Wakanda

Eriq Gardner filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2018-07163

Due Oct. 19, 2018
Est. Completion Feb. 10, 2023
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Eriq Gardner


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails, memorandum, opinion letters, and communications mentioning "Black Panther" or "Wakanda" from January 1, 2017, to the present.
I request that I not be charged search or review fees because I qualify as a representative of the news media, pursuant to FOIA and the applicable federal regulations. I am a senior editor at The Hollywood Reporter, where I write daily about legal and regulatory matters. Additionally, I have written for Bloomberg, Slate, New York Magazine, and other publications.
At 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(A)(ii), the FOIA describes “a representative of the news media” as “any person or entity that gathers information of potential interest to a segment of the public, uses its editorial skills to turn the raw materials into a distinct work, and distributes that work to an audience.” In writing about legal and regulatory issues for the general public, I provide extensive commentary on governmental "raw materials."

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,

Eriq Gardner

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Gardner,

This is in response to your fax dated November 8, 2018 regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2018-07163. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

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From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Gardner,

This is in response to your email below concerning your FOIA case control number F-2018-07163.

Your request is in process. You will be notified of the results of the Department’s search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.
Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.
We truly appreciate your continued patience.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Gardner,

This is in reference to your email below concerning your Freedom of Information (FOIA) case control number F-2018-07163. Your request is in process. We will soon follow-up with you regarding your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.

Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public. We truly appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Gardner,

This is in reference to your email below concerning your Freedom of Information (FOIA) case control number F-2018-07163. Your request is in process. We will soon follow-up with you regarding your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.

Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public. We truly appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Gardner,

This in reference to your email below regarding your FOIA case number F-2018-07163.

Your request is in process. You will be notified of the results of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.
Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.
We truly appreciate your continued patience.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Gardner,

This is in response to your email below concerning your FOIA case control number F-2018-07163

Your request is still in process. We will follow-up with our colleagues about your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.

We truly appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>
Regards,
Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Gardner,

This is in response to your email below concerning your FOIA case control number F-2018-07163

Your FOIA case is still in process and your request for an estimated date of completion (EDC) has been noted. We will notify you as soon as an EDC has been determined for your case.

We truly appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>
Regards,
Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Gardner,

You previously contacted the Department of State's FOIA Requester Service Center and requested an estimated date of completion (EDC) for your request, Case Control Number F-2018-07163.

It has been determined that the EDC for this request is February10, 2023. ECDs are estimates and are subject to change. Please be advised that the Department takes its FOIA responsibilities seriously and is processing your request as quickly as possible. If your request can be completed prior to the EDC, a response will be sent to you sooner.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding a FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

You may also contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) 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, email address: ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>; telephone: (202) 741-5770; toll free number: 1-877-684-6448; facsimile: (202) 741-5769.

We appreciate your continued patience.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

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