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  • Allen Dyer
    f.y.i. unfortunately, i am unaware of a similar list for maryland public information request contacts. allen dyer ... From: Michael Ravnitzky
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2013
      f.y.i. unfortunately, i am unaware of a similar list for maryland public
      information request contacts.

      allen dyer

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      From: "Michael Ravnitzky" <mikerav@...>
      To: <FOI-L@...>
      Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2013 12:14 PM
      Subject: [FOI-L] Justice Department Provides FOIA Contacts for Most Federal
      Agencies


      > JUSTICE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES FOIA CONTACTS FOR MOST FEDERAL AGENCIES
      > By Michael Ravnitzky , mikerav@...
      >
      > The United States Department of Justice website FOIA.gov provides a
      > convenient page identifying Freedom of Information Contacts for most
      > federal
      > government agencies. The main page, containing a handful of the largest
      > agencies, is located here:
      >
      > http://www.foia.gov/report-makerequest.html
      >
      > At the bottom of this page is a link that says:
      >
      > View the full list of agencies for information on how to make a FOIA
      > request
      >
      > That leads to a two page table with links to most federal agencies here:
      >
      > http://www.foia.gov/report-makerequest.html
      >
      > Although a bit cumbersome to navigate, this can be a useful reference
      > where
      > you may wish to ask several agencies for records.
      >
      > For example, now that the March 1, 2013 deadline has passed, federal
      > agencies have sequestration planning documents available upon request. To
      > do this, just select the agencies of interest and send a request to each
      > asking for a copy of any and all sequestration planning records. Given
      > incoming mail screening delays that can add 20 days or more, a fax or
      > emailed request, or a request submitted using an online link, will elicit
      > a
      > much quicker response.
      >
      > There are a handful of agencies missing from the DOJ listing, but that
      > will
      > be the subject of a future note.
      >
      >
      >
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