EPA communications re: Bacharach sampler & EDF methane study

Robert Galbraith filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # EPA-HQ-2015-009599
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Communications

From: Robert Galbraith

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Any and all written or electronic communications produced from May 2012 through the present regarding the Environmental Defense Fund's research on methane emissions from oil and gas production sites and possible flaws with the Bacharach Hi Flow Sampler.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

Robert Galbraith

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=090004d280854581)
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2015-009599
* Requester Name: Robert Galbraith
* Date Submitted: 08/05/2015
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
Requesting all written or electronic communications produced from May 2012 through the present regarding the Environmental Defense Fund's research on methane emissions from oil and gas production sites and possible flaws with the Bacharach Hi Flow Sampler.

From: Hyland.Dana@epa.gov

08/12/2015 07:36 AM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2015-009599

From: Hyland.Dana@epa.gov

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request EPA-HQ-2015-009599 has been
denied.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
08/05/2015
* Request Long Description:
Requesting all written or electronic communications produced from May 2012 through the present regarding the Environmental Defense Fund's research on methane emissions from oil and gas production sites and possible flaws with the Bacharach Hi Flow Sampler.

From: Hyland, Dana

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

Attached is EPA's response to your FOIA request, EPA-HQ-2015-009599, as well as your invoice for the costs associated with processing this request. Your payment is due to the address indicated on the invoice within 30 days.

Sincerely,

Dana Hyland
Climate Change Division
Office of Air and Radiation
US Environmental Protection Agency

From: Environmental Protection Agency

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Hyland,

Today, MuckRock received an invoice indicating that the fee associated with this request has increased. Unfortunately, it does not appear that the initial requester was aware of the necessary payment. We will happily place a check in the mail for the initial amount. Please let us know if this would suffice.

Thanks so much,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Hyland,

I just learned that this request was paid for yesterday using pay.gov. The confirmation number for that payment is 25O47CUC. Please let us know if there are any problems regarding this request.

Best wishes,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: Hyland, Dana

Beryl,

Thank you for following up and I’m glad everything worked out.

Dana

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