Charcoal Briquettes (Environmental Protection Agency)

Spencer Sheehan filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking #

EPA-2021-004902

Multi Request Charcoal Briquettes
Status
Completed

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From: Spencer Sheehan

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents, memoranda, emails, correspondence, meeting notes and minutes, presentations, i.e., powerpoint documents relating to:

charcoal briquettes - labeling, composition, consumer complaints, material safety data sheets (SDS), communications with third-parties.

If any clarification or narrowing of request is needed, please contact me. Thank you very much.

Spencer

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Spencer Sheehan

From: Environmental Protection Agency

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=EPA-2021-004902&type=request)

* Tracking Number: EPA-2021-004902
* Requester Name: Spencer Sheehan
* Date Submitted: 06/13/2021
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents, memoranda, emails, correspondence, meeting notes and minutes, presentations, i.e., powerpoint documents relating to:

charcoal briquettes - labeling, composition, consumer complaints, material safety data sheets (SDS), communications with third-parties.

If any clarification or narrowing of request is needed, please contact me. Thank you very much.

Spencer

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Spencer Sheehan

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From: Environmental Protection Agency

06/14/2021
Spencer Sheehan
MuckRock News DEPT MR 113895
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02144

requests@muckrock.com
RE: Freedom of Information Act Request - EPA-2021-004902
Hello,
This letter concerns the above-mentioned Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National FOIA Office (NFO) on 06/13/2021. You are seeking the following records: To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: All documents, memoranda, emails, correspondence, meeting notes and minutes, presentations, i.e., powerpoint documents relating to: charcoal briquettes - labeling, composition, consumer complaints, material safety data sheets (SDS), communications with third-parties. If any clarification or narrowing of request is needed, please contact me. Thank you very much. Spencer 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 20 business days, as the statute requires. Sincerely, Spencer Sheehan Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/
Your FOIA request was assigned for processing. If you have any questions about your request, please contact the office mentioned below and reference your FOIA request tracking number EPA-2021-004902.
Office of Air and Radiation FOIA Program:  You may contact OAR’s Sabrina Hamilton at (202) 564-1083 or hamilton.sabrina@epa.gov. (mailto:hamilton.sabrina@epa.gov)

If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, you may seek assistance from EPA’s FOIA Public Liaison at hq.foia@epa.gov or call (202) 566-1667. You may also seek assistance from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways: by mail, Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001; email: ogis@nara.gov; telephone: (202) 741-5770 or (877) 684-6448; or fax: (202) 741-5769. For all media inquiries, please contact press@epa.gov.

Sincerely,

National FOIA Office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Dear Mr. Sheehan,
This message concerns your Freedom of Information Act request for records related to charcoal briquettes. The EPA is in the process of initiating a document search for records responsive to your request. However, we noticed that the date range was missing from your request. Please provide this information to us at your earliest convenience so that we can proceed with the records search. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at purifoy.tiffany@epa.gov. (mailto:purifoy.tiffany@epa.gov)

Sincerely,
Tiffany Purifoy
Government Information Specialist

From: Spencer Sheehan

Dear Ms. Purifoy,

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. This was one of first FOIA requests I submitted through the Muckrock platform so did not pay close attention to what was included.

As for a date range, my goal is not to set a range too big that the job is unmanageable and takes forever. Also, I don't know what the agency may have, etc.

Let's begin with date range from 1/1/2010 to the present, 7/18/2021 or whatever date I submitted the initial request.

Hopefully this date range is not too wide. If it is too big a time period - it would sweep in thousands of unrelated documents perhaps - let me know and I'll be glad to refine my request. Thank you very much.

Spencer

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Dear Mr. Sheehan:
This message concerns your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of June 13, 2021, for records related to charcoal briquettes, as described in your request.
Pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 2.104(d), an extension of the due date of your request is necessary due to unusual circumstances. EPA needs additional time to examine a potentially voluminous amount of separate and distinct records, which are requested in a single FOIA and consult with two or more components of the agency having substantial subject matter interest in the records. We anticipate that your request will be completed by October 29, 2021. EPA will submit monthly interim releases of records to you until the completion of your request.
You may email me at purifoy.tiffany@epa.gov with your response or contact me at (919) 541-0878 if you have any further questions or wish to modify your request. (mailto:purifoy.tiffany@epa.gov)
Additionally, you may seek dispute resolution services from EPA’s FOIA Public Liaison at hq.foia@epa.gov or (202) 566-1667, or from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways: email, ogis@nara.gov; telephone, (301) 837-1996 or (877) 684-6448; facsimile (301) 837-0348; or by mail at:
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510
8610 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001

Sincerely,

Tiffany Purifoy
Government Information Specialist

From: Spencer Sheehan

Thank you very much

From: Environmental Protection Agency

EPA-2021-004902 has been processed with the following final disposition: Partial Grant/Partial Denial.
Records were released to the public as a result of this request. You may retrieve these records immediately using the following link: Over the next 2 hours, these records are also being added to FOIAonline's search pages, further enabling you to retrieve these documents associated with your FOIA request at any time. View Records (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=EPA-2021-004902&type=request)

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