Water Bottle Policy Lobbying

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary of the United States of America.
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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all records or documents related to meetings or correspondence between officials and staffers at the DOI's Office of the Secretary, and any of the following individuals: Nancy McNally of the lobbying firm Van Ness Feldman LLP; Sean Taylor of Van Ness Feldman; Jonathan Simon of Van Ness Feldman; and/or Alan Mintz of Van Ness Feldman. This request only seeks records that pertain to the National Park Service's "water bottle ban", also known as PM 11-03. The date of this request spans the period of January 20, 2017 to the present.

I am a reporter for Pacific Standard magazine, and the requested documents will be made available to the general public. 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.


Jimmy Tobias


Dear Mr. Tobias,

Please find attached the final response letter and responsive records for
FOIA request OS-2018-00081.

Thank you,
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax