Emails with external persons

Nick Surgey filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking #


EPA-HQ-2018-005854, EPA-2018-005854




From: Nick Surgey

To Whom It May Concern:

On behalf of Documented, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following:

All email communications (sent or received) between the EPA email account and any non-government person/entity. Where included, please provide any email attachments to identified emails. A search may be limited to emails sent or received between January 20, 2017 and the date that a response is processed.

The requester is entitled to a fee waiver because he is a member of the news media, 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 the requester 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. Requester is an investigative journalist and the director of Documented, an investigative watchdog and reporting group that explores the relationship between industry and government. Nick Surgey is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Media and Democracy and writes for the Intercept.

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.


Nick Surgey

From: Environmental Protection Agency

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2018-005854
* Requester Name: Nick Surgey
* Date Submitted: 03/27/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern:

From: Environmental Protection Agency

04/06/2018 07:55 PM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2018-005854

From: Nick Surgey

Thank you for your response. It is our position that we have clearly described the records. If you are going to deny this request, please send us a formal refusal so that we have the option of appealing your decision.

With thanks,

Nick Surgey

From: Environmental Protection Agency

The FOIA request EPA-HQ-2018-005854 has had its Tracking Number changed to EPA-2018-005854. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

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* Requester Name:
Nick Surgey
* Date Submitted:
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From: Environmental Protection Agency

Final Disposition, Request EPA-2018-005854

  • Other-20200609151517-EPA-HQ-2018-005854 Closeout Letter 6.9.2020



  • 04/06/2018

    Clarification Ltr1 NSurgey 005854

  • 06/09/2020

    Other-20200609151517-EPA-HQ-2018-005854 Closeout Letter 6.9.2020