TREASExecSec@do.treas.gov Emails

Taylor Amarel filed this request with the Department of Treasury of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

2018-07-025

Due Oct. 10, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Taylor Amarel


To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to obtain that last 200 pages of emails sent to, from, or copied to TREASExecSec@do.treas.gov

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,

Taylor Amarel

From: Department of Treasury

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury has received the information you submitted to the FOIA@TREASURY.gov<mailto:FOIA@TREASURY.gov> mailbox.

If you are submitting a FOIA request, this courtesy reply does not replace the acknowledgement letter which will include a FOIA case number once your request has been entered into our FOIA Request Tracking System.

If you are seeking the status of a pending FOIA request for which you have a FOIA case number, please call (202) 622-0930 to obtain the status of your request.

Please visit our FOIA Library at http://www.treasury.gov/FOIA/Pages/reading_room.aspx.

Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

From: Department of Treasury

Good afternoon,

Treasury acknowledges the receipt of your recently submitted FOIA request. Before we can begin processing your request, additional information is required. Please submit your response to the email address provided in the letter; you may copy me on your response but it must be submitted to the FOIA email box.

Thank you,

Cawana

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From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

Thank you for the response.

For clarification, by "the last" 200 pages, I am requesting the most recent emails as of the date of the initial request submission (July 4, 2018.) If you are unable to conduct a request in this manner, you may conduct a random sample of 200 pages for the year 2018.

If it is easier to process, you may remove spam, junk, newsletter, and other subscription like emails.

From: Department of Treasury

I will be out of the office until August 7, 2018. You may contact the FOIA Hotline number at 2026-622-0930 or via e-mail at: FOIA@treasury.gov.

Thank you,

Cawana Pearson

From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

Could you please provide an update to this request.

Thanks!

From: Department of Treasury

In a letter dated July 5, 2018, you were advised that additional information was required to process your request. We advised that the information requested must be received in this office by August 16, 2018. This letter advises you that, as of the date of this letter, we have administratively closed your request because we have not received any communication from you. Please be advised that this action will not preclude you from filing valid FOIA requests in the future with the Department of the Treasury.

You may reach me via telephone at 202-622-0930, extension 2; or via email at FOIA@treasury.gov<mailto:TreasFOIA@treasury.gov>. Please reference the FOIA number at the top of this email when contacting this office.

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From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

Could you please explain further why this is an "imperfect" requests, other Federal Agencies and the Treasury have responded to mechanically equivalent requests and the actual search operation requested is not vague or cumbersome.

From: Taylor Amarel

To be ultra clear, here is a list of FOIA requests from federal agencies that have done email searches in response to FOIA requests, these are in addition to the other very public FOIA requests regarding former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, FOIA requests regarding Bengazi, etc. There is no reason as to why email records can not be searched.

1.) https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/deanne-erwin-executive-assistant-emails-53415/#comm-542307
2.) https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/ryanyatesfccgov-emails-52706/
3.) https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/rex-tillerson-email-records-46126/
4.) https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/ajit-pai-net-net-neutrality-records-46121/
5.) https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/eb-5-irs-criminal-investigation-acting-special-agent-in-charge-anthony-j-orlando-46449/
6.) https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-statesica-10/mick-mulvaney-emails-55562/
7.) Etc.

There are thousands and thousands of more FOIA requests that relate to email searches that have been processed by federal agencies.

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning,

I am in receipt of your email concerning why your request was determined to be imperfect and administrable closed. In your original email you seek, "Request the last 200 pages of emails sent to, from, or copied to TREASExecSec@do.treas.gov<mailto:TREASExecSec@do.treas.gov>". In my imperfect letter to you seeking clarification I asked you if you were requesting the last 200 emails sent to or from TREASExecSec@do.treas.gov<mailto:TREASExecSec@do.treas.gov>. There is a difference between asking for the last 200 pages and the last two hundred emails. We needed clarification before we could process your request.

Thank you,

Cawana

From: Department of Treasury

Good afternoon,

Last year, Treasury's average processing time for completing FOIA cases was 305 business days. The program office assigned your request continues to process your request. Please feel free to reach out to our office in 30 days for a more up to date status.

Thank you,

Cawana

From: Taylor Amarel

Thank you, I appreciated the update.

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning,

This email is in response to your inquiry regarding your request. Please note that your request was administratively closed, please see documentation attached.

Thank you,

Cawana

From: Taylor Amarel

To Whom This May Concern:

Apologies for the delay in responding. To clarify, I would like the last 25 emails sent to, from, or copied to TREASExecSec@do.treas.gov.

Thank you,
Taylor Amarel

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello Ms. Pearson,

Could you please clarify where this request stands? Despite the confusion, it would be much appreciated if your office could continue to process this request given the additional clarification provided by Taylor Amarel via mail earlier this month (that communication has been copied beneath this message). If that is not possible, it would be appreciated if your office could process this request, using the most recent clarification as guidance, in the most appropriate way available.

Thank you so much for your time and help.

Best wishes,
Beryl Lipton, MuckRock

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To Whom This May Concern:

Apologies for the delay in responding. To clarify, I would like the last 25 emails sent to, from, or copied to TREASExecSec@do.treas.gov.

Thank you,
Taylor Amarel

From: Department of Treasury

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury has received the information you submitted to the FOIA@TREASURY.gov<mailto:FOIA@TREASURY.gov> mailbox.

If you are submitting a FOIA request, this courtesy reply does not replace the acknowledgement letter which will include a FOIA case number once your request has been entered into our FOIA Request Tracking System.

If you are seeking the status of a pending FOIA request for which you have a FOIA case number, please call (202) 622-0930 to obtain the status of your request.

Please visit our FOIA Library at http://www.treasury.gov/FOIA/Pages/reading_room.aspx.

Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning,

Looks like your office perfected the request after you were notified the case had been administratively closed. We will reopen the case and assign it for processing. Please note that in the future, you will be required to submit a new FOIA request if the response isn't received before the case is closed.

Thank you,

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning,

Treasury is in receipt of the additional information provided to process your FOIA request.

Thank you,

Cawana

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