Letter toiWilliam Thomas 3/18/94

United States Department of Forest Service
Southern Region
1720 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30367

Reply to: 6270-1
Date: March 18, 1994

Mr. William Thomas
2817 11th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Dear Mr. Thomas:

We have received your February 23, 1994, Freedom of Information Act request for Rainbow Gathering law enforcement information from National Forests in Alabama and Kentucky, that was forwarded on March 1, 1994, from our Washington Office. The requested information is being researched on both National Forests.

You have requested a fee waiver, but do not explain how the information will be used for educational purposes, or how the information would contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government.

We cannot grant a fee waiver based on this request.

If you wish to pursue a fee waiver, please clarify the information you provided in your 2/23/94 letter, and respond in writing to the following items.
1. The use or uses for which the documents are sought.

2. the manner in which the requested information is expected to benefit primarily the general public.

3. The segment or portion of the public and/or geographic area expected to benefit from the information sought.

4. An explanation of how you have used any previous documents received under a fee waiver, and how such information was disseminated to benefit primarily the general public.

5. Whether you will use the information to generate income.

If you have any questions about the fee waiver criteria, please contact our FOIA coordinator Larry Theivagt at (404) 347-7229.

Marvin C. Meier
Acting Regional Forester

cc: NF's in Alabama and Daniel Boone NF

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