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Tom Nash filed this request with the Department of Treasury of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2012-02-018
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails and corresponding attachments sent to (to:, cc: or bcc:) or from Timothy F. Geithner (or any person who communicates on his behalf) where the email contains any of the following keywords in the subject or body: "just between us" "breach" "big trouble" "too late" "stupid" "bad company" "perception issue" "the real objective" "very slippery slope" or "true disaster". Limit responsive emails to those sent between 01/20/2009 and the date this request is processed. If he does not use email, expand the search to all methods of communication which he does use.

This request was previously processed as number 2010-11-0050. I am requesting all documents previously discovered for this request.

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, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Department of the Treasury

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. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2012-02-018.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of the Treasury

From: Hugh.Gilmore@do.treas.gov

Thank you for your phone call ealier today.

It has come to my attention that an outgoing letter in the matter of fees has been recently sent to you. Once these issues are dispensed, a response would be forthcoming.

From: Tom Nash

Thanks for your help. Since this request should be processed in the Media Requester Fee category, and since it's now past the statutory 20-day response deadline, no fees should be assessed, and I don't want a back and forth about fees to delay processing the request.

If the office insists fees are due, I agree to payment of up to $500 for this request in order to not delay the processing of the request, but reserve my right to appeal any fee assessments.

Thanks again Hugh.

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. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2012-02-018.

Thank you for your help.

From: Tom Nash

Hi Hugh,

Thanks for your time on the phone today. As requested, below are the previous correspondence.

- Michael
working on behalf of Tom.

From: Department of Treasury

Following up on our conversation earlier today our administrative file shows the following:

On February 3, 2012, an acknowledgement letter was provided which included a clause for 10 additional days due to unusual circumstances of voluminous records in multiple offices from the scope of the request.
The OPEN Government Act excludes the forfeiture of fees in unusual circumstances so the inability to assess duplication fees does not apply in this instance.

The fee waiver was denied on May 25, 2012 and an estimate of fee was provided based on the 3066 pages. Appeal rights were provided to challenge the denial of fee waiver.
The category was assigned as media which limited fees to duplication only.
An invoice was provided along with the fee waiver denial to Muckrock instructing prepayment must be received within thirty days in order to continue processing the request.

Your email reply on May 30 protested the duplication fees since it was past 20 days. But since unusual circumstances were claimed due to volume over multiple offices;
this provision does not apply on limitation of fees. Furthermore, your promise to pay $500 in the email does not meet Treasury regulations which requires prepayment when fees exceed $250. Prepayment instructions were provided in the May 25 letter.

Since no payment was received after 30 days as instructed in the letter of May 25, the request was administratively closed.

From: Department of Treasury

From: Tom Nash

To Whom it May Concern,

I am appealing the fee assessment and the decision to administratively close request 2012-02-018.

The request was initially filed on Jan. 27, 2012, and the office, in a letter postmarked Feb. 7, 2012, acknowledged that the request was received on Feb. 2nd. That Feb. 7th letter also stated that the department needed a 10-day extension for processing the letter.

Our request for a fee waiver was denied in a letter on May 29th, 2012, and a fee assessed of $613.20.

The request was acknowledged in a letter postmarked Feb. 2, 2012. That letter notes a 10-day addition to the standard 20 day processing period. A fee waiver denial followed May 29, despite the fact that the 30-day timeframe expired March 9.

In a follow up phone call and e-mail on May 30th, we noted that, even with the 10-day extension, the agency had missed the 20-day (now 30-day) deadline for responding to the request, and all fees must be waived as we are a media requester.

In continuing to follow up on this request, an e-mail and phone call from the Treasury FOIA Office on August 30th indicated that the request has been closed due to lack of payment, despite our communications requesting further clarification from the department. We believe the request was improperly closed due to miscommunication or lack of communication with the Treasury FOIA office, and request it be re-opened and all fees waived.

I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Nash

News Editor
MuckRock

CC: Hugh Gilmore

From: Tom Nash

To Whom it May Concern,

I am appealing the fee assessment and the decision to administratively close request 2012-02-018.

The request was initially filed on Jan. 27, 2012, and the office, in a letter postmarked Feb. 7, 2012, acknowledged that the request was received on Feb. 2nd. That Feb. 7th letter also stated that the department needed a 10-day extension for processing the letter.

Our request for a fee waiver was denied in a letter on May 29th, 2012, and a fee assessed of $613.20.

The request was acknowledged in a letter postmarked Feb. 2, 2012. That letter notes a 10-day addition to the standard 20 day processing period. A fee waiver denial followed May 29, despite the fact that the 30-day timeframe expired March 9.

In a follow up phone call and e-mail on May 30th, we noted that, even with the 10-day extension, the agency had missed the 20-day (now 30-day) deadline for responding to the request, and all fees must be waived as we are a media requester.

In continuing to follow up on this request, an e-mail and phone call from the Treasury FOIA Office on August 30th indicated that the request has been closed due to lack of payment, despite our communications requesting further clarification from the department. We believe the request was improperly closed due to miscommunication or lack of communication with the Treasury FOIA office, and request it be re-opened and all fees waived.

I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Nash

News Editor
MuckRock

CC: Hugh Gilmore

From: Tom Nash

To Whom it May Concern,

I am appealing the fee assessment and the decision to administratively close request 2012-02-018.

The request was initially filed on Jan. 27, 2012, and the office, in a letter postmarked Feb. 7, 2012, acknowledged that the request was received on Feb. 2nd. That Feb. 7th letter also stated that the department needed a 10-day extension for processing the letter.

Our request for a fee waiver was denied in a letter on May 29th, 2012, and a fee assessed of $613.20.

The request was acknowledged in a letter postmarked Feb. 2, 2012. That letter notes a 10-day addition to the standard 20 day processing period. A fee waiver denial followed May 29, despite the fact that the 30-day timeframe expired March 9.

In a follow up phone call and e-mail on May 30th, we noted that, even with the 10-day extension, the agency had missed the 20-day (now 30-day) deadline for responding to the request, and all fees must be waived as we are a media requester.

In continuing to follow up on this request, an e-mail and phone call from the Treasury FOIA Office on August 30th indicated that the request has been closed due to lack of payment, despite our communications requesting further clarification from the department. We believe the request was improperly closed due to miscommunication or lack of communication with the Treasury FOIA office, and request it be re-opened and all fees waived.

I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Nash

News Editor
MuckRock

CC: Hugh Gilmore

From: Tom Nash

To Whom it May Concern,

I am appealing the fee assessment and the decision to administratively close request 2012-02-018.

The request was initially filed on Jan. 27, 2012, and the office, in a letter postmarked Feb. 7, 2012, acknowledged that the request was received on Feb. 2nd. That Feb. 7th letter also stated that the department needed a 10-day extension for processing the letter.

Our request for a fee waiver was denied in a letter on May 29th, 2012, and a fee assessed of $613.20.

The request was acknowledged in a letter postmarked Feb. 2, 2012. That letter notes a 10-day addition to the standard 20 day processing period. A fee waiver denial followed May 29, despite the fact that the 30-day timeframe expired March 9.

In a follow up phone call and e-mail on May 30th, we noted that, even with the 10-day extension, the agency had missed the 20-day (now 30-day) deadline for responding to the request, and all fees must be waived as we are a media requester.

In continuing to follow up on this request, an e-mail and phone call from the Treasury FOIA Office on August 30th indicated that the request has been closed due to lack of payment, despite our communications requesting further clarification from the department. We believe the request was improperly closed due to miscommunication or lack of communication with the Treasury FOIA office, and request it be re-opened and all fees waived.

I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Nash

News Editor
MuckRock

CC: Hugh Gilmore

From: Tom Nash

To Whom it May Concern,

I am appealing the fee assessment and the decision to administratively close request 2012-02-018.

The request was initially filed on Jan. 27, 2012, and the office, in a letter postmarked Feb. 7, 2012, acknowledged that the request was received on Feb. 2nd. That Feb. 7th letter also stated that the department needed a 10-day extension for processing the letter.

Our request for a fee waiver was denied in a letter on May 29th, 2012, and a fee assessed of $613.20.

The request was acknowledged in a letter postmarked Feb. 2, 2012. That letter notes a 10-day addition to the standard 20 day processing period. A fee waiver denial followed May 29, despite the fact that the 30-day timeframe expired March 9.

In a follow up phone call and e-mail on May 30th, we noted that, even with the 10-day extension, the agency had missed the 20-day (now 30-day) deadline for responding to the request, and all fees must be waived as we are a media requester.

In continuing to follow up on this request, an e-mail and phone call from the Treasury FOIA Office on August 30th indicated that the request has been closed due to lack of payment, despite our communications requesting further clarification from the department. We believe the request was improperly closed due to miscommunication or lack of communication with the Treasury FOIA office, and request it be re-opened and all fees waived.

I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Nash

News Editor
MuckRock

CC: Hugh Gilmore

From: Tom Nash

To Whom it May Concern,

I am appealing the fee assessment and the decision to administratively close request 2012-02-018.

The request was initially filed on Jan. 27, 2012, and the office, in a letter postmarked Feb. 7, 2012, acknowledged that the request was received on Feb. 2nd. That Feb. 7th letter also stated that the department needed a 10-day extension for processing the letter.

Our request for a fee waiver was denied in a letter on May 29th, 2012, and a fee assessed of $613.20.

The request was acknowledged in a letter postmarked Feb. 2, 2012. That letter notes a 10-day addition to the standard 20 day processing period. A fee waiver denial followed May 29, despite the fact that the 30-day timeframe expired March 9.

In a follow up phone call and e-mail on May 30th, we noted that, even with the 10-day extension, the agency had missed the 20-day (now 30-day) deadline for responding to the request, and all fees must be waived as we are a media requester.

In continuing to follow up on this request, an e-mail and phone call from the Treasury FOIA Office on August 30th indicated that the request has been closed due to lack of payment, despite our communications requesting further clarification from the department. We believe the request was improperly closed due to miscommunication or lack of communication with the Treasury FOIA office, and request it be re-opened and all fees waived.

I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Nash

News Editor
MuckRock

CC: Hugh Gilmore

From: Tom Nash

To Whom it May Concern,

I am appealing the fee assessment and the decision to administratively close request 2012-02-018.

The request was initially filed on Jan. 27, 2012, and the office, in a letter postmarked Feb. 7, 2012, acknowledged that the request was received on Feb. 2nd. That Feb. 7th letter also stated that the department needed a 10-day extension for processing the letter.

Our request for a fee waiver was denied in a letter on May 29th, 2012, and a fee assessed of $613.20.

The request was acknowledged in a letter postmarked Feb. 2, 2012. That letter notes a 10-day addition to the standard 20 day processing period. A fee waiver denial followed May 29, despite the fact that the 30-day timeframe expired March 9.

In a follow up phone call and e-mail on May 30th, we noted that, even with the 10-day extension, the agency had missed the 20-day (now 30-day) deadline for responding to the request, and all fees must be waived as we are a media requester.

In continuing to follow up on this request, an e-mail and phone call from the Treasury FOIA Office on August 30th indicated that the request has been closed due to lack of payment, despite our communications requesting further clarification from the department. We believe the request was improperly closed due to miscommunication or lack of communication with the Treasury FOIA office, and request it be re-opened and all fees waived.

I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Nash

News Editor
MuckRock

CC: Hugh Gilmore

From: Tom Nash

To Whom it May Concern,

I am appealing the fee assessment and the decision to administratively close request 2012-02-018.

The request was initially filed on Jan. 27, 2012, and the office, in a letter postmarked Feb. 7, 2012, acknowledged that the request was received on Feb. 2nd. That Feb. 7th letter also stated that the department needed a 10-day extension for processing the letter.

Our request for a fee waiver was denied in a letter on May 29th, 2012, and a fee assessed of $613.20.

The request was acknowledged in a letter postmarked Feb. 2, 2012. That letter notes a 10-day addition to the standard 20 day processing period. A fee waiver denial followed May 29, despite the fact that the 30-day timeframe expired March 9.

In a follow up phone call and e-mail on May 30th, we noted that, even with the 10-day extension, the agency had missed the 20-day (now 30-day) deadline for responding to the request, and all fees must be waived as we are a media requester.

In continuing to follow up on this request, an e-mail and phone call from the Treasury FOIA Office on August 30th indicated that the request has been closed due to lack of payment, despite our communications requesting further clarification from the department. We believe the request was improperly closed due to miscommunication or lack of communication with the Treasury FOIA office, and request it be re-opened and all fees waived.

I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Nash

News Editor
MuckRock

CC: Hugh Gilmore

From: Tom Nash

To Whom it May Concern,

I am appealing the fee assessment and the decision to administratively close request 2012-02-018.

The request was initially filed on Jan. 27, 2012, and the office, in a letter postmarked Feb. 7, 2012, acknowledged that the request was received on Feb. 2nd. That Feb. 7th letter also stated that the department needed a 10-day extension for processing the letter.

Our request for a fee waiver was denied in a letter on May 29th, 2012, and a fee assessed of $613.20.

The request was acknowledged in a letter postmarked Feb. 2, 2012. That letter notes a 10-day addition to the standard 20 day processing period. A fee waiver denial followed May 29, despite the fact that the 30-day timeframe expired March 9.

In a follow up phone call and e-mail on May 30th, we noted that, even with the 10-day extension, the agency had missed the 20-day (now 30-day) deadline for responding to the request, and all fees must be waived as we are a media requester.

In continuing to follow up on this request, an e-mail and phone call from the Treasury FOIA Office on August 30th indicated that the request has been closed due to lack of payment, despite our communications requesting further clarification from the department. We believe the request was improperly closed due to miscommunication or lack of communication with the Treasury FOIA office, and request it be re-opened and all fees waived.

I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Nash

News Editor
MuckRock

CC: Hugh Gilmore

From: Tom Nash

To Whom it May Concern,

I am appealing the fee assessment and the decision to administratively close request 2012-02-018.

The request was initially filed on Jan. 27, 2012, and the office, in a letter postmarked Feb. 7, 2012, acknowledged that the request was received on Feb. 2nd. That Feb. 7th letter also stated that the department needed a 10-day extension for processing the letter.

Our request for a fee waiver was denied in a letter on May 29th, 2012, and a fee assessed of $613.20.

The request was acknowledged in a letter postmarked Feb. 2, 2012. That letter notes a 10-day addition to the standard 20 day processing period. A fee waiver denial followed May 29, despite the fact that the 30-day timeframe expired March 9.

In a follow up phone call and e-mail on May 30th, we noted that, even with the 10-day extension, the agency had missed the 20-day (now 30-day) deadline for responding to the request, and all fees must be waived as we are a media requester.

In continuing to follow up on this request, an e-mail and phone call from the Treasury FOIA Office on August 30th indicated that the request has been closed due to lack of payment, despite our communications requesting further clarification from the department. We believe the request was improperly closed due to miscommunication or lack of communication with the Treasury FOIA office, and request it be re-opened and all fees waived.

I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Nash

News Editor
MuckRock

CC: Hugh Gilmore

From: Tom Nash

To Whom it May Concern,

I am appealing the fee assessment and the decision to administratively close request 2012-02-018.

The request was initially filed on Jan. 27, 2012, and the office, in a letter postmarked Feb. 7, 2012, acknowledged that the request was received on Feb. 2nd. That Feb. 7th letter also stated that the department needed a 10-day extension for processing the letter.

Our request for a fee waiver was denied in a letter on May 29th, 2012, and a fee assessed of $613.20.

The request was acknowledged in a letter postmarked Feb. 2, 2012. That letter notes a 10-day addition to the standard 20 day processing period. A fee waiver denial followed May 29, despite the fact that the 30-day timeframe expired March 9.

In a follow up phone call and e-mail on May 30th, we noted that, even with the 10-day extension, the agency had missed the 20-day (now 30-day) deadline for responding to the request, and all fees must be waived as we are a media requester.

In continuing to follow up on this request, an e-mail and phone call from the Treasury FOIA Office on August 30th indicated that the request has been closed due to lack of payment, despite our communications requesting further clarification from the department. We believe the request was improperly closed due to miscommunication or lack of communication with the Treasury FOIA office, and request it be re-opened and all fees waived.

I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Nash

News Editor
MuckRock

CC: Hugh Gilmore

From: Tom Nash

To Whom it May Concern,

I am appealing the fee assessment and the decision to administratively close request 2012-02-018.

The request was initially filed on Jan. 27, 2012, and the office, in a letter postmarked Feb. 7, 2012, acknowledged that the request was received on Feb. 2nd. That Feb. 7th letter also stated that the department needed a 10-day extension for processing the letter.

Our request for a fee waiver was denied in a letter on May 29th, 2012, and a fee assessed of $613.20.

The request was acknowledged in a letter postmarked Feb. 2, 2012. That letter notes a 10-day addition to the standard 20 day processing period. A fee waiver denial followed May 29, despite the fact that the 30-day timeframe expired March 9.

In a follow up phone call and e-mail on May 30th, we noted that, even with the 10-day extension, the agency had missed the 20-day (now 30-day) deadline for responding to the request, and all fees must be waived as we are a media requester.

In continuing to follow up on this request, an e-mail and phone call from the Treasury FOIA Office on August 30th indicated that the request has been closed due to lack of payment, despite our communications requesting further clarification from the department. We believe the request was improperly closed due to miscommunication or lack of communication with the Treasury FOIA office, and request it be re-opened and all fees waived.

I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Nash

News Editor
MuckRock

CC: Hugh Gilmore

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. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2012-02-018.

Thank you for your help.

From: Treasury

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20220

Dear Requester:

In a continuing effort to improve Treasury's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) experience for requesters like you, the Department of Treasury has begun to accept FOIA requests through FOIAOnline in a limited capacity for the following Offices and Bureaus:

Departmental Offices (headquarters),

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau,

Bureau of Engraving and Printing,

Bureau of the Fiscal Service,

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and

United States Mint.

Moreover, Treasury only participates in FOIAOnline to the limited extent of allowing submission of requests because Treasury manages processing in a separate system. Treasury's virtual library will feature data collection and dissemination for Treasury Department information. Additional information about the Treasury Department's FOIA program is available at www.treasury.gov/FOIA.
Please note that Treasury will continue to accept requests via mail and fax. As of January 17, 2013, the Citizens Web Portal will no longer accept FOIA requests.

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