|Submitted||May 9, 2013|
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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:
A copy of all responses sent to Congressional committees between Jan.1, 2008 and the date that this request is processed. These communications are stored together and should be easily accessible.
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.
An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
Please see attached.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 9, 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 #2013-5-151.
Thank you for your help.
This email is being forwarded in response to your request for an update on the above noted FOIA. In reviewing your request, first, I would ask you to narrow the scope. We do not have documents "stored together" as you've indicated in your request. Because this request is so broad, this would require additional search and processing time. Additionally, your request for fee waiver is denied, though you are plan to make the documents available to the general public free of charge. Factor four of the public interest fee waiver test is whether the disclosure is likely to contribute "significantly" to public understanding of government operation or activities. You failed to provide any specifics on how a broad search for records will in any way contribute "significantly" to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government.
However, you can narrow the scope of your request in such manner that we can specifically identify the particular documents in which you have interest; 2) you can agree to prepay the duplication fees @ .20 per page beyond the 100 pages you get free of charge.
Let know what your decide. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or (202) 622-4401.
Attention: Michael Morisy
Please see the attached correspondence regarding your FOIA request #2013-05-151
Michelle L. Henshaw
FOIA and Transparency
Office of Privacy, Transparency, and Records