Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CPSIA - Freedom of Information Act Document Request

As submitted today:

To: cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov

Re: Fast Track FOIA Request Relating to Draft House Legislation Known as “Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act of 2010”

I am making this document request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act and 16 CFR §1015. I would like to receive copies of all documents (written or electronic, including notes and staff briefing packages) relating to (a) interactions between Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and/or Commissioner Robert Adler and/or their staff and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (and/or staff associated with that committee or its members) relating to the Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act (CPSEA), and (b) any CPSC legal analyses or legal opinions relating to the CPSEA. Since the CPSEA is presently being circulated in draft form on Capitol Hill and since the committee’s staff is seeking feedback from various stakeholders at this time, time is of the essence for this information request. Please accord this request “fast track” status.

In making this request, I note the following statement in 16 CFR §1015(b): “The Commission's policy with respect to requests for records is that disclosure is the rule and withholding is the exception. All records not exempt from disclosure will be made available. Moreover, records which may be exempted from disclosure will be made available as a matter of discretion when disclosure is not prohibited by law or is not against the public interest.”

My contact information is found below. Thank you for your cooperation.


Richard Woldenberg
Learning Resources, Inc.


Anonymous said...

Rick - Are you going to start a countdown to see how long it takes to get a response? Day one seems to have come and gone.

Paul said...

Week One has gone.

Rick Woldenberg, Chairman - Learning Resources Inc. said...

The request has not been acknowledged, either. Will the CPSC follow their own guidelines on this request, or will they "slow walk" it for political reasons? You make the call!

Anonymous said...

"Please accord this request “fast track” status."

Oh Rick you crack me up. They will fast track your request right into the outer atmosphere.

Rick Woldenberg, Chairman - Learning Resources Inc. said...

I received an acknowledgement of my request on April 1. Time will tell how quickly they disgorge docs. I will have more to say about this topic this weekend.