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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00456
Date Filed2017-03-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
Case DescriptionThe National Parks Conservation Association submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Forest Service for records concerning environmental impact assessments of granting the Navy a special permit to operate three mobile emitters in the Olympic National Forest and other Forest Service land. The agency acknowledged the receipt, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the National Parks Conservation Association filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

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2017-03-141COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4875649) filed by NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Certificate Rule 7.1)(Robertson, Nina) (Entered: 03/14/2017)
2017-03-142MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Thomas C. Buchele, :Firm- Eathrise Law Center, :Address- 10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Portland, OR 97219. Phone No. - 503-768-6643. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-4875654. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Robertson, Nina) (Entered: 03/14/2017)
2017-03-153LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION. (md) (Entered: 03/15/2017)
2017-03-15Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (md) (Entered: 03/15/2017)
2017-03-154SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 03/15/2017)
2017-03-165STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on March 16, 2017. (lcbah2) (Entered: 03/16/2017)
2017-03-20MINUTE ORDER (paperless) GRANTING the plaintiff's 2 Motion for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice . Thomas C. Buchele, Esq., may enter an appearance pro hac vice for the purpose of representing the plaintiff in this action. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on March 20, 2017. (lcbah2) (Entered: 03/20/2017)
2017-04-216NOTICE of Appearance by Marsha Wellknown Yee on behalf of UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE (Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 04/21/2017)
2017-04-217MOTION for Extension of Time to File Defendant's Response to Plaintiff's Complaint by UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 04/21/2017)
2017-04-218RESPONSE re 7 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Defendant's Response to Plaintiff's Complaint filed by NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION. (Robertson, Nina) (Entered: 04/21/2017)
2017-04-24MINUTE ORDER (paperless) GRANTING the defendant's 7 Motion for Extension of Time to File Its Response to Plaintiff's Complaint. Accordingly, the defendant shall, by June 8, 2017, answer or otherwise respond to the plaintiff's 1 Complaint. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on April 24, 2017. (lcbah2) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-25Set/Reset Deadlines : Defendant's Answer to Complaint due by 6/8/17. (kk) (Entered: 04/25/2017)
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