Responses to Congressional Committees (Small Business Administration )

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Small Business Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Morisy

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.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

From: Babcock, Lisa J.

May 7, 2013

Michael Morisy
Muck Rock News
DEPT MR 3350
P. O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA-2013-04461

Dear Morisy:

This office is in receipt of your May 6, 2013 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all responses to Congressional committees from 2008 to-date.

As this office operates in the appellate capacity, we refer initial requests to the program or field office that maintains the information. Therefore, your request is being referred to the Office of the Executive Secretariat for initial FOIA processing. That office will respond directly to you with their initial FOIA review, fee assessment and disclosure determinations. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to (202) 205-6833.

Please feel free to contact me on (202) 401-8203 or at foia@sba.gov<mailto:foia@sba.gov> if you have any questions.

From: Lynch, Rick A.

Hi, Mr. Morisy:

We have calculated that processing your FOIA request (see below) would result in fees of approximately $2,500 to $3,000. The request covers at least 200 separate reports that range in length from 75 pages to 300 pages.

Please contact me to let me know how you'd like to proceed.

Thanks,

Rick

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.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

Filed via MuckRock.com

E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 5246

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: MuckRock.com

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.

From: FOIA

Mr. Morisey.

We have sent an inquiry to the Office of the Executive Secretariat, you can contact them directly at 202-205-6833.

Lisa Babcock

From: SBA

Mr. Morisey.

We have sent an inquiry to the Office of the Executive Secretariat, you can contact them directly at 202-205-6833.

Lisa Babcock

From: SBA

----Original Message-----
From: Lynch, Rick A.
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 9:50 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: RE: Follow up to Freedom of Information Request: Responses to Congressional Committees (Small Business Administration )

Hi, Lisa:

Here is the response that I sent him on 5/20.

I never heard back from him.

Rick

-----Original Message-----
From: FOIA
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 6:09 AM
To: Lynch, Rick A.
Subject: FW: Follow up to Freedom of Information Request: Responses to Congressional Committees (Small Business Administration )

Rick,

Can you please contact the request and copy us with the status or this request?

Thank you,

Lisa

From: Michael Morisy

Apologies for the delayed response. Would narrowing this request to cover letters of such reports and narrowing it to the last three years substantially reduce the work and cost involved?

Thanks.

From: Lynch, Rick A.

Hi:

I am working on this request now.

Cover letters on these reports go out to multiple recipients on each case. In other words, an identical letter will go out to three or more reps for each report.

I presume you need only one letter per report? Or do you need each letter for each report?

Let me know.

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