EPA release of CAFO data

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # EPA-HQ-2013-007430 ; EPA-HQ-2012-01337
Status
Completed

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From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All internal and external communications to and from the EPA National FOIA Office regarding Amended FOIA Requests 2012-1337 and 2012-1516.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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,

CJ Ciaramella

From: hq.foia@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=090004d28007cf3b)
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2013-007430
* Requester Name: C J Ciaramella
* Date Submitted: Tue Jun 18 00:00:00 EDT 2013
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
Requesting all internal and external communications to and from the EPA National FOIA Office regarding Amended FOIA Requests 2012-1337 and 2012-1516.

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

06/18/2013 09:02 AM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2013-007430

See attached letter.

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

06/25/2013 06:36 PM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2013-007430

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request EPA-HQ-2013-007430 has been
fully granted.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
06/18/2013
* Request Long Description:
Requesting all internal and external communications to and from the EPA National FOIA Office regarding Amended FOIA Requests 2012-1337 and 2012-1516.

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

07/09/2013 06:05 PM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2013-007430

Please find attached an interim response regarding the status of your FOIA request.  If you have any questions, please contact Quoc Nguyen at 202-564-6343.

From: Environmental Protection Agency

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #EPA-HQ-2013-007430.

Thank you for your help.

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

Please find attached. Thank you.
08/13/2013 09:28 AM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2013-007430

From: Environmental Protection Agency

A no responsive documents response.

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

09/04/2013 05:47 PM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2013-007430

Hi CJ,
I understand that you spoke to Quoc in our Office of General Counsel.  She asked me to contact you regarding the scope of your request.  Is there a good time to call you?  If so, what contact number should I use as I didn't see a telephone number on your request.

Becky Mitschele

From: CJ Ciaramella

Hi Becky,
Yeah, I'd like to narrow the scope just to include internal and external communications regarding the request, but not the data itself that was released. If that's possible. Give me a call at 503-951-9863. Thanks,

CJ Ciaramella

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #EPA-HQ-2013-007430.

Thank you for your help.

From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #EPA-HQ-2013-007430.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #EPA-HQ-2013-007430.

Thank you for your help.

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

11/19/2013 03:33 PM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2013-007430

Hello CJ Ciaramella,
I understand that you are seeking an status update regarding the above mentioned FOIA request.  The Agency is still in litigation regarding certain portions of your request.  We are working to further process the remaining portions of your request.  I hope to be able to get you a rough time estimate within the next two weeks.
Thank you,
Becky Mitschele
On detail to R9 NPDES Permits Office
U.S. EPA, Office of Wastewater Management

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #EPA-HQ-2013-007430.

Thank you for your help.

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

01/15/2014 08:23 PM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2013-007430
Hi CJ,

Attached is a cover letter that is being mailed to you in response to your FOIA request EPA-HQ-2013- 007430.  The cover letter is for an interim response, which releases some responsive documents.  A C.D. with these responsive documents is being mailed to you because of the large file sizes.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,
Becky Mitschele

On detail to R9 NPDES Permits Office
(415) 972 - 3492

U.S. EPA, Office of Wastewater Management
(202) 564 - 6418

From: Environmental Protection Agency

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: Environmental Protection Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Environmental Protection Agency

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Jones-coleman.diane@epa.gov

10/31/2014 05:23 PM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2013-007430

Copy of response letter completing EPA's response to the FOIA request.  EPA mailed out hard copies of these records to you today.

From: Jones-coleman.diane@epa.gov

EPA-HQ-2013-007430 has been processed with the following final disposition: Partial grant/partial denial.
Records were released to the public as a result of this request. You may retrieve these records immediately using the following link: View Records.Over the next 2 hours, these records are also being added to FOIAonline's search pages, further enabling you to retrieve these documents associated with your FOIA request at any time. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28007cf3b)

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