USMC foia database

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

An electronic copy of the access database used to track FOIA requests.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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,

Jason Smathers

From: United States Marine Corps

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

This refers to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of April 7, 2011, by which you seek to obtain a copy of the database used to track FOIA requests. Your request was received by this Headquarters on April 7, 2011.

Please be advised that a FOIA request must meet certain criteria before it may be considered "perfected." Specifically, a FOIA request must reasonably describe the records being sought and it must conform to Agency regulations, particularly with regard to the issue of FOIA processing fees [see 32 Code of Federal Regulations Part 701 (32 CFR Part 701)]. Regrettably, your request does not meet the "perfected" standards for FOIA due to the fact that your letter provides insufficient specificity to allow for the ready identification and retrieval of the records you seek [see 32 C.F.R ยง 701.32].

In view of the above, I am holding your request in abeyance pending your provision of additional specifying information about the documents you seek so that we may initiate a reasonable records search. If, however, we do not hear from you by May 10, 2011, we will close-out your request file as an "unperfected request" action.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please reference the file number in the subject line above when corresponding on this matter.

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
FOIA Specialist

Commandant Marine Corps
FOIA/PA Section (ARSF)
3000 Navy Pentagon
Washington DC 20350-3000

FOIA/PA Phone: (703) 614-4008
Direct Line: (571) 256-8636
Facsimile: (703) 614-6287
FOIA Email: smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

From: Jason Smathers

The USMC maintains a Microsoft access database of FOIA records. I am requesting the Microsoft access data file and form file for FOIA tracking.

From: Commandant Marine Corps

Good Afternoon Sir,

What date range are you looking for?

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
FOIA Specialist

Commandant Marine Corps
FOIA/PA Section (ARSF)
3000 Navy Pentagon
Washington DC 20350-3000

FOIA/PA Phone: (703) 614-4008
Direct Line: (571) 256-8636
Facsimile: (703) 614-6287
FOIA Email: smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

From: Jason Smathers

I would like the data as far back as it exists in the access database.

From: Commandant Marine Corps

Good Afternoon Mr. Smathers,

I am re-sending the email below.

Please be advised that to date I have not received any further information regarding this request. Therefore, would you be kind enough to send the date range you are looking for so I may respond accordingly?

Thanks and have a wonderful day.

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
FOIA Specialist

Commandant Marine Corps
FOIA/PA Section (ARSF)
3000 Navy Pentagon
Washington DC 20350-3000

FOIA/PA Phone: (703) 614-4008
Direct Line: (571) 256-8636
Facsimile: (703) 614-6287
FOIA Email: smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

From: MuckRock.com

I would like the data as far back as it exists in the access database.

From: Commandant Marine Corps

Good Morning Sir,

Thanks for the updated information. I will continue processing your request and respond to you as soon as possible. Have a great day.

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
FOIA Specialist

Commandant Marine Corps
FOIA/PA Section (ARSF)
3000 Navy Pentagon
Washington DC 20350-3000

FOIA/PA Phone: (703) 614-4008
Direct Line: (571) 256-8636
Facsimile: (703) 614-6287
FOIA Email: smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

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