|Submitted||Nov. 13, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2013 to the present.
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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Central Records Section does not have a log of public records requests because we are not required to retain them beyond our use for administrative purposes.
Please let us know if we can assist you in the future.
Central Records Section
Dear Ms. Craig,
Thank you for your response. A similar request was made for these records last year and the request appeared to have been granted. This is a link to that request and subsequent communications from your office: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/oklahoma-248/public-records-request-log-oklahoma-department-of-environmental-quality-22212/
Will you tell me why the logs are no longer available?
You are correct. We did provide those records last year.
The Oklahoma Department of Libraries Consolidated General Records Disposition Shcedule states that the disposition of these records is "Retain in office until no longer needed for administrative purposes, then destroy."
All requests have been destroyed as they were no longer needed for administrative purposes.
Thank you for you inquiry.
Administrative Programs Officer
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality