Emails From EPA Political Appointees (Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6)

Nick Surgey filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6 of the United States of America.
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EPA-R6-2017-009642

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From: Nick Surgey

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any emails, memos, or other electronic records in the possession of the Acting Regional Administrator, sent to or received from any of the following EPA appointees since January 20, 2017:

1. Bangerter, Layne

2. Beck, Nancy

3. Benton, Don

4. Bennett, Elizabeth "Tate"

5. Bolen, Brittany

6. Bowman, Elizabeth

7. Brown, Byron

8. Davis, Patrick

9. Dravis, Samantha

10. Ericksen, Doug

11. Ford, Haley

12. Freire, JP

13. Ferguson, Lincoln

14. Graham, Amy

15. Greaves, Holly

16. Greenwalt, Sarah

17. Gunasekara, Amanda

18. Hale, Michelle

19. Hupp, Millan

20. Hupp, Syndey

21. Jackson, Ryan

22. Kelly, Albert

23. Konkus, David

24. Kreutzer, David

25. Lyons Troy

26. Munoz, Charles

27. Ringel, Aaron

28. Schwab, Justin

29. Schnare, David

30. Sugiyama, George

31. Wagner, Kenneth

32. Wilcox, Jahan

33. Scott Pruitt

The Center for Media and Democracy is entitled to a fee waiver because it is a news media organization, and because this request for records concerns activities or operations of the government. Disclosure of the requested records will likely increase public understanding of government operations since CMD has the ability and the intention, through the means described below, to effectively convey information contained within the requested records to a broad public audience. Founded in 1993, CMD’s investigative research and reporting has appeared in local and national publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Washington Post. CMD documents key facts in order to reveal the impact of policies on ordinary people, and has received various awards for its investigative reporting. In addition to using the information from this FOIA request to generate news stories, CMD would distribute information obtained and inform the public at large through various online platforms. CMD publishes information and investigative findings on a near daily basis through CMD’s reporting websites, PRWatch and ExposedbyCMD.

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,

Nick Surgey

From: r6foia@epa.gov

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=090004d281449b98)
* Tracking Number: EPA-R6-2017-009642
* Requester Name: Nick Surgey
* Date Submitted: 07/20/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Please see the attached PDF file.

From: r6foia@epa.gov

07/20/2017 01:38 PM FOIA Request: EPA-R6-2017-009642

Dear Mr. Surgey:
The EPA Region 6 office received your FOIA Request: EPA-R6-2017-009642 in which you requested the following records: Any emails, memos, or other electronic records in the possession of the Acting Regional Administrator, sent to or received from any of the following EPA appointees since January 20, 2017: 1. Bangerter, Layne
2. Beck, Nancy
3. Benton, Don
4. Bennett, Elizabeth "Tate"
5. Bolen, Brittany
6. Bowman, Elizabeth
7. Brown, Byron
8. Davis, Patrick
9. Dravis, Samantha
10. Ericksen, Doug
11. Ford, Haley
12. Freire, JP
13. Ferguson, Lincoln
14. Graham, Amy
15. Greaves, Holly
16. Greenwalt, Sarah
17. Gunasekara, Amanda
18. Hale, Michelle
19. Hupp, Millan
20. Hupp, Syndey
21. Jackson, Ryan
22. Kelly, Albert
23. Konkus, David
24. Kreutzer, David
25. Lyons Troy
26. Munoz, Charles
27. Ringel, Aaron
28. Schwab, Justin
29. Schnare, David
30. Sugiyama, George
31. Wagner, Kenneth
32. Wilcox, Jahan
33. Scott Pruitt

As submitted, your request is not a proper FOIA request because it does not reasonably describe the records sought as required by both the FOIA statute and the Agency's regulations. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(3)(A); 40 C.F.R. § 2.102(c). In order for us to process your request, you should "include specific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name, author, recipient, and subject matter. If known, you should include any file designations or descriptions for the records that you want. The more specific you are about the records or type of records that you want, the more likely EPA will be able to identify and locate records responsive to your request. . ." 40 C.F.R. § 2.102(c).
Please provide complete and specific information about the records you are seeking by narrowing your FOIA request to a specific subject matter and date range of records.  In the meanwhile, your FOIA request is on hold.  We will assume you are voluntarily withdrawing this FOIA request if we do not receive a response before August 03, 2017.
Sincerely,
Nancy Ho
EPA Regionn 6 FOIA Team

From: r6foia@epa.gov

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=090004d281449b98)
* Tracking Number: EPA-R6-2017-009642
* Requester Name: Nick Surgey
* Date Submitted: 07/20/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Please see the attached PDF file.

From: r6foia@epa.gov

08/03/2017 09:16 AM FOIA Request: EPA-R6-2017-009642

Dear Mr. Surgey:
Please see attached letter regarding your FOIA Request: EPA-R6-2017-009642.
Sincerely,
Nancy Ho
EPA Region 6 FOIA Team

From: r6foia@epa.gov

EPA-R6-2017-009642 has been processed with the following final disposition: Request withdrawn.

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