Apple Recycling (Illinois)

Jason Koebler filed this request with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency of Illinois.
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From: Jason Koebler


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

Apple Inc.’s Manufacturer Registration form submitted for compliance in the Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Apple Inc.’s Manufacturer Total Weight Collected form for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Apple’s Covered Electronic Products Manufacturer’s Sales report and Covered Electronic Products Manufacturer’s Recycler Information forms for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 (if available). Any documents that list the specific e-waste recycling centers used by Apple to fulfill its manufacturer e-cycling obligations as well as the quantity and type of electronics that were recycled on Apple’s behalf.

In addition, I am requesting any emails or digital communications between employees of Apple, Inc. and this office in 2018 and 2019.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Koebler

From: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

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November 21, 2019
MuckRock News
Attn: Mr. Jason Koebler
Dept MR 83309
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144 - 2516
Re: Freedom of Information Act Request - 110962
Dear Mr. Koebler:
This letter is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.)
request dated November 15, 2019 and received by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
(Illinois EPA) on November 15, 2019.

Please be advised that the Illinois EPA is unable to respond to your request within five (5) business days and is extending the response time by an additional five (5) business days pursuant to the Illinois FOIA at 5 ILCS 140/3(e). The reason for the delay is as follows:

(i) the requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations than the office having charge of the requested records;

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Sincerely,
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Anwar Johnson
Illinois EPA
FOIA Officer
217.558.5101
http://www.epa.illinois.gov/foia/index

State of Illinois - CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in this communication is confidential, may be attorney-client privileged or attorney work product, may constitute inside information or internal deliberative staff communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. Unauthorized use, disclosure or copying of this communication or any part thereof is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail and destroy this communication and all copies thereof, including all attachments. Receipt by an unintended recipient does not waive attorney-client privilege, attorney work product privilege, or any other exemption from disclosure.

From: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Good morning
The Agency is still waiting for the email search results for your recent FOIA request. Would you be agreeable to the granting the Agency additional time to provide our response? We expect to be able to send the responsive documents on or before December 11, 2019.

Please let me know if this extended timeline is acceptable.
Thank you
Sharon

From: Jason Koebler

No problem, thank you for asking!

From: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

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December 11, 2019
MuckRock News
Attn: Mr. Jason Koebler
Dept MR 83309
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144 - 2516
Re: Freedom of Information Act Request - 110962
Dear Mr. Koebler:
This letter is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.)
request dated November 15, 2019 and received by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
(Illinois EPA) on November 15, 2019.

After reviewing the Illinois EPA's files, and pursuant to Section 7 of FOIA and 2 Ill. Adm. Code 1828.202, the Illinois EPA has determined that some of the public records requested are exempt from disclosure under FOIA. A list of the public records that are exempt from disclosure will be enclosed, including a detailed factual basis for why an exemption is being claimed. Additionally, personal email addresses were redacted pursuant to Section 7(1)(b) as private information. Pursuant to Section 9.5 of FOIA and 2 Ill. Adm. Code 1828.505, you may file a request for review with the Public Access Counselor (PAC) established in the Office of the Attorney General no later than 60 days after the date of the Illinois EPA's final denial. Contact information for the PAC is as follows:

Sarah Pratt
Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Phone: 312-814-5526 or
1-877-299-FOIA (1-877-299-3642)
Fax: 217-782-1396
E-mail: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us<mailto:publicaccess@atg.state.il.us>

You also have the right to seek judicial review of the denial of your request by filing a lawsuit in circuit court, pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/11.

The public records that are not exempt from disclosure are described below.

Requested Information

1. Electronics Products Forms submitted by Apple, Inc for the years 2016-2019
2. Email communications between Illinois EPA and Apple, Inc.

The records responsive to your request are attached.

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Sincerely,
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Anwar Johnson
Illinois EPA
FOIA Officer
217.558.5101
http://www.epa.illinois.gov/foia/index

State of Illinois - CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in this communication is confidential, may be attorney-client privileged or attorney work product, may constitute inside information or internal deliberative staff communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. Unauthorized use, disclosure or copying of this communication or any part thereof is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail and destroy this communication and all copies thereof, including all attachments. Receipt by an unintended recipient does not waive attorney-client privilege, attorney work product privilege, or any other exemption from disclosure.

From: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

You have files (9060857032_Apple Inc.zip, 9060857073_Apple Inc.zip, Apple Releasable Emails.zip) waiting for you, sent by sharon.dowson@illinois.gov.

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To download the file, simply click this link https://fileT.illinois.gov/filet/download.asp?key=8hRGVhq9LwFNMSlpgNhB8Nhl6UhXBA1D

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