trophy (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Dartunorro Clark filed this request with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States of America.
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From: Dartunorro Clark


To Whom It May Concern:

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

applications and/or permits rejected, approved, waitlisted or otherwise on hold in your agency's possession pertaining to the importing of trophies of animals from African nations dating between March 1, 2018 to present. In a formal memo issued this past March, your agency withdrew earlier agency rulings related to importing trophies of dead elephants from South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia, as well as those related to importing trophies of dead lions and bonteboks from South Africa. This request should include every application you have recieved since that ruling and include the current status of that application.

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,

Dartunorro Clark

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dear Dartunorro Clark,

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Headquarters FOIA Office
received your request dated May 21, 2018. We have forwarded your request
to our Division of Management Authority (DMA) for processing. You will
receive a formal acknowledgement shortly; which will include DMA contact
information in case you have any questions or concerns regarding this FOIA
request.

Respectfully,

United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office
MS: IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

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May 21, 2018

To Whom It May Concern:

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

applications and/or permits rejected, approved, waitlisted or otherwise on
hold in your agency's possession pertaining to the importing of trophies of
animals from African nations dating between March 1, 2018 to present. In a
formal memo issued this past March, your agency withdrew earlier agency
rulings related to importing trophies of dead elephants from South Africa,
Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia, as well as those related to
importing trophies of dead lions and bonteboks from South Africa. This
request should include every application you have recieved since that
ruling and include the current status of that application.

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,

Dartunorro Clark

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From: Dartunorro Clark

HI, I have not recieved any formal acknowledgment from the Division of Management Authority (DMA). It has been well beyond the statutory requirement of receiving a response within 20 business days. Please advise.

From:

I will respond to your e-mail once I return to the office, but if you need a quick response, please contact ary_Cogliano@fws.gov. (mailto:ary_Cogliano@fws.gov)
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Thank you, Brenda Tapia Program Analyst/Data Management U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Management Authority (DMA) Branch of Permits, MS: IA 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041 Ph: 800-358-2104 x.1989 or 703-358-2104 x.1989 Fax: 703-358-2280 Sign up for our e-newsletter to learn how we're working around the globe to protect species and their habitats! (http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=m55c7tjab&p=oi&m=1109842295756&sit=xuh7is8gb&f=e7b4b07a-db5e-4e42-a2db-9b122d99f7b2)

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dear Mr. Clark,

Attached you will find a copy of the acknowledgment for your FOIA request
from May 21, 2018, for

*“…**applications and/or permits rejected, approved, waitlisted or
otherwise on hold in your agency's possession pertaining to the importing
of trophies of animals from African nations dating between March 1, 2018 to
present. In a formal memo issued this past March, your agency withdrew
earlier agency rulings related to importing trophies of dead elephants from
South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia, as well as those
related to importing trophies of dead lions and bonteboks from South
Africa. This request should include every application you have received
since that ruling and include the current status of that application.”*

​Once we have finished gathering all of the responsive records, we will
forward them to the Office of the Solicitors for further review.​

--

Thank you,

Brenda Tapia

Program Analyst/Data Management

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Division of Management Authority (DMA)

Branch of Permits, MS: IA

5275 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22041
Ph: 800-358-2104 x.1989 or 703-358-2104 x.1989
Fax: 703-358-2280
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From: Dartunorro Clark

Why have I not gotten any response to my questions regarding my FOIA?

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From: Dartunorro Clark

Hi,

Again I am following up because I have not recieved an updated to my FOIA (2018-00943).

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dear Mr. Clark,

The responsive record for your FOIA request was sent to the
Solicitor's Office for review. I have been waiting for the return of the
documents. There has been some delays in the Solicitor's office due to
several several situations. I will ask for a status update to your FOIA
request.

Thank you,
Brenda Tapia

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Thank you,

Brenda Tapia

Program Analyst/Data Management

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Division of Management Authority (DMA)

Branch of Permits, MS: IA

5275 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22041
Ph: 800-358-2104 x.1989 or 703-358-2104 x.1989
Fax: 703-358-2280
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From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dear Mr. Clark,

I do apologize for the delay but the responsive record for your FOIA
request was sent to the solicitor's office for review. Once I received
them back, I will be able to finalize your request and send it to you. The
Solicitor's office have been backed up due to the shutdown, litigations and
large amount of FOIA request to review. As soon as I receive the
documents, I will be able to finalize your request.

Thank you,
Brenda Tapia

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Thank you,

Brenda Tapia

Program Analyst/Data Management

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Division of Management Authority (DMA)

Branch of Permits, MS: IA

5275 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22041
Ph: 800-358-2104 x.1989 or 703-358-2104 x.1989
Fax: 703-358-2280
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From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dear Mr. Clark,

We are still reviewing the responsive documents. Your FOIA request has
over 2000 pages and I finally received edits from the Solicitor's office.
Since your request concerned import of trophies, If you go to the following
link below, you will find the documents for the import of elephant and lion
trophies from 2016-2018 https://www.fws.gov/irm/bpim/foiareadingroom.html.
We will send the responsive records for your request as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Brenda Tapia

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Thank you,

Brenda Tapia

Program Analyst/Data Management

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Division of Management Authority (DMA)

Branch of Permits, MS: IA

5275 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22041
Ph: 800-358-2104 x.1989 or 703-358-2104 x.1989
Fax: 703-358-2280
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From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dear Mr. Clark,

The responsive records for your FOIA request was send for further review by
the Solicitors. Please be aware that due to the volume and the difficulty
of the FOIA requests the Office of Solicitor has been backed up but as soon
as the review to your request has been finalized, we will be able to
complete your request.

Thank you,
Brenda Tapia

--

Thank you,

Brenda Tapia (she/her)

Program Analyst/Data Management

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Division of Management Authority (DMA)

Branch of Permits, MS: IA

5275 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22041
Ph: 800-358-2104 x.1989 or 703-358-2104 x.1989
Fax: 703-358-2280
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From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

I will respond to your e-mail once I return to the office, but if you need a quick response, please contact ary_Cogliano@fws.gov. (mailto:ary_Cogliano@fws.gov)

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Thank you, Brenda Tapia (she/her) Program Analyst/Data Management U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Management Authority (DMA) Branch of Permits, MS: IA 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041 Ph: 800-358-2104 x.1989 or 703-358-2104 x.1989 Fax: 703-358-2280 Sign up for our e-newsletter to learn how we're working around the globe to protect species and their habitats! (http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=m55c7tjab&p=oi&m=1109842295756&sit=xuh7is8gb&f=e7b4b07a-db5e-4e42-a2db-9b122d99f7b2)

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mr. Clark:
Our office is currently reviewing your responsive records. Once completed,
we will be able to issue a response to your FOIA request.

Thank You,
Shauntá Nichols
HQ Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: IRTM
Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803, USA
work 703·358·2374 fax 703·358·2251
email: shaunta_nichols@fws.gov

From: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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