Office of Information and Privacy
U.S. Department of Justice
1425 New York Ave., NW, Suite 11050
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Sept. 23, 2008
Re: Freedom of Information Act Appeal
This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act.
By letter dated July 9, 2007, I submitted a FOIA request for records “pertaining to and/or captioned: L. Patrick Gray III, FBI Director”. My request was initially assigned Request No. 1088166-000 on December 7, 2007, but on January 7, 2008, it was reassigned as Request No. 1104977. By letter dated April 28, 2008, the FBI stated that approximately 1,116 pages were potentially responsive to my request.
By letter dated September 11, 2008, the FBI released to me 250 pages. The letter indicated that redactions had been made due to the applicability of FOIA Exemptions b(2), b(6) and b(7)(C)-(E) and that one page in its entirety had been withheld. The letter also indicated that a search of the FBI’s electronic surveillance indices had been conducted and that no responsive records had been identified.
I hereby appeal the adequacy of the FBI’s search and the redactions made with respect to the 251 pages identified as responsive. Pursuant to my conversation with FBI representative Charlie Miller on September 22, 2008, I understand that all future releases by the FBI pertaining to this request will be made in electronic (soft-copy) form. Please note that acceptable formats are .pdf, .jpg, .gif, .tif.
Thank you for your consideration of this appeal.
Dr. Ivan Greenberg
2105 Wallace Ave. #5A
Bronx, NY 10462