White House Equities (DOI SOL)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor of the United States of America.
Tracking # SOL-2014-00049
Est. Completion None
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Communications

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records of communication between the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor and the White House concerning any Freedom of Information Act request between January 20, 2009 and the date this request is processed. These records should include, not not be limited to, the records of Edward Keable.

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: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 11, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 11, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Foia, SOL

Good Evening Mr. Smathers,

Please find the Office of the Solicitor's interim response to your FOIA
request (SOL-2014-00049)

Thank You,

Lance Purvis
Office of the Solicitor FOIA Officer

From: Jason Smathers

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEAL

Dear Appeals Officer:

This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act.

On April 11, 2014, I requested the following under the FOIA via a request to the Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor:
"All records of communication between the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor and the White House concerning any Freedom of Information Act request between January 20, 2009 and the date this request is processed. These records should include, not not be limited to, the records of Edward Keable."

The statutory deadline to comply with the request has been exceeded. I appeal the constructive denial of my request for these records.

Further, as part of the 2007 amendments to the Freedom of Information Act, the fees billable in cases where a statutory deadline has been missed, as is the case with this request, are limited. Please follow the correct fee schedule for requests where a statutory deadline has been missed.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

From: Blackman, Roland

Hi Mr. Smathers,

My name is Roland Blackman and I am an attorney in the Department of the
Interior's Office of the Solicitor. I am processing a MuckRock News April
11, 2014 FOIA Request and I need some assistance from you. The request,
SOL-2014-00049, seeks "all records of communication between the U.S.
Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor and the White House
concerning any Freedom of Information Act Request between January 20, 2009
and the date this request is processed. These records should include, not
not be limited to, the records of Edward Keable."

My office has identified potentially responsive records, but we seek
clarification concerning the scope of the request. Do you have time today
to discuss the scope? Please feel free to email me or call me so that we
can discuss.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Roland Blackman

Attorney-Advisor|Division of General Law

Office of the Solicitor|Department of the Interior

roland.blackman@sol.doi.gov | 202-208-4471

This email (including any attachments) is intended for the use of the
individual or entity to which it is addressed. It may contain information
that is privileged, confidential, or otherwise protected by applicable law.
If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, distribution, copying, or use of this e-mail or its content
is strictly prohibited. If you receive this email in error, please notify
the sender immediately and destroy all copies.

From: Blackman, Roland

Hi Mr. Smathers,

It was great speaking with you this afternoon concerning MuckRock News'
April 11, 2014 FOIA request. The request, SOL-2014-00049, seeks "all
records of communication between the U.S. Department of the Interior Office
of the Solicitor and the White House concerning any Freedom of Information
Act Request between January 20, 2009 and the date this request is
processed. These records should include, not not be limited to, the records
of Edward Keable."

As we discussed in our telephone call, it is my understanding that you have
agreed to limit the scope of responsive records. The limited request
provides that the Office of the Solicitor release to MuckRock News (1)
communication between the Office of the Solicitor and the White House
concerning any Freedom of Information Act Request between January 20, 2009
and the date this request is processed, and (2) if those communications
contain attachments, only the attachments that have been made public. Can
you please confirm that this is your understanding?

Best Regards,

Roland Blackman

Attorney-Advisor|Division of General Law

Office of the Solicitor|Department of the Interior

roland.blackman@sol.doi.gov | 202-208-4471

This email (including any attachments) is intended for the use of the
individual or entity to which it is addressed. It may contain information
that is privileged, confidential, or otherwise protected by applicable law.
If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, distribution, copying, or use of this e-mail or its content
is strictly prohibited. If you receive this email in error, please notify
the sender immediately and destroy all copies.

From: Jason Smathers

Can you please update me on the status of this request? Thanks!

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 11, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SOL-2014-00049.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 11, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SOL-2014-00049.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 11, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SOL-2014-00049.

Thank you for your help.

From: Cathey Willis

Please see attached.

*Cathy Willis*

Cathy Willis

Budget & Administrative

U.S. Fish & Wildlife

134 Union Blvd

Lakewood, Colorado 80228

303-236-4325

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