|Submitted||July 4, 2016|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
> All Significant Incident Report (SIR) records from the U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector received by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Joint Intake Center (JIC) since Jan. 1, 2016.
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 July 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 message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280d8e83e)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2016-056660
* Requester Name: David Hendricks
* Date Submitted: 08/03/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Follow up for FOIA submitted July 4, 2016
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Dear David Hendricks:
This automated notice acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received on 08/03/2016. Please use the following unique FOIA tracking number CBP-2016-056660 to track the status of your request. If you have not already done so, you must create a FOIAonline account at https://foiaonline.regulations.gov. This is the only method available to check the status of your pending FOIA request. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/)
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This FOIA request has been closed as it is a duplicate of an earlier FOIA request that you submitted. Your earlier FOIA request will be processed in the order it was received. Please refer to CBP-2016-056664.