State: EO 13224 Designation, 24JUN09 (MDR)

David Scantling filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # M-2015-00980
Due Feb. 9, 2015
Est. Completion Dec. 1, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: David Scantling

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request for a Mandatory Declassification Review ("MDR") per Section 3.5 of Executive Order ("E.O.") 13526, "Classified National Security Information," 75 FR 707 (January 5, 2010); and is submitted to the United States Department of State ("DoS"). I hereby request the following records:

1) All documents, reports, data, meta-data, and imagery related to the DoS designation of Kata’ib Hizballah ("KH") as a Foreign Terrorist Organization ("FTO") under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended ("INA"); and pursuant to E.O. 13224, "Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism," 66 FR 49079 (September 25, 2001), respectively, on June 24, 2009.

2) Note: The press release regarding the designations is available on the DoS web-site at: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2009/july/125582.htm

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.

Sincerely,

David Scantling

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 Jan. 10, 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 #M-2015-00980.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

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

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Scantling,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an 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) 261-8582 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

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 Jan. 10, 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 #M-2015-00980.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. David Scantling-At this time the estimated completion date is June 2016.
Regards,
Katrina
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 Jan. 10, 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 #M-2015-00980.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: FOIA Status

Dear David Scantling,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated September 3, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. The estimated completion date for your request is June 2016. Information will be provide to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your patience during this process.

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.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. David Scantling-At this time the new estimated completion date is April 2016.

FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Scantling,

Your estimated completion date is still April 2016.
Regards,

Suzanne
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Scantling,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a status update and an estimated completion date for your case.

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

Dear David Scantling,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated August 31, 2016, 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 a new 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 of your request, 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 David Scantling,

Your e-mail has been forwarded to the Branch Chief and the Analyst working on the case. Our office has requested an update on the status of your request and the estimated completion date. Information will be provided to you as it becomes 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) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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

From: FOIA Status

Dear David Scantling,

This is a follow-up to your e-mail below concerning case control M-2015-00980.

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 31, 2017.

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.

We appreciate your continued patience. 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<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Scantling,

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is December 31, 2017.

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: FOIA Status

Mr. Scantling,

Given the high volume of FOIA requests, in addition to a backlog which the Department is working diligently to reduce, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA requests.

The Department’s electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. Some searches have been completed and the documents are currently in the review process. 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 2017

ECD’s 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 releases are provided, as applicable.

we 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: FOIA Status

Mr. Scantling-At this time the estimated completion date is still December 2017.
Regards,

Katrina

FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Scantling,

This is in response to your e-mail dated November 24, 2017 regarding case control number M-2015-00980.

The Office of Information Programs and Services' (IPS) electronic records system indicates that your case is being processed. At this time, the estimated date of completion (EDC) is still December 31, 2017. EDCs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates. They are 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.

The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 11,600 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

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>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Scantling,

This is in response to your email below regarding Case Control Number M-2015-00980.

We have contacted the assigned Branch within the Office of Information Programs and Services to request a status of this case. Once that information is received, you will be notified.

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 send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

L. Temple
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

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