CBD FOIA request: Deadline 12/16/16

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks information about potential objections to the public release of possibly confidential information regarding import and export activities tracked via the Service’s Law Enforcement Management Information System. We issue this notice and solicit this information in response to a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before December 16, 2016.

Additional summary: If you do not object to the release of your data regarding this notice, CBD and others may try to argue this failure to object bans you from objecting in the future. CBD is requesting, through a misuse of FOIA, that FWS release certain import/export wildlife data that the agency did not release previously as they felt it to be confidential business and financial data or personal information.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods:
Email: lawenforcement@fws.gov.
Fax: (703) 358–2271
U.S. mail or hand-delivery:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement (FOIA)
5275 Leesburg Pike (MS: OLE)
Falls Church, VA 22041


Michael Jenkins
Management Analyst Specialist, USFWS
Office of Law Enforcement
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church VA, 22041

telephone (703) 358–1949.