EPA Air Quality Database Materials & Reason for Removal

Sarah Lamdan filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.


From: Sarah Lamdan

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All data and metadata associated with the following database https://www3.epa.gov/ttncatc1/cica/geosel_e.html. This U.S.-Mexico Border Information Center on Air Pollution (CICA) database supplies Border Air Quality Data reports. The data is no longer accessible through this online form. I also request any records reflecting why the change to this CICA database was made.

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.


Sarah Lamdan

From: foia_hq@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=090004d281197265)
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2017-004267
* Requester Name: Sarah Lamdan
* Date Submitted: 02/24/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Requesting data and metadata associated with the following database https://www3.epa.gov/ttncatc1/cica/geosel_e.html

From: Purifoy, Tiffany

Dear Ms. Lamdan,

This is in reference to your request for data and metadata associated with the following database https://www3.epa.gov/ttncatc1/cica/geosel_e.html. The reports you are seeking can be retrieved from the following site: https://www.epa.gov/outdoor-air-quality-data. The change in the location of the data you are seeking is the result of a migration from the old Air Quality System (AQS) infrastructure to the infrastructure we have now, which is available via the AQS link above.

Please kindly respond and let me know if this information satisfies your request.


Tiffany Purifoy
Government Information Specialist
Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
Environmental Protection Agency

From: purifoy.tiffany@epa.gov

03/07/2017 08:13 AM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2017-004267

From: Sarah Lamdan


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sarah Lamdan