Other Records


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Records Relating to Miscellaneous FOIA Requests

  • Records responsive to OS-2017-00145 (Trump Transition)
  • Albert Pike Statue Records
  • Biden Transition Materials
  • Records responsive to searches with the keyword "Murkowski" (OS-2017-00938)
  • Records responsive to: OS-2019-00376; October 2019; November 2019
  • Records responsive to OS-19-217 related to ESA/Pesticide meetings
  • Photo Requests
  • Communications on the Venting and Flaring/Methane Rule
  • Response to OS-18-127 (Heather Swift comms with keywords certain keywords/dates)
  • Responses to OS-18-1368
  • DOI Political Roster as of July 6, 2018
  • Email from Whitefish Energy Holdings dated September 29, 2017
  • List of all "political appointees" since April 3, 2017 and their resumes
  • Records responsive to OS-2018-00554
  • List of gifts to Secretary Zinke (as of October 2017)
  • Records related to Secretary Ryan Zinke's personal flag or the secretarial flag.
  • Email Communications with Former Secretary Zinke 
  • Records responsive to FOIA Litigation involving requests 17-434, 17-440, 17-441 and 17-567
  • Records related to Secretary Zinke's address at the American Petroleum Institute's board of director's meeting at Trump International Hotel on March 23, 2017, including any documents received, records describing attendees/agenda/planned follow up actions, and/or documentation of payments made by DOI to the Trump International Hotel
  • Records on Mrs. Zinke
  • OFAS work in Secretary Zinke's Office
  • Secretary Zinke's Redecoration and other Expenses
  • Secretary Zinke's Purchase Card Transactions March to July 
  • Secretary Zinke Briefing Materials March to August for DOI Lands
    Part A
    Part B
    Part C
    Part D
    Part E
    Part F
  • Secretary Zinke Briefing Materials
  • 2016 Transition Records
    Part A - DOI Briefing Book
    Part B - BLM Transition Materials
    Part C - BOR Transition Materials 
    Part D - USGS Transition Materials
  • OS-2017-00394: List of political appointees at DOI as of May 25, 2017
  • OS-2017-00458: List of political appointees at DOI as of July 10, 2017
  • OS-2017-00947: List of political appointees at DOI as of July 25, 2017
  • OS-2017-00776: List of political appointees at DOI as of August 24, 2017
  • OS-2017-00644: Resumes of political appointees at DOI as of June 13, 2017
  • OS-2017-01241: List of the members of the Department of Interior's Executive Resources Board
  • OS-2017-00688: Ryan Zinke memorandum dated April 12, 2017, entitled "Managing Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Other Significant Decisions" 
  • OS-2017-00574: Records related to the appointment of Susan LaPierre to the Board of Directors of the National Park Foundation
  • OS-2017-00708: Donor Certifiction Forms for all donations to the Office of the Secretary from January 1, 2009, to June 13, 2017
  • OS-2017-00763: All fires that have occurred on Federal Lands from January 1, 2013 to June 27, 2017
  • OS-2017-00832: Emails dated between January 20, 2017, and April 14, 2017, containing the term "heritage" sent or received from Samuel Clovis
  • OS-2017-00130: Correspondence between DOI staff and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott E. Pruitt from 2010 to December 8, 2016
  • OS-2017-00739: List of Twitter accounts that Secretary Zinke's official account as blocked
  • OS-2017-00191: Correspondence sent to or receiveed by Sally Jewell regarding corporate Board of Director positions
  • OS-2017-00030: Information on Department of the Interior Office of Wildland Fire carryover status for the fiscal year 2016 Burned Area Emergency Stabilization (BAER) funding
  • OS-2017-00027: Records detailing DOI allocation of wildland fire funding for the period of 2007-2016
  • Communications related to NPS/DOI tweets in January 2017
  • Memorandum to U.S. Department of the Interior Chiefs of Staff, Bureaus and Offices from the Office of the Executive Secretariat and Regulatory Affairs dated January 20, 2017 on Federal Regsiter Documents and Correspondence Clearance Procedures
  • OS-2016-00387: Documents related to the 2016 complaint for investigation under Title II against City of Leon Valley, Texas
  • OS-2014-00361: DOI communications sent to or from Secretary Sally Jewell or Director Dan Ashe containing the word "wolverine" or "sage grouse"
  • OS-2016-00328: All communications between DOI's Office of Insular Affairs and the 5th Constitutional Congress of the U.S. Virgin Islands prior to June 2016
  • OS-2016-00340: All customer complaints submitted to DOI's cafeteria for the 2014 and 2015 calendar years
  • OS-2016-00376: DOI senior and executive service performance payments, awards, and/or bonuses allocated in the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years
  • OS-2016-00420: Records related to DOI's oldest FOIA requests
  • OS-2016-00306: DOI Memorandum of Facilities and Space Management dated August 2, 2011
  • OS-2016-00220: All communications between Rhea S. Suh and the National Resource Defense Council from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2014
  • OS-2016-00308: All records related to any Endangered Species Act ("ESA") Section 7 consultation regarding potential impacts of the Arecibo incinerator on candidate or listed species
  • OS-2015-00444: Communications between Shell employee Sara Glenn and the Department of Interior between January 1, 2015, to the present (August 11, 2015)
  • OS-2016-00180: Meeting notes and agendas for the Department of Interior Museum Property Executive Program Committee from January 1, 2010, to May 11, 2016
  • OS-2016-00076: Communications with Andover Newton Theological School regarding its collection of Native American artifacts
  • OS-2016-00064: Communications regarding withdrawl of Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act compliance notices
  • OS-2016-00062: Office of Aviation Services Response to Management Advisory of Investigative Results, Bureau Action and Response
  • OS-2016-00024: Summaries of cyber incident reports from the DOI OCIO between October 6, 2011, and October 6, 2015
  • OS-2015-00269: Letters from the Guardians of our Ancestral Legacy (GOAL) Tribal Coalition to Secretary Jewell
  • OS-2015-00267: Records related to the Greater Sage Grouse Sweetwater River Conservancy Conservation Bank
  • OS-2015-00260: Semiannual Report on Purchase Businessline Card Violations (January 31, 2014, to present)
  • OS-2015-00231: Survey of 2014 employee satisfaction with BisonConnect email system
  • OS-2015-00150: List of items purchased with DOI reception and representation fund expenses in FY 2014
  • OS-2014-00293: Briefing book on the Department of the Interior budget for the 2008 Presidential Transition
  • OS-2014-00242: Copy of OAS Instruction 5400-202 as referenced in Section D of the Memorandum of Agreement between the U.S. Department of Interior and the Federal Aviation Administration Regarding Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Class G Airspace. This document is part of United States Department of Interior, Office of Aviation Services Information Bulletin Number 14-03
  • OS-2014-00206: Copy of communication from or to the Assistant Secretary for Fish Wildlife and Parks related to allegations of failure to comply by Nelson-Atkins, Bishop and University of Massachusetts Museums to Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Requesting 1) Allegation(s) of failure to comply; 2) Notice(s) of failure to comply; 3) Notice(s) of penalty assessment and penalty calculation; and 4) Museum response(s) to the above listed notices, including evidence of penalty payment
  • OS-2014-00201: Memo on appropriate office apparel
  • OS-2014-00153: Records that relate to the DOI agency-level, agency-wide program under which DOI employees are issued length of federal service certificates, as well as documents that relate to implementation of that program at the HR office in Denver, Colorado, that services the Interior Business Center
  • OS-2014-00116: Materials for the modules of the Interagency Aviation Training system
  • OS-2013-00306: All communications between the White House Counsel and the Department's Office of the Secretary or Office of the Solicitor General concerning the Office of White House Counsel's review of agency documents. The time period for this request is August 1, 2011, to the present
  • OS-2014-00275: Records relating to the Inspector General investigation of Julie MacDonald (referred from DOI OIG)
  • OS-2013-00283: Lists of select DOI employee email addresses (Polical appointees, SES, Office of the Administrator/Deputy Administrator, Office of the Solicitor)
  • OS-2013-00272: ANY and ALL emails and written correspondence (including letters, faxes, memos or meeting minutes) TO and FROM any and all employees of the Department of the Interior (to and from other Department of the Interior employees or any and all external recipients or senders) from July 3, 2008, up to present day (July 3, 2013) addressing internship placement programs
  • OS-2013-00223: Memos and documents describing the impact of federal budget sequestration upon U.S. Department of the Interior operations and functions created or finalized since February 1, 2013
  • OS-2013-00125: Correspondence between Ms. Sally Jewell and the Department of the Interior, specifically any emails, letters or documents between Ms. Jewell and Secretary Ken Salazar or Interior officials prior to February 11, 2013
  • OS-2012-00317: Number of employees by each organization and the number of veterans by their category
  • OS-2012-00240: Records relating to Presidential Appointees at DOI
  • OS-2012-00185: Copies of the following records: any and all emails, power points, lists, files, charts, graphs, letters, correspondence and other documents containing the words "Occupy D.C.", "Occupy DC", "Occupy Wall Street", "Freedom Plaza" and "McPherson Square" addressed to and or from the following parties or their email accounts or proxies: Interior Sec Salazar, Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes, Chief of Staff Laura Davis and Rachel Jacobson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • OS-2011-00179: Emails and corresponding attachments sent to (to:, cc: or bcc:) or from Kenneth L. Salazar, Jr. where the email contains any of the following keywords in the subject or body: "just between us" "breach" "big trouble" "too late" "stupid" "bad company" "perception issue" "the real objective" "very slippery slope" or "true disaster"
  • OS-2014-00230: Complaints to the Indian Arts and Craft Board
    Part A
    Part B
    Part C
    Part D
    Part E
    Part F
    Part G
    Part H
  • OS-2014-00247: Correspondence regarding the Stonewall Inn
  • OS-2014-00267: Memo on Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor and Financial Assistance Recipient Employee Whistleblower Protection
  • OS-2014-00319: Report detailing amounts spent on electricity at the DOI Headquarters FY 2009 to FY 2014
  • OS-2014-00339: MOU with the Union Sportsmen's Alliance
  • OS-2014-00385: Documents and Correspondence regarding the Cadiz Water Storage Project

Special Government Employee Appointments

NOTE: If you need an accessible version of these records immediately, please contact William Holzerland, OS FOIA Officer, at 202-513-0765 or e-mail us.

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