USDA Correspondence on greenhouse gas emissions in CA

Bethney Bonilla filed this request with the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2017-AMS-01284-F
Est. Completion None
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Withdrawn

Communications

From: Bethney Bonilla

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am seeking all written communications (emails, faxes, and the like) between the United States Department of Agriculture and Dairy Management, Inc
(aka Dairy Management, found at www.dairy.org) and or Milk Producers Council (found at http://www.milkproducerscouncil.org) from January 1st, 2009, through December 4th, 2016, concerning greenhouse gas emissions in CA.

https://ww2.kqed.org/science/2016/11/29/california-targets-dairy-cows-to-combat-global-warming/

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,

Bethney Bonilla

From: Jordan, Christine - OCIO

Good afternoon, Ms. Bonilla.

This e-mail acknowledges receipt of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request you originally submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), FOIA Service Center (FSC) on December 4, 2016. You sent a follow-up to check on the status of your request. The initial review and transmittal of your request was inadvertently delayed. Your request has now been reviewed by the FSC. A copy of your incoming FOIA request is attached.

The FSC is under the purview of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and serves as the focal point for USDA's FOIA program. The FSC provides coordination and ensures agency wide compliance with the FOIA. The FSC processes requests and appeals on behalf of the Office of the Secretary and Departmental Management's ("DM") components. For a complete listing of DM's components, please visit http://www.dm.usda.gov/agencies.htm.

Following a review of your FOIA request, the FSC has routed your request to USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for processing and direct response to you. In the event you have questions regarding your request, please contact AMS using the information below:

Gregory Bridges
Agricultural Marketing Service
FOIA/PA Officer
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
South Building, Rm. 3943
Stop 0202
Washington, DC 20250-0273
Tel. 202-720-2498
Email: AMS.FOIA@USDA.GOV<mailto:AMS.FOIA@USDA.GOV>

For additional information regarding USDA FOIA regulations and frequently requested records, please visit the USDA FOIA homepage at www.dm.usda.gov/foia<http://www.dm.usda.gov/foia>. There you can access our Public Access Link (PAL). Once registered, PAL allows you to: 1) submit a FOIA request to any of our 20 USDA component agencies electronically; 2) check the status of your FOIA request; and 3) download responsive records as they become available.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this e-mail, please contact Christine Jordan at (202) 772-9091 or electronically at christine.jordan@ocio.usda.gov<mailto:christine.jordan@ocio.usda.gov> or USDAFOIA@ocio.usda.gov<mailto:USDAFOIA@ocio.usda.gov>. Your incoming request has been attached for your reference.

The FSC Team appreciates the opportunity to assist you.

Best,
FOIA Service Center

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From: Little, Jewell - AMS

Dear Ms. Bonilla,

This email confirms receipt of your FOIA request (see attached). Your request was received on January 3, 2017 and assigned tracking number 2017-AMS-01284-F.

The FOIA regulation 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i) requires USDA to make a determination in response to a FOIA request within 20 business days from its date of receipt. In unusual circumstances, the Federal agency time limit may be extended by 10 business days as stated in 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B).

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Jewell Little
Senior FOIA Analyst
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Stop 0202
Washington, D.C. 20250

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From: Bridges, Gregory - AMS

Ms. Bonilla:

Are you available to speak Monday, January 30, 2017 at 3PM EST about your request? If so, please let me know what time. If you aren't available, please let me know what date(s) you are available? Also, could you provide a phone number that you can be reached at?

Greg Bridges
FOIA Officer
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Stop 0202
Washington, D.C. 20250

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From: Bethney Bonilla

Hi there Greg,

I apologize for the late response. At this time, I will no longer be needing to fulfill this request. If the opportunity presents itself, I will reach back out to your team to request the records.

Thank you for your help,

Bethney

From: Ozger, Aykut (CTR) - AMS

Dear Ms. Bonilla,

I attach a copy of USDA's final response letter for your FOIA request 2017-AMS-01284-F.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Thank you,

Aykut Ozger, Esq.
Sr. FOIA Analyst
PANUM Group LLC, Contractor to the USDA
AMS-Dairy
(202) 260-9088

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