State Department Cables: Codel

Dave Maass filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2015-16809
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All U.S. State Department cables regarding Congressional delegations (CODEL) from January 1, 2011 until Nov. 30, 2015.

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 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,

Dave Maass

From: Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: FOIA Request

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

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Maass,

Your organization has a substantial number of requests. The Department of State keeps track of requests by case numbers. In the future when you request a status on a case please provide the case number in the subject line of your message. This will not only make it easier to find your case, it will facilitate a quick answer to your inquiry.

Please provide the case number of your request so we can answer your inquiry.

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

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

From: Dave Maass

Hello. I have not received a case number for this request.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Maass,

I checked the status of this case and it was closed on 12-20-2015. You were informed of this in the letter that was sent to you on that date. If you wish to obtain records from the U.S. Department of State you will need to submit a new request with more detailed information. When you do a new case number will be generated.

Please reference the old case number in your new request in case the team reviewing the material needs to access information from the old case file. Before you submit a new request please read the instructions and pay particular attention to the “Checklist for Personal Records” and the “Certification of Identity”.

http://www.state.gov/m/a/ips/

How to make a request for Personal Records:

http://foia.state.gov/Request/PersonalRecords.aspx

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

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

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: Dave Maass

I have refiled the request.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Maass,

If you have refiled the request please provide the case number for the new case. If you have not received a new case number you should receive one in the mail shortly if you filed a new request.

As you are aware, your organization has a substantial number of requests. The Department of State keeps track of requests by case numbers. In the future when you request a status on a case please provide the case number in the subject line of your message. This will not only make it easier to find your case, it will facilitate a quick answer to your inquiry.

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

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

From: Dave Maass

Hello, I never received a case number for the earlier request.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Dave Maass,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated January 13, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please be advised that the Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) received your new request on or about January 5, 2016. A new case has been opened in our system and your new case number is F-2016-00084. You should be receiving an acknowledgement letter soon.

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

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

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