Saudi Textbook Study (ICRD) [State Department]

Rich Jones filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2014-05200

Est. Completion None
Status
Withdrawn

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From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The 2012 report on Saudi Arabian textbooks, produced by the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD), commissioned in 2011.

Please also include any and all documents, emails, memorandum, PowerPoint presentations and any other materials which refer to or mention this report.

In the event that the contents of the requested documents are classified under Executive Order 13526, I also make the following additional requests:

Pursuant to section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the level of classification of this information and its existence/nonexistence.

Pursuant to section 1.3 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific authority which classified this information.

Pursuant to section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific classification categories of this information, as well as an identification or description of the damage to national security which the disclosure of this information would produce.

Pursuant to section 1.5 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific duration of time for which this classification will stand.

Pursuant to section 1.6 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting all classification markings about this information, including (1) one of the three classification levels defined in section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, (2) the identity, by name and position, or by personal identifier, of the original classification authority, (3) the agency and office of origin, if not otherwise evident, (4) declassification instructions, and (5) a concise reason for classification that, at a minimum, cites the applicable classification categories in section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526.

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,

Rich Jones

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of State

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been accepted.

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 March 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2014-D5200.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply. Please note that your case control number is F-2014-05200 instead of F-2014-D05200. Thank you.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Jones,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated regarding a FOIA request. The correct case number is: F-2014-05200. Please refer to this case number when inquiring about the status of your request. Currently we are determining if we have sufficient information to process your search and ensure we are able to protect personal identifiable information. A timeframe cannot be provided until the assigned team has had an opportunity to fully review the request.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

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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 March 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2014-05200.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Jones,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Jones - At this time the provided estimated completion time is April 2015. Thank you.

From: Bullard, Avery D

Dear Mr. Jones,

This email is regarding your request for the 2012 report on Saudi Arabian textbooks produced by the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) commissioned in 2011.

I contacted the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs within the Department and I was told that your request is confusing; that this is not a USG program. They suggested that you contact someone at ICRD: http://icrd.org/; where you could get information on the report you are requesting. Let me know if this helps.

Thank You,

Avery Bullard
FOIA Analyst
FCI Federal
A/GIS/IPS/CR/EAN | SA-2
Statutory Compliance and Research Division
US Department of State
Washington, DC 20522-6001
202-663-2092
BullardAD@state.gov<mailto:BullardAD@state.gov>

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