USAO Guidance

William Fernandes filed this request with the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys of the United States of America.
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EOUSA-2021-000604

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From: William Fernandes


To Whom It May Concern:

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

For the District of Las Vegas, Nevada
Please provide any guidance distributed to employees of the USAO in relation to travel during the COVID pandemic. Essential and non essential.
Dates to search
March 03, 2020 to current.

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,

William Fernandes

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=EOUSA-2021-000604&type=request)

* Tracking Number: EOUSA-2021-000604
* Requester Name: William Fernandes
* Date Submitted: 12/02/2020
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

For the District of Las Vegas, Nevada
Please provide any guidance distributed to employees of the USAO in relation to travel during the COVID pandemic. Essential and non essential.
Dates to search
March 03, 2020 to current.

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,

William Fernandes

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From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) has received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Privacy Act request. Your request is assigned tracking number EOUSA-2021-000604. Please use that number in all future correspondence.
Your request seeks records from one or more field offices, involves many voluminous records, or requires consultation with another agency or component with a substantial interest in the subject-matter and therefore falls within “unusual circumstances” as set forth in the statue. See 5 U.S.C.S § 552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii).  Accordingly, we are extending the time limit to respond to our request for ten additional days. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B))(i).  In addition, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited.  Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track.  Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately 30 business days, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer.  At this time, your request has been assigned to the complex track.
Please be advised that due to necessary operational changes as a result of the national emergency concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, there may be some delay in the processing of your request.
Under FOIA and Department of Justice regulations you may be required to pay certain costs associated with processing your request, including, searching for, reviewing, and duplicating requested records.  Consequently, you may potentially incur those costs, unless you have requested and been granted a waiver or reduction in fees.  In most instances, the first 100 pages to duplicate and the first two hours to search for records responsive to your request, will be provided to you free of charge.  If after making those allowances, we determine that the cost to process your request will amount to more than $25.00, we will notify you in writing at a later date. [1]  Requests that are specific, concrete and of limited scope (in time and/or subject matter) generally enable us to respond to you more quickly and possibly assess less fees.  To avoid delay and reduce any potential fees, we suggest you might wish to modify and narrow the scope of your request (See attachment). (#_ftn1)

You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the telephone number listed above for any further assistance and 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 service they offer.  The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 96012 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (mailto:ogis@nara.gov)



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____I wish to modify my request in an attempt to obtain a quicker response and/or reduce fees as follows:
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____ I understand that I am entitled to the first 100 pages and two hours of search time for free.  Please do not search beyond two hours, nor duplicate beyond 100 pages.
____I agree to pay up to the following amount for duplication and search time: $_____________ I understand that this payment is required even if no documents are located or released to me.  In the event that documents are located and released to me, I understand that I may be charged duplication fees in addition to search fees.
____I wish to withdraw my request.


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[1] Search and review fees by professional personnel are charged at $40 per hour and duplication fees are assessed at five cents per page (#_ftnref1)

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

01/04/2021
William Fernandes
411A Highland Ave
DEPT MR 105296
Somerville, MA, 02144 requests@muckrock.com (mailto:requests@muckrock.com)
EOUSA-2021-000604
Your request for records under the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act has been processed.  This letter constitutes a reply from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, the official record-keeper for all records located in this office and the various United States Attorneys.
To provide you with the greatest degree of access authorized by the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act, we have considered your request in light of the provisions of both statutes.
The records you seek are located in a Privacy Act system of records that, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Attorney General, is exempt from the access provisions of the Privacy Act.  28 CFR § 16.81.  We have also processed your request under the Freedom of Information Act and are making all records required to be released, or considered appropriate for release as a matter of discretion, available to you.  This letter is a [   ] full release [ X ] partial release [   ] full withholding.
Enclosed please find: 1    page(s) are being released in full (RIF); 9    page(s) are being released in part (RIP); 0    page(s) are withheld in full (WIF). The redacted/withheld documents were reviewed to determine if any information could be segregated for release.
Please note that one full page and parts of two other pages were deleted from the released records because they were not responsive to your request for COVID-19- related travel guidance. The exemption(s) used to justify withholding pages or parts of pages are listed below:
(b)(6).
An explanation of FOIA exemptions is attached hereto.
This is a final action on the above-numbered request. If you are not satisfied with our determination in response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, 441 G Street, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20530, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIA STAR portal by creating an account on the following website: https://foiastar.doj.gov.  Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." (https://foiastar.doj.gov/)
You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request.  The contact information for EOUSA is 175 N Street, NE, Suite 5.400, Washington, DC 20530; telephone at 202-252-6020; or facsimile 202-252-6048.  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. (mailto:ogis@nara.gov)

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

EOUSA-2021-000604 has been processed with the following final disposition: Partial Grant/Partial Denial.
Given the nature of this request, some records are only being released to you as the requester. If you have an account in FOIAonline, you may access those records by [FOIAONLINE_HOME]. Otherwise, those responsive records will be sent via the method agreed upon with the FOIA processor.

  • Fernandes 604 COVID 19-Signed memo_1_Redacted

  • Fernandes 604 RE_ Departmental Guidance regarding _Unofficial Foreign Travel__Redacted

  • Fernandes 604 DSO_Redacted

  • Fernandes 604 Departmental Guidance regarding _Unofficial Foreign Travel__Redacted.pdf

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