications between the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) and the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department or the St. Louis
County, Missouri Police Department between August 1, 2014 and August 14,
2014

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. I am a professional journalist whose
work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Salon, Al Jazeera America, and
other national and international outlets. 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 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,
Joshua Eaton

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 12947
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: Federal Aviation Administration

Hello Mr. Eaton,

We have received your most recent Freedom of Information Act request
attached. I am e-mailing you to request clarification on your request.
The more specifics you can provide the less search time it will take to
obtain the information and less time to process your request.

Please give me a call should you have any questions.

If I do not hear from you by Friday, October 10, 2014, I will consider
your request withdrawn/closed without any further action on our part.

Sincerely,
Faby Mendiaz
FOIA Coordinator
817-222-5511
http://www.faa.gov/foia/

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This transmittal is intended only for the use of
the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and contains
information that is privileged, confidential, and constitutes work product
and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this
message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent
responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are
hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this
communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
communication in error, please delete this email message before opening
any attachments. Also, please notify us immediately by reply email or
telephone.

From: Joshua Eaton

Dear Ms. Mendiaz,

I'm just writing to follow up on our telephone conversation today. As I said, my request relates specifically to a no-fly zone in Ferguson, Missouri. As my request's classification, I am a professional journalist who regularly contributes to national media outlets like the Boston Globe, Al Jazeera America, Salon and GlobalPost. So I believe that my request should be classified as a media request.

Would you please let me know if the FAA will reconsider my fee waiver request in light of my status as a professional journalist, or whether I need to submit a formal appeal to your denial of my fee waiver request?

Thank you so much for your time and help!

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

From: FAA

Good Afternoon Mr. Eaton,

I will notify you if there are any fees for the information requested. As
a Media requestor the first 100 pages of any copies are free, if there are
voice recordings the cost is $30. Are you willing to pay for the voice
recordings if they exist? Please let me know at the phone number below.

Under Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 7.44(b) and (e), fees are not
charged to representatives of the news media for search, review, and
documentation under 100 pages. All other reproduction fees are payable by
the requester.

Thank you,

Lynda Parra
FOIA Specialist
817-222-5527

From: Lynda Parra

Good Afternoon Mr. Eaton,

I wanted to touch base with you regarding your FOIA. There are voice recordings from another FOIA that was released, that would cost $30.00. There is about a 2 minute conversation between the Kansas City Center and the St. Louis County Missouri Police Dept. The recording is about an hour and a half. Do you want to pay for these recordings considering there is only a two to three minute conversation?

Sincerely,
Lynda Parra
FOIA Specialist
Office: 817-222-5527
E-mail: Lynda.M.Parra@faa.gov<mailto:Lynda.M.Parra@faa.gov>
http://www.faa.gov/foia/

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This transmittal is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and contains information that is privileged, confidential, and constitutes work product and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please delete this e-mail message before opening any attachments and notify us immediately by reply e-mail or telephone.

From: Lynda Parra


From: Joshua Eaton

Dear Ms. Parra,

I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I would be happy to pay for these recordings. Are there any other recordings or documents responsive to my request?

Best,
Joshua Eaton

From: Joshua Easton

November 13, 2014
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
National Freedom of Information Act Staff, ARC-40
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591

This is a follow up to request number 2015-000164:

Dear Ms. Parra,

I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I would be happy to pay for these recordings. Are there any other recordings or documents responsive to my request?

Best,
Joshua Eaton

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On Nov. 12, 2014:

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On Nov. 10, 2014:

Good Afternoon Mr. Eaton,

I wanted to touch base with you regarding your FOIA. There are voice recordings from another FOIA that was released, that would cost $30.00. There is about a 2 minute conversation between the Kansas City Center and the St. Louis County Missouri Police Dept. The recording is about an hour and a half. Do you want to pay for these recordings considering there is only a two to three minute conversation?

Sincerely,
Lynda Parra
FOIA Specialist
Office: 817-222-5527
E-mail: Lynda.M.Parra@faa.gov<mailto:Lynda.M.Parra@faa.gov>
http://www.faa.gov/foia/

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This transmittal is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and contains information that is privileged, confidential, and constitutes work product and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please delete this e-mail message before opening any attachments and notify us immediately by reply e-mail or telephone.

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On Oct. 7, 2014:

Good Afternoon Mr. Eaton,

I will notify you if there are any fees for the information requested. As
a Media requestor the first 100 pages of any copies are free, if there are
voice recordings the cost is $30. Are you willing to pay for the voice
recordings if they exist? Please let me know at the phone number below.

Under Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 7.44(b) and (e), fees are not
charged to representatives of the news media for search, review, and
documentation under 100 pages. All other reproduction fees are payable by
the requester.

Thank you,

Lynda Parra
FOIA Specialist
817-222-5527

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On Oct. 7, 2014:

Dear Ms. Mendiaz,

I'm just writing to follow up on our telephone conversation today. As I said, my request relates specifically to a no-fly zone in Ferguson, Missouri. As my request's classification, I am a professional journalist who regularly contributes to national media outlets like the Boston Globe, Al Jazeera America, Salon and GlobalPost. So I believe that my request should be classified as a media request.

Would you please let me know if the FAA will reconsider my fee waiver request in light of my status as a professional journalist, or whether I need to submit a formal appeal to your denial of my fee waiver request?

Thank you so much for your time and help!

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

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On Oct. 6, 2014:

Hello Mr. Eaton,

We have received your most recent Freedom of Information Act request
attached. I am e-mailing you to request clarification on your request.
The more specifics you can provide the less search time it will take to
obtain the information and less time to process your request.

Please give me a call should you have any questions.

If I do not hear from you by Friday, October 10, 2014, I will consider
your request withdrawn/closed without any further action on our part.

Sincerely,
Faby Mendiaz
FOIA Coordinator
817-222-5511
http://www.faa.gov/foia/

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This transmittal is intended only for the use of
the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and contains
information that is privileged, confidential, and constitutes work product
and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this
message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent
responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are
hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this
communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
communication in error, please delete this email message before opening
any attachments. Also, please notify us immediately by reply email or
telephone.

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On Oct. 6, 2014:

Your request has been assigned . Attached you will find your Request and
Acknowledgement letter please feel free to contact the coordinating
office(s) provided in the Acknowledgement letter if you have any
questions.

Respectfully,

Alan Billings
FOIA Business Analyst
Federal Aviation Administration AFN-140
CPS Professional Services
Desk:202-267-9166

From:
requests@muckrock.com

To:
7-AWA-ARC-FOIA/AWA/FAA@FAA,
Date:
08/13/2014 10:01 PM
Subject:
Freedom of Information Request: Request for Communications with St. Louis
County or Ferguson Police

August 13, 2014
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
National Freedom of Information Act Staff, ARC-40
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all communications between the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) and the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department or the St. Louis
County, Missouri Police Department between August 1, 2014 and August 14,
2014

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. I am a professional journalist whose
work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Salon, Al Jazeera America, and
other national and international outlets. 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 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,
Joshua Eaton

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 12947
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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On Aug. 22, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

On Monday, August 14, your office received a request for the following records, pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law:

- Any and all communications between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department or the St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department between August 1, 2014 and August 14, 2014

I am writing because the statute requires a response within 3 business days, and I am still awaiting a response. I understand how busy you are, especially given recent events, but would appreciate a response at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your time and help.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

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On Aug. 13, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all communications between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department or the St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department between August 1, 2014 and August 14, 2014

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. I am a professional journalist whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Salon, Al Jazeera America, and other national and international outlets. 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 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,
Joshua Eaton

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 12947
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: Lynda Parra

Mr. Eaton,

This is all the data responsive to the FOIA request. I just wanted to make sure you were willing to pay – the recordings will state another FOIA number because the facility can’t filter it out, and it had only 2 to 3 minutes of your responsive data, the rest is other material recorded.

Thank you,

Lynda Parra
FOIA Specialist
817-222-5527

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Parra,

A check for $30 will be made out this afternoon. Can you identify exactly to whom the check should be made and where it should be sent?

Thank you!

From: Lynda Parra

Please do not make out the check until I mail the records to you with an invoice

From: Joshua Eaton

Dear Ms. Parra,

I'll hold off, then. Before you mail the records, I just want to confirm that the recordings are the only responsive records you have, and that the full cost for fulfilling this request is $30.

Thanks,
Joshua Eaton

From: FAA

The records will not be more than $30. I am awaiting on the final response letter to be signed.

From: Federal Aviation Administration

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

From: Federal Aviation Administration

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Federal Aviation Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: FAA

Mr. Eaton,

This is a reminder that you have an outstanding fee for each of the following FOIA request(s):

1. 2015-000164 $30.00

See instruction in the attached invoice for resolving the outstanding fee(s).

Please send your payment as soon as possible before it is sent to collections department.

Reminder that you will not be able to submit any new FOIA's with the FAA until all outstanding fees are settled.

Thank you,

Richard Harris
FOIA Coordinator, CSA, AJV-C52
10101 Hillwood Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76177
817-222-4125
http://www.faa.gov/foia/

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $30.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

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