Wendy Teramoto and Kris Kobach e-mail messages

Matthew Hoppock filed this request with the Department of Commerce of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOC-OS-2018-001543

Due July 24, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Matthew Hoppock


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All e-mail messages between Wendy Teramoto and Kris Kobach between 1/20/17 and the date this request is processed.

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,

Matthew Hoppock

From: Department of Commerce

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d281987eb2)
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-001543
* Requester Name: Matthew Hoppock
* Date Submitted: 06/18/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: All e-mail messages between Wendy Teramoto and Kris Kobach between 1/20/17 and the date this request is processed. 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.

From: Department of Commerce

The FOIA request DOC-OS-2018-001543 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-IOS-2018-001543. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-001543
* New Tracking Number: DOC-IOS-2018-001543
* Requester Name: Matthew Hoppock
* Date Submitted: 06/18/2018
* Long Description: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: All e-mail messages between Wendy Teramoto and Kris Kobach between 1/20/17 and the date this request is processed. 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.

From: Department of Commerce

Hi Mr. Hoppock,

Please see the attached regarding FOIA DOC-IOS-2018-001543.
Thanks,
Bobbie

Bobbie Parsons
FOIA Officer, Immediate Office of the Secretary
Office of Privacy and Open Government
Phone: 202-482-3257
E-mail: BParsons@doc.gov

From: Matthew Hoppock

It's unclear what further clarity you're requesting. I am asking your agency to search the e-mail account of Wendy Teramoto for messages to or from Kris Kobach. You don't need to search multiple employees or go desk to desk. Just search Wendy Teramoto's e-mail messages from January 20, 2017 to the present date. A search for the term "Kobach" should turn up any responsive records.

From: Department of Commerce

Hi Mr. Hoppock,

We were wondering if you would want to give us some search terms, words, names of persons, etc.

If you don't that is OK.

We will process as is.
Thanks,
Bobbie

From: Matthew Hoppock

Yes, I am asking that the e-mail account of Wendy Teramoto be searched for any e-mail messages from Kris Kobach dating back to January 20, 2017. A search using the keyword "kobach" would likely capture all of the responsive e-mail messages. If you could the search for "kobach" in her e-mail account from January 20, 2017 to the present, that would be sufficient to respond to my request. Thank you.

From: Department of Commerce

Hi Mr. Hoppock,

Thank you for getting back to me. We will begin processing your FOIA request.
Thanks,
Bobbie

Bobbie Parsons
FOIA Officer, Immediate Office of the Secretary
Office of Privacy and Open Government
Phone: 202-482-3257
E-mail: BParsons@doc.gov

From: Department of Commerce

Hi Mr. Hoppock,

Thank you for sending an inquiry email regarding your FOIA request DOC-IOS-2018-001543.

The office is still conducting the search for responsive documents.

We are experiencing a backlog in our request responses. However, as soon as we receive the office unit response, we will then have to conduct our disclosure review.

As soon as we complete the disclosure review, we will be able to send an interim or determination letter.

If you have any questions, you can reached me at 2020-482-3257.
Thanks,
Bobbie

Bobbie Parsons
FOIA Officer, Immediate Office of the Secretary
Office of Privacy and Open Government
Phone: 202-482-3257
E-mail: BParsons@doc.gov

From: Department of Commerce

Hi Mr. Hoppock,

Please accept my apologies on this response to your status email. The documents for your FOIA are still being reviewed. As soon as the review for disclosure is complete, we will be sending to you interim and/or a final response.
Thanks,
Bobbie

Acting Deputy Chief FOIA Officer
& Deputy Director of Departmental FOIA/PA Operations
Office of Privacy and Open Government
US Department of Commerce
Office: (202) 482-3257
Email: BParsons@doc.gov

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