The FAA NAS Daily Events Log for 5/1/2013-5/10/13

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.


From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the The FAA NAS Daily Events Logs for 5/1/2013 through 5/10/2013 or the date this request is processed, whichever comes first.

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, 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, as the statute requires.


Jason Smathers

From: Federal Aviation Administration

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been rejected.

From: FAA

You cannot request future records. Records requested will be from 5/1 to


From: Jason Smathers

I did say that I would like to request the records through 5/10 OR the date you process this request, whichever is FIRST. So, if the search is not completed today, it is reasonable for you to include the records through the date you actually conduct the search.

From: Jason Smathers


If you would like to see the court's opinion on this matter, I suggest McGehee v. CIA (D.C. Cir. 1983) and Public Citizen v. Dep’t of State (D.C. Cir. 2002).

Further, NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSELORS v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, et al is published online here: . I suggest reading pages 69-71 of this decision to see that the courts have consistently ruled that it is unreasonable for an agency to limit records to those created on or before the acceptance date of a FOIA request, rather, the courts have determined that it is reasonable for an agency to include records through the date of first search.



To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 5, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Federal Aviation Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: FAA