First FOIA (Environmental Protection Agency)

Emma Best filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking #

EPA-HQ-2019-005922

Multi Request First FOIA
Due June 18, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

*Documents generated as part of the creation of the FOIA office (defined as whatever department, office, or coordinator is responsible for overseeing and/or processing FOIA requests), whether this was at the time of the agency's creation or the passage of the Freedom of Information Act, to include:
1. The instruction to do so from the Agency, as well as any guidance from the senior leadership
2. Documents discussing proposals and procedures
3. Any legal guidance or analysis produced or acquired by the Agency in response to or as part of the creation of the FOIA office
4. Internal documents from the press office, legislative liaison's office (or equivalent), general counsel's office (or equivalent), director's office (or equivalent) or the newly created FOIA office, reacting to or characterizing the office and it's creation

* A copy of the agency's first perfected (successful) FOIA request

* Copies of other FOIA requests filed before the FOIA request described above

* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA requests described above

* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA requests

* A copy of the agency's first successful FOIA appeal

* Copies of other FOIA appeals received by the agency before the appeal described above

* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA appeals described above

* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA appeals

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,

Emma Best

From: Environmental Protection Agency

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=EPA-HQ-2019-005922&type=request)
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2019-005922
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 05/22/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Please See attachment for description

From: Environmental Protection Agency

The FOIA request - EPA-HQ-2019-005922 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2019-005922
* Requester: Emma Best
* Submitted Date: 05/21/2019
* Description: 1. The instruction to do so from the Agency, as well as any guidance from the senior leadership
2. Documents discussing proposals and procedures
3. Any legal guidance or analysis produced or acquired by the Agency in response to or as part of the creation of the FOIA office
4. Internal documents from the press office, legislative liaison's office (or equivalent), general counsel's office (or equivalent), director's office (or equivalent) or the newly created FOIA office, reacting to or characterizing the office and it's creation
* A copy of the agency's first perfected (successful) FOIA request
* Copies of other FOIA requests filed before the FOIA request described above
* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA requests described above
* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA requests
* A copy of the agency's first successful FOIA appeal
* Copies of other FOIA appeals received by the agency before the appeal described above
* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA appeals described above
* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA appeals

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Freedom of Information Act Request – FOIA EPA-HQ-2019-005922
Hello Ms. Best,
This letter concerns the above-referenced Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, received by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National FOIA Office (NFO) on 05/22/2019. You are seeking the following records:
“Documents generated as part of the creation of the FOIA office (defined as whatever department,
office, or coordinator is responsible for overseeing and/or processing FOIA requests), whether this
was at the time of the agency's creation or the passage of the Freedom of Information Act, to
include:
1. The instruction to do so from the Agency, as well as any guidance from the senior
leadership
2. Documents discussing proposals and procedures
3. Any legal guidance or analysis produced or acquired by the Agency in response to or as
part of the creation of the FOIA office
4. Internal documents from the press office, legislative liaison's office (or equivalent),
general counsel's office (or equivalent), director's office (or equivalent) or the newly created
FOIA office, reacting to or characterizing the office and its creation
* A copy of the agency's first perfected (successful) FOIA request
* Copies of other FOIA requests filed before the FOIA request described above
* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA
requests described above
* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's
processing of FOIA requests
* A copy of the agency's first successful FOIA appeal
* Copies of other FOIA appeals received by the agency before the appeal described
above
* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA appeals
described above
* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's
processing of FOIA appeals”
Your FOIA request is being assigned to EPA’s National FOIA Office for processing.  If you have any questions about the processing of your request, please contact the above-mentioned office and reference your request tracking number.  OGC: You may contact OGC’s Beatriz Collazo at (202) 564-1259 or collazo.beatriz@epa.gov. You may also contact the National FOIA Office at (202) 566-1667.
We have your received your request for a fee waiver and the determination will be sent in a separate correspondence.
If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, you may seek assistance from EPA’s FOIA Public Liaison at hq.foia@epa.gov or call (202) 566-1667. You may also seek assistance from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways: by mail, Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8610 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001; email: ogis@nara.gov; telephone: (202) 741-5770 or (877) 684-6448; or fax: (202) 741-5769. For all media inquiries, please contact press@epa.gov.
Sincerely,
Beatriz Collazo
National FOIA Office

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