|Submitted||May 6, 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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
We have received your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, as amended. This is the first time that we are receiving your FOIA request. We estimate that you will receive a response from us no later than July 2, 2013. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding your FOIA request, or if you would like to track the status of your request, please provide us with identification number 13-TIB-19.
We have conducted a search and located files which may pertain to you request for records. However, because of the way our system is designed, it does not separate Congressional Committee inquiries from all other inquires and the amount of records are voluminous. To enable us to respond more quickly to you, you may wish to reformulate your request to a specific topic or Congressional Committee that you are interested in. This may help reduce the amount of time required to complete our consultation, if needed, and the review of these records.
Could you send me an estimate of the amount of documents? And do any existing categories or designations exist that you could send over to help narrow the request?
We are unable to give an estimate of the amount of documents since it's not designed to separate the inquiries into any different fields or categories. You are specifically requesting our Agency's responses to Congressional Committee inquiries and unfortunately, the system does not differentiate one type of inquiry from another. However, with that said, if you were to narrow down your search by Congressional Committee or topic, we can keep an eye out for what it is you're looking for specifically and possibly cut back on search time.
There are no files associated with this request.