SEC (Taylor Scott Amarel) FOIA Log

Kyle Broderick filed this request with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-00304-APPS ; 15-00045-FOPA
Status
Completed

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From: Taylor Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I wish to obtain all the documents, requests, files, folders, logs for all FOIA requests filed by Mr. Taylor Scott Amarel, also known as Taylor S. Amarel or Taylor Amarel.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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,

Taylor Amarel

From: Madison, Wilton


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From: Henshall, David D.

Sir,

We received the request shown below and need clarification before proceeding.

Since the previously provided records you seek contain personally identifiable information (PII), we need to know if you want these records produced without such information, or should they include the PII. If you chose the latter, I will need a Verification of Identity from you as well as an authorization to release these records to MuckRock.com.

Please note that under the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b), "[n]o agency shall disclose any record which is contained in a system of records by any means of communication to any person, or to another agency, except pursuant to a written request by, or with the prior written consent of, the individual to whom the record pertains..." In order to obtain the subject records, you must adhere to the SEC's regulation at 17 C.F.R. § 200.303 pertaining to the release of records under the Privacy Act. To access 17 CFR 200.303 in its entirety you can go to:

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=ea8b1c224a2675227043dac91967ab45&node=17:3.0.1.1.1.8.3.3&rgn=div8.

In addition, please provide a copy of photo identification in order for this office to verify your/your client's identity.

If I do not receive your reply by March 10, 2015, I will assume that you are no longer interested in these records and close this request without further notification. I am placing your request on hold pending your reply.

Thank you.

Dave Henshall
FOIA Manager - Branch 2
Office of FOIA Services
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE, Suite 2741
Washington, DC 20549
http://www.sec.gov/foia.shtml
(202) 551-8316

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From: Henshall, David D.

Subject line correction, 15-00045-FOPA

From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this regards,

I have sent a document with authorization to release PII via email.

Please confirm receipt of this information.

Kind Regards,
Taylor

From: Mandic, Frank

Mr. Taylor

This is to confirm we have received your email regards to your identity.
Thanks

Frank

From: Mandic, Frank


None

From: Taylor Amarel

Thank you.

I will take this up on appeal.

From: Taylor Amarel

RE: 15-00045-FOPA

Thank you.

I will take this up on appeal.

From: Mandic, Frank

Mr. Amarel;

This email is advising you that your request, dated February 21, 2015, and received in this office on February 24, 2015, for information regarding all FOIA requests you submitted to this agency. We will be assessing fees for copying 462 pages, the first 100 pages will be provided at no cost. The remaining 362 pages will be charged at $.24 per page for a total $86.88. Due to the volume of material involved, we will be placing the material on a CD and send to you under separate cover with the final response letter.

If you have any questions please contact me via e-mail mandicf@sec.gov<mailto:mandicf@sec.gov>.
Thanks

Frank Mandic

FOIA Research Specialist

From: Taylor Amarel

Thank you.

RE: 15-00045-FOPA

I look forward to receiving the first 100 pages.

Kind Regards,
Taylor Amarel

From: Securities and Exchange Commission

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Securities and Exchange Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Taylor Amarel

RE: 15-00045-FOPA

To whom this may concern,

In response to your recent communication, I am kindly requesting a 60 day extension to provide an appropriate response to address the issues of payment, as well as other items. I would like to address the issues of a payment waiver, as well as better understand why I am being charged 'production' costs when these documents could be provided in digital form via email to taylor.amarel@gmail.com.

Thus, I am kindly requesting the deadline be extended by 60 days. It is my currently belief that 60 days should be sufficient to draft an appropriate response. In any case, this request is of important and will be continued to be pursued.

Should the deadline be missed, I will surely submit the same request again.

Sincerely Yours,
Taylor Scott Amarel

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 Feb. 21, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-00045-FOPA.

Thank you for your help.

From: Taylor Amarel

RE: 15-00045-FOPA

To whom this may concern,

In response to your recent communication, I am kindly requesting a 60 day extension to provide an appropriate response to address the issues of payment, as well as other items. I would like to address the issues of a payment waiver, as well as better understand why I am being charged 'production' costs when these documents could be provided in digital form via email to taylor.amarel@gmail.com.

Thus, I am kindly requesting the deadline be extended by 60 days. It is my currently belief that 60 days should be sufficient to draft an appropriate response. In any case, this request is of important and will be continued to be pursued.

Should the deadline be missed, I will surely submit the same request again.

I am unable to pay via check, therefore I respectfully request that alternative forms of payment be offered.

Sincerely Yours,
Taylor Scott Amarel

From: Hansen, Joel


None

From: Taylor Amarel

RE: 15-00045-FOPA

Please be advised that these documents are of significant legal importance and I will be pursuing additional ways of disclosure.

I look forward to the answer of my appeal.

Sincerely Yours,
Taylor Scott Amarel

From: Tallarico, Mark

Mr. Amarel-

Attached is our office's decision concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) appeal from the FOIA Office's assessment of fees as part of your June 14, 2015 FOIA request. Please let me know if you have any questions concerning this decision. Thank you.

Mark Tallarico
Senior Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549
202.551.5132
tallaricom@sec.gov<mailto:tallaricom@sec.gov>

From: Taylor Amarel

TO:
United States Securities And Exchange Commission 100 F Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20549
Office of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Services ATTN: FOIA Records Officer
FOIA Office: (202) 551­7900
Freedom Of Information Act Request

For the immediate attention and review of a FOIA Records Officer:

To whom this may concern,

Pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act, I am hereby requesting copies of the following documents, as described immediately below:

1. The percentage of "matters under investigation" that are being tracked by the OWB's Case Tracking System from July 1, 2013 ­ June 30, 2015.

Further, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act and United States Securities And Exchange Commission rules and regulations, as well as legal precedence, I am requesting the following:

1. A complete response be provided to me within 20 days of receipt of this letter.
2. Provide me with the documents and responses in electronic format to
this email to avoid copying or document reproduction costs.
3. According to SEC Agency/Docket Numbers: Release No. 34­75388 and File No.
S7­07­14, please do not bill me for any request where “where the costs of collecting and processing the fee are likely to equal or exceed the amount of the fee or where the requester has met the requirements for a statutory fee waiver.”
4. If the FOIA request is likely to exceed $80, please provide me with an estimate of the fees and give me the opportunity to reduce the scope of my request.
Sincerely Yours,

From: Tallarico, Mark

Our office issued our FOIA appeal decision for Appeal #15-00304-APPS on July 14, 2015 as referenced in the email below.

Mark Tallarico
Senior Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549

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