Roy Bates State Dept Files (Follow-Up)

Inkoo Kang filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2012-40682
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From: Inkoo Kang

To Whom It May Concern:

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

State Department file on Roy Bates, founder of the Principality of Sealand.

Here is his obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/world/europe/roy-bates-founder-of-sealand-dies-at-91.html?_r=0

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,

Inkoo Kang

From: FOIA Request

Dear Inkoo Kang,

RE: case Control Number F-2012-40682

We received your request but you still have not provided enough information about the records you are seeking for us to make this second request valid for processing. Please let us know the following by COB Monday, December 3. If we do not receive any additional information this request will be closed as invalid and we will send you another acknowledgement letter. Thank you.

__X__Please narrow the scope of your request;

__X__Type of record, subject matter, countries and/or organizations involved;

__X__Circumstances which lead you to believe the records exist;

__X__Full description of incidents, meetings, events, persons involved, etc., pertaining to the documents requested.

From: Department of State

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of State

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of State

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Inkoo Kang

To Whom It May Concern:

RE: case Control Number F-2012-40682

I am requesting any reports or communications within the State Department from the year 1965 to 2012 pertaining to the recently deceased Paddy Roy Bates. He was a British citizen who founded the Principality of Sealand.

Thank you,

Inkoo Kang

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 Nov. 28, 2012. 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 Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Request Status mailbox for reply.

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 Nov. 28, 2012. 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 Status

Dear Inkoo Kang,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated February 14, 2013, inquiring about the status of your request. Your request has been assigned case number F-2012-40682 in our system. At this time the Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) is experiencing a backlog and a delay in responding to FOIA requests. Please accept an apology for any inconvenience that this may have caused you. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the appropriate office for reply. Information will be provided as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484. Please refer to your case control number.

From: Department of State

A no responsive documents response.

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