State Dept communications with UN torture rapporteur

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # F-2015-06658
Due Dec. 17, 2015
Est. Completion Aug. 30, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications between the State Department and Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Degrading and Inhumane Treatment Juan Mendez from January 1, 2010 to the date this request is processed.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

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 20, 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 #F-2015-06658.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

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

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated May 11, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Information on the status will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

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 your case control number.

We appreciate your patience during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

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 March 20, 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 #F-2015-06658.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

A status update request has been made on your behalf in the subject request.
Regards,
FOIA Requester Service Center

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 20, 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 #F-2015-06658.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

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 (ECD) for this case is: December 2015

- 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 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: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is June 30, 2016.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, 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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

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

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a status update and an estimated completion date for your case. I will provide the updated information once it is available.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

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

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

This is in reference to your email dated August 1, 2016 regarding your FOIA case number F-2015-06658. We have contacted the Chief in the Compliance and Research Branch working on your case and have asked for a new estimated completion date. We will provide the updated information once it is available.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

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

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is in response to your email of August 31, 2016, regarding FOIA Case: F-2015-06658. The estimated completion date has been updated to December 2016.

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.
ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, 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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.
Regards,
Suzanne Gardner
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is in response to your e-mail below dated September 30, 2016 concerning case control number F-2015-06658. At this time, there is no new information to provide concerning your request. The estimated completion date (ECD) for your request is still December 2016.

Please note that ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable. Please be assured that every effort is being made to address your interests and respond to your request in a timely manner.

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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
S. Floyd
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is in reference to your September 30, 2016 email, regarding case number - F-2015-06658.

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. 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 (ECD) for this case is: December 2016.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, 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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

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

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a status update and 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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

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

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated February 2, 2017, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your
e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested an update on the status and an estimated completion date for your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as our office receives a response.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have any questions regarding the status, 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: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated March 6, 2017, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested an update on the status and an estimated completion date for your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as our office receives a response.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

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

Sincerely,
Katrina M Wood
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is a follow-up to your e-mail dated March 6, 2017. Our office was recently informed that the search process has been completed and that the information located is currently going through the initial review process. There will be another review and the estimated completion date for your request is August 2017.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

Official - Transitory
UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave-At this time the estimated completion date is 8/30/2017.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

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