mark s. zaid, esq...
reference: 6 (arianna huffington) dear mr. zaid:
this is in response to8 letter concerning your8 freedom of information act (foia) request for records pertaining to the following persons:
*1. Asibaaaador Maurice Larry Lawrence,. Ambassador to Switzerland, "ho died in
2. Shelia Davii Lawrence,. Special Representative to the World Conservation Union and widow of Ambaaiador Lawrence.*'
we have accepted your request; it will be processed in accordance with tho, as amended, and the cia information act,. our search will bo for documents in existence as of and through tho date of this acceptance letter.
wo will be conductingf this search without authorization from the subject. if we should locate relevant records, we might have to withhold information that, if released, would be an unwarranted invasion of mrs. lawrence's privacy.
as you were informed inpril letter, your client arianna huffington qualifies for the "representatives of the news media" fee category, which means she will be assessed fees only for the reproduction of documents at the rate of ten cents per page for pages in excess of the.
the heavy volume of foia requests received by the agency has created delays in processing. since wo cannot respond within theorking days stipulated by the act, you have the right to consider thisenial and may appeal to the agency release panel. it would soem more reasonable, however, to have us continue processing your request andOriginal document.