Surveillance 333s

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

NFP-64820, DOJ-AP-2017-002101

Status
Rejected

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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all 333 files (Legal Advice and Opinions) relating to surveillance or mentioning the PATRIOT Act or the USA Freedom Act, as well as any relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. I request a manual review of all 333 files opened since September 10th, 2001.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: FOIPAQUESTIONS

Dear Mr. Best,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI's decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/<http://www.fbi.goiv/foia/>. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

Holly Early
Government Information Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4854
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
E-mail: foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: FOIPAQUESTIONS

Dear Mr. Best,

The request was received on 01-03-2017 (actual date request was scanned into the FOIPA Document Processing System) and assigned FOIPA Request Number #NFP-64820. The request was closed on 01-11-2017. Correspondence was mailed to your attention on 01-09-2017.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

Holly Early
Government Information Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO Line: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4854
Fax: (540) 868-4391 or (450)868-4997
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the determination that I did not reasonably describe the records. I provided a description that would allow for an easy search to be performed by people familiar with these types of records, specifically "333 files (Legal Advice and Opinions) relating to surveillance or mentioning the PATRIOT Act or the USA Freedom Act, as well as any relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act."

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

02/08/2017 09:28 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-002101

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-002101 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Records not reasonably described.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-002101, FBI-Affirm not reasonably described

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