Clean air act correspondence

Eesha Pendharkar filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking #

EPA-HQ-2018-003872

Due Feb. 27, 2018
Est. Completion July 26, 2019
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Eesha Pendharkar

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Emails and other correspondence sent to and by EPA head Scott Pruitt that contain the key phrases "Clean Air Act", "Section 112", "Air Emissions" "National Emission Standards" , and "Hazardous Air Pollutants." This should include messages to or from any e-mail address used by Mr. Pruitt. Please include correspondence from July 1, 2017 until the date that this request is processed.
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,

Eesha Pendharkar

From: Environmental Protection Agency

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2817cf990)
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2018-003872
* Requester Name: Eesha Pendharkar
* Date Submitted: 01/30/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Emails and other correspondence sent to and by EPA head Scott Pruitt that contain the key phrases "Clean Air Act", "Section 112", "Air Emissions" "National Emission Standards" , and "Hazardous Air Pollutants." This should include messages to or from any e-mail address used by Mr. Pruitt. Please include correspondence from July 1, 2017 until the date that this request is processed. 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, Eesha Pendharkar

From: Environmental Protection Agency

06/01/2018 03:28 PM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2018-003872

This email is about your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, EPA-HQ-2018-003872; it is assigned to the Office of the Administrator for processing.
The Office of the Administrator has experienced a significant increase in FOIA requests since the start of this administration. As of May 7, 2018, your FOIA request, EPA-HQ-2018-003872, is currently 1014 in the queue. We are processing all FOIAs within the scope of our resources, given the sharp increase in requests. If possible, we will provide you with interim releases as they become available.
In fiscal year 2017, the average processing time for complex FOIA requests processed by AO was 388 working days. Using this number as instructive to estimate the time to process your request, the new estimated completion date for this FOIA is July 26, 2019.
The following are some sources of publicly available information that you can access immediately and which may contain information responsive to your request: • Our website: https://www.epa.gov/home/advanced-search
• The EPA newsroom: https://www.epa.gov/newsroom
• FOIAonline for records previously released through FOIA requests: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/search/
• Frequently requested records: https://www.epa.gov/foia/national-online-foia-library#request
• MyProperty: https://www3.epa.gov/enviro/facts/myproperty/
• Technical/scientific/educational publications: https://www.epa.gov/nscep
• Superfund sites and data: https://www.epa.gov/foia/national-online-foia-library#superfund
• Historical material reflecting the EPA website as it existed on January 19, 2017 https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/

If you wish to clarify your request, so that once we reach the request in the queue, it might be processed in a shorter amount of time, please contact Victor Farren, Farren.Victor@epa.gov. If you are no longer interested in the requested records, please let us know so that we can remove your request from the queue. Please be sure to include your tracking number, EPA-HQ-2018-003872, in the email subject to ensure a timely response.
In addition to seeking assistance from the contact above, you may seek assistance from the EPA’s FOIA Public Liaison at hq.foia@epa.gov or (202) 566-1667, or from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). OGIS’s services are described on their website, https://www.archives.gov/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-OGIS, College Park, MD 20740-6001; email: ogis@nara.gov; telephone: (202) 741-5770 or (877) 684-6448; or fax: (202) 741-5769.
Thank you,
Victor Farren

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