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Matthew Topic filed this request with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget of the United States of America.
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Multi Request Annual Funding for FOIA Compliance
Est. Completion None
Fix Required


From: Matthew Topic

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Reports, studies, and other such records from Jan 1 2017 to the date of search analyzing or discussing the amount of annual funding needed to improve compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.

2. Emails, memos, and other such records in which FOIA staff have requested additional resources and the discussions of and responses to those requests.

I request expedited processing because the federal government is about to enter into the annual budgeting process. I am primarily engaged in the dissemination of information because I am an attorney who primarily represents FOIA requesters seeking to obtain information to be disseminated to the public.

I request a fee waiver because: (1) these records concern the activities of government, namely, FOIA compliance and budgeting needs; (2) this information is meaningfully informative on the budgeting process; (3) this information will help the public understand the extent to which federal departments and agencies are seeking sufficient funding for FOIA compliance; (4) the information will significantly contribute to understanding whether departments and agencies are seeking and receiving adequate funding for FOIA compliance; (5) I have no commercial interest in these records, but rather, will use these records to contribute to the public discourse on FOIA funding; (6) the significant public interest in these records outweighs my non-existence personal commercial interest.

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.


Matthew Topic

From: U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Greetings: This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) dated and received in this office on March 11, 2019. Your request has been logged in and is being processed. For your reference, the OMB FOIA number is 19-198.

Dionne Hardy

From: U.S. Office of Management and Budget


The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regrets the delay in responding to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Unfortunately, OMB is experiencing a backlog of FOIA requests. Please know that OMB management is very committed to providing responses to FOIA requests and remedying the FOIA backlog.

Given the passage of time, this communication is to confirm whether you are still interested in having the attached FOIA request processed. Please confirm your continued interest by replying to this email within 14 calendar days from the date of this communication, and reference the FOIA number cited above.

If we do not receive a response from you within the specified time frame, we will consider the non-response as an indication that you are no longer interested, and will close your FOIA request.


Nathaniel T.Durden
FOIA Specialist (Contractor)
Executive Office of the President
Office of Management and Budget
Office of General Counsel

From: U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Good Afternoon:

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) dated March 11, 2019 and assigned tracking number 19-198. Given the passage of time since the submission of your FOIA request and OMB's backlog of FOIA requests, we reached out to you via email on September 2, 2020 to inquire if you remain interested in having your FOIA request processed. In the communication, we noted that a non-response will be treated as an indication that you are no longer interested and that we will close your FOIA request. Because the specified time has passed without a response, we are administratively closing this FOIA request.

If you are not satisfied with the response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to OMB. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of the response to your request. You may also contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at 202-395-FOIA, as well as our FOIA Public Liaison at 202-395-7545 for any further assistance or to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

Thank you.