USDA: Renner's Kennel, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Tony Webster filed this request with the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-APHIS-01312-F
Status
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From: Tony Webster

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records relating to (1) JOHN RENNER, (2) LYLE RENNER, (3) RENNER'S KENNEL (also known as RENNERS KENNEL), (4) 30706 179TH STREET, DETROIT LAKES, MINNESOTA, (5) license/certificate number 41-A-0248, or (6) customer number 2836; since 2000. This includes any and all records and information, including but not limited to correspondence or emails to, from, or regarding the subjects, images, photographs or audio/video recordings relating to the subjects, memorandums, reports, enforcement actions, notes, documents, orders, inspections, proceedings, exhibits, and data stored in databases.

FEE WAIVER REQUEST: Responsive records will be used for journalism purposes and will help increase the public's understanding of government activities regarding a notable subject. The requested records will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. 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 assistance. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as required by law. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Sincerely,
Tony Webster

From: USDAFOIA - OCIO

Good Morning Mr. Webster,

Please see the attached routing letter pertaining to your recent FOIA request. You may be contacted by APHIS should they require any additional information to proceed with your request.

If you have any questions regarding the letter, etc., please feel free to contact us.

Kindest regards, and Happy Holidays!

The USDA Department FOIA Service Center

From: Henson, Terry A - APHIS

Mr. Webster:

We are in receipt of your FOIA request dated December 20, 2015. Please give me a call regarding your request, as I have a few questions regarding the scope of what you are seeking. I can be reached at 301/851-4086. Thanks!

Terry Henson
Management Analyst
LPA, Freedom of Information
and Privacy Act
301/851-4086 (office)
301/734-5941 (fax)

From: Tony Webster

Ms. Henson,

Thank you for your time on the phone. As we discussed:

1. I remove 'notes' and 'documents' generally, believing that those items are likely well-covered by 'inspections' and 'reports'.

2. With regard to images, photographs, audio, or video recordings: I am seeking any images, and any photographs, and any audio recordings, and any video recordings of, at, or relating to the listed subjects of the request. I would expect that this includes (but is not limited to) photographs and recordings taken at the Renner's Kennel facility or in connection with any inspection or enforcement action.

3. We can remove 'orders' on the understanding that 'enforcement actions' seeks any documents or data as part of any enforcement action of or on the subjects, which include enforcement action orders.

4. The request does cover 15 years, but given the nature of inspections being spread out over time, sporadic enforcement actions, and an underlying records retention policy that may limit the availability of data in certain places, we'll keep the time scope of the request as originally stated. However, if you find this is burdensome with respect to any particular data, please reach out and I'm more than happy to discuss it.

I hope this reduces the agency burden of the request and provides clarity, but of course, feel free to reach out with any other concerns or questions. I would appreciate your confirmation of receipt of this email.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Best regards and happy holidays,
Tony Webster
612-255-5905

From: Boyd, Shirley


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From: Boyd, Shirley A - APHIS

Good Morning Mr. Webster,

Ms. Janice is the Analyst assigned to your FOIA request. She will email you an status update.
Thanks

Shirley Browning Boyd
APHIS/LPA/FOIA Staff
4700 River Road, Unit 50
Room 2B03.18
Riverdale, MD 20737
Phone (301) 734-3816
Fax (301) 734-5941

From: Shipman, Janice M - APHIS

Good Morning Mr. Webster,

This office has received a partial response pertaining to your request. We are still waiting for the search response from our Animal Care program office. In the interim, I will have a partial response to you no later than Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

Thank you,

Janice Shipman-Hobbs
Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act
Legislative and Public Affairs
Phone: (301) 851-4038
Fax: (301) 734-5941
E-mail: janice.m.shipman@aphis.usda.gov<mailto:janice.m.shipman@aphis.usda.gov>

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From: Shipman, Janice M - APHIS

Good Morning Mr. Webster,

I originally stated that a partial response would be submitted to you by Wednesday, February 3, 2016. This office has since received the search response from our Animal Care program, therefore I will be processing those records also and send you a final response by Monday, February 8, 2016. If you have any questions concerning the processing of this request, feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Janice Shipman-Hobbs

From: Shipman, Janice M - APHIS

Good Afternoon Mr. Webster,

Attached is the written response pertaining to FOIA request 2016-APHIS-01312-F. The records will be sent by US mail as I have made several attempts to email with the records attached but have had no success with delivery. Thanks for your patience.

Janice Shipman-Hobbs
Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act
Legislative and Public Affairs
Phone: (301) 851-4038
Fax: (301) 734-5941
E-mail: janice.m.shipman@aphis.usda.gov<mailto:janice.m.shipman@aphis.usda.gov>

Find time to laugh... but not at the weaknesses of others!

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From: Department of Agriculture

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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