Steed Ballard Communications

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Bureau of Land Management of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2018-00676

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all written or electronic correspondence, including attachments, between Deputy Director Brian Steed, or his immediate staff, and any employee or representative of the Florida-based lobbying firm Ballard Partners. This includes all correspondence between the aforementioned Interior Department officials and any person with an email address ending in "@ballardfl.com" This request pertains to documents produced between September 1, 2017 and the date this request is processed.

I am a reporter for Pacific Standard magazine, and the requested documents will be made available to the general public. 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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias
248-763-0088

From: Bureau of Land Management

Good morning Mr. Tobias:

Our FOIA office received your FOIA request dated April 2, 2018 and assigned
it control number 2018-00676. Please cite this number in any future
communications regarding your request.

In your request you asked for the following:

"Any and all written or electronic correspondence, including attachments,
between Deputy Director Brian Steed, or his immediate staff, and any
employee or representative of the Florida-based lobbying firm Ballard
Partners. This includes all correspondence between the aforementioned
Interior Department officials and any person with an email address ending
in "@ballardfl.com" This request pertains to documents produced between
September 1, 2017 and the date this request is processed. "

We have classified you as a an "other-use" requester. As such, we
may charge you for some of our search and duplication costs, but we will
not charge you for our review costs; you are also entitled to up to 2 hours
of search time and 100 pages of photocopies (or an equivalent volume) for
free. See 43 C.F.R. § 2.39. If, after taking into consideration your
fee category
entitlements, our processing costs are less than $50.00, we will not bill
you because the cost of collection would be greater than the fee collected.
See 43 C.F.R. § 2.49(a)(1).
We use Multitrack Processing to process FOIA requests. The Simple track is
for requests that can be processed in one to five workdays. The
Normal track is for requests that can be processed in six to twenty
workdays. The Complex track is for requests that can be processed in
twenty-one to sixty workdays. The Exceptional/Voluminous track is
for requests requiring more than sixty workdays for processing. The
Expedited track is for requests that have been granted expedited
processing. Within each track, requests are usually processed on a
first-in, first-out basis.

This request falls into the *Complex* track.

If you have any questions, please contact us at BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov or
202-912-7650. Thank you for your interest in public lands and in programs
and activities of the BLM.

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Washington Office FOIA Coordinators
Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 202-912-7650
Fax: 202-245-0027
*BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov <BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov>*

From: Bureau of Land Management

Hello Mr. Tobias,

No further clarification is needed at this time. We are still processing
your request.

​Thank you,
Maritiza Harris​

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Washington Office FOIA Coordinators
Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 202-912-7650
Fax: 202-245-0027
*BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov <BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov>*

From: Bureau of Land Management

Hello Mr. Tobias,

Your request is currently being reviewed by the SOL office. Once completed,
records will be sent to you.

Thank you,
Maritiza Harris

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Washington Office FOIA Coordinators
Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 202-912-7650
Fax: 202-245-0027
*BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov <BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov>*

From: Bureau of Land Management

Hello Mr. Tobias,

Please find the attached letter and responsive document.

Thank you,
Maritiza Harris

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Washington Office FOIA Coordinators
Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 202-912-7650
Fax: 202-245-0027
*BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov <BLM_WO_FOIA@blm.gov>*

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