Ryan Zinke and Susan LaPierre

Mike Spies filed this request with the Department of the Interior of the United States of America.
Tracking # OS-2017-00574
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From: Mike Spies

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I'm requesting all records from Secretary Ryan Zinke and his immediate staff (those who work directly for him), concerning the appointment of Susan LaPierre to the Board of Directors of the National Park Foundation. The records should include memos, emails, and notes from meetings, and fall within the following timeframe: April 1, 2017 - May 18, 2017.

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.

Sincerely,

Mike Spies

From: OS, OS FOIA

Dear Mr. Spies,

Please find attached the acknowledgment letter for FOIA request
OS-2017-00574.
Thanks,
Cindy

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: OS, OS FOIA

Mr. Spies,

We have received some responsive records, however at this time we are
waiting for more to be delivered. Therefore we are still coordinating with
the appropriate program office. After we received all responsive records,
processing will begin to carefully review the content of those records to
identify any exempt information. No clarification or additional
information is needed from you.

Please know that we are arduously working to get the responsive records to
you as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience and contacting our office.

-Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: OS, OS FOIA

Dear Mr. Spies,

We are waiting to receive records from our program office in response to your
request. Once we receive these records, we can begin processing these
records and provide them to you as quickly as possible. Hope that you have a
great day!
Thanks,

Cindy

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Mike Spies

Thanks, Cindy. It seems the program office has been taking an abnormally long time to respond. What's the reason?

From: OS, OS FOIA

Mr. Spies,

Thank you for contacting our office via telephone (this morning) and via
this email.

Per that update via telephone, you were advised that progress has been made
and the program office is actively pulling records. Please feel free to
contact our office again for any future updates.

Again, thank you
Karmen
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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Mike Spies

Hi. Rather than call the Interior Department again, I wanted to put the following in writing: my records request (OS-2017-00574) has been stuck in the same holding pattern for months. It has now gotten to the point where the delay is no longer reasonable, especially because, for whatever reason, it is just a small group of people (or is it a single person?) that has been holding up my request--that is the only explanation I've been provided, and it's not a very good one. I've been very patient, but my patience is now wearing thin. If I don't receive records this week--records that have already been identified--I am going to involve a lawyer. I don't mean that as a threat, but merely a statement of fact.

Thanks,
Mike Spies
973 809 0419

From: OS, OS FOIA

Dear Mr. Spies:

Please find enclosed the final response letter for your FOIA Request:
OS-2017-00574.
Thanks,
Cindy

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

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