Six 2010 State Department Telegrams

Matthieu Bourbaki filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2013-11212
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Matthieu Bourbaki

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. The request seeks a small number of specifically identified Department of State embassy cables. I hereby request the following records:

The embassy cables bearing the message reference numbers and dates:
10TOYKYO627, dated MAR 29 2010
10BRUSSELS382, dated MAR 30 2010
10GENEVA347, dated MAR 30 2010
10LIMA333, dated MAR 29 2010
10PRETORIA636, dated MAR 30 2010
10RABAT294, dated MAR 30 2010

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,

Matthieu Bourbaki

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 June 30, 2013. 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-2013-11212.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

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

From: FOIA Status

Matthieu Bourbaki

Your request for a status and estimated completion date has been forwarded to the assigned Compliance and Research Branch for action. Regards,

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

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 June 30, 2013. 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-2013-11212.

Thank you for your help.

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 June 30, 2013. 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-2013-11212.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Bourbaki,

This is in reference to your email dated October 8, 2013 regarding case number F-2013-11212. The estimated completion date for your request is January 2014. Estimated completion dates are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates, not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion. This is due to unusual circumstances, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). However, please note, interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matters, 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>

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 June 30, 2013. 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-2013-11212.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Bourbaki,

I double checked the case notes. You were provided the wrong date in the last e-mail. We apologize for the error.

The case notes indicate the estimated completion date for this case is: March 2014

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

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: 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 June 30, 2013. 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-2013-11212.

Thank you for your help.

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 June 30, 2013. 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-2013-11212.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

At this time, the estimated completion date for this case is still March 2014.

From: FOIA Status

At this time the estimated completion date is still March 2014.

From: FOIA Status

The new estimated completion date is July 2014.

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 June 30, 2013. 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-2013-11212.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Bourbaki,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date for this case is: July 2014

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

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>

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

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 June 30, 2013. 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-2013-11212.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

At this time the estimated completion date is still July 31, 2014.

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 June 30, 2013. 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-2013-11212.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Bourbaki,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated July 31, 2014, inquiring about the status of your request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Information regarding the status will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

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

Sincerely,

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

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 June 30, 2013. 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-2013-11212.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Matthieu Bourbaki,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated September 1, 2014, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Your request is in the review process. It has been determined that the estimated completion date for your request is November 2014.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

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 June 30, 2013. 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-2013-11212.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Bourbaki,

Your estimated completion date is still set for November 30, 2014.
Best,
Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

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 June 30, 2013. 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-2013-11212.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Bourbaki,

I checked the status of this case and it was closed on 12-10-2014. The Department did a search and you were provided with all releasable records. You were informed of this in the letter that was sent to you on that date with your appeal rights.

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: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Unfortunately, the requested documents and notice of case closure were not appropriately received. Would it be possible to resend them? It would be greatly appreciated.

This is in reference to F-2013-11212, a request for:

"The embassy cables bearing the message reference numbers and dates:
10TOYKYO627, dated MAR 29 2010
10BRUSSELS382, dated MAR 30 2010
10GENEVA347, dated MAR 30 2010
10LIMA333, dated MAR 29 2010
10PRETORIA636, dated MAR 30 2010
10RABAT294, dated MAR 30 2010"

Please send responsive documents to:

E-MAIL (PREFERRED; specific to this request)
requests@muckrock.com

or

MAILING ADDRESS (specific to this request):

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 6079
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Thank you very much for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Matthieu Bourbaki,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated January 9, 2015, inquiring about your “Freedoms of Information Act” request(FOIA). Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that processed your request. The additional information that you request will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

If you have any other related FOIA concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.
Regards,
Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State

From: Department of State

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of State

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: FOIA Status

This Office was informed that the documents had been resent.

Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

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