from: FOIA <FOIA@tsa.dhs.gov>
to: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>
date: Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 12:49 PM
subject: TSA FOIA/PA Unperfected 2018-TSUN-00347
September 12, 2018
After careful review of your FOIA request, we determined that your request is too broad in scope or did not specifically identify the records which you are seeking. Records must be described in reasonably sufficient detail to enable government employees who are familiar with the subject area to locate records without placing an unreasonable burden upon the agency. For this reason, §5.3(b) of the DHS regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, require that you describe the records you are seeking with as much information as possible to ensure that our search can locate them with a reasonable amount of effort. Whenever possible, a request should include specific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name, author, recipients, and subject matter of the records, if known, or the DHS component or office you believe created and/or controls the record. The FOIA does not require an agency to create new records, answer questions posed by requesters, or attempt to interpret a request that does not identify specific records.
In order for our office to move forward with your request, please specify if your request is intended for TSA of ICE. If it is TSA, please provide a timeframe and more details. Upon receipt of a perfected request, you will be advised as to the status of your request.
If we do not hear from you within 30 days from the date of this email, we will assume you are no longer interested in this FOIA request, and the case will be administratively closed. Please be advised that this action is not a denial of your request and will not preclude you from filing other requests in the future.
Your request has been assigned unperfected reference number 2018-TSUN-00347. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence.
TSA FOIA Branch
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Branch
601 S. 12th Street
Arlington, VA 20598-6020
Response Received from Government