DEQ Oswald Nestle

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Department of Environmental Quality of Michigan.
Tracking #

FOIA 3544-18

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Completed

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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all written or electronic correspondence, including email attachments, sent or received by drinking water division director Eric Oswald that contain one or more of the following words or phrases: "Nestle Waters North America", "Nestle Waters" and/or "Nestle". This request pertains to communications sent or received between September 1, 2017 and the date this request is processed.

I am a reporter for The Nation and The Guardian, and the requested documents will be made available to the general public. 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,

Jimmy Tobias
248-763-0088

From: Department of Environmental Quality

Mr. Jimmy Tobias
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 51531
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Mr. Tobias:

SUBJECT: FOIA 3544-18: Request for Disclosure of Official Files

This notice responds to your request for information received by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on March 21, 2018 under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), MCL 15.231 et seq. You requested information described as: Any and all written or electronic correspondence... sent or received by drinking water division director Eric Oswald... "Nestle Waters North America", "Nestle Waters" and/or "Nestle" ... September 1, 2017 and the date this is processed.

To determine the extent of responsive information, inquiry must be made of the appropriate division(s) of the DEQ. Therefore, it is necessary to extend the time for response, as permitted by section 5(2)(d) of the FOIA, MCL 15.235(2)(d), through 4/11/2018.

The tracking code is: FOIA 3544-18.

You may access the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's website that contains information about our FOIA policy and procedure, public written summary, and several online databases at www.michigan.gov/deqfoia<http://www.michigan.gov/deqfoia>.

Leigh M. Copen, FOIA Coordinator
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
517-284-6815 or 800-662-9278
www.michigan.gov/deqfoia<http://www.michigan.gov/deqfoia>
deqfoia@michigan.gov<mailto:deqfoia@michigan.gov>

From: Department of Environmental Quality

Mr. Tobias,
Thank you for your email regarding FOIA 3544-18. Per the e-mail sent to you on March 21, 2018 (below), the time for response has been extended through April 11, 2018.

Thank you.
Denise Simon

From: Department of Environmental Quality

Please find attached a notice pertaining to your recent Freedom of Information Act request.

From: Jimmy Tobias


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $188.88 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Department of Environmental Quality

Good afternoon, Mr. Tobias.

Thank you for your inquiry. Per our April 10, 2018, notice, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) would complete the processing of your request within and estimated 10 business days, following payment (see attached). The MDEQ received payment notice on April 23, 2018, from its accounting department. As such, you should expect to hear from the MDEQ on or before May 7, 2018.

Kind regards,

Karen

From: Department of Environmental Quality

Good morning, Mr. Tobias.

The DEQ received notice of your payment on April 23, 2018, and the responding program area was notified to begin processing your request. In the department's April 10, 2018, notice, the DEQ informed you that upon payment, processing of the request would be complete within 10-business days. However, due to the volume of records identified during the processing of your request, it is taking the department longer than anticipated to examine, review, and delete/separate exempt from nonexempt information. As such, an extension is needed in order to complete the processing of your request. It is estimated that on or before May 21, 2018, that the DEQ will have completed the processing of your request; at which time it will send responsive records, the statutory basis for exemptions, if any, and the statutory remedial rights, if applicable.

Kind regards,

Karen Edlin
Legal Services

From: Department of Environmental Quality

Good afternoon, Mr. Tobias.

Thank you for your inquiry. The processing of your request is nearly complete and we are on track to provide records to you by the end of this week.

Kind regards,

Karen Edlin
Legal Services

From: Department of Environmental Quality

Please find attached a notice pertaining to your recent Freedom of Information Act request. Due to the size of responsive records they may be downloaded from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) ftp site at ftp://ftp.deq.state.mi.us/deq-outgoing. Go to this site and enter Username: deq-public-ftp, and Password: Jumbl355#. The above referenced records may be found in folder FOIA 3544-18. The below password is needed to open the referenced, responsive records.

Tobias0525

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Karen Edlin
517-284-6856

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