US Fish and Wildlife Service emails with Monsanto

Evan Anderson filed this request with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # FWS-2015-00549
Est. Completion None
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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails between the Fish and Wildlife Service and Monsanto Company, sent between November 2014 and the date this request is processed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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,

Evan Anderson

From: FOIA, FWHQ

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Headquarters FOIA Office
received your request today. We have assigned it tracking number
FWS-2015-00549. Please refer to this number in communications regarding
your request. You will receive a formal acknowledgment shortly.

In the interim, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Respectfully,

Melissa Allen

703-358-2470
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United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters Freedom of Information Act Office
MS: IRTM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

From: FOIA, FWHQ

Dear Mr. Anderson,

We apologize for the processing delay. Searches are being conducted in the
Division of Scientific Authority and the Ecological Services programs. We
will provide additional information about responsive records as it becomes
available.

We have classified you as a representative of the news media. As such, we
may charge you for some of our duplication costs, but we will not charge
you for our search or review costs; you also are entitled to up to 100
pages of photocopies (or an equivalent volume) for free. See 43 C.F.R.
§ 2.39
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If, after taking into consideration your fee category entitlements, our
processing costs are less than $50.00, we will not bill you because the
cost of collection would be greater than the fee collected. See 43 C.F.R.
§ 2.49(a)(1)
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.

I am currently out of the office, but will provide updates upon my return.

Respectfully,

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

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 Feb. 24, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FWS-2015-00549.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA, FWHQ

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I will follow-up on the status of this request and provide you with an
update.

Respectfully,

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

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 Feb. 24, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FWS-2015-00549.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FWS-2015-00549.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA, FWHQ

Dear Mr. Anderson,

My contact in Refuges was out today. I'm trying to wrap up the majority of
requests here at Headquarters prior to the end of the fiscal year. This
request (FWS-2015-00549) is one of 78 we're processing here. Our targeted
final response date is August 14, 2015.

Respectfully,

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

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 Feb. 24, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FWS-2015-00549.

Thank you for your help.

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 Feb. 24, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FWS-2015-00549.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Evan Anderson

Hi there,

I was told I was likely to receive a response to this by August 2015, several months ago. Please update me on the status of this request.

Thank you,
Evan

From: FOIA, FWHQ

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I have attached correspondence regarding FWS-2015-00549.

Respectfully,

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

From: Evan Anderson

Hi there,

Thank you for your response. I would like to revise my request to the following:

All emails between the Fish and Wildlife Service and Monsanto Company, sent between November 1, 2014 and February 24, 2015, containing the word "neonicotinoids" in the subject field or body of the email.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have further questions.

Thank you,
Evan

From: FOIA, FWHQ

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Thank you for specifying that keyword. One question for further
clarification: Which record custodians are you requesting that we search?
We do not have the capability to conduct a search of all employee emails.
We send out the search requests to individual custodians, who in turn
conduct manual searches of their records. Are you proposing a search of,
for example, Headquarters Refuges Chief and other Headquarters Refuges
personnel, the FWS Director, the FWS Deputy Director, and Headquarters
External Affairs (Public Affairs)?

Respectfully,

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

From: Evan Anderson

Hi Mrs. Allen,

Thank you for getting back to me. I would like a search of the Headquarters External Affairs personnel as well as the Division of Communications personnel.

Thank you,
Evan

From: FOIA, FWHQ

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I've attached our final response to your request, FWS-2015-00549.

Respectfully,

Melissa Allen
--
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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