Zoo and Aquarium All Hazards Preparedness Fusion Center Records

Dustin Slaughter filed this request with the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America.
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2015-APHIS-5146

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From: Dustin Slaughter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all Zoo and Aquarium All Hazards Preparedness (ZAAHP) fusion center documents, including but not limited to: memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with the federal agencies listed below; any and all tabletop and virtual exercises associated with ZAAHP fusion center emergency preparedness; and any and all intelligence product created and disseminated by the ZAAHP fusion center.

This request is for any and all MOUs and intelligence product including but not limited to bulletins disseminated to the following federal agencies: United States Department of Agriculture; Department of Homeland Security; Federal Emergency Management Agency; Department of Health and Human Services; Center for Disease Control; and the Transportation and Security Administration.

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 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,

Dustin Slaughter

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 July 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Barnes, Marqui - OCIO

Good Morning, Mr. Slaughter:

Please see the attached correspondence pertaining to your recent FOIA request to the USDA.

Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

Kind regards,

Marqui

(Ms.) Marqui Q. Barnes, CIPP/G
Department FOIA Team Lead
Department FOIA Service Center
Policy, E-Government, and Fair Information Practices (PE&F)
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
(202) 694-1802 (direct)
Marqui.Barnes@ocio.usda.gov<mailto:Marqui.Barnes@ocio.usda.gov>

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From: Woods, Tonya G - APHIS

Dear Mr. Slaughter,

I am writing on behalf of APHIS in reference to the attached request. Our office received your request today. Your request asked for the following items:

1. Any and all Zoo and Aquarium All Hazards Preparedness (ZAAHP) fusion center documents, including but not limited to: memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with the federal agencies listed below; any and all tabletop and virtual exercises associated with ZAAHP fusion center emergency preparedness; and any and all intelligence product created and disseminated by the ZAAHP fusion center.

2. This request is for any and all MOUs and intelligence product including but not limited to bulletins disseminated to the following federal agencies: United States Department of Agriculture; Department of Homeland Security; Federal Emergency Management Agency; Department of Health and Human Services; Center for Disease Control; and the Transportation and Security Administration.

In accordance with Freedom of Information Act request guidelines, your request must reasonably describe the requested information. The request being reasonably described allows an employee familiar with the subject area to locate the requested record with a reasonable amount of effort. We are not certain what you are requesting, with respect to Item 1 – “any and all intelligence product created and disseminated by the ZAAHP” and Item 2 “intelligence product including but not limited to bulletins disseminated to the following federal agencies: United State Department of Agriculture.” Our office was not sure what you meant by intelligence product. Please clarify your request to assist us in determining if we can fulfill your request and where to direct it to the appropriate office to search for responsive records.

Our office will continue to process the remaining portions of Items 1 and 2 of your request. If I do not hear from you by August 21, 2015, our office will assume that you are not interested in the portions in which we requested clarification.

Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions regarding this clarification request. I can be reached at the number below.

Thank you!

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Tonya Woods | Freedom of information & privacy acts Director
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Room 2b02e
4700 Riverdale Road | Riverdale, MD 20737
Tonya.G.Woods@aphis.usda.gov<mailto:Tonya.G.Woods@aphis.usda.gov>
• 301-851-4076 | [cid:image002.gif@01CE4D6F.6BB18DF0] (301) 734-5941

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From: Dustin Slaughter

Good morning, Tonya. I greatly appreciate you reaching out for clarification regarding my FOIA request, captioned No. 2015-APHIS-05140-F.

In your email, you requested clarification on the phrase "intelligence product". Intelligence bulletins, including so-called threat information, will suffice for this request. In other words, I am requesting any and all intelligence bulletins and documentation reflecting threat information that have been disseminated by the ZAAHP fusion center to the following agencies: United States Department of Agriculture; Department of Homeland Security; Federal Emergency Management Agency; Department of Health and Human Services; Center for Disease Control; and the Transportation and Security Administration.

Thanks again for your time and attention in this matter.

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 July 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-APHIS-05140-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Boyd, Shirley A - APHIS

Hello,

I’m not sure whose the requester nor the actual request number for the request below. Please provide full name and request number. The number and name does not match information in our data base.
Thanks

Shirley Browning Boyd
APHIS/LPA/FOIA Staff
4700 River Road, Unit 50
Room 2B03.18
Riverdale, MD 20737
Phone (301) 734-3816
Fax (301) 734-5941

From: JPat Brown

The name associated with this request is Dustin Slaughter, and the request number is 2015-APHIS-05140-F - please find the most recent communication, from 8-20-15:

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Good morning, Tonya. I greatly appreciate you reaching out for clarification regarding my FOIA request, captioned No. 2015-APHIS-05140-F.

In your email, you requested clarification on the phrase "intelligence product". Intelligence bulletins, including so-called threat information, will suffice for this request. In other words, I am requesting any and all intelligence bulletins and documentation reflecting threat information that have been disseminated by the ZAAHP fusion center to the following agencies: United States Department of Agriculture; Department of Homeland Security; Federal Emergency Management Agency; Department of Health and Human Services; Center for Disease Control; and the Transportation and Security Administration.

Thanks again for your time and attention in this matter.

From: Sheppard, Reginald D - APHIS

Good Afternoon!

The case number above is incorrect. The correct case number is 2015-APHIS-5146. This case is assigned to Ms. Rasheena Spears. She will contact you regarding the status of your request.

When discussing your request, please 2015-APHIS-5146.

From: Vagnoni, Katherine E - APHIS

Rasheena will be providing you with a status of your request.

Katy Vagnoni

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katy vagnoni | FOIA assistant director
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | unit 50, room 2b.02.f
4700 River Road | riverdale, md 20737| • desk (301) 851-4050| [cid:image002.gif@01CE4D6F.6BB18DF0] (301) 734-5941

From: Vagnoni, Katherine E - APHIS

Rasheena,

Could you please provide a status update to the requester, Mr. Slaughter?

Thank you,

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katy vagnoni | FOIA assistant director
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | unit 50, room 2b.02.f
4700 River Road | riverdale, md 20737| • desk (301) 851-4050| [cid:image002.gif@01CE4D6F.6BB18DF0] (301) 734-5941

From: Spears, Rasheena S - APHIS

Hello Mr. Slaughter,

My name is Sheena Spears and I am the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Services, Government Information Analyst, assigned to the FOIA request that you submitted to my office. To date, I have submitted a partial response associated with your request for Supervisory Review (final step prior to release). Once the case has been cleared, I will send you an electronic copy of our response, via e-mail.

Cordially,

Sheena Spears
USDA, APHIS, LPA,FOIA
Government Information Analyst

From: Spears, Rasheena S - APHIS

Hello,

Attached, please find the 1st partial response (response letter and documents), associated with your request.

Cordially,

Sheena Spears
Government Information Specialist
USDA, APHIS, LPA, FOIA

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From: Dustin Slaughter

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter

From: Spears, Rasheena S - APHIS

Hello Mr. Slaughter,

Currently, my office has reviewed and provided you all of the documents we have received, from the program office tasked with searching for and submitting documents responsive to your request (Office of Animal Car), thus far. Once the program office furnishes me with additional and or the final documents responsive to your request, I will make every effort to review and release those records to you as expeditiously as possible.

Cordially,

Sheena Spears
Government Information Specialist
USDA, APHIS, LPA, FOIA

From: Spears, Rasheena S - APHIS

Hello Mr. Slaughter,

As of today, the Office of Animal Care (AC) has not notified my office that their staff has completed the search for documents associated with your request. However, In response to your e-mail, I touched base with their staff ( via e-mail) in an effort to gain an update on the remainder of your request. Once I have received a response from AC, I should be able to provide you with more information.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.

Cordially,

Sheena Spears
Government Information Specialist
USDA, APHIS, LPA, FOIA

From: Spears, Rasheena S - APHIS

Hello,

I wanted to touch base with you and provide you with an update as it pertains to the processing of the remainder of your request. As of today, my office is still waiting for the office of Animal Care (AC) to complete to complete its search for the remainder of your request.

Cordially,

Sheena Spears
Government Information Specialist
USDA, APHIS, LPA, FOIA

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From: Spears, Rasheena S - APHIS

Hello,

I have reached out to the program office charged with completing the search for documents associated with your request. Once I have obtained information pertaining to the remainder of your request, I will provide that information to you.

I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your continued patience.

Cordially,

Sheena Spears
Government Information Specialist
USDA, APHIS, LPA, FOIA

From: Spears, Rasheena S - APHIS

Hello Mr. Slaughter,

I have completed the processing of the final response associated with your request. Once the case has gone through the secondary review process (by an Assistant Director) and signed, I will forward it to you via e-mail.

Thank you for your cooperation as your request moves the process.

In the even that you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Sheena Spears | Government Information Analyst, Office of legislative and Public Affairs
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services |
4700 River Road | Riverdale, Maryland| • 301-851-4102 |

From: Spears, Rasheena S - APHIS

Hello,

I just wanted to ensure that you received a copy of the final response associated with your request. Attached, please find an additional copy of your response.

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Sheena Spears | Government Information Analyst, Office of legislative and Public Affairs
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services |
4700 River Road | Riverdale, Maryland| * 301-851-4102 |

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