Social Security Master Death File

John Ricker filed this request with the Social Security Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOC-OS-2019-001855, SSA-2020-000025, 20-0221

DOC-OS-2019-001855, SSA-2020-000025

DOC-OS-2019-001855

DOC-OS-2019-001855, DOC-NTIA-2019-001855

DOC-OS-2019-001855

Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: John Ricker

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Dear Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service:

This letter is a formal Virginia Freedom of Information Act request for the following records.

Open Access DMF

I request the entire Open Access Death Master File, in native electronic format, as defined in 15 CFR 1110.2:

"Open Access DMF. The DMF product made available by NTIS which does not include DMF with respect to any deceased individual at any time during the three-calendar-year period beginning on the date of the individual's death."

I specifically do NOT request the Limited Access DMF, and refuse to participate in 15 CFR 1110 "certification".

The requirements of 15 CFR Part 1110 only apply to "any Person seeking access to a Limited Access DMF"; see 15 CFR 1110.1(b), limiting its applicability. This is reiterated in 15 CFR 1110.100(b), which says that "Certification under this part is not required for any Person to access the Open Access DMF made available by NTIS".

42 USC 106c(e)(1)'s FOIA exemption only applies to "the information described in subsection (a)", i.e. the Limited Access DMF information, which I do not seek.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

John Ricker

From: Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=DOC-OS-2019-001855&type=request)
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2019-001855
* Requester Name: Mr. John Ricker
* Date Submitted: 12/12/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Subject: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: Social Security Master Death File
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Dear Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service:
This letter is a formal Virginia Freedom of Information Act request for the following records.
Open Access DMF
I request the entire Open Access Death Master File, in native electronic format, as defined in 15 CFR 1110.2:
"Open Access DMF. The DMF product made available by NTIS which does not include DMF with respect to any deceased individual at any time during the three-calendar-year period beginning on the date of the individual's death."
I specifically do NOT request the Limited Access DMF, and refuse to participate in 15 CFR 1110 "certification".
The requirements of 15 CFR Part 1110 only apply to "any Person seeking access to a Limited Access DMF"; see 15 CFR 1110.1(b), limiting its applicability. This is reiterated in 15 CFR 1110.100(b), which says that "Certification under this part is not required for any Person to access the Open Access DMF made available by NTIS".
42 USC 106c(e)(1)'s FOIA exemption only applies to "the information described in subsection (a)", i.e. the Limited Access DMF information, which I do not seek.
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

From: Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service

Mr. Ricker,

Please see letter attached.
Regards,

Greg Guthrie
FOIA Officer, NTIS

Gregory G. Guthrie
Management Analyst
Office of Program Management
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
US Department of Commerce
(703)605-6344

From: Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service

The FOIA request DOC-OS-2019-001855 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-NTIA-2019-001855. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
DOC-OS-2019-001855
* New Tracking Number:
DOC-NTIA-2019-001855
* Requester Name:
Mr. John Ricker
* Date Submitted:
07/25/2019
* Long Description:
Subject: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: Social Security Master Death File
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Dear Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service:
This letter is a formal Virginia Freedom of Information Act request for the following records.
Open Access DMF
I request the entire Open Access Death Master File, in native electronic format, as defined in 15 CFR 1110.2:
"Open Access DMF. The DMF product made available by NTIS which does not include DMF with respect to any deceased individual at any time during the three-calendar-year period beginning on the date of the individual's death."
I specifically do NOT request the Limited Access DMF, and refuse to participate in 15 CFR 1110 "certification".
The requirements of 15 CFR Part 1110 only apply to "any Person seeking access to a Limited Access DMF"; see 15 CFR 1110.1(b), limiting its applicability. This is reiterated in 15 CFR 1110.100(b), which says that "Certification under this part is not required for any Person to access the Open Access DMF made available by NTIS".
42 USC 106c(e)(1)'s FOIA exemption only applies to "the information described in subsection (a)", i.e. the Limited Access DMF information, which I do not seek.
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

From: Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service

The FOIA request DOC-NTIA-2019-001855 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-OS-2019-001855. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
DOC-NTIA-2019-001855
* New Tracking Number:
DOC-OS-2019-001855
* Requester Name:
Mr. John Ricker
* Date Submitted:
07/25/2019
* Long Description:
Subject: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: Social Security Master Death File
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Dear Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service:
This letter is a formal Virginia Freedom of Information Act request for the following records.
Open Access DMF
I request the entire Open Access Death Master File, in native electronic format, as defined in 15 CFR 1110.2:
"Open Access DMF. The DMF product made available by NTIS which does not include DMF with respect to any deceased individual at any time during the three-calendar-year period beginning on the date of the individual's death."
I specifically do NOT request the Limited Access DMF, and refuse to participate in 15 CFR 1110 "certification".
The requirements of 15 CFR Part 1110 only apply to "any Person seeking access to a Limited Access DMF"; see 15 CFR 1110.1(b), limiting its applicability. This is reiterated in 15 CFR 1110.100(b), which says that "Certification under this part is not required for any Person to access the Open Access DMF made available by NTIS".
42 USC 106c(e)(1)'s FOIA exemption only applies to "the information described in subsection (a)", i.e. the Limited Access DMF information, which I do not seek.
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

From: Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service

The FOIA request DOC-OS-2019-001855 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-NTIS-2019-001855. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
DOC-OS-2019-001855
* New Tracking Number:
DOC-NTIS-2019-001855
* Requester Name:
Mr. John Ricker
* Date Submitted:
07/25/2019
* Long Description:
Subject: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: Social Security Master Death File
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Dear Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service:
This letter is a formal Virginia Freedom of Information Act request for the following records.
Open Access DMF
I request the entire Open Access Death Master File, in native electronic format, as defined in 15 CFR 1110.2:
"Open Access DMF. The DMF product made available by NTIS which does not include DMF with respect to any deceased individual at any time during the three-calendar-year period beginning on the date of the individual's death."
I specifically do NOT request the Limited Access DMF, and refuse to participate in 15 CFR 1110 "certification".
The requirements of 15 CFR Part 1110 only apply to "any Person seeking access to a Limited Access DMF"; see 15 CFR 1110.1(b), limiting its applicability. This is reiterated in 15 CFR 1110.100(b), which says that "Certification under this part is not required for any Person to access the Open Access DMF made available by NTIS".
42 USC 106c(e)(1)'s FOIA exemption only applies to "the information described in subsection (a)", i.e. the Limited Access DMF information, which I do not seek.
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

From: Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service

Mr. Ricker,
Please see letter attached.
Greg Guthrie, NTIS

From: Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service

The FOIA
request
- DOC-NTIS-2019-001855 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:

* Tracking Number: DOC-NTIS-2019-001855
* Requester: Mr. John Ricker
* Submitted Date: 07/25/2019
* Description:
Subject: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: Social Security Master Death File
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Dear Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service:
This letter is a formal Virginia Freedom of Information Act request for the following records.
Open Access DMF
I request the entire Open Access Death Master File, in native electronic format, as defined in 15 CFR 1110.2:
"Open Access DMF. The DMF product made available by NTIS which does not include DMF with respect to any deceased individual at any time during the three-calendar-year period beginning on the date of the individual's death."
I specifically do NOT request the Limited Access DMF, and refuse to participate in 15 CFR 1110 "certification".
The requirements of 15 CFR Part 1110 only apply to "any Person seeking access to a Limited Access DMF"; see 15 CFR 1110.1(b), limiting its applicability. This is reiterated in 15 CFR 1110.100(b), which says that "Certification under this part is not required for any Person to access the Open Access DMF made available by NTIS".
42 USC 106c(e)(1)'s FOIA exemption only applies to "the information described in subsection (a)", i.e. the Limited Access DMF information, which I do not seek.
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

From: Department Of Commerce, National Technical Information Service

DOC-NTIS-2019-001855 has been processed with the following final disposition: All Records Referred to Another Agency

From: Muckrock Staff

Hi there,

We've been directed to address this FOIA request to your agency. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
____________________

To Whom It May Concern:

I hereby request the following records:

The entire Open Access Death Master File, in native electronic format, as defined in 15 CFR 1110.2:

"Open Access DMF. The DMF product made available by NTIS which does not include DMF with respect to any deceased individual at any time during the three-calendar-year period beginning on the date of the individual's death."

I specifically do NOT request the Limited Access DMF, and refuse to participate in 15 CFR 1110 "certification".

The requirements of 15 CFR Part 1110 only apply to "any Person seeking access to a Limited Access DMF"; see 15 CFR 1110.1(b), limiting its applicability. This is reiterated in 15 CFR 1110.100(b), which says that "Certification under this part is not required for any Person to access the Open Access DMF made available by NTIS".

42 USC 106c(e)(1)'s FOIA exemption only applies to "the information described in subsection (a)", i.e. the Limited Access DMF information, which I do not seek.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

John Ricker

From: Social Security Administration

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=SSA-2020-000025&type=request)

* Tracking Number: SSA-2020-000025
* Requester Name: Mr. John Ricker
* Date Submitted: 10/04/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
The entire Open Access Death Master File, in native electronic format, as defined in 15 CFR 1110.2:
"Open Access DMF. The DMF product made available by NTIS which does not include DMF with respect to any deceased individual at any time during the three-calendar-year period beginning on the date of the individual's death."
I specifically do NOT request the Limited Access DMF, and refuse to participate in 15 CFR 1110 "certification".
The requirements of 15 CFR Part 1110 only apply to "any Person seeking access to a Limited Access DMF"; see 15 CFR 1110.1(b), limiting its applicability. This is reiterated in 15 CFR 1110.100(b), which says that "Certification under this part is not required for any Person to access the Open Access DMF made available by NTIS".
42 USC 106c(e)(1)'s FOIA exemption only applies to "the information described in subsection (a)", i.e. the Limited Access DMF information, which I do not seek.
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.

From: Social Security Administration

Dear Mr. Ricker:
We have reviewed your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, SSA-2020-000025. Our response letter which includes a fee notice is attached.
Please do not reply to this email correspondence.  If you have an account with FOIAonline, you can correspond directly with us by logging into your account.  If you need to correspond with us regarding your FOIA request but do not have an account with FOIAonline, please send your correspondence to FOIA.Public.Liaison@ssa.gov.  Please include your FOIA tracking number in your email.
Sincerely,
The FOIA Team
Social Security Administration

From: John Ricker

Good Morning,

I have a slight issue I am hoping you can help me with. I requested some items through FOIA that ended up being through the SSA. https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/social-security-master-death-file-65523/
The SSA has said that due to section 1106 of the asocial Security Act they get to disregard my status as a FOIA requestor and charge me an absurd fee.
I was hoping you could help me with this,

Thank you,
John

From: Social Security Administration

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From: Social Security Administration

Dear Mr. Ricker,

Please see OGIS's response to this submission (20-0221), attached to this
email.

Sincerely,

The OGIS Staff


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