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Cover Letter Batch 2

Cover Letter Batch 2

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Number of Pages:2

Date Created:March 5, 2013

Date Uploaded to the Library:February 20, 2014

Tags:Lisette, souder, independence, betances, USDA, chief, PAGES, appeal, garcia, EXECUTIVE, Freedom, Samuel, illinois, chicago, service, responsive, Secretary, request, records, Washington, EPA, ICE, CIA

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1400 Independence Avenue, SW. Room 3521S, STOP 0202 Washington, 20250-0202 reply, please refer FOIA 2012-AMS-02647 
Lisette Garcia, J.D. Judicial ,Watch 425 Third St., S.W.
FEB 2013 
Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20024 
Dear Ms. Garcia: 
This the final response your Freedom Information Act (FOIA) request dated May 18, 2012 and subsequently referred other USDA agencies, including the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), the USDA Chief FOIA Officer June 2012. You requested the following information: 	
All contacts and expense records related training services provided Samuel Betances his finn, Souder, Betances Associates, Chicago, Illinois; 	
All communications related training and services provided Samuel Betances his firm, Souder, Betances Associates, Chicago, Illinois; 	
All records and email from the offices Secretary Thomas Vilsack, Under Secretary Edward Avalos, Administrator Greg Parham, and Deputy Administrator Joanne Munro regarding the above-referenced training and services. Batch our response, AMS provided you with pages records responsive your request, their entirety, December 13, 2012. Ninety-two additional pages responsive records were provided their submitter for review under the Executive Order 12600 ("EO 12600") process. 
Having completed the review pages records partially responsive items and your request pursuant Executive Order 12600, are releasing these records you their entirety. Please find these records PDP file the Compact Disc attached. 
Please note that with respect Item AMS has records responsive this pait your request. The requested documents and emails from the offices Secretary Thomas Vilsack, al., responsive Mr. Greg Bridges, the Office Chief Information Office (OCIO) FOIA 

and telephone: (202) 694-0003. 
Service Center; email: 
You may appeal this action within days from the date this letter. Any such appeal should writing, addressed to: Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department Agriculture, Stop 0201, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Room 3071, South Building. Washington, D.C. 20250-0201. you decide file appeal, please provide specific reasons 
Lisette Garcia, J.D. Page 
why you believe modification the initial action warranted. facilitate processing your appeal, the phrase "FOIA APPEAL" should placed capital letters the front the envelope. 

Valerie Emmer-Scott AMS Freedom Information Act Officer