Ford battery lab agreement

Tom Nash filed this request with the University of Michigan of Michigan.
Tracking # 0066-15
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

The funding agreement, memorandum of understanding or contract that established Ford Motor Company's relationship with the U-M Energy Institute battery lab established in 2013. The program is outlined here: http://archive.freep.com/article/20131014/BUSINESS0102/310140012/Ford-university-of-michigan-battery-lab

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Tom Nash

From: Patricia Sellinger

I am writing in regard to your Freedom of Information Act request below
dated January 29, 2015, which was received on January 30, 2015.

Due to the large number of requests currently being processed by
this office, it will not be possible to respond to your request within
the five-day period accorded by the Michigan Freedom of Information
Act. However, under Section 5 (2) (d) of the Act, the University
is permitted to extend the deadline for not more than 10 business days.

The University will respond to your request on or before February 20, 2015.

Thank you,

Patricia Sellinger
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Patricia J. Sellinger
FOIA Coordinator
University of Michigan
2025 Fleming Administration Building
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1340
Phone 734-763-5082
Fax 734-763-1399
patsell@umich.edu

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 29, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #NAS 0066-15.

Thank you for your help.

From: Patricia Sellinger

We are still processing this request, and anticipate that we will respond
at the beginning of next week. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank
you,

Patricia Sellinger
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Patricia J. Sellinger
FOIA Coordinator
University of Michigan
2025 Fleming Administration Building
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1340
Phone 734-763-5082
Fax 734-763-1399
patsell@umich.edu

From: University of Michigan

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: University of Michigan

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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