Recycling (Michigan)

Jason Koebler filed this request with the Department of Environmental Quality of Michigan.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # FOIA 3392-17
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Annual recycling reports submitted for compliance for the Electronics Waste Takeback Program for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 as well as any other documents that show compliance with the program. Any documents that list the specific e-waste recycling centers used by the following manufacturers to fulfill its manufacturer e-cycling obligations as well as the quantity and type of electronics that were recycled on the following manufacturers’ behalf. Any proposal or registration documents submitted by the following manufacturers between 2013 and the time this request is processed:

IBM
Dell
Samsung
Microsoft
LG
Sony
HP
HTC
Nintendo
Google

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. They will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE's science and tech site (www.motherboard.vice.com).

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.

Sincerely,

Jason Koebler

From: DEQFOIA

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 36708
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-2516

Dear MuckRock News:

SUBJECT: Request for Disclosure of Official Files

This notice is issued in response to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, 1976 PA 442, as amended (FOIA), received on April 26, 2017. You have requested the following information: Annual recycling reports submitted for compliance for the Electronics Waste Takeback Program for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 as well as any other documents that show compliance with the program.

The tracking code is: FOIA 3392-17.

Your request will be forwarded to the following division: WMRPD.*

You will be contacted by the division on or before: 5/3/2017.

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>

*Abbreviations:
* AQD - Air Quality Division
* DWMAD - Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division
* OGMD - Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division
* RRD - Remediation and Redevelopment Division
* WMRPD - Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
* WRD - Water Resources Division

From: DEQ-RMG-FOIA

Dear Mr. Koebler,

The Solid Waste Section, Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has estimated the cost to fill the subject FOIA to be $99.74. Would you like to proceed with invoicing? Please advise. Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter.

Kris Lauckner
Pollution Prevention and Stewardship Unit
Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30241
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741

laucknerk@michigan.gov<mailto:laucknerk@michigan.gov>
517-284-6874

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $99.74 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock

Hi there,

Please proceed with processing of this request. A check has been placed in the mail.

Thanks so much for your help,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: Schafer, Lori (DEQ)

FOIA 3392-17, Invoice 8170960 attached.
Thanks,
Lori Schafer
Department of Environmental Quality
Resource Management Group
Administration Section
Office of Drinking Water & Municipal Assistance
517-284-6511
schaferl@michigan.gov

From: DEQ-RMG-FOIA

Dear Beryl,

We have been notified that your check has been received and processed. We will move forward with filling your FOIA request.

Thank you.

Kris Lauckner
Acting FOIA Liaison
Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30241
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741

laucknerk@michigan.gov<mailto:laucknerk@michigan.gov>
517-284-6874

From: DEQ-RMG-FOIA

Dear Beryl,

Attached are files responsive to your FOIA request. You will receive six emails with differing files.

If you have any questions, or if I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kris Lauckner
Acting FOIA Liaison
Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30241
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741

laucknerk@michigan.gov<mailto:laucknerk@michigan.gov>
517-284-6874

From: DEQ-RMG-FOIA

Dear Beryl,

Attached are files responsive to your FOIA request. You will receive six emails with differing files.

If you have any questions, or if I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kris Lauckner
Acting FOIA Liaison
Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30241
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741

laucknerk@michigan.gov<mailto:laucknerk@michigan.gov>
517-284-6874

From: DEQ-RMG-FOIA

Dear Beryl,

Attached are files responsive to your FOIA request. You will receive six emails with differing files.

If you have any questions, or if I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kris Lauckner
Acting FOIA Liaison
Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30241
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741

laucknerk@michigan.gov<mailto:laucknerk@michigan.gov>
517-284-6874

From: DEQ-RMG-FOIA

From: Noble, Steve (DEQ)
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2017 10:47 AM
To: DEQ-RMG-FOIA
Subject: FOIA 3392

We do not have any documents associated with HTC and Nintendo. They are not required to register under Part 173 of Act 451 as Amended.

Steve Noble
Electronics Recycling
DEQ Sustainable Materials Management Unit
Email: nobles4@michigan.gov<mailto:nobles4@michigan.gov>
P: 517-449-6153

From: DEQ-RMG-FOIA

Dear Beryl,

Attached are files responsive to your FOIA request. You will receive six emails with differing files, as reflected in the subject line.

If you have any questions, or if I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kris Lauckner
Acting FOIA Liaison
Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30241
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741

laucknerk@michigan.gov<mailto:laucknerk@michigan.gov>
517-284-6874

From: DEQ-RMG-FOIA

Dear Beryl,

Attached are files responsive to your FOIA request. You will receive six emails with differing file, as reflected in the subject line.

If you have any questions, or if I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kris Lauckner
Acting FOIA Liaison
Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30241
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741

laucknerk@michigan.gov<mailto:laucknerk@michigan.gov>
517-284-6874

From: DEQ-RMG-FOIA

Dear Beryl,

There are three more documents being prepared to send. We should have them ready to send them early next week.

If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kris Lauckner
Pollution Prevention and Stewardship Unit
Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30241
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741

laucknerk@michigan.gov<mailto:laucknerk@michigan.gov>
517-284-6874

From: DEQFOIA

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 36708
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-2516

Dear MuckRock News:

SUBJECT: FOIA 3392-17 – Response from the Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division

This notice is issued in response to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, 1976 PA 442, as amended (FOIA), received on April 26, 2017. You requested the following information: Annual recycling reports submitted for compliance for the Electronics Waste Takeback Program for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 as well as any other documents that show compliance with the program.

Your request is granted in part and denied in part.

Partial Granting: All existing, non-exempt records responsive to your description of records were made available for your review or sent to you under separate cover.

Partial Denial: After a search for records, to the best of this public body’s knowledge, information, and belief, the public record(s) as described by you, or by another name or description reasonably known to the public body, do(es) not exist in our files; therefore, your request to examine or receive a copy of documents for the following site OR the following documents is denied:

We do not have any documents associated with HTC and Nintendo. They are not required to register under Part 173 of Act 451 as amended.

Under section 10 of the FOIA, the DEQ is obligated to inform you of the following:

1) You may appeal this decision in writing to the Director of Legal Services, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 30473, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7973. The writing must specifically state the word “appeal” and identify the basis for which the disclosure determination should be reversed. The Director of Legal Services, or her delegated designee, must respond to the appeal within 10 business days of its receipt. Under unusual circumstances, the time for response to the appeal may be extended by 10 business days.

2) You may commence a civil action in the Court of Claims within 180 days after the date of the final determination to deny the request. If you prevail in such an action, the court is to award reasonable attorney fees, costs, and disbursements, and possible damages.

You may access the MDEQ’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>.
If you have any questions regarding the results of your request, you may contact DEQ FOIA at 800‑662‑9278; deqfoia@michigan.gov<mailto:deqfoia@michigan.gov>; or by U.S. Mail at Department of Environmental Quality, Attention: FOIA Coordinator, P.O. Box 30473, Lansing, Michigan 48909‑7973.

Leigh M. Copen, FOIA Coordinator
Legal Services
800-662-9278
www.michigan.gov/deqfoia<http://www.michigan.gov/deqfoia>
deqfoia@michigan.gov<mailto:deqfoia@michigan.gov>

From: DEQ-RMG-FOIA

Dear Beryl,

Attached are last of the files responsive to your FOIA request.

If you have any questions, or if we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kris Lauckner
Acting FOIA Liaison
Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30241
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741

laucknerk@michigan.gov<mailto:laucknerk@michigan.gov>
517-284-6874

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